My brother phoned me the other night, feeling a bit distressed. He works in a large firm in London, UK (somewhere we can’t service), and had been through 3 cleaning firms in the last 3 months, each one apparently worse than the last! He needed to answer the question –
“How do I hire a good cleaner?”
Good cleaners are hard to find, but with the right approach, you can find a keeper. Here’s what you need to consider –
Most offices are busy, and staff members absentmindedly leave notes, invoices, and contracts laying around. You need a cleaner who you can trust not to casually read these things, especially if you expect them to tidy up your office.
One of the biggest complaints of my brother is when he works late and sees the cleaner skim over things with a feather duster, paying no attention to their task, trying to rush through everything, and doing nothing correctly. ‘Go the extra mile’ has always been my philosophy. My clients don’t need to point out things to clean, in fact I consider it my job to get to these before my client is even aware they needed cleaning.
Standards of cleaners range from lame to fastidious. You need to know what level of cleanliness you want, then pay accordingly. Its a classic case of paying peanuts and getting monkeys. If you go for the cheapest, you’ll be compromising on quality and speed.
Corporate Cleaning Solutions are a good match for most discerning businesses in the Brisbane area. For other areas, good luck with your search.