Commercial cleaning is a broad term predominantly used by cleaning companies who earn an income by being contracted by individuals, businesses or corporations to carry out cleaning jobs on a variety of premises. Cleaning companies can be found in virtually every town and city in the world, with a higher concentration in affluent regions. Typically these companies market their services via a professional sales force, advertising, word of mouth, or websites.
Where is commercial cleaning ?
Premises that may use commercial cleaning include: Shops,, High-rises, Function Centers, Data Centers, Restaurants, Offices, Showrooms, Warehouses, Factories, Schools, Medical facilities, Government facilities, Airports
Commercial office cleaning companies use a wide variety of cleaning methods, chemicals and equipment to facilitate and expedite the cleaning process. The scope of work may include all internal, general and routine cleaning to include floors, carpets, tiles, partition walls, internal walls, suspended ceilings, lighting, furniture and upholstery cleaning, window cleaning, deep cleans of sanitary conveniences and washing facilities, kitchens and dining areas, consumables and feminine hygiene facilities as well as cleaning of telephones, IT and other periodic cleaning as required. External cleaning, litter picking and removal of graffiti may also be incorporated.
Consumables: Contracts often require the cleaning companies to provide consumables such as: paper towels, toilet rolls, liquid soap, bin liners, etc.
The commercial cleaning industry is extremely competitive and employees tend to be at the lower end of the pay scale. This is predominantly due to the abundance of acceptably qualified able-bodied workers vying for low skilled jobs. Many commercial cleaning companies provide on-the-job training for all new employees due to the nonexistence of tertiary based courses for the cleaning industry and the risks associated with the use of some cleaning chemicals. Individuals employed in commercial cleaning typically hold the job title of janitor, custodian or day porter.
In Australia, the US, and Europe, commercial cleaning companies are encouraged to screen all employees for evidence of a criminal background. Many homeowners, businesses and corporations insist on these police checks before allowing outside contractors onto their premises.