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The Best Janitorial Companies in Queens NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Janitorial companies in Queens NY 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 Queens NY, including residential building maintenance services for apartment buildings, HOAs, and condo associations.

 
 

Updated November 15, 2017

 The TOP 10 Janitorial Services Office Cleaning in Queens NY

Martinez Building Service Corp
(718) 651-3915
9009 31st Ave
Flushing, NY 11369

Areas Served: Queen NY,Woodside NY,Jackson Heights NY,South Jamaica NY,Elmhurst NY,LeFrak City NY
Services: commercial building maintenance services incl. restrooms,offices,trash,grounds

Professional Touch
(718) 746-1909
149 Dust 28
Flushing, NY 11357

Areas Served: Queens County,Elmhurst NY,Laurelton NY,East Flushing NY,Rochdale,Jackson Heights NY
Services: janitorial services & building maintenance incl. facility maintenance,office cleaning

Anthony's Janitorial Maintenance
(718) 482-7811
2420 Jackson Ave # 205
Long Island City, NY 11101

Areas Served: Queens County,Sunnyside NY,St Albans NY,Woodhaven NY,Steinway NY,Astoria NY,Glendale
Services: janitorial cleaning, office cleaning, janitorial services incl.building maintenance

Abanno Building Maintenance Inc
(718) 366-2499
5912 55th St
Maspeth, NY 11378

Areas Served: Jackson Heights NY,Queens NY,Elmhurst NY,LeFrak City NY,Cambria Heights NY,Bayside NY
Services: janitorial services incl. office cleaning, building maintenance services

Service Master Co
(718) 380-8521
7150 Parsons Blvd # 3r
Flushing, NY 11365

Areas Served: Queens Village NY,Queens County,Far Rockaway NY,Elmhurst NY,Jackson Heights,Rochdale
Services: janitorial company for trash services,office cleaning,facility maintenance,vacuuming

The Best Janitorial Companies in Queens NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 



The state of New York doesn't require any state license of janitorial services in Queens New York, 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 Queens NY is even competent, is doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all janitorial companies in Queens NY 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 Queens NY

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 Queens NY 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 Queens NY 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 Queens. 

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 Queens. Instead, they are sales offices that then farm out your contract to smaller janitorial businesses in Queens. 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 Queens 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 in Queens NY

The best commercial janitorial services in Queens have options to satisfy 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.

Janitorial for Hospitals in Queens NY
Janitorial services for hospitals and health care facilities must be done to a higher standard than routine office cleaning services. A janitorial service for hospitals must know and follow JCAHO standards for housekeeping, sometimes referred to as Joint Commission standards, which deal with practices to reduce the risk of infection, how to properly handle and dispose of infectious waste, how to properly clean and disinfect medical equipment, and more.  The sections of JCAHO or Joint Commission related to janitorial services for hospitals include the following sections:

EC.02.06.01, element of performance (EP) 20-Patient areas are clean and free of offensive odors
IC.02.01.01, EP 6-Minimizing the risk of infection when storing and disposing of infectious waste
IC.02.02.01, EP 1-Carrying out infection prevention activities when cleaning and disinfecting medical equipment, devices, and supplies
IC.02.02.01, EP 4-Carrying out infection prevention activities when storing medical equipment, devices, and supplies (this is pretty much where the under-sink storage issue lives, in case you were wondering)


Cheap Janitor Services in Queens NY Are Not Always Good Janitorial Companies

Cheap janitorial services in Queens usually don't give the best results. Some customers of  cheap janitorial companies in Queens 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 Queens NY Are Much Better than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these janitorial services in Queens NY: Anthony's Janitorial Maintenance, Professional Touch, Service Master Co, Martinez Building Service Corp, Abanno Building Maintenance Inc. Other companies doing janitorial in Queens NY who might still be in business include: .

 

 

 

Questions To Ask Janitorial Services in Queens NY 


When hiring janitorial services in Queens NY, ask these questions of their methods regarding cleaning, billing, and hiring, and their experience and qualifications:


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 potentially companies. It will soon become clear which janitorial services in Queens NY 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 Queens NY

Before you make a final decision on the best janitors in Queens NY 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 in Queens NY 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 in Queens NY 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 in Queens NY 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 Queens NY 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? (The laws of some states hold you responsible for having that information on-site.)


Know Your Options When it Comes to Office Cleaning Companies in Queens NY

When you're choosing among janitorial services & office cleaning companies in Queens, 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 Queens NY

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 Queens NY 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 Queens NY 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 Janitorial & Office Cleaning in Queens NY 


The following is a list of trade associations and publications relevant to building maintenance services and janitorial services in Queens NY:




Associations Related to Office Cleaning Services & Janitorial in Queens NY

IFMA International Facility Management Association www.ifma.org
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
ISSA International Sanitary Supply Association www.issa.com
AFE Association for Facilities Engineering www.afe.org
BOMA Building Owners and Managers Association www.boma.org


Media Publications Regarding Janitorial Services in Queens

Cleanfax Magazine
www.cleanfax-digital.com

ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine
www.randrmagonline.com/ICS-Magazine

Cleaning Business Magazine
www.cleaningbusiness.com

Cleaning and Maintenance Management Magazine
www.cmmonline.com

Sanitary Maintenance
www.cleanlink.com/sm/

Cleaning Business Today
www.cleaningbusinesstoday.com
 

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

11412, 11432, 11429, 11105, 11405, 11420, 11109, 11368, 11411, 11357, 11434, 11106, 11416, 11101, 11433, 11697, 11413, 11360, 11419, 11427, 11692, 11103, 11378, 11370, 11356, 11359, 11363, 11372, 11379, 11385, 11373, 11361, 11423, 11365, 11364, 11375, 11369, 11414, 11354, 11430, 11415, 11355, 11377, 11004, 11367, 11428, 11366, 11426, 11691, 11102, 11422, 11417, 11418, 11358, 11421, 11374, 11436, 11435, 11693, 11694, 11104 and 11362

 

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for TOP 10 Janitorial Companies & Office Cleaning in Queens NY within the following cities:

Elmhurst, Kew Gardens Hill, Corona, East Flushing, Middle Village, Holliswood, Bayside, Astoria, Browne Park, Steinway, Forest Hills, Queensboro Hill, Woodhaven, South Jamaica, Jamaica Hills, Jackson Heights, Floral Park, Astoria Heights, Whitestone, Springfield Gardens, Jamaica Estates, Malba, Beechhurst, Lindenwood, Laurelton, Jamaica, Hill Crest, Flushing Meadows, Flushing, Bay Terrace, Belle Harbor, Ozone Park, Cambria Heights, Woodside, Briarwood, Douglaston, Queens Village, Clearview, Neponsit Belle, Bellerose, Glendale, College Point, Brookville, Seaside, Ridgewood, Rosedale, Somerville, Baywater, Richmond Hill, Little Neck, Rego Park, Far Rockaway, Bellaire, Pomonok, East Elmhurst, Rochdale, Kew Gardens, Oakland Gardens, LeFrak City, Hollis, North Corona, Sunnyside, Auburndale, South Ozone Park, Maspeth and St Albans

 


 

 

 

 

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Questions To Ask Janitorial Services in Queens NY


When hiring janitorial services in Queens NY, ask these questions of their methods regarding cleaning, billing, and hiring, and their experience and qualifications. more »

 

Resources:

Resources About Janitorial & Office Cleaning in Queens NY


The following is a list of trade associations and publications relevant to building maintenance services and janitorial services in Queens NY.more »

 

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