What is Commercial Cleaning and What Does a Commercial Cleaner Do?

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The reputation of a workplace or establishment often rests on the clean environment it maintains. Keeping a commercial space tidy and organized, however, is easier said than done. Luckily, there are many professional cleaning services available to keep these spaces looking spotless and hygienic, increasing your chances of attracting more prospective clients.

Read on to find out more about commercial cleaning and the benefits it can provide: 

What Exactly is Commercial Cleaning?

Commercial cleaning involves a variety of cleaning services catered to offices, warehouses, malls, movie theatres, restaurants, hotels, and other entertainment centers. When you hire a commercial cleaning company, well-trained and experienced cleaners are tasked to take care of all the cleaning work that needs to be done in an establishment.

Commercial cleaning services can be divided into two parts: regular cleaning and deep cleaning.

Regular commercial cleaning usually entails simpler tasks such as sweeping and mopping the floor, vacuuming, garbage clearing, toilet cleaning, and other day-to-day tasks.

On the other hand, deep cleaning involves more complicated tasks such as dusting high ceilings and other hard to reach places, deep cleaning carpets, wiping walls, and other areas that aren’t cleaned on a daily basis.

Commercial Cleaning vs. Residential Cleaning

When hiring a professional office cleaning service, selecting a company with extensive experience in cleaning spaces similar to yours is crucial, as different spaces often call for different approaches and tools, which can have a huge impact on the outcome of the space you’re having cleaned.

Two categories you should be able to distinguish in particular are commercial cleaning and residential cleaning.

As their names imply, the main difference between the two services lies in coverage area. Residential cleaning happens in home environments, whereas commercial cleaning happens in larger and usually public establishments. Hence, the strategies used for both services are widely different. Depending on the industry you’re in, certain workplaces must adhere to specific health and safety standards to ensure the safety and security of their employees and clients. Conversely, homeowners get to set their own cleaning standards, which would make residential cleaning a bit more straightforward compared to commercial cleaning.

Another difference is the set of equipment and cleaning methods used for both spaces. Because commercial spaces are much larger, they will usually require powerful cleaning tools and devices. However, these tools may be too powerful for home settings, and could cause damage to home items. These tools are also a lot bigger than home cleaning tools, which aren’t the most efficient for smaller areas.

The Duties and Responsibilities of a Commercial Cleaner

The scope of work of a commercial cleaner usually includes routine and general cleaning. These are often but not limited to tiles, floors, walls, furniture, ceilings, window cleaning, dining and kitchen areas, washing facilities, and more. Depending on your contract, commercial cleaners may frequent your workplace daily or as little as once a month. Here’s a list of the usual tasks you can expect them to help you with depending on the package you avail:

Daily Tasks:

  • Vacuum floors, mats and carpets
  • Wipe and dust horizontal surfaces of desks, tables, chairs, and other furniture
  • Empty waste bins and replace liners
  • Mop hard floors using disinfectants
  • Remove cobwebs from all areas
  • Ensure all areas are cleaned and arranged neatly
  • Spot clean painted surfaces and walls
  • Remove fingerprints and marks from door frames and light switches
  • Wipe all glass surfaces
  • Polish brass and bright work on cabinets and doors
  • Clean automatic glass doors inside and out
  • Clean elevators and stairs
  • Polish mirrors
  • Clean and sanitize toilets, sinks, and other bathroom areas

Weekly/Monthly Tasks:

  • Clean all glass inside and outside with squeegee
  • Buff all hard floors
  • Vacuum chairs and vents
  • Deep clean carpet floors

Why Should You Get Commercial Cleaning Services

If you’re a busy bee, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to accomplish the list above in addition to your list of tasks. Your staff will also be employed for a specific set of responsibilities, so it won’t be the most productive to ask them to help with the cleaning. Hence, hiring a commercial cleaning service will be beneficial, as they will take care of all the cleaning so you can focus on more urgent tasks.

Additionally, a commercial cleaning company will also have many trained cleaners who will be able to get the job done as quickly and as efficiently as possible. They will also have all the best equipment to carry out their work flawlessly. 

Importance of a Clean and Happy Workspace

Maintaining a clean place for your business is important for many reasons, especially if you’re often dealing with clients or customers. A bright and energizing space increases the chances of more clients and return customers, and also builds a healthy environment to keep you and your staff happy and productive. 

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