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What to Look for When Engaging Commercial Cleaning Services

What to Look for When Engaging Commercial Cleaning Services

With more businesses now allowed to resume operations, they are also faced with changing expectations from customers and the shifting policies from our government. Many businesses are also taking a step up and re-evaluating their cleaning procedures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of their employees, customers and visitors.

A working environment that meets high standards in cleaning and sanitation is fundamental. Besides stocking up the workplace with soap, disinfectants and hand sanitizers, most businesses rely on third-party cleaning professionals to manage their cleaning and sanitation needs.

Selecting the Right Commercial Cleaning Service

A few tips that will help in selecting the right commercial cleaning service include:

  • Assess your workplace and figure out what needs to be cleaned and how frequently.
  • Identify your high-touch point areas to clean and disinfect these areas at least once a day, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Get familiar with the type of products and equipment that are needed to get the job done right.

With that in mind, here are some useful pointers to consider when looking for commercial cleaning and disinfecting services.

1. Engage with Experienced Companies with Strong References and Testimonies

Commercial cleaning companies that are competent and experienced naturally deliver higher quality results, as they are usually equipped with the latest equipment, approved chemical and new technologies. Supporting their competencies are references with strong testimonies, which allow business owners to weigh the pros and cons of the services offered while having an insight to the costs incurred through these referrals.

2. Speak to Companies that Offer a Broad Range of Cleaning Services and Able to Tailor Solutions

A commercial cleaning company that has an extensive range of cleaning and sanitation services enables business owners to choose the services that fits them best conveniently, as everything is under one roof. If the cleaning services can be tailored to fulfil clients’ specific needs, it also shows the versatility and competency of the company.

3. Consider Cleaning Companies that are Covered and Licensed

When a commercial cleaning company is covered and licensed, business owners can pick and choose their preferred services with an easy mind as the professionals are equipped with the necessary licenses and are authorized to offer their respective services. Additionally, business owners can also be rest assured that there will not be any illegal workforce and worry about damages caused by mistakes or oversights that may occur by the company.

4. Evaluate Companies that has an Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) Policy

It is a good idea to research on cleaning companies that have established an Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) policy, conduct Chemical Health Risk Assessment (CHRA) and implements Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control (HIRARC), which is the basis of occupational safety and health. It is also vital for cleaning companies to have proper procedures, work method statements and an effective audit process in place. Considering the pandemic, businesses these days value a cleaning company that has mapped out detailed Covid-19 preventive measures and the actions required as well as those who provide regular RTK Antigen or PCR tests for their staff.

5. Research on Companies that has Extensive Resources

The pandemic has accelerated the process of digitalisation at a pace that we have never experienced before. As a result, cleaning companies now have a platform that allows them access to a network of resources and a diverse pool of experts that can collaborate and pool their resources to share best practices in the cleaning industry.

The Cleaning and Disinfecting Warriors

At Maclean, we have 40 years of experience in eliminating harmful bacteria, germs and viruses in various environments. All of our cleaning crew is trained to meet our local KKM and international standards of CDC, EPA and NEA, with the use of CDC, EPA and NEA-approved industrial strength products. Maclean is also a proud member of ISSA, the world’s largest Cleaning & Maintenance trade association, which enables us access to a pool of facility services experts, latest technologies and new learning in facility services management. As a local business ourselves, we continue to strive in improving cleaning and disinfecting methods and personnel training to meet the arising needs caused by the pandemic, and beyond.


Oct 2021