Commercial cleaning is more complex than most people think. There are different types of cleaning services that offices and commercial establishments may need, and each requires a different set of tools and equipment. Some might overlap, like how both sweeping and mopping clean floors. But each service has a specific purpose, like how sweeping removes loose dirt and mopping cleans dried-up spills and clinging mud.
This article will discuss the different types of commercial cleaning services you might need for your business.
General Cleaning Services
When you call for commercial cleaning services, you can expect certain tasks without consulting the service agreement’s fine print. These general cleaning services include:
- Wall and décor cleaning
- Trash collection and removal
- Dispenser buildup removal
- Surface and glass cleaning and disinfection
In corporate buildings, these are daily tasks that custodians are often responsible for. When completed routinely, it won’t take long to finish these tasks. The exception, of course, is if your establishment has high foot traffic, like a mall or fast food restaurant. In these cases, it will take longer for a team to dust and wipe tables, vacuum carpets, and mop floors.
Why hire a commercial cleaning company to do these basic types of cleaning services? One good reason is it will save you and your staff a lot of time and effort. At JAN-PRO Cleaning & Disinfecting, certified cleaning franchisees have an established routine with tasks already distributed amongst themselves. So even if it is their first time cleaning an establishment, they can finish the job quickly without sacrificing quality. Another reason to hire professional cleaners is they are more thorough at cleaning and disinfecting because they know to attend to difficult areas or easily forgotten concerns that custodians may overlook.
Carpet cleaning for commercial clients can include steam cleaning, stain and odor removal, and repairs. Commercial cleaning companies that offer this service use vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters for on-site cleaning. If the carpet is due for a more thorough washing, the cleaners can take it to a cleaning facility where they will steam-clean it or give it proper washing with water and carpet cleaning shampoo.
Upholstery and Furniture Cleaning
Furniture cleaning is not needed as often as general cleaning services, but it is still a job worth entrusting to commercial cleaning services experts. This is especially true if the furniture is made of premium materials like hardwood or marble. These materials need specific cleaning agents and tools, some of which might not be available at your local home depot.
Upholstery cleaning is just as challenging: there’s only so much dusting and vacuuming you can do. For example, if someone spilled a drink on your couch, it won’t be easy to remove the stain or smell using household cleaning products. On the other hand, a commercial cleaning company will have the proper equipment to remove the stain, for example, and ensure that the upholstery is completely dry to avoid mold and mildew.
Hardwood Floor and Hard Surface Floor Care
Hardwood and hardscapes need special care, too, just like furniture. Commercial cleaning products that contain ammonia and alkaline can dull their finish, while abrasive cleaning materials like hard-bristle brushes can scratch the surface.
Hardwood also needs regular maintenance, so it will be advantageous to find a commercial cleaning company that knows how to care for hardwood flooring.
As for hardscapes, people tend to clean them with a heavy hand because of a false sense of security. Natural stone, granite, marble, and composite materials are durable, so many believe it is okay to scrub them or use strong cleaning chemicals. Unfortunately, hard surfaces like these aren’t immune to damage and need special care. Cleaning companies with years of experience in commercial cleaning will know the best ways to clean and preserve these types of floors.
Sanitization and Disinfection
Of all the types of commercial cleaning services, sanitization and disinfection are among the most important. The events of recent years call for more stringent cleaning, especially in establishments that get a large number of walk-in customers every day.
While your staff can do their part to lower the risk of viral and bacterial infection (i.e., diligently wipe tables with disinfectant after customers leave), it will be easier and faster to bring in a professional sanitization and disinfection team. Commercial cleaning companies have special equipment like sprayers and applicators that can dispel disinfectants over a large area. At JAN-PRO Cleaning & Disinfecting, you can add a special service with a disinfecting system that can kill 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria.
Construction Cleanup and Debris Removal
One of the most important types of commercial cleaning services whenever there is construction in your place of work, post-construction cleanup and debris removal is a must to ensure order and safety in your business premises.
Construction debris can range from fine sand to large chunks of broken concrete. Unfortunately, local garbage collection services do not pick up demolition debris and construction waste materials, even on bulk collection days. Instead, construction debris must be brought to the designated disposal sites or waste management and recycling facilities that accept construction materials.
Longtime contractors and hauling companies know where these locations are and should have no problem disposing of construction debris from your business premises.
High-rise window glass cleaning
High-rise buildings need regular window cleaning and maintenance to maintain a professional facade and ensure enough natural light enters as intended by the architects and engineers. Unfortunately, cleaning windows from the inside only doesn’t cut it. Pollution and environmental factors like birds nesting on window ledges will leave visible marks on glass, and the only way to remove them is to clean from the outside.
High-rise window cleaning is a job best left to professionals. They have complete rappelling and safety equipment and are well-trained and experienced. As a result, the risk of accidents is much lower and the results much better when you hire professional window cleaners to wash your building’s exterior windows.
Specialized Medical and Surgery Center Cleaning and Disinfecting
Medical facilities are expected to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene, but many small practices and clinics do not have the ideal equipment for disinfecting their entire premises. Cleaning companies like JAN-PRO Cleaning & Disinfecting that specialize in medical-grade cleaning and disinfection, on the other hand, are well-equipped, trained, and have access to EPA-approved disinfectants.
Calling a cleaning company benefits patients who need a safe, healthy environment to heal and recover the most. Focusing on patients’ needs and exceeding their expectations for cleanliness and hygiene are some of the best ways to earn patient loyalty.
Which among these types of cleaning services do you need for your business? If you need one or more of these services, you only have to call JAN-PRO Cleaning & Disinfecting. With franchises in 41 states, the company’s highly-trained and certified cleaning teams will have everything on your checklist covered. No nook and cranny will be left uncleaned, and the entire service will be conducted efficiently and professionally.
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