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The Best Janitorial Companies in Marin County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Janitorial companies in Marin County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those office cleaning and building maintenance companies verified by our independent research to have met the TOP 10 requirements for value and reliability, carry liability insurance as protection for you the client, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous clients to verify high satisfaction with them for janitorial services in Marin County CA, including residential building maintenance services for apartment buildings, HOAs, and condo associations.

Updated December 11, 2016

 The TOP 10 Janitorial Services & Office Cleaning in Marin County CA

Redwood Building Maintenance
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(707) 793-8400
5330 B Old Redwood Hwy
Petaluma, CA 94975
State Contractor's License #767575
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 Chamber of Commerce-Santa Rosa Rotary Club Green Seal Certified Products

Areas Served: Bay Area & Marin County incl. Almonte, Bel Marin Keys, Belvedere, Belvedere Tiburon, ...
Services: janitorial services & building maintenance incl. floor care, carpet cleaning, window ...

Integrity Construction Maintenance, Inc
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(707) 829-5300, Fax: (707) 829-5505
3531 Gravenstein Hwy South
Sebastopol, CA 95472
State Contractors License #846187
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau Chamber of Commerce-Santa Rosa NCBE (North Coast Builders Exchange) EPA Lead Safe Certified

Areas Served: Bay Area & Marin County incl. San Rafael CA, Novato CA, Sausalito CA, Mill Valley CA,...
Services: janitorial cleaning, office cleaning, janitorial services incl. windows, building ...

Clean Solutions
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(707) 938-9002
19201 Sonoma Hwy #360
Sonoma, CA 95476

   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: North Bay including Marin County
Services: janitorial services incl.eco-friendly alternatives, porter services, construction ...
Key Brands: EO Soaps, HydrOxi Pro

Altech Building Services, Inc
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(707) 584-1997
740 4th Street Ste 209
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau IMCA (Independent Maintenance Contractors Association)

Areas Served: Marin County incl. San Rafael CA, Almonte, Bel Marin Keys, Belvedere, Belvedere ...
Services: janitorial services incl. office cleaning, building maintenance services

NeXsentio
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(408) 392-9249, (408) 210-1012
1346 Ridder Park Dr
San Jose, CA 95131

   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 USGBC Member (U.S. Green Building Council) IFMA (International Facility Management Association) Green Seal Certified

Areas Served: Bay Area
Services: janitorial & office cleaning incl. restroom cleaning & disinfecting, trash ...

The Best Janitorial Companies in Marin County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 



The state of California doesn't require any state license of janitorial services in Marin County California, so there's no state standard for competency and reliability among janitorial and building maintenance companies.

So without state oversight or licensing, there's  no guarantee that any particular janitorial service in Marin County CA is even competent, is doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all janitorial companies in Marin County CA that bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous clients to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.



There are many benefits to letting someone outside your company do the office cleaning. Along with clean offices you'll be proud of, local janitors save you money by giving professional service you can rely on and that make a better impression on your potential clients, and keep your staff happy and productive. Cheap janitorial companies may plague you with inconsistency and low quality, costing you more in the long run in lost customers or low morale of your staff.


Benefits of Hiring Local Janitors in Marin County CA

For most businesses it doesn't make sense to hire full time employees to do janitorial or office cleaning. Instead, you save money and time by hiring for professional office cleaning services, and can get better results.

Hiring an outside janitorial company avoids the cost of employment taxes, training, management time, and benefit costs of hiring full time staff to perform commercial cleaning.   

The best janitorial companies in Marin County CA dispose of waste safely and legally and make your office cleaner and healthier. Some custodial maintenance companies also offer additional services, such as locking up offices at night before daily office cleaning begins or opening up businesses in the morning after night cleaning services. Some might also handle the recyclable items of your office trash, provided you've segregated it into separate recycling bins first for the office trash collection people who will be servicing your account.

Good commercial cleaning companies in Marin County CA provide  cleaning as frequently as you need. Whether your office requires daily, weekly, or seasonal maintenance, good janitorial companies should work around your schedule.   

