Commercial Cleaning Guide
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ABOUT COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICES

A commercial cleaning service, sometimes referred to as a janitorial service, is a special type of professional cleaner that provides services to a variety of business types. These cleaning services can be performed during or after business hours, so they do not interfere with business operations, and generally include daily cleaning tasks and upkeep that keep your professional space looking clean and ready to serve your patrons. Whether you do business in an office, medical facility, or retail space, commercial cleaning services are likely the solution you’re looking for.

Some commercial cleaning services are individually owned or operated, while others are part of a centrally owned brand. Coverall operates under a franchisee model, meaning individual business owners serve their local markets under the Coverall brand. These franchise business owners perform commercial cleaning services with the backing of a nationally recognized brand. This coverage allows us to serve single business locations along with multiple locations that are part of a chain. Our network of regional support centers spans the United States, Canada, and Japan, so finding a professional cleaning service near you has never been easier.

What Services Does a Commercial Cleaning Company Typically Offer?

When you decide to hire a commercial cleaning company, it’s important to know routine general cleaning services and what may be considered “additional services.” The best commercial cleaning companies will give you a quote that details both.

Dusting
Most cleaning services will address dust that collects on and around surfaces. Some use more reliable methods for actually removing dust—rather than just spreading it around—which can help reduce allergens.
Vacuuming
High-traffic areas show debris brought in on patrons’ shoes and can detract from the professional appeal of your office.
Mopping
The hard floors in any space can become dirty after a busy day of high foot traffic. Taking time to clean and care for each floor type preserves longevity of the floor and provides your business and brand with a professional, clean space.
Trash Removal
Stinky garbage left in your workplace overnight can be quite a surprise in the morning. Removing waste, cleaning receptacles and replacing bags after each workday can make a huge difference.
Standard Wiping
A regular wipe-down gets rid of residue and grime. However, using disinfectants and the right cleaning tools can also remove bacteria and viruses that cause illness.

Commercial Cleaning Specialty Services

With so many types of businesses out there, some may require specialty cleaning to account for spaces that need attention above and beyond a general clean. To get those sometimes forgotten spaces, keep your products and display items looking their best, or prepare for seasonal traffic influxes, adding a special service to your general cleaning schedule is a great idea. Save your flooring, upholstery, and other assets through a preventative maintenance plan.
 

A one-time event might also require a higher level of attention than your usual weekday clean. Monthly, quarterly, or yearly special services you might need to consider are:

Hardwood Floor Care
Unique care for this durable floor type should be considered to preserve the look for years to come.
Window Washing
Get your windows cleaned regularly to preserve your view and allow in plenty of natural light.
Carpet Care
Aside from routine vacuuming, carpet can require more attention in the event of a spill, or a build up of grime from foot traffic.
Upholstery and Fabric Care
Couches and fabric décor can require cleaning outside of routine care to keep your furniture looking new.
Grout Cleaning
Closer attention to these often-overlooked collection points for dirt can make all the difference, especially if you have tile features in your office.
Special Event Cleaning
Sometimes the best place to host an event is at your workplace. You worry about the fun and leave the clean-up to Coverall.

How Much Do Commercial Cleaning Services Cost?

A commercial cleaning service takes a number of factors into consideration as they prepare a cleaning service pricing quote. Since each business or workplace is different, there are a few key factors to consider when you are reviewing price quotes for services. These include:

  • The size of your space and the size of the area to be cleaned
  • How frequently you require cleaning
  • Specialized services
  • Time of cleaning (during the day or overnight)

Having an idea of your requirements for getting your space professionally cleaned will help you during the quoting process.

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How coverall's Commercial Cleaning Franchise Owners Get the Job Done

Coverall franchise owners operate as independent business owners with the added support one would expect from a nationally recognized commercial cleaning brand. When they decide to purchase a franchise with Coverall, these business owners are provided with in-depth training on the Coverall Core 4® process. This approach to commercial cleaning combines advanced disinfecting chemicals, tools, and cleaning protocols that remove the maximum amount of dirt and grime and help reduce the risk of illness to create an exceptionally clean business. Owners are often members of the communities they service, so you’ll get a quality professional clean while supporting a local business owner. Finding a support location near you is the first step to find your professional cleaning provider.

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How Will Your workplace Benefit from a Commercial Cleaning Service?

Commercial cleaning benefits really begin to stack up when you consider all the stakeholders they benefit. From co-workers to customers, having a tidy office makes an impact on your overall operations. Can you recall a rough cold/flu season at work? Having offices professionally cleaned with disinfectants can help prevent the spread of flu in the workplace. Depending on your facility type, a cleaning service can improve the overall safety of your employees too. In an industrial setting, debris left behind can cause tripping hazards if left behind from the prior workday. If a portion of your staff’s time is consumed with cleaning tasks, you could also see a decrease in employee productivity. Your customers will appreciate it too. Having a tidy space that greets customers and provides a healthy space can make a great first impression.

What Are the Different Facility Types Where Commercial Cleaning Services Are Offered?

Coverall franchise owners clean a wide variety of facility types. Each type has unique cleaning considerations and requires the right mix of service to maintain a clean, professional appearance. Some types of workplaces where Coverall provides services include:
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Key Questions to Ask During Your Commercial Cleaning Quote

  • How soon can the cleaning services begin?
  • How many people will be servicing our workplace?
  • How frequently can we expect cleaning services?
  • Are there any time limits on when I can have my space cleaned?
  • What will you do during a standard cleaning session?
  • What special cleaning services do you offer?
  • Do you have experience cleaning our type of workplace?
  • When can I expect to be invoiced?
  • What is the payment process?
  • Who is the main person who will handle my account?

Where to Begin Your Commercial Cleaning Search

There are a number of cleaning service providers out there, but it may be difficult to know which ones are capable of meeting your specific needs and which do the best work. When beginning your search, take the following things into consideration:
 
  • Research online for commercial and janitorial cleaning companies in your area. You will get a sense of the company’s service offerings to begin comparing services and pricing.
  • Ask other businesses in your complex or on your block. See if they have a reliable cleaning service they are happy with, and ask for a referral. Don’t ask friends or family who cleans their house; commercial cleaning requires different skills.

Once you’ve found commercial cleaning service providers that seem promising, you’ll need to set up an on-site visit and walk-through so that you and the provider can ensure your quote exactly matches your needs and nothing gets missed or under- or over-estimated.

Not only does Coverall have a strong presence in a number of markets, their network of franchised owners is reliable, professional, and highly trained. Best of all, they offer consistent quality of service as well as competitive pricing unmatched by individual cleaning companies in your area.