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How to kill Mold on Drywall, Wood and Tiles effectively

TKT Cleaning company continues serial post about “how to kill, remediate, prevent mold at home and office.  We offten see mold on drywall, wood, tiles and grout.

The most obvious sign of a mold problem on wall is finding green, brown, orange or even black spots. But there are other, less apparent signs:

  • Cracked or peeling paint
  • Discoloration
  • A recurrent “soot” or black streaks
  • Bulging
  • A musty, damp smell
  • Places Most Prone To Mold
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Mold often grows in areas where condensation forms from water vapor in the air meeting a cold surface which turns the vapor into a liquid. This often takes place on exterior walls or in basements.

Very humid areas in the home are prone to mold, too. Bathrooms and laundry rooms are two common places to find mold growing, particularly on grout lines or shower walls. Other areas include the walls and ceiling near humidifiers and any room with a hot tub or jacuzzi improperly installed indoors. In these places, one of the best ways to prevent mold is to decrease humidity by opening windows and running fans regularly.

Mold also grows where there is (or has been) a water leak. Places like the cupboards under sinks are very prone to mold. Once a pipe has leaked, there’s a good chance mold will grow unnoticed within the wall until the problem requires expert removal.

  • Drywall
  • Wood
  • Tiles and grout

You need to remove mold in different ways depending on the material it’s growing on.

1. Mold on Drywall

If you find mold growing on unpainted drywall in your home you will have to remove the drywall and replace it. Unfortunately there is no way to completely remove mold from unpainted drywall since it is a porous material.

How to Remove Moldy Drywall

Use a utility knife to cut out any section of drywall with mold on it. You should make sure to cut out an area that covers at least two of the wooden beams behind the drywall. This is so you’ll be able to properly attach the replacement section of drywall onto the two beams.

Next you’ll need to cut out a section of new drywall to replace the drywall you just removed. Use a tape measure to measure out the length and width of the new section of drywall that you’ll need so that it will fit properly. Then use the utility knife to cut out the section of new drywall.

Make sure that the new drywall fits snugly in place and then use drywall screws to attach it to the wooden beams. After this you should apply joint compound (also called drywall compound or mud) and then leave it to dry. Once you’ve left it for 24 hours you can then sand the joint compound down to smooth it out. You can also then paint the drywall if you like.

It’s a good idea to HEPA vacuum the room as well to remove any mold stirred up during the process.

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Mold on Painted Drywall

If you find mold on drywall that is painted or primed then the good news is you shouldn’t have to remove the drywall. This is because the mold should be just on the surface and shouldn’t have penetrated into the drywall itself.

Wipe or scrub the mold away using a cleaning product or mold killing solution. You can find some mold killing solutions and directions on how to use them at the Killing Mold page.

2. Mold on Wood

It’s usually safe to keep using moldy wood once you’ve cleaned it up. Although there might be some small amount of mold left below the surface of the wood, it shouldn’t regrow and cause problems provided you keep the moisture in your home to a minimum. If the wood is painted then it’s even better news since the mold probably wouldn’t have penetrated into the surface of the wood.

How to Remove Mold from Wood

To clean moldy wood wipe or scrub the mold from the surface using a sponge, cloth or scrubbing brush, along with some water and detergent, or any other household cleaner. See the Killing Mold page for some effective solutions to remove mold.

You can use a mold killer if you want, such as bleach, although it isn’t necessary as the main goal is just to remove mold from the surface. There are always going to be small amounts of mold and spores in your home anyway, so trying to kill all the mold spores isn’t the aim. Plus dead mold spores are still allergenic.

The same general process for removing mold from wood applies whether the mold is on wooden furniture, wooden walls, wooden beams or any other wood.

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Removing Mold Stains from Wood

Once you’ve cleaned mold growth off wood there might still be a mold stain left behind. Don’t worry, this is just a cosmetic problem and the mold shouldn’t regrow as long as your house doesn’t have any big moisture problems. And if you do get moisture problems then mold will grow in your home whether or not there’s a mold stain left behind anyway.

