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Is it possible for us to terminate our janitorial agreement?

Exiting your current janitorial contract: What are your options?

Many customers have asked themselves this question, but canceling a service agreement should always be a last resort. However, if the cleaning or service quality has declined significantly, you may have to make a change. Can you get out of your current contract? The answer is not a simple one, as it can be “yes, no, and maybe.” Let’s take a closer look at each possibility.

"No" – The Firm Contract

In rare cases, a janitorial contract can be incredibly strict, making it challenging to terminate without facing penalties. These agreements may impose specific service terms and eliminate cancellation options, leading to legal repercussions. If you find yourself in this situation, try to negotiate a peaceful termination with your provider. If that doesn’t work, you may need to fulfill the contract until it expires.

"Maybe" – The Contract with Conditions

This type of contract is more common and includes clauses that allow for termination under specific circumstances. For example, if the janitorial service has significant service deficiencies that remain unaddressed, you may be able to cancel the agreement. If you have this type of contract, ensure you understand the language and how you can terminate it. If the issues can’t be resolved, have a plan in place to cancel according to the contract. 

"Yes" – The Agreement with a "30-Day Out Option"

Most janitorial contracts contain a “30-day-out clause,” which allows either party to terminate the agreement with thirty days written notice, without providing an explanation. If you have a current service agreement, it’s likely you have access to this clause. You can confidently exercise your right to terminate the contract without concerns about legal or financial consequences.

Regardless of your situation, it’s essential to be well-informed and develop a strategy for the future. Seek legal advice if necessary, and ensure you have a thorough understanding of your options. By following these steps, you can make informed decisions about your janitorial contract.