Be sure to find out up front what office cleaning services they will and will not perform. This way there are no disappointments if you expect one company to handle all tasks, including office cleaning, office vacuuming, floor waxing, and janitorial maintenance. It's not uncommon to have to hire more than one commercial cleaning company, so find out if each one you talk to will perform all of these for you for the quoted price.


Differences Between Janitorial Franchises and Local Commercial Cleaning Companies

Some janitorial service franchises market themselves locally but are headquartered elsewhere. Local individuals pay the national franchise for the rights to use their national brand name, trademark, and sometimes even to acquire their existing local customers.  So if you pick the janitorial services based on that big brand name recognition, know that if it's a franchise, that national franchise could less involved in overseeing the quality of its franchise holders, meaning you could get less than you bargained for.

Other times, a national franchise does the marketing to get you as a customer but then farms out your contract (sub-contracts) to a small janitorial company actually located in Marin County. 

So keep in mind the following tips when you're reviewing janitorial bidding and contracts from commercial cleaning companies:

• Many cleaning franchises are not actually located in Marin County. Instead, they are sales offices that then farm out your contract to smaller janitorial businesses in Marin County. So if you hire a national company, your business may actually be cleaned by smaller sub-contractors. These custodians may not have formal janitorial training, and the franchise you've contracted with might not be able to guarantee the safety and reliability of those subcontractors.

• When it comes to client references, if these national companies are farming out their contracts for office cleaning to sub-contractors, the references they give might not be getting office cleaning from the very same crews that would be serving you.

• If you have problems or questions regarding your contract, local commercial cleaning services that are owned by national franchises may have to refer you to the corporate office for answers. It might take longer for a resolution to any conflicts.

• Large national companies often insist that you agree to long-term contracts, so that if you're unhappy with the quality, you may be stuck with them for a year or more.

• Some franchises have high turnover rates of local owners so that even if you like your office cleaning crew, you might not get serviced by that very same local owner for long. Some janitorial contracts also stipulate that, when the local franchise is sold to new owners, you have to pay additional fees to that "new" commercial cleaning company, so check the fine print before you sign contracts.

On the other hand, some people report that hiring a local janitorial maintenance company is a better way to get convenient and affordable service. When you work with locally-based companies, you deal with the owners directly. So if you have any questions regarding your contracts, you can get answers faster.

Others who hired janitorial services in Marin County report that local owners are able to attend to their needs immediately because those local companies care about their reputation. And best of all, some janitorial services have security-screened their crew and well-trained custodians who provide good service at affordable prices.

If You Want Office Cleaning Companies that Offer Green Janitorial Services

The best commercial janitorial services in Marin County embrace the trend toward green janitorial services by offering the option of green janitorial products and environmentally-friendly supplies. Many of these use Green Seal janitorial products, including EcoLogo and other eco-friendly supplies, biodegradable cleansers, natural or organic cleaning products. Others use recycled paper products and micro-fiber cloths instead of paper towels to cut down on paper waste.


Cheap Janitor Services in Marin County CA Are Not Always Good Janitorial Companies

Cheap janitorial services in Marin County usually don't give the best results. Some customers of  cheap janitorial companies in Marin County report that they cut corners or don't provide good cleaning consistently.

Some of the cheapest might even hire illegal workers to increase their profits. Discount services might seem at first to be a way to save, but it can cost you more in the long run because there are risks to hiring companies who cut corners by hiring illegal workers, or not carrying insurance to protect you.

Janitorial services that hire illegal workers aren't likely to perform background checks or guarantee the quality or accuracy of their crews. And because janitors often work when businesses are closed, these same illegal workers might have access to confidential information and expensive office equipment, putting you and your customers at risk.

That's why, while you're looking for someone affordable, it's important to also look for quality.

