Updated: Dec 9, 2020
When you’re hosting an event, one thing you’ll need to decide is how to handle the cleanup once your guests go home. Hiring an event cleaning company is usually the go-to option, since professionals can get the job done faster and more efficiently.
As you’re exploring your options, it’s important to know how to vet companies prior to signing a contract. Event cleaning companies are not all the same, and it’s in your best interest to know if you’re making a savvy choice that won’t end up costing you more than you bargained for.
Use this four-point test to hire a cleaning company with certainty:
Most people go with the company that responds first, and there’s a good reason for this: reputable companies are often the most engaged. If they’re responsive in the beginning, you can feel confident this level of attentiveness will continue throughout the contract.
2. Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
Unlike many states, California requires cleaning services to have a business license, insurance, and a bond. If a company is missing one or more of these items, you could be held liable in the event of an incident. Reputable companies will be able to provide proof of all three, so don’t forget to ask.
3. Testimonials and References
Learn from others’ experiences to see what it’s like to work with a certain company. Ask for testimonials, check online reviews on Google, and do a little online research to see what others are saying. A good cleaning service will have a strong online presence because they want people to see what a great job they can do!
4. Realistic Prices
If pricing seems too good to be true, it probably is. The cost of an event cleaning service should be in line with industry standards. Some companies try to get business by offering super low prices, but to work for less money, they’ll often lower the level of service you get. Other companies will take a deposit and you’ll never hear from them again. In these cases, you really do get what you pay for, so be wary of companies who try to compete with bottom-barrel prices.
PopUP CleanUP is the premier event cleaning service in the greater Los Angeles area, serving small-scale parties up to large-scale events and everything in between. Reach out today for a custom quote and put us to the test — we’re confident you’ll love what we can do for you!