4 Things To Consider When Looking For A Commercial Window Cleaning Company

27 May 2016
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If you are in charge of taking care of all cleaning and maintenance for the company that you work for, you need to hire a commercial window cleaning company that will help you do your job right. Cleaning large business windows takes a lot of skill. Here are a few things to consider that will assist you in finding the right company for the job. 


Depending on the type of business that you are in charge of managing the maintenance for, timing is everything when it comes to having your windows cleaned. If you manage an industrial business, you need to have the windows cleaned when you are not using those sections of your facilities. If you manage a shopping center, you need the windows cleaned when it will not interrupt with shopping. 

Make sure that you discuss timing with the commercial window cleaning company that you are interested in partnering with. See if they can work around your time constraints and come in when your business is not operating. You want a window company that will allow you to set the schedule.

Attention To Detail

The next thing you need to do when hiring a commercial window company is inquire about how they clean the windows. This may seem like a simple enough question; however, it can reveal a lot about the window company's practices. Allow them to answer the question freely without asking a lot of probing questions; this will allow you to see what answers they come up with on their own.

Pay attention to their answer. You want to hire a company that pays attention to details. For example, they should discuss cleaning not only the windows, but also the window sills and frames. If your business has windows with screens, see if they discuss cleaning them. A high-quality company will clean the entire window, not just the glass. 

See if they discuss the cleaning material that they use. For example, see if they use professional grade cleaner or if they use environmentally friendly cleaner. Make sure that the cleaners they use line up with your business philosophy. 

Next, see what type of precautions they take to ensure that they keep the inside of your business and your products safe while they are cleaning. Do they discuss with you bringing in plastic to cover up the work area? Do they have a particular method for keeping things clean? 

Then see what size crew they have. You want to hire a company that has a large enough crew to complete the job quickly and effectively. You also want a company to have a large enough crew so if someone gets sick or something comes up, they can still get your job done on time. 

Professional Credentials

Finally, whenever you are hiring a window cleaning company or outside contractor for your business, you always need to verify their professional credentials. 

Ask to see their liability insurance, and follow through by calling the insurance company and making sure that it is active. Ask for a couple of references, and follow up with them to make sure that they provide the level of service that you need. Call your local business bureau and check their business license. 

Taking the time to actually verify their credentials can help you find the best company for your needs.