Are you dissatisfied with the
results you are getting from your current cleaning company?
If you made your hiring decision based upon the least expensive service available
to cut costs, you may have found the reason for your dissatisfaction.
Quality janitorial companies often charge a premium price
because of the efforts they put into properly training and hiring the right people to service your building.
Paying less in the beginning may cost you extensively in the future if papers are
thrown away that shouldn't be, or something is cleaned with the wrong product and becomes ruined, or your customers and employees
become dissatisfied with the appearance of the building.
Not to mention the time and effort of going through the whole process again of finding
The list can go on and on.
In short, saving money upfront may not save you money in the long run!
Most business owners strive to
increase profit, while decreasing cost. If they don't do these two things, they probably won't be in business very long.
But there's a third component to making your business successful.
component is: efficiency. If your business isn't efficient, then eventually your profits will decrease, your expenses will
increase, and your business will fail.
When it comes to janitorial service or
office cleaning expenses, most business owners only go with the lowest bidder, thinking that they are keeping
their cost low. However, ask yourself a question:
How does the lowest bidder
do it? How can they do what other companies do, while being 25-50% cheaper? I know, and soon you will too...
I would like to make a point that I believe most people will agree with.
cleaning operation has a time value attached to it and therefore must contain an element of cost".
After we have submitted our quote for
your consideration you most likely will have a line of people at your door offering you a "loaded" cleaning specification
for very little cost.
There are only two ways a that a contract like that can succeed...
They can ask their staff to do some
of the work for nothing or,
They can leave something out and hope that you won't notice.
Which do you think they will do?
We believe that
by working together we can design the cleaning specifications exactly for your circumstances and that will fit your budget
(however big or small).
By spending that money with us you will receive the work and outcome which
you desire, while at the same time being cost effective.
Consider the following:
The lowest bidder may not intend to clean your facility at the level they
tell you they'll clean it.
In other words, they may plan to "over-promise" and "under-perform"
, this may or may not be true.
2. The lowest bidder may be planning to do a great job for the first couple of weeks or a month, and
come to you and ask for more money.
After all, if you want the excellent quality and dependability
to continue, you should be willing to pay more for it, right?
3. The lowest bidder may plan to use illegal or criminal workers to clean you facility.
Illegal workers will clean for far less money than legal workers will, usually because they are paid
in cash (thus they do not pay taxes).
Workers with criminal records may not be able to get a job that requires
criminal background checks.
So, they turn to the janitorial industry, and find a company that just wants
a "warm body" to show up.
lowest bidder can also keep his expenses down by not paying for standard commercial insurance and bonding. Who checks?
These unethical tactics are used every day in the cleaning
you know what the sad thing is, unfortunately... they work!
Business owners will accept cleaning
companies under-performing, because they know they are getting what they paid for.
Owners will pay more to
a company that under bid the account 30 days ago, hoping that service will continue at the current level.
will allow cleaning companies to give out their keys and security codes, hoping they won't be robbed.
an old saying that says... "You get what you pay for."
So choosing a cleaning
service provider that gives you the lowest cleaning quote is definitely a risky decision, but does require some research
before you sign any commercial cleaning contracts with them.
my advice. Do not choose the lowest price quote just because it was the lowest price.
Only choose the lowest
price when your comfortable with the assurances the company gives you and you have checked out all references.
Then you minimize potential future problems.
Our prices for services will not be the lowest nor will they be the highest.
They are a fair price that will
enable us to provide you the conditions you are expecting while at the same time providing us with a reasonable profit
so that we both will have a win/win situation.
Once you have been with that company for a least a year
and you're happy with the service, it would be a wise business decision to lock yourself in for more than 2 years.
This way you can prevent increases in prices. Companies have
expenses and due to inflation, prices change frequently unless your locked in.
We recommend that you check with the Better Business Bureau before making your decision about any cleaning
Please take a look at our benefits area on
our home page, to see why we believe Clean Environment Janitorial Services is
the right company for your business.