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Are Janitorial Services and Commercial Cleaning Services the Same Thing?

When you’re in the market for professional cleaning services perhaps you have heard of janitorial services as well as commercial cleaning services and wondered, is there a difference? The two terms can be confusing because they sound very different but are sometimes used to mean the same thing. Some professional cleaning companies may state that they provide one or the other. However, Coverall’s independent franchise business owners provide both kinds of services.
 
Read more to learn about the difference between janitorial vs. commercial cleaning services, and how Coverall provides a “two-for-one” service.
 

What Do Janitorial or Commercial Cleaning Companies Do?

Day-to-day cleaning services like dusting, mopping, and vacuuming and can be categorized as janitorial services. Other, less frequently needed specialty services, such as carpet and upholstery cleaning or window cleaning, may be referred to as commercial cleaning services. Whether a business defines its services as janitorial or commercial cleaning is less important than what those services entail.
 
Most businesses require routine and specialized cleaning services. You could, potentially, hire a commercial cleaning service and a janitorial service to satisfy both needs. However, hiring two separate businesses to maintain your workplace could be unnecessarily expensive, confusing and redundant. A better solution is to find a single cleaning company to provide a thorough, consistent clean on a regular basis, who also has the expertise to handle your less frequent deep-cleaning or specialty cleaning requirements.
 

What to Consider When Hiring a Janitorial or Commercial Cleaners

Naturally, you want a space as free as possible from dirt and germs. The exact cleaning needs of your business will vary and you will not want to pay for any services you don’t need. You should look for a professional cleaning service that is tailored to your unique workspace. Below are some of the needs you will want to consider.
 

What Daily Cleaning Needs Do You Have?

Daily cleaning tasks—what some cleaning companies call janitorial services—are vital for maintaining a professional-looking and healthier work environment. Such routine cleaning might take place every day, or only a few times a week, according to your needs. The daily services you’ll want a cleaning company to perform include:

  • Bathroom cleaning

  • Vacuuming

  • Dusting

  • Mopping

  • Emptying trash cans

  • Wiping down surfaces

 

What Special or Additional Cleaning Services Will You Need?

What some cleaning companies call commercial cleaning services—but you might think of as special or additional services—vary in frequency and be scheduled based upon seasonality and business volume. A great time for these services is when your business is temporarily closed. These services give your workplace a “deep clean” and can even help your assets last longer. Special cleaning services you may need include:

  • Additional high-touch items

  • Cleaning products within a workplace

  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning

  • Tile and hard floor cleaning

  • Window cleaning

  • Grout cleaning


Businesses Benefit From Both Types of Cleaning Services

Both janitorial and commercial cleaning services are important for businesses and, with Coverall, you can get all your cleaning needs met from one source. Your nearby independent Coverall franchise business owner can meet your needs for janitorial services and commercial cleaning services. They will look at the size and activity level of your workplace, and consider any peak seasons, frequency of needs, or other unique factors that may affect your requirements.