What to look for in a Commercial Cleaning Company

Cleaners Showing Thumb Up SignHiring a commercial cleaning company has many benefits for a business. A clean, well maintained work environment can increase employee work performance and improve the overall brand image. There are several things to consider when looking to hire a commercial cleaning company. Putting in the time to research a company will make finding the right commercial cleaning company easier for all your cleaning business needs.


Before hiring a commercial cleaning company for your business, getting references from other businesses that have already used the company’s cleaning services is a great source of information. Other things to consider include the type of cleaning services you need for your business and the type of services a cleaning company offers.  


There are many different types of services commercial cleaning companies provide, from general services to specialty services. Even if you already have an in-house cleaning staff for daily cleaning, you may need to consider specialty cleaning services that your staff isn’t trained for or certified in. For regular maintenance cleaning services consider what level of cleaning you need and what schedule works best for your business. Commercial cleaning services may provide certain services daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or one-time. Businesses in certain industries such as the healthcare field need much more specialized services than regular business offices.


Often commercial cleaning companies offer emergency cleaning services. This type of service may include cleaning services for damage caused by flooding, fire, or smoke. It’s important for a business to have a plan in case of an emergency. When looking into a commercial cleaning company for every day cleaning, making sure the company also has the ability to provide post emergency cleaning services, as a good investment decision for your business.


Whether you are hiring a commercial cleaning company for regular services or a specialty services you want to make sure they are correctly trained and certified. According to the International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association there are several common certifications for professional cleaners. These include Blood Borne Pathogens Certification, Mold Inspection & Remediation Services, Green Cleaning Company Certification, and Chemical Hazards Certification. Some of the certifications such as blood borne Pathogens have to be approved by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, better known as OSHA, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor. A commercial cleaning company that is fully trained and certified will help ensure quality services.


Some commercial cleaning companies offer free estimates for new potential customers. This is a good way to research different commercial cleaning companies before investing in their services. Asking for free estimates for both regularly scheduled and one-time services can help with the costs of hiring a commercial cleaning company.


Before hiring a commercial cleaning company for your business there are a few key factors to consider. Researching a company about the certifications and training their employees have, the types of services a commercial cleaning company provides and their availability to provide the services will help in finding the right company for the cleaning needs of your business.



  1. International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association. “Certification Courses”

16 April 2016