There are numerous reasons why you may require industrial cleaning services, from needing a new site made ready for purpose, to dealing with the results of weather or criminal damage. Regardless of the reason, your choice of company can make the difference between a safe working environment and one that poses a range of risks to staff, clients and customers.
Given the important role played by the industrial cleaning provider you choose, it is essential to know what to look for and how to choose the company that is right for you. Whenever you consider hiring cleaning services for any type of cleaning, including biohazard cleaning and removal, the first thing you need to consider is the responsibility you are handing over to the cleaning company. They will be responsible for the safety and cleanliness of your entire site, or at least the areas they have been hired to clean. Therefore, asking questions and clarifying the details of the assignment, before any contracts are agreed or signed is essential. However, before you even get this far, the first thing you should be doing is asking for references. Once you have these references, ensure you follow them up, and request details on the quality of the clearance services and cleaning work undertaken, the approach of the cleaning team, and the quality of customer service received from the company. It is also important to check the experience of the cleaning company you are considering. Have the industrial cleaners London based worked on sites similar to yours before? Have they cleaned similar mess, debris or hazards previously? You can also check the type of training the team has undertaken and how often this training is refreshed.
As well as training, it is a good idea to check the insurances and licenses that are held by the industrial cleaning services company. At the very least, they should have public liability insurance and a waste carriers licence. Ideally, they will also hold certification from organisations such as CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) and IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). Once you have covered these basics, you need to find out more about how they will tackle your specific cleaning job. Find out more about the tools and equipment that will be used by the clearance company, as well as the size of the team, and how long they expect the job to take. The best cleaning services provide a free site visit to best determine these elements, prior to being hired for the job. This gives you an opportunity to meet face to face and determine whether the company is right for you. This is particularly important if you require trauma cleaning services. It is important during this meeting to be clear about what you need doing, the size of the area to be cleaned or cleared, and any potential hazards that you are aware of. It is also an opportunity to discuss how any impact on your business or customers can be minimised, and to determine any precautions that need to be undertaken before and during the work.
It is also important to be clear on what it is you expect, and the scope of the work that needs to be carried out. Taking the time to do your research and asking questions early in the process of choosing your industrial cleaning services can reduce the potential for misunderstandings and problems later on.