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What is Commercial Cleaning?

What you should know

No matter the industry, commercial cleaning services are integral to maintaining the health and safety of any work environment. But what are commercial cleaning services and what do they entail? Commercial cleaning refers to professional services that are provided to businesses including offices, warehouses, restaurants, bars, venues, and other environments where regular business is conducted. This is in contrast to residential environments like homes and apartment buildings/complexes.

While the range of services vary from cleaner to cleaner, general duties include the cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of surfaces, trash removal, and upholding the health and safety standards of your specific environment and industry.

Now, you may be thinking, why invest in a cleaner? You and your employees are perfectly capable of cleaning after yourselves, right? Even if the answer is yes, here are some reasons why every business should look into hiring a commercial cleaning company.

Knowledge & Experience

While it may not require much skill to take out the trash or clean the counters each evening, there are aspects of keeping a clean environment most individuals overlook. Commercial cleaning professionals have both the knowledge and experience to efficiently maintain your business. In other words, it’s not about just wiping down surfaces but knowing exactly where on surfaces germs and bacteria tend to spread.

In addition to this, cleaning professionals know just what products to use to effectively clean without sacrificing the integrity of your upholstery, furniture, floors, and walls, or otherwise damage your business. Rather than spending time on Google figuring out how to remove a stain or adding cleaning supplies to your list of monthly expenses, a commercial cleaner will bring everything with them to address your needs. 


Properly cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting an environment takes time. The bigger the space, the more time it will require. When it comes to running a business, time is money, and the time you’re spending keeping a clean workspace should be applied to achieving your goals. With a commercial cleaner, you can do both.

Most commercial cleaners work on a flexible schedule, allowing them to come before, during, or after hours of operation. This allows you to properly maintain your environment without interrupting continuity of service. In some instances, it’s best if customers don’t see your environment actively being cleaned but can rest assured that they’re in safe and healthy space. Investing in a commercial cleaning service is one way to cross a task or two off your list and put more time towards improving your business. 

Safety & Insurance

Cleaning an environment from top to bottom can be a dangerous task. Operating heavy machinery or reaching hard-to-reach areas can pose a safety risk for your staff. In the end, it’s neither your staff nor your job to be put in harm’s way over a clean environment.

Commercial cleaners come are experienced in operating heavy mechanical cleaning equipment and are trained to reach difficult areas while adhering to health and safety protocols. In case of an emergency, commercial cleaners must also be insured to further protect their staff—one less liability you are responsible for. 


The cost of cleaning supplies and equipment can become costly. When it comes to cleaning products, polishes, carpet cleaning machines, water-fed poles, and other equipment, there’s no reason to add these to your growing list of expenditures. Save your business the time and effort by investing in a commercial cleaner that comes prepared with the necessary equipment along with the experience to properly use them.


A clean environment doesn’t just start and stop with wiping down surfaces, cleaning the windows, and taking out the trash. One thing a commercial cleaner will be above all else is thorough. That means tending to areas and utilizing techniques that someone untrained in professional cleaning would miss. That includes deep cleaning, putting a focus on high touch points, and even reaching difficult areas like high ceilings and ventilation systems.

A commercial cleaner understands true cleanliness means taking care of the areas most individuals can’t see. This ensures your work environment is both safe and healthy, greatly reducing the risk of illness and presenting your business with a tidy aesthetic you can be proud of. 

Things to take away about commercial cleaning:

  • Commercial cleaning can save you time, money, and effort
  • Less time cleaning = more time achieving your business goals
  • Commercial cleaners can protect your staff from both illness and harm
  • Invest in a commercial cleaner who specifies is areas in you wouldn’t think of

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