If you don’t like the look of the stain you can sand the wood if you want. This should usually remove the stain, although sometimes the mold stain might run deep into the wood so that it can’t be completely sanded away.

Another way to get rid of left over mold stains is to use a small amount of bleach to fade it away. This could discolor the wood though so it’s a good idea to do a spot test.

Removing Moldy Wood

Another option of course is to remove and replace wood with mold on it. Usually this is not worth the cost and trouble compared to cleaning, but if it’s a situation where the wood is cheap and easy to replace you might decide it’s the best option.

After Remediating Mold on Wood

You’ll need to HEPA vacuum the surrounding area once you’ve removed the mold from the wood. During mold removal it’s inevitable that some mold spores are stirred up and so you need to remove as many as possible by HEPA vacuuming.

After you’ve finished cleaning up the mold problem you might want to coat the wood with a fungicidal sealant or paint so that you know it’s completely safe. This way any mold left in the wood certainly won’t affect you and no new mold should begin to grow on the wood either.

3. Mold on Tiles and Grout

You’ll often see mold growing on tiles in places like the bathroom. The good news is that mold can easily be cleaned from the non-porous surfaces of tiles.

How to Remove Mold from Tiles and Grout

Begin by scrubbing the mold off of the tiles and grout. You should use a scrubbing brush along with a household cleaning product or mold killing product. There are also commercial tile or grout cleaners you can buy.
After this you’ll probably find there is still mold stains left on the grout. You can use bleach to fade these stains away. Before you use the bleach you should spot test it to make sure that it won’t discolor your tiles. You should also wear gloves to protect your hands from the bleach.
Apply the bleach to the grout and leave it sit for about 10 minutes. Instead of chlorine bleach you can use hydrogen peroxide if you like, or buy a product like Oxiclean which contains oxygen bleach. If you have a septic system it’s better to use oxygen bleach than chlorine bleach.
Another alternative is to use baking soda. Mix it with water to create a paste and then use a toothbrush to scrub it onto the grout.
If you find the stain remains on the grout after bleaching then repeat the process. Afterwards rinse the bleach off thoroughly with water.
If the stains won’t go away you can try using paper towels soaked in bleach. Saturate paper towels in bleach and then stick them to the grout where there are stains. Give it some time and this should fade away the mold stains on the grout.

The general conclusion on the wall fungicidal Guide as follows:

Prone to rippling walls moldy, the walls were marred due to moisture infiltration causes, create conditions for mold growth. If only intervention by the paint surface, or even re-waterproofing baits will not be able to solve the problem thoroughly. Because only a short time, or after a few rains moisture in the wall will mark new paint stains. You need to check the cause mold to handle.
Best to handle both the external borders and the inside of the wall where the mold. After processing precision mold causes the wall to dry waiting for new surface treatment. Attention should not paint the walls when wet weather too much.

With articles fungicide guide on drywall, wood, ceramic tiles  TKT cleaning company hope you can take to clean up mold in your home efficiently.

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How To Remove Mold From Clothes

There are a few different ways to remove mold from your clothes. Some of the best are:

  • Bleach
  • Borax
  • Vinegar
  • Mold killing detergent
  • Dry cleaning
  • Brushing clothes
  • Lemon juice
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
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After you wash your clothes let them dry on the clothes line in the sunlight. If you try one of the below methods and still find mold on your clothes you might have to try another method to completely remove the mold.

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Bleach to Remove Mold From Clothes

A well known way to remove mold from clothes and fabric is to wash them with bleach. Adding one cup of bleach to the washing machine when you wash a load of clothing should be effective in removing mold from clothes. Check the directions on the bleach to confirm and also check your clothes for do not bleach warnings and perhaps do a spot test for color fastness.

