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Commercial Cleaning FAQs

Last Updated Dec 14, 2011 · Written by Jaclyn Fitzgerald

When running a business, it is important to make sure that your premises are clean, not only to impress clients but to ensure the health and wellbeing of your employees.  While you can do this yourself, it is usually a much better idea to hire a commercial cleaner.  Here’s everything you need to know about commercial cleaning.  If you’re ready to start looking for someone to service your business, take a look at some commercial cleaning professionals near you.

What is Commercial Cleaning?

Commercial cleaning is simply the cleaning of any commercial property, commercial being defined as any place where business is done.

What Types of Properties Do Commercial Cleaners Service?

Commercial cleaners will service many different kinds of properties including offices, retail stores, banks, hospitals, gyms, restaurants, bars, car dealerships, and so on.

What Do Commercial Cleaning Companies Do?

Commercial cleaning companies provide a number of services to ensure that your property is sparkling clean including:
  • Carpet cleaning

  • Window cleaning

  • General cleaning (vacuuming/dusting/mopping etc)

  • Providing consumables (such as toilet paper, hand towels and so on)

  • Rubbish collection

  • Cleaning common areas

  • Removing graffiti

  • Cleaning bathrooms

  • Hard floor maintenance (buffing, polishing, sealing etc)

  • Lawn and garden maintenance

  • Recycling

  • Securely disposing of documentation
Other services may be provided and the cleaning company will happily outline these for you.

Are the Employees Clearly Identified and Security Checked?

The employees of a commercial cleaning company will generally wear a uniform identifying them, as well as carry photo identification that they will display or produce on request. As well, the employees will have been checked and verified by the police in your area in order to give you peace of mind.

How Much Does Commercial Cleaning Cost?

The price of commercial cleaning depends on a number of factors such as the time needed to complete the cleaning, the frequency of visits and the services being provided.  The company should provide you with a detailed quote before beginning any work, and explain the charges to you so that you know what is covered and what to expect.

What Should a Commercial Cleaning Quote Include?

The quote given to you by the commercial cleaning company should be obligation free and cover all of the services that you expect them to perform.  Ask to see a breakdown of this list so that you are not surprised by any additional costs later on.

How Long Does a Commercial Cleaning Contract Last?

The cleaning contract will last for as long as you mutually agree. The contract can be monthly, quarterly, or yearly depending on your preferences, and you can alter the contract at each renewal time.

Do Commercial Cleaning Companies Hold Insurance?

Commercial cleaning companies should always hold public liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance, and the proof of this should be presented to you before any contract is signed.
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