An interview between CBS and David Poll of Enviro-Master of Milwaukee recently brought to light that many cleaning companies have surfaced during the pandemic and that some of them are likely scams. It’s crucial to understand how to avoid dishonest commercial cleaning companies. Commercial cleaning companies have trained professionals with proper certifications to perform various cleaning services safely and adequately.

Before deciding to partner with a commercial cleaning company, you must take time to ensure they are trustworthy and reliable. Without researching a commercial cleaning company, you may end up with botched services and a hit on your business’s finances.

In this blog post, you will find several steps you can take to vet a prospective commercial cleaning company to see if their experiences, claims, credentials, and services are right for you.

Perform a Background Check

Several cleaning companies have surfaced since the start of the pandemic, and this alone should be considered a red flag. When vetting a new commercial cleaning company, conduct your own background check by looking at their online presence and customer reviews—if any. This includes looking at their website, blog, social media platforms, Google business page, and more.

Check For Certification Claims

If a company claims to have obtained certifications from the EPA, CDC, or WHO, immediately decline their service as these organizations do not offer cleaning or disinfecting certifications.

Ask Chemical Questions

Many companies claim to have products that kill the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, but before taking their word for it, ask for the product’s EPA registration and/or what active ingredients they contain.

Check to see if the registration number matches with a product on the EPA’s List N. The EPA’s List N contains an official list of products that kill the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 when used according to the label directions.

Click here to view the EPA’s List N.

Ask About Safety of Chemicals

Some chemicals used by cleaning companies contain bleach, irritating the skin, lungs, and eyes. Disinfecting surfaces with bleach can create a different health hazard and damage to property if not handled safely.

Equipment Analysis

An additional step is to ask about the equipment that the prospective cleaning company uses. Equipment may include items such as electrostatic sprayers, rotary floor machines, floor scrubbers, and more. Ensure that the equipment needed for your service is working properly.

Fee Inquiry

It is of utmost importance that you only agree to proper payment and terms regarding your contract. Look over all paperwork before signing.

Critical Credentials

If deemed necessary, you may request to see the company’s license and insurance registration for peace of mind. 

Contact Us

Established in 1995, Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services, Inc. has grown into one of the leading Atlanta-based cleaning companies serving many of the city’s top firms throughout the metro area. We are a fully licensed, bonded, and insured company. Our range of services includes scheduled daily cleaning during or after business hours, one-time projects, and construction final cleanups. In addition to detailed cleaning tasks, Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services, Inc. also provides floor care in many of our standard service packages.

Contact us today and schedule your free consultation.