Borax to Remove Mold From Clothes

Another product you can use to wash clothes with to remove mold is borax. Use half a cup of borax in hot water to make sure it dissolves when washing your clothes in the washing machine.

Vinegar to Remove Mold From Clothes

Vinegar can kill 82% of all mold species. Add one or two cups white vinegar to the washing machine when washing moldy clothes. Repeat if needed.

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Figure: Vinegar helps remove mold

Mold Killing Detergent to Remove Mold From Clothes

There are washing detergents specially made not only to wash and clean your clothes but to also remove mold on your clothes in the wash. Two mold killing detergents are Oxiclean and Clorox.

Dry Cleaning to Remove Mold From Clothes

If dry clean only clothes develop mold then you won’t be able to wash them with mold killing products. Fortunately dry cleaning clothes can be an effective method for removing mold from any clothing because of the heat used during dry cleaning.

Cleaning to Remove Mold From Clothes

You can remove mold from your clothes without having to us any additional products by brushing the mold off and then washing the clothes. Take your clothes outside the house and brush the mold to remove as much loose mold as you can. After this leave them out in the sun. The sunlight can kill the remaining mold on your clothes.

Next soak the clothes in cold water. Then wash your clothes as usual with hot water. Afterwards hang them on the line to dry in the sun.

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Lemon Juice to Remove Mold From Clothes

Apply lemon juice on the mold stain on your clothes. You can also sprinkle salt on it too for extra effectiveness. After leaving the clothes in the sun until dry, rinse them and then launder as usual.

Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide Remove Mold From Clothes

Some other remedies for removing mold on clothes are baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Follow the directions on the products you buy.

Why Mold Grows on Clothes

If you have clothes that are wet for more than 24 hours then mold can easily start to grow on them.

The most common reason mold grows on clothes is if you wash them and then leave them wet for a long time. After you wash your clothes you should dry them immediately. Drying clothes on the line in the sun is the best. And only put your clothes away once they are completely dry.

The same is true for clothes that are damp after you wear them. These need to be washed quickly (the same day) or hung somewhere to air out. Make sure not to leave damp clothes in a wet pile or the hamper for days on end.

The other main reason that clothes grow mold on them is if the air in your home is too humid. Rooms where you store clothes need to be properly ventilated. Hanging clothes with some space between them in the closet or not packing them in too tightly together in drawers help the clothes air out when they are stored away.

Mold Destroys Clothes

Mold on clothes can be a common problem in the home. If you find mold on your clothes it’s important to remove it quickly. The longer mold is left on clothes the harder it will be to remove.

Mold slowly eats the organic material it’s growing on, such as cotton clothes. The longer you wait to remove mold from your clothes the more deteriorated they will become. Moldy clothes begin to smell bad too.

Symptoms from Mold on Clothes

Another good reason to quickly remove mold from clothes is the symptoms it causes. Breathing in mold spores from clothes can cause allergic reactions like sore eyes and sneezing. You can also get skin rashes and itchiness from wearing clothes with mold on them.

You do not have to be wearing moldy clothes to suffer symptoms from them though. If there’s mold on your clothes they’ll release spores into the air of your home. These spores build up inside the home and affect the indoor air quality and your health. Chances are that this will make the mold problem spread from your clothes and mold will begin to grow around your home.

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Does Bleach Kill Mold

This article will help you understand how to kill mold using bleach is derived from Chlorine and Oxygen

This page tells you how to kill mold with:

  • Chlorine bleach
  • Oxygen bleach

The Mold Removal page also provides a step by step guide to the entire mold removal process.

The Mold on Clothes page has information about removing mold from clothes with bleach and other mold killing solutions.

1. Chlorine Bleach Information

Bleach is probably the most well known mold killer. In fact many commercial mold killing products contain bleach. The active ingredient in chlorine bleach is sodium hypochlorite, but otherwise it is mostly made up of water.

Bleach is cheap and you can easily buy it at the supermarket. You will often see it labeled as laundry bleach or just bleach, instead of chlorine bleach.