 

Some Janitorial Services in Marin County Are Much Better than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these janitorial services in Marin County CA: Redwood Building Maintenance, Integrity Construction Maintenance, Inc, Altech Building Services, Inc, Clean Solutions, NeXsentio, MCC Building Maintenance Novato, Earthclean Building Maintenance, Sunshine Cleaning Company San Rafael, Comet Building Maintenance Novato, Lilly's of Marin Janitorial Services Mill Valley. Other companies doing janitorial in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA who might still be in business include: EWV Janitorial Services, Eveready Cleaning Service, USA Janitorial & General Maintenance, Sta-Clean Commercial Cleaning Contractors. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Janitorial Services & Office Cleaning in Marin County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

 

Questions To Ask Janitorial Services in Marin County CA 

 

Ask these questions of janitorial services in Marin County CA about their procedures, billing, structure, and experience:


Describe the Janitorial Services or Office Cleaning Services Desired

Before you interview janitorial companies, write down the minimum services you require (cleaning bathrooms, office blinds, vacuuming, mopping floors, etc.) and any additional janitorial services you'd like them to perform (sanitizing office desks, business lock-up or opening services, floor waxing or polishing).

Then take notes when talking with potential janitorial companies. It should become clearer which janitorial services in Marin County are best suited to provide the exact office cleaning services or building maintenance services you're looking for.


Questions to Ask Janitors & Commercial Custodians in Marin County CA

Before you make a final decision on the best janitors in Marin County for you, ask some questions to make sure they can meet your needs. We've prepared the following list of questions about janitorial cleaning to help you make the best decision.

• Do they provide their own supplies? Or will you need to supply office cleaning products for them?

• How do they charge? (By the hour or contract rates based on the number/frequency of visits?)

• Can they give you names and numbers of their clients who you can call as references? And are these references they have personally serviced rather than ones serviced by other owners in their same national franchise or other local branches of their same national chain? (All janitorial companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their client references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• What are the professional backgrounds of the owners? 

• Are they independent owners or are they part of a national franchise?

• How do they handle complaints? If they're merely a local branch of a national chain, is the local branch able to make decisions? Or will your questions be referred to someone in corporate?

• Can they show you proof of general liability insurance to cover you in the event of property damage? (All janitorial companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of liability insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)


• Can they show you proof of workers' comp insurance to protect you against claims from their employees that are injured while on your property? (All janitorial companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had workers' comp insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do they give their staff specific training for janitorial office cleaning?

• Do they take continuing education to improve their office cleaning and janitorial service?

• What is the personnel turnover rate? Can they consistently provide the quality of janitorial maintenance you require?

• Is the janitorial company a part-time or full-time business? If the office cleaners only work part-time, will they be available when you need them?

• What janitorial cleaning equipment, chemicals and maintenance methods are used? Do you have any concerns about fumes, toxicity, or just general environmental friendliness of their products?

• Can they offer the use of green commercial cleaning products (eco-friendly) and is there an additional charge?

• Do they do walk-throughs to determine a cost estimate?

• How do they choose their employees? What  background checks for safety and reliability do they perform on new hires?


• Can they vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All janitorial companies in Marin County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Will they keep MSDS (material safety data sheets) information at your site for the products they'll be using to do your office cleaning? (OSHA holds you responsible for having that information on-site.)


Know Your Options When it Comes to Office Cleaning Companies in Marin County CA

When you're choosing among janitorial services & office cleaning companies in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael, make sure you're getting completely detailed janitorial bids to make accurate line-by-line comparisons of what is included or not included in the bid from each office cleaning company. Good commercial cleaning companies will put the details of their commercial cleaning contracts in writing and will provide you with written janitorial service pricing, timing, quality and warranty agreements.


Costs of Janitorial Companies & Office Cleaning in Marin County CA

Be wary of commercial janitor services that charge on an hourly basis. Some people have even found that some custodial maintenance crews charge low hourly rates for office cleaning and then stretch their time by cleaning slower so they earn more money. However, some honest janitorial cleaning services do charge fair hourly rates for special janitorial cleaning assignments or seasonal or occasional custodial cleaning projects.

