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Commercial Cleaning vs. Janitorial Cleaning

At Stratus Building Solutions, we know that keeping your place of business clean is a top priority. It serves to make a good first impression to visitors, keeps employees productive, and prevents the spread of germs. Even though “clean” is one word, there are actually a wide range of tasks and jobs that go into the act of cleaning. When hiring a professional cleaning company, there are also different terms that have different meanings regarding the service you are receiving.

Specifically, janitorial cleaning services are not exactly the same as commercial cleaning services. They both involve cleaning, but the actions involved are different. Let's talk about what sets these two services apart so you can make sure you are getting the right services for your business!

Janitorial Cleaning Services Are Everyday Tasks

Janitorial cleaning services include smaller, daily cleaning duties that keep a building looking pristine. This ensures that your building, whether it is an office, retail space, warehouse, or restaurant, is clean and well maintained. Typically, workers will be on site during regular business hours so that they can keep up with daily activities, but they might work after hours as well. Some of the cleaning tasks you can expect may include:

  • Cleaning high-touch areas
  • Cleaning shared spaces like kitchens or break rooms
  • Cleaning the restroom
  • Cleaning windows, mirrors, and other reflective surfaces
  • Dusting
  • Emptying the trash
  • Spot cleaning marks on walls or baseboards
  • Sweeping and mopping hard surfaces
  • Vacuuming carpets

With professional janitorial services, you can rest assured that your building is always ready for guests and that your business will always be ready to make a shining impression!


Commercial Cleaning Services Are Bigger, Less Frequent Tasks

While janitorial cleaning involves emptying the trash and other daily tasks, commercial cleaning is different. This is characterized by those larger, specialized tasks that are not usually handled by the janitorial staff. These are usually jobs that need to be performed once or twice a year as opposed to on a regular basis, and they may include:

  • Deep carpet cleaning
  • Grout cleaning
  • Hard floor stripping, waxing, and finishing
  • Hard surface deep cleaning
  • Pressure washing
  • Upholstery and furniture cleaning
  • Window washing

With commercial cleaning services, your business can have confidence that your building is well maintained throughout the year and that any occasionally needed cleaning services are covered to prevent costly restorations or repairs in the future.


Stratus Offers Both Janitorial and Commercial Cleaning Services

In summary, if you need daily cleaning services that keep your office or business looking pristine, then janitorial cleaning is the way to go. If you are in need of those bigger cleaning projects, then commercial cleaning will be a better fit. Or perhaps you need both!

The good news is that Stratus can handle all of the dirty work for you. Contact us to discuss your specific cleaning needs and develop a plan that is customized for you.