2. Does Bleach Kill Mold

Bleach kills bacteria and viruses and sanitizes the surfaces it’s used on. Bleach also kills mold if it comes into contact with it. The spores and allergens from mold are neutralized as well.

Bleach will kill mold growing on non-porous surfaces like glass, tiles, bathtubs and counter tops. However bleach cannot completely kill mold growing in non-porous materials like drywall and wood. Bleach does not penetrate into these non-porous substances and so only the mold growing above the surface is killed.

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3. How to Kill Mold with Bleach

  • Before you start you should open the doors and windows to ventilate the area.
  • Bleach damages your skin so it’s a good idea to wear protective gloves. You might also want to wear eye protection too.
  • Start by mixing the bleach with water. The ratio should be one cup of bleach per gallon of water. This is about a one part bleach to ten parts water ratio. Make sure to check the instructions on the bleach as well in case it recommends something different.
  • Next apply the bleach to the moldy surface. You might want to use a spray bottle or a cloth or sponge. Bleach can slowly destroy sponges and cloths though, so you might not be able to use them again after.

4. Should You Use Bleach to Kill Mold?

The EPA does not recommend you use bleach for killing and removing mold. Bleach is a chemical, and it is better to use natural mold killing products instead. Some good alternative mold killing products are borax and vinegar. Bleach also loses its power with time. Even if bleach is not opened, in 90 days it loses 50% of its killing effectiveness.

Another disadvantage is that bleach is corrosive. Bleach deteriorates materials and the fibers of porous substances. The gas from bleach can even damage your lungs. If bleach touches your skin it can also give you chemical burns.

There is also concern about whether bleach leaves dioxins. Dioxins are highly toxic and carcinogenic substances. They are also teratogenic and animal tests have shown dioxins can cause birth defects.

Bleach can create dioxins in processes like bleaching of wood pulp. Fortunately though, studies have found that bleach cannot form dioxins when it’s just used for household cleaning. The materials which are needed for bleach to form dioxins are not usually present when cleaning the home.

Bleach is ineffective at killing mold on many materials, including carpet and upholstery. Bleach won’t kill mold on dirty, metallic or porous substances either.

5. Why Bleach Does Not Kill Mold on Porous Material

You should avoid using bleach to kill mold on porous materials. Because of its ionic structure, bleach cannot soak into substances which are porous. So the chlorine stays above the surface, while the water is absorbed in.

This means bleach will only kill the mold on the surface of porous materials like wood and drywall. The mold’s roots are left alive and this can lead to mold soon growing back. Therefore you can end up in a cycle of continually trying to bleach mold, only to have it constantly return.

6. Oxygen Bleach to Kill Mold

A good alternative to chlorine bleach is oxygen bleach. Oxygen bleach also kills mold and works well for cleaning mold from surfaces and clothes. Oxygen bleach cleans stains and kills bacteria too. It will sanitize, disinfect and deodorize whatever you use it on.

Oxygen bleach is another name for sodium percarbonate. You can buy it in a powder which you then mix with water. Once you’ve added water, the oxygen bleach powder dissolves and breaks down into hydrogen peroxide (which breaks down to water and oxygen) and sodium carbonate (also called sodium ash). These by-products are non-toxic and environmentally safe.

Many cleaning products contain oxygen bleach (eg. Oxiclean). You can buy oxygen bleach from the supermarket cheaply, where it usually only costs a few dollars.

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7. Advantages of Oxygen Bleach

Oxygen bleach has many differences and advantages compared to chlorine bleach. Oxygen bleach deodorizes and kills mold and bacteria but, unlike chlorine bleach, oxygen bleach is environmentally friendly. There is no phosphorous or nitrogen in oxygen bleach. Its ingredients are natural and biodegradable.

Another advantage over chlorine bleach is that oxygen bleach doesn’t fade or deteriorate clothes. You can also use oxygen bleach with hot or cold water. Oxygen bleach doesn’t fade surfaces such as wood either.

