Differences between Commercial Cleaning and Janitorial Services

Businesses based in Dallas/Ft. Worth areas sometimes get confused when making decisions about requesting janitorial services versus commercial cleaning services. Here at Fort Worh Janitorial Services, we often get asked what the differences between the two are. 

Janitorial services means that certain areas are cleaned more frequently. Commercial cleaning involves deep cleaning of areas that don’t require frequent maintenance. 

It’s an excellent question, because the two services while different, work hand in hand to ensure your business is properly cleaned. Read on to find out the differences between commercial cleaning and janitorial services.

Janitorial Services

Janitorial Services involves cleaning on a nearly daily basis. The frequent cleaning is designed to make sure your business is able to put its best foot forward when a customer comes through. Plus there are many safety aspects that are taken care of such as cleaning up spills and making sure common surfaces are sanitized. These services are highly focused on common areas such as:

  • Disposing of trash and trash cans
  • Floor sweeping and mopping
  • Vacuuming common areas
  • Bathroom cleaning
  • Dusting
  • Cleaning and wiping of eating locations

Janitorial services perform many more important duties than you might think. Nearly anything from cleaning appliance handles to light bulb replacement can be performed by janitorial services. It just depends on the type of agreement you make with the cleaning company. The tasks are different for nearly every commercial residence.

Think about a school. Someone’s got to clean off the chalkboards, maintain the hallways, and take care of the school cafeteria and so many more areas. This is a totally different environment than say, a call center or office building. Whether an educational institution or the White House, the cleaning demands are different yet no less important. 

Can Janitorial Services Help to Control COVID-19?

With Dallas in the grips of a pandemic along with the rest of the nation, frequent and quality cleaning is a must for any business. As of December 7, 2020, over 134,000 people have contracted COVID-19 and over 1230 deaths in Dallas alone have been reported. Employees have every right to be concerned about how clean their workspaces are. 

The bottom line is that there is currently no amount of cleaning alone that can totally eliminate COVID-19 contamination. But constant cleaning has been widely proven to help keep the virus in check in both residential and commercial settings. We’re talking about at a minimum making sure the most commonly touched areas such as light switches, door handles, bathroom stalls and more are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized each and every time. 

Employees feel more confident going into their work environments knowing that they’re walking into a clean space. This in turn promotes motivation to get their jobs done. When your employees feel safe, they can concentrate on their work instead of worrying about who might’ve touched what, or asking when was the last time a common area was cleaned. 

Commercial Cleaning Services  

Commercial cleaning services are a more focused type of cleaning. Think of it as heavy-duty cleaning of areas where daily cleaning would be impractical or simply not necessary. These areas can include:

  • Washing of windows
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Furniture cleaning
  • Intense hardfloor cleaning
  • Power washing of areas like public bathrooms
  • Cleaning of light fixtures
  • Vent cleanings

Commercial cleaning services are something your business will probably need every three to four months instead of daily or weekly. For example, it’d be nearly impossible (and extremely expensive) to try to clean the windows of the Empire State Building every day. It’s an extreme example, but it demonstrates how complicated some tasks can be. As a business owner, you’ll have to plan out what commercial services you’ll need and when you’ll need it.  The deep cleaning will have to be both staggered as well as coordinated. 

You certainly don’t need to do this alone. Our highly trained experts will be more than happy to make a consultation with you. Planning a commercial cleaning together will let us know what you really want or need to focus on. We can make a thorough inspection of your business and let you know what our recommendations are. We can even offer you a free quote

When deciding on commercial cleaning, it would be best if you considered contacting us at Dallas Janitorial Services first. We can help you customize the exact services you’ll need, saving you money in the long run. 

What Is One of the Most Important Things to Get Commercially Cleaned?

The areas you’ll definitely want to consider getting cleaned are carpets if you have them. Carpets not only get dirty very quickly, they also trap a lot of dust and outside dirt. Not getting your carpet cleaned regularly can also present a safety hazard in your workplace. 

What Your Average Carpet Can Contain

  • Fungi and bacteria
  • Chemicals that can trigger allergies or asthma attacks
  • Viruses. Norovirus and food poisoning bacterias can cling to carpets for weeks
  • Insects and their eggs
  • Spilled liquids – can attract insects as well as cause carpet fibers to smell and rot
  • Dirt – contains many microbes and of course can make your carpet look terrible

Janitorial Services are here to Help 

Your business reflects who you are and where you want to go. Your customers and employees depend on you to make them feel welcome at all times. Certified and bonded, we’ve been proudly serving Dallas businesses since 2006. We handle both Janitorial and Commercial Cleaning. How do you start? 

  • Contact Janitorial Services directly
  • Or fill out the “free quote” form on our site
  • We’ll contact you and help customize your cleaning plan
  • We’ll give you a free quote
  • You sit back and relax while we take care of everything else

Getting your business cleaned is easier than you think. We also offer contract and no contract services to make getting your business cleaned with no hassles. We have highly trained personnel, the proper cleaning materials and plenty of high-tech equipment to get the job done. Contact Janitorial Services today to get started.