5 Major Type Of Commercial Cleaning Service You Should Know

Posted on: 17 December 2021

When it comes to providing a clean environment in commercial buildings, the market offers a range of services that clean floors, carpets and other surfaces. Each service uses different kinds of cleaning equipment and has specific maintenance schedules. To help you choose the most appropriate service for your building, this article presents summary descriptions of five major types of commercial cleaning.

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners

These professionals offer effective deep-cleaning solutions to remove dirt from carpets and upholstery.  They use specialized equipment such as truck-mounted steam or dry vapor systems. In addition to its powerful suction capability, the equipment is designed with additional tools like brushes and rotary scrubbers that can break through embedded grime on carpet fibers. These services also offer deodorizing and sanitizing treatments to eliminate bad odors and prevent the growth of bacteria.

Floor Care Professionals

Floor care specialists use a variety of methods to clean and protect floors, depending on the type of surface. For example, they may use high-speed buffers or burnishers to remove built-up dirt.  This equipment can also polish floors.  They may use wet-vacuum systems with absorbent pads to clean spills and remove water from carpets. Specialized cleaning solutions and sealants are brought in to protect hardwood or vinyl flooring from scratches and scuff marks. Some services also offer waxing or stripping services to maintain the shine of floors over time.

Window Cleaners

Window cleaners use a range of tools such as ladders and squeegees to clean hard-to-reach surfaces. They may also use specialized equipment like poles with microfiber cloths, which are gentle enough for glass but effective at removing dirt. Many services offer other functional benefits such as heat/sun treatment to reduce the amount of sunshine required to clear windows.  They may also use UV treatments to protect against damage from sun exposure. Window cleaners can also treat window ledges and adjacent surfaces with antimicrobial sprays to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

Maintenance Professionals

These services specialize in regular spot cleaning routines or deep-cleaning protocols (e.g., carpet deodorizing). Depending on the size of your building and how often you need service, you may want to work with a service that offers either one-time visits or regularly scheduled cleanings.

Specialty Services

Many of the specialized commercial cleaning services offered by generalists are also available separately. For example, specialty services include: mattress cleaning for hotels/motels, bulk carpet shampooing for large floor areas, and hard surface floor care (e.g., waxing, burnishing). You can also use these services to treat specific surfaces such as windows, walls or furniture. Some companies provide ancillary services such as air duct cleaning and trash hauling.

When choosing a commercial cleaning service, it's important to consider the specific needs of your building. The five services described here are just a sampling of what's available in the market. For more information, or to get a free quote, contact a local provider.