Maintenance is an important part of owning and operating a strata property. If you want to keep your property looking its best so that it attracts great residents, you’ll need to have a reliable cleaning service on your side. Maybe you’re unsure of how to go about picking a strata service provider.
These general guidelines should help.
In order to provide the level of service, you know your residents will expect you’ll need to have a service provider that’s both capable and trustworthy. These qualifications can be proven by potential candidates by requesting they provide the pertinent licences and certification. Check the credentials of any potential company carefully and verify with the relevant authorities that they’re in good standing.
Confirming a service company is properly insured is a vital part of the interview process, as well. Without proper insurance, they could leave you or your residents liable for any damage or injury incurred while their technicians are working on your property.
“Green” services are becoming increasingly popular with property owners and renters. If you’re trying to hire a ‘green’ company for your needs, this will likely present you with another set of qualifications that need to be verified. Confirm that the cleaners have all of the training and certification necessary to deliver environmentally-friendly services.
Reviewing Past Work
As with any service you hire, you’ll want to do everything you can to check up on the past performance of a company before entrusting them with your business. Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do. Because cleaning publically-accessible spaces is an integral part of their work, you can easily visit current and former clients in person to see what sort of job the service does.
Don’t neglect the insights that you can glean from speaking to those clients directly, either! When it comes to vetting a company that will provide the essential maintenance tasks involved, you shouldn’t put your full faith in anonymous reviews you find online. Any good service that’s been operating in your community for any length of time should be able to furnish ample references that you can speak to first-hand.
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The odds are very good that you can find more than one potential prospect in your community. Once you’ve narrowed the field down to a few prime candidates, you’ll want to make your final decision based on a face-to-face interview with one of the company’s representatives.
Have a thorough and detailed grasp of what your maintenance needs are before you start interviewing candidates. You’ll want to present each candidate with an identical description of the job at hand and compare responses. Direct interviews are the perfect time to explore a company’s ability to handle any special needs or concerns.