Keeping your office looking good is part of running a successful business, and a key aspect of maintaining your office is making sure the carpets are clean and stain-free. While you likely have a janitorial service that vacuums your carpets on a regular basis, that’s no substitute for more thorough professional cleaning, which may need to be done as often as once a month in extremely high-traffic areas. But how do you hire a professional carpet cleaner? Here are four tips on hiring a commercial carpet cleaning service.
1. Shop around. You may have received ads or phone calls promoting carpet cleaning. While these may sound like great deals, it’s always a good idea to shop around before choosing a professional carpet cleaner. Be skeptical of carpet cleaners that quote a per-room price before they have even seen your home. Since rooms can vary greatly in size, you should expect to pay based on square footage, not on the number of rooms you’re having cleaned. Also, be wary of deals that sound too good to be true. A fabulous-sounding offer may not look so great once you realize that there are numerous hidden charges.
2. Get an in-person estimate. A qualified carpet cleaning professional will visit your business in person and then provide a free estimate. Don’t rely on over-the-phone estimates when making a decision about a commercial carpet cleaning company. An in-person inspection allows the carpet cleaning professional to see what kind of carpets you have and determine the best method for cleaning them. After they assess what needs to be cleaned, and how, they’ll be able to provide a written estimate for the total cost of the carpet cleaning.
3. Get a referral. Ask your business connections and professional colleagues if they can recommend a carpet cleaning service. If someone you know has had a positive experience with a particular company, they’ll likely be happy to provide a recommendation. Likewise, if they’ve had a bad experience with a certain company, they probably won’t be shy about telling you about it. Asking around for a referral can help you identify the best options for carpet cleaning.
4. Ask smart questions. Before signing a contract, interview your prospective carpet cleaners. Find out how long they’ve been in business, whether employees have completed any formal training or earned any certifications, and what type of carpet cleaning techniques they use. You may also want to find out if they’ll clean other areas of your office, such as fabric-covered cubicle dividers. Finally, during the on-site inspection, be sure to point out any areas of concerns so that the cleaning company knows what problems need to be addressed.
Orbit Cleaning Service can help you keep business looking clean and professional. For your free commercial carpet cleaning consultation call 480-516-0281 or visit www.orbitcleaningservice.com today. Orbit Cleaning Service serves the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert Goodyear Surprise Peoria & Chandler AZ areas.