5 Crucial Questions To Ask Before Hiring An Industrial Cleaning Company
Professionally cleaning your industrial facility is not only necessary, but essential to ensure profitability, productivity, longevity, safety, and positive first impressions.
However, that’s only if you hire an experienced, licensed industrial cleaning company!
Unfortunately, finding one online is no walk in the park. The internet is saturated with so-called ‘professional’ industrial cleaning companies, making it difficult to filter through the frauds.
To help you find a reliable, professional company, here are five questions to ask each potential pick before hiring one!
#1 Are You Licensed And Insured?
Although an unlicensed contractor may seem cheaper initially, they’re the catalyst for future costs. You need to ask yourself why they don’t have a license. Was it revoked due to complaints or legal charges?
And, if they don’t have one, how can you be sure that their teams have undergone any formal training? A lack of training is worrying, considering no license means no liability insurance!
As they will be cleaning and moving heavy-duty machinery, as well as cleaning sensitive production areas and industrial waste, accidents, injuries, and damage are highly likely.
And without liability insurance, the bill for any accidents, compensation claims, fraud, or faulty workmanship will land on your shoulders!
Ask to see their license and insurance numbers, then check these online. If they’re verified, move on to question two. If not, keep searching!
#2 How Much Experience Do You Have?
You’ll want to choose a cleaning company with ample experience cleaning industrial facilities and sites, as they will be handling heavy machinery, industrial waste, and large surface areas.
Extensive experience also shows that they are established, competitive, and have earned a good reputation in the industry. They’ll also likely have a comprehensive portfolio to prove this!
They will have rigorously trained and experienced teams, the right equipment, established strategies, quality control guarantees, and excellent time management skills.
#3 What Does Your Schedule Look Like?
You’ll also want to get an idea of their scheduling system and booked jobs. How busy are they at the moment? When can they start? And when will they finish?
When it comes to cleaning an industrial facility, you want it to be done quickly and efficiently, with no need for costly downtime. Make sure that they have the time to start ASAP and won’t be distracted by other jobs.
It’s also a good idea to check whether they perform cleaning services at night or during production hours. In the case of night shifts, you’ll want to ensure that they have an appropriate security policy before handing your keys over!
#4 Do You Have Any Referrals?
You need to be sure that the cleaning company you choose has a solid reputation.
Ask them for some long-term references or recent clients, paying particular interest to those in your industry. Contact these businesses and discuss the company’s level of customer service and workmanship, as well as any concerns they had.
This will give you the unbiased opinions you need to make informed decisions.
#5 Does Your Team Follow COVID-19 Regulations?
Although restrictions are lifting, you are still responsible for the health and safety of those on your site!
Ask each potential pick whether they follow COVID-19 regulations and how. They should check their teams’ temperatures, maintain social distancing, disinfect surfaces they come into contact with, wear the appropriate safety gear, and wash their hands regularly.
The process of elimination may take some time, but you could always skip some steps and come straight to Toronto’s leading industrial cleaning company, Diotte Coating Services!
We’re licensed, insured, experienced, and ready to revolutionize your industrial facility without disrupting any workflows. Whether you need high-pressure industrial cleaning and degreasing for safety, your brand’s image, or surface preparation, our team has almost 20 years’ experience and the expertise you need.
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