Finding the right cleaning provider

When choosing a cleaning provider, ensuring that they offer the services you are looking for is a no-brainer, but you should also consider how well they provide optional extras, and how easy it is to add more services to your contract.

Services Provided

Cleaning providers usually offer a standard service that includes general cleaning (sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, surface cleaning etc), but most will also provide optional extras such as waste removal, recycling, window cleaning, hygiene product removal and floor buffing.

Do they offer a range of options

What you need is going to change over time and you will want someone with the flexibility to quickly remove and add services to your contract. From the very beginning look for a cleaning service that can offer a greater range of services as you never know what your business cleaning needs are going to look like in a couple of year’s time!

Less is more

The less contractors you have to deal with, the more time you will have to focus on other areas. If you are having to call a dozen different services each time you need to pause, the less time you will get to focus on what really matters. 

If you can have one single point of contact that looks after laundry, hygiene, rubbish, consumables etc, then you just have the one call to make.

Do they use trusted providers

A service provider is only as good as their subcontractors. Ideally your cleaning provider will offer all the services you might need in-house, but that can’t always be the case. If your cleaning provider does use sub-contractors, confirm who they will be and make sure they meet the standards you desire.

For a full list of what to look for when choosing a cleaning provider or contractor check out our comprehensive page here or download our Contractor Scoring tool!

hand cleaning with a wipe
High Performance Cleaning

CMOS Corner: Cleaning Industry Insights

CMOS all started from a purpose, and that purpose was to reshape the cleaning industry toward a world-class experience. CMOS’s founders Harvey Frame and PJ

Two CMOS cleaners cleaning a site
High Performance Cleaning

Cleaning procedures you can rely on

We’re all aware that maintaining good office hygiene is essential to reducing the spread of viruses while providing a safer environment for staff and clients.


Download your free POSTERS

We are careful with your data – see our privacy policy.

Encourage positive environmental habits in your team with these great posters!

These posters are awesome for giving environmentally friendly tips to your office.

Download and print the posters today and get your team taking positive environmental action!


Want to know more about what else CMOS does for corporate social responsibility? Check out our CSR page!