The National published an article in their business section going over how cleanliness and hygiene at the work place is linked to productivity and success. Even if it wasn’t we’d imagine it would be a personal priority to most self respecting professionals and business owners!

Those of you who are already on the ball with this might be figuring out whether or not you need a commercial cleaning company to take care of things at your office or establishment.

6 Things to Look for in a Commercial Cleaning Service

If you have already decided that a commercial cleaning service is indeed what you require, we recommend you do your due diligence before proceeding to hire. With all the companies around offering professional and commercial cleaning services, you want to make sure the one you lock in on is indeed the best choice for you.

Here are six things to look for or take into account when choosing.

Service Specifics

Make sure the company offers the basic cleaning services and ask about additional services you might require. Services such as strip wax floor cleaning and carpet steam cleaning for instance might not be offered by all cleaning companies.

Get a sense of what your cleaning needs are and ask about services accordingly. Always look for a company that offers a comprehensive range of cleaning options.


Again, not all cleaning companies are well equipped. Most will only offer you basic cleaning options that can be undertaken using the simplest of materials and supplies. Though this may be okay for residential cleaning, given commercial establishments can be high traffic areas, you want the team you’re working with to be well equipped.

The better equipped the team; the more efficient they will likely be so ask about the kind of equipment they use and if it is adequate given your needs.

Experience and Training

It helps to have a company with experience and a team that has been around the block before to work with. Look into if the team has received basic training and if the company in question can provide assurance by way of their experience in the business as well as the adeptness of the teams they provide.

Work Ethic

Work ethic is important because if you wish to have a long standing and mutually beneficial relationship with the company you hire, you’re going to need to get along with the team they send over. If representatives from the company are polite and helpful and you observe a solid work ethic in the team they send over, you’re probably on the right track!

References and Insurance

Reputation does say something about services rendered. If you’re still unsure about the company you’re about to hire, ask them if they can furnish you with references or details of clients they have previously served. You may also check out company reviews online.

Another way to look into reliability is by checking to see if the company is ensured or not. Chances are an insured company will make more efforts to see that their clients are satisfied and that damages are reduced.

Price and Schedules

Once you’re clear on everything above you can make the final call on whether or not the service you have opted for is suitable. The two last things you will need to look into are prices and schedules. Making a long story short, can you afford the companies services and does their work schedule complement yours in a way that efficiency won’t be affected. If so, you should be good to go!

Bottom Line

Those of our readers located in Calgary looking for commercial cleaning services can check out our service options. You may even contact us for more information as well as to inquire about any of the points listed above!

Hiring a commercial cleaning company or service is not rocket science however; one must go in with their eyes open! Happy hiring!