Some of the best janitorial companies in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael offer a wider variety of custodial cleaning and janitorial maintenance services than others, so they are worth paying a higher price for. Employees at the best janitorial companies in Marin County have more experience and are seasoned janitors, so even though they don't offer cheap janitorial services, you get a lot more for your money.

 

 

Resources About Marin County Janitorial & Office Cleaning in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael 

Associations Related to Office Cleaning Services & Janitorial in Marin County

IJCSA International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association (www.ijcsa.com/)
GCA Global Cleaning Association (www.globalcleaningassociation.com/)
ICA International Cleaners Association (www.internationalclnrs.com/)
BSCAI Building Service Contractors Association International (www.bscai.org/)
BBB Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com/)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org


Media Publications Regarding Janitorial Services in Marin County

Cleanfax Magazine
ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine
Cleaning Business Magazine
Cleaning and Maintenance Management Magazine
Sanitary Maintenance
Cleaning Business Magazine

 

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for TOP 10 Janitorial Services in Marin County within the following zip codes:

94942, 94965, 94947, 94913, 94929, 94977, 94912, 94964, 94940, 94978, 94941, 94973, 94970, 94956, 94925, 94901, 94960, 94933, 94945, 94903, 94914, 94920, 94904, 94948, 94924, 94957, 94950, 94949, 94974, 94971, 94946, 94938, 94979, 94939, 94915, 94976, 94937, 94966, 94930 and 94963

 

Janitorial Tiburon CA
Pacific Janitorial Service Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920-0284

Janitorial Corte Madera CA
Ross Valley Maintenance Corte Madera CA 94976-0509
Versatile Maintenance Corte Madera CA 94976-7037

Janitorial Novato CA
All C&R Cleaning Service Novato CA 94948-0894
Bay Area Cleaning Service Novato CA 94945-1322
Building Care Systems Novato CA 94949-5799
Camelot Janitorial Service Novato CA 94945-2230
Comet Building Maintenance Novato CA 94949-6109
GA Janitorial Service Novato CA 94947-4472
Impeccable Cleaning Service Novato CA 94947-5130
J&G Janitorial Service Novato CA 94945-1637
Ja & Be Clean Novato CA 94945-2288
Jan-Pro Novato CA 94949-5653
Karoki Maintenance & Cleaning Novato CA 94949-6281
Maintenance Professionals Novato CA 94948-0623
MCC Building Maintenance Novato CA 94945
North Bay Janitorial Service Novato CA 94949-5618
Northgate Maintenance Novato CA 94948-1547
Sta-Clean Cleaning Service Novato CA 94947-3877
Tolad Maintenance Novato CA 94945-1740
Township Building Service Co Novato CA 94949-6263

Janitorial San Anselmo CA
David & Angela Janitorial San Anselmo CA 94960-2445

Janitorial San Rafael CA
Arriva Cleaning Service San Rafael CA 94901-1953
Best Maintenance-Cleaning Service San Rafael CA 94912-2303
Booi's Cleaning Service San Rafael CA 94903-0722
Cleaning Co San Rafael CA 94901-3889
EWV San Rafael CA 94903-3146
Express Cleaning Service San Rafael CA 94912-3104
G&S Maintenance San Rafael CA 94915-0442
Imperial Building Maintenance San Rafael CA 94903-0817
Laura's Cleaning Service San Rafael CA 94903-4510
Service Master Pro Building Maintenance San Rafael CA 94901-4890
Spotless Commercial Building Maintenance San Rafael CA 94903-1951
Sta-Clean Commercial Cleaning San Rafael CA 94901-4867
Starbrite Cleaning Service San Rafael CA 94901-4774
Vusu Cleaning Ltd San Rafael CA 94901-5905

Janitorial Sausalito CA
Pacific Building Maintenance Sausalito CA 94966-1282

Janitorial Stinson Beach CA
Good & Clean Co Stinson Beach CA 94970-9702