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Why you should avoid Franchise Cleaning Companies

Master Clean vs. The Franchise

Most franchise cleaning companies do not make their money from the cleaning contract they have with you. They make a quick buck by selling your contract to a franchisee. In fact, they actually anticipate and fully expect many of the franchisees to fail with your contract. Do you want the headache of having a new franchisee every 2 to 3 months?

With this in mind, there are certain questions that you should ask a franchise company before hiring them. With these simple questions, you’ll realize quickly whether or not the service you are being sold has your best interests in mind.

  1. Ask for a list of cleaning customers that they have been servicing for 4 or more years
  2. Ask for a list of franchisees that have been owners of a franchise for more than 5 years
  3. Ask what the background is of the franchisee that will be cleaning for you. 
  4. Ask them how much of the invoice you pay will actually be received by the franchisee and then consider this; would you run a business for that low a rate? And how long.
  5. After you’ve done all of this then check with the Federal Trade Commission and see how many former franchisees have litigation pending.

We realize that hiring a cleaning company can be a messy subject matter, however you a choice when it comes to hiring a reliable janitorial service in your area. While we preach that franchises are not the way to go, here are reasons why the small, local guys are the right pick.

  • Smaller, local, and family owned companies have time for you. We provide great customer service because we are the face of our company. Our business has been around for decades and we intend to be around for even longer!
  • You are the consumer (not a franchisee/sub-contractor) and you will be given the personal attention that you should be getting.
  • Most of the money you spend with a locally owned and operated janitorial service will stay within your city or community, and this boosts your local economy.
  • Someone is always available to attend to your needs, answer your questions or run over to your office within hours notice, because you matter to us.

It all starts with a phone call or email. Contact us and we’ll be sure to take care of you!