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Commercial Cleaning vs. Janitorial Cleaning

Keeping your place of business clean is a 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 cleaning. When hiring a cleaning service, 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. Here will explore 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

Let’s start with janitorial cleaning. This service includes your 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 tasks you can expect may include:

  • Dusting
  • Cleaning the restroom
  • Emptying the trash
  • Vacuuming carpet
  • Sweeping and mopping hard surfaces
  • Cleaning shared spaces like kitchens or breakrooms

Commercial Cleaning Services are Bigger, Less Frequent Tasks

Whereas janitorial cleaning involves emptying the trash and 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 may include:

  • Deep carpet cleaning
  • Hard surface deep cleaning
  • Window washing
  • Upholstery/furniture cleaning
  • Grout cleaning

Stratus Building Solutions offers Janitorial & Commercial Cleaning Services 

To sum it all up, 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 more interested in those bigger cleaning projects, then commercial cleaning may be a better fit. Or perhaps you need both. 

The good news is that Stratus Building Solutions can handle the dirty work for you. 

We will discuss your specific needs with you and develop a plan that is customized for you. Explore all that we have to offer at or reach out to your local Stratus to talk to a franchisee about your cleaning needs. 


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