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How to Choose the Right Commercial Cleaning Service


Choosing the right cleaning service is essential. Finding reputable companies and then narrowing it down to one is easier said than done. There are a few important aspects you should always consider, and research, when deciding:

Know What You Need

Commercial cleaning companies will provide a quote based on the type of cleaning you want and the frequency. Take the time to prepare a request for proposal (RFP) that states what areas require service, what you would like done in each area, and how often you want service (i.e., 5 days a week). SKJ creates a custom cleaning proposal based on the information you provide and will work with you to design a cleaning scope of work that creates the clean environment you desire.

Experience and Reputation

Take the time to meet with the company you are considering and ask questions. Understand their company history, their prior experience and the types of services they offer. With experience comes the necessary skills to complete the desired job efficiently and effectively. You need to feel confident that the cleaning service you hire is more than capable and qualified to clean your specific type of office or facility.

Determine What Services are Provided

You may think all commercial cleaning services are equipped to handle any type of cleaning required. But it’s not always the case. If you have terrazzo floors, hardwood, carpeting, or all of the above, the company you hire must have the resources and expertise to get the job done.

Flexible Scheduling and Reliability

You have to be sure the commercial cleaning service you hire can and will come when you need. This goes along with their reputation for being punctual and not canceling appointments on a whim. The company should evoke a sense of confidence in you, as they will play an integral part in maintaining a clean working environment for you and your employees.

Ensure Staff is Well-Trained

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. When hiring a commercial cleaning company, it is imperative that they have a professionally trained and responsible staff. It can be very discouraging to come to work the next morning and see a half-cleaned office. Their staff should also be courteous and respectful, as there may be instances where the cleaning service could have passing interactions with you and your staff. Lastly, try to verify that the staff is authorized to work in the United States and has gone through full background checks. If a company is unwilling to engage in this type of dialogue with you, then they certainly should not be your choice.


SKJ Facilities Management, Inc. trains its staff to follow a work plan that prevents injury and keeps our staff safe. Accidents and workplace injuries can happen, even with trained professionals. SKJ is a properly insured building service contractor and provides copies of all insurance certificates to its customers. SKJ has been a member of the Avetta Consortium since 2015. SKJ’s meets all insurance, safety, financial stability, and sustainability standards as required by our clients who utilize Avetta for managing supplier compliance.

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