What is commercial cleaning and why is it different?

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Cleaning is cleaning, right?

Dirt is dirt, no matter where you go? Wrong!

Different industries have different standards when it comes to cleanliness, and which type of industry you’re in will dictate which type of cleaning service you need.

Commercial cleaning is the most common form of professional cleaning, but what exactly is it, why is it different from other types of cleaning, and who might need it?

Residential Cleaning

Residential or domestic cleaning is exactly what it sounds like. Houses, offices, nursing homes… these all fall under residential cleaning.

Residential cleaning includes duties like dusting, vacuuming, washing surfaces, mopping floors, and polishing mirrors and fixtures.

It is how you would want your home to look if visitors came round; clean, tidy and presentable.

That’s fine for a non-professional situation, but what happens when your business depends on cleanliness?

That’s when it’s time for a commercial clean.

Commercial Cleaning

Commercial cleaning is one step up from residential cleaning.

Retail stores, supermarkets, banks, hotels… basically anywhere that has a large number of people coming and going needs a good and thorough deep clean regularly.

Commercial cleaning digs deeper than residential cleaning, getting into the nooks and crannies, sanitising door handles, railings, phones, and desks.

Whereas a residential clean might vacuum a carpet, a commercial clean will steam-wash it.

Commercial cleaners bring with them larger and more powerful pieces of equipment, ensuring that business remains operational and in good working order.

One of the most obvious differences between residential and commercial cleaners is their experience. Commercial cleaners are usually trained to a higher degree, qualified to use specialist equipment, and versed in Health & Safety guidelines.

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Industrial Cleaning

Industrial cleaning is one step again from commercial cleaning.

Industrial cleaning is for specialised industries, when only professionals can be hired to do the job.

While commercial cleaning might give a school a good, deep clean, industrial cleaning will completely sanitise a factory from top to bottom.

It’s also used for more dangerous situations, like a chemical spill or cleaning hazardous equipment.

Many industries have strict Health & Safety guidelines when it comes to cleaning and sanitisation, and so only professional industrial cleaners can do the job.

Breweries, for example:  fermenters and large vats need regular cleaning with the correct chemicals to ensure the end product isn’t contaminated and to minimise loss of product.

Industrialised cleaners have specialised training and certifications that allow them to carry out these dangerous jobs.

Why commercial cleaning is so important

As we’ve seen recently with COVID-19, germs and viruses spread quickly.

Basic hygiene can only do so much, which is why a deep clean is needed to sanitise areas with high foot traffic.

Any business in hospitality needs to keep on top of things, especially those that serve food and drink.

And of course, there is the impression that a dirty workplace gives your customers and clients. There’s no surer way to lose business than to come across as unhygienic.

Regular deep cleaning of food manufacturing facilities is critical in reducing the risk of pest infestations, unpleasant odours and product contamination.

Regular commercial cleaning of a business or property means you save money in the long term. If things get out of hand, there’s a danger your entire operation may have to close while everything is cleaned to an acceptable standard.

A regularly scheduled deep clean will be more manageable and keep costs down, saving you costly productive time and money in the long run.

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Let the professionals handle it

Maintaining the best standards in your premises can be difficult, especially when you are trying to run a business.

It’s best to simply hand it over to the professionals and let them get on with it.

Whether you are a large, medium or small business, we offer a variety of commercial cleaning solutions to meet your sanitation needs within your budget.

We provide comprehensive deep cleans for food manufacturing areas and machinery to ensure facilities meet the many audit standards.

We have the experience, skills and qualifications to clean your premises to the exact high standards we set ourselves, and can customise our services to meet your specific, unique needs.

Contact us today if you would like to know more about our commercial cleaning or any of our other services.

One of our friendly team members will be happy to have a chat and answer any questions you may have.

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