Commercial cleaning involves a variety of cleaning services catered to offices, warehouses, doctor’s surgeries, restaurants and hotels. When you hire a commercial cleaning company, well-trained and experienced cleaners are tasked to take care of all the cleaning work that needs to be done in an establishment.
Regular commercial cleaning usually entails simpler tasks such as sweeping and mopping the floor, vacuuming, toilet cleaning, and other day-to-day tasks.
On the other hand, deep cleaning involves more complicated tasks such as dusting high ceilings and other hard to reach places, deep cleaning carpets, wiping walls, and other areas that aren’t cleaned on a daily basis
What is included in commercial cleaning?
What is included in commercial cleaning? We are asked this more often than you could imagine when providing quotes to clients. They are unsure if their requirements are “normal” or will be acceptable to us.
Cleaning services offered will vary but most commercial cleaners will have the equipment and staff available to carry out everything from dusting desks and emptying bins to industrial carpet cleaning and window cleaning.
The scope of commercial cleaning
The scope of commercial cleaning will include routine and general cleaning – Including tiles, floors, internal walls, partition walls, furniture, lighting, suspended ceilings, window cleaning, dining and kitchen areas, washing facilities and more.
The benefit of using One Stop Solutionsfor your commercial cleaning requirements is that every single quote and service is bespoke and tailored to the client to meet their requirements and fit within their budget.
All sectors require different skills, different chemicals and equipment, different risk assessments and method statements, and often different levels of cleaner security clearance.
Standard, common commercial cleaning duties
Standard cleaning duties will often include the following:
Vacuuming / mopping of floors
Cleaning of toilets and replenishing soap and toilet roll
Cleaning of kitchen areas
Sanitisation of door handles and other high touch points
Emptying of bins
Cleaning of internal glass to remove obvious marks
High dusting to remove cobwebs
What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?
The average office worker comes into contact with around 10 million bacteria each day. So, some aspects of an office environment may require a more specific type of cleaning. This could be because of the risk of spreading germs, the nature of your operations and some of the substances or materials used, and of course this also applies to cleaning toilets and showers, where you wouldn’t simply use warm, soapy water.
In essence, cleaning is the removal of dirt and impurities from surfaces and includes germs. So, cleaning removes germs, but it doesn’t necessarily kill them. If you clean a work surface with warm soapy water, for example, it will no longer look dirty and you will remove some germs, but many germs and bacteria will be left behind, to grow again rapidly.
Alternatively, disinfecting uses chemicals specifically designed to kill germs that appear or are left on surfaces, but it doesn’t necessarily clean dirty surfaces. So, if you use a disinfectant spray on a work surface that has an accumulation of dirt on it, that dirt will remain unless you subsequently clean it off.
So, with any office cleaning regime you need to identify which areas only need cleaning, and which areas need disinfecting, and which need both. Sometimes, if you only clean or only disinfect, you do half the job. So, to effectively clean some office areas, such as tiled or laminate floors, toilets, sinks and showers, you must first clean and then disinfect. However, many office areas such as IT equipment and desks do not need disinfecting and won’t react well to being disinfected, they can be cleaned using more specific cleaners and sprays.
A further method of attacking germs which is seen in many offices, is that they now supply hand sanitiser, which employees can use regularly to reduce the transmission of infection. In this case, it may be a duty of the cleaning company to make sure these stocks are maintained and kept available
To find out more about commercial cleaning services provided by One Stop Solutions call 01792 439179