Gas from chlorine bleach is bad for you and it creates toxic fumes if you mix it with vinegar or ammonia. But oxygen bleach does not create any fumes. It can also be used safely with other household cleaners and detergents.

Both chlorine bleach and oxygen bleach can be bought cheaply from the supermarket.

8. Disadvantages of Oxygen Bleach

Oxygen bleach products are usually a little bit more expensive than chlorine bleach products. Chlorine bleach also works faster than oxygen bleach.

Oxygen bleach loses its killing power much faster than chlorine bleach too. For best results, you should use oxygen bleach within the time stated on the product’s packaging.

9. How to Kill Mold With Oxygen Bleach

  • The general directions for using oxygen bleach should be in the instructions on the packaging. You should be able to follow these to kill and remove mold.
  • Usually you begin by adding the oxygen bleach powder to water. It’s best to use warm or hot water, as this will dissolve the oxygen bleach better.
  • The ratio of bleach to water is usually between half a cup and one cup, per gallon of water. However, make sure to check for the ratio that the directions on the oxygen bleach recommend.
  • You can add the oxygen bleach and water solution to a sprayer or squirt bottle to apply it to the moldy surface. If you prefer, you can put the oxygen bleach and water mixture in a bucket, and apply it with a cloth, sponge or scrubbing brush.
  • After you have applied the solution to the mold, let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  • Then rinse thoroughly and wipe the area with water.
  • You can also make a paste if you prefer. Add just enough water to the oxygen bleach powder to make it into a paste.
  • After you mix oxygen bleach with water, the solution will be active for about 5 or 6 hours. You should dispose of it after this. It’s fine to pour the solution down the drain, as oxygen bleach deodorizes drains.
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Articles on this company TKT cleaning company help you have more information about how to kill mold from the chemicals simply cheap , easy to use. Cleaning company in Vietnam TKT can consult to help you have a deeper knowledge about the unpleasant mildew . You may also be interested in the article ” guidance kill mold naturally ” . TKT sanitation services wish you health and happiness always .


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12 Step Carpet Cleaning Process

TKT cleaning company introduce our Carpet Cleaning Process:

Step 1: Pre-Inspection

Our technician will walk through your home with you to visually inspect the carpet. He will identify potential permanent stains and give you an evaluation of expected results, as well as listen to any concerns you may have.

Step 2 Carpet Agitation

Your carpet will be agitated to allow the fiber to stand straight up to provide a thorough vacuuming.

Step 3: Commercial Pre-vacuum

Dry soil is removed by thoroughly commercially power vacuuming. Removing dry soil is one of the most vitally crucial steps in any cleaning process.

Step 4: Furniture Moving

Our regular pricing includes moving sofas, chairs, tables and smaller items. Beds, dressers, and heavier pieces cost extra to move. One of our consultants can quote the exact cost to move any heavier pieces.

Step 5: Pre-spray & Pre-Spot

A preconditioning agent is applied to emulsify and break down traffic area soil and general spots for a more thorough cleaning. Difficult spots are pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal.

Step 6: Pre-grooming/Agitation

A professional carpet groomer or rotary brush is used to further loosen the soil.

Step 7: Soil Extraction and Rinse

The carpet is then thoroughly rinsed using a powerful extraction cleaning system without over wetting the carpet or leaving a sticky residue behind.

Step 8: Neutralizer

Every carpet that we clean is pH balanced afterwards so that there is no sticky residue left behind. This also leaves your carpet soft and fresh.

Step 9: Post Spot

Any spots or stains still remaining will get extra treatment with our many specialty spotting solutions. * For longer carpet life and fewer permanent stains, be sure to have professional carpet protector applied to your carpet.

Step 10: Post Groom

Your carpet is groomed with a professional groomer so that the pile of your carpet is standing tall when we leave. Post grooming helps the carpet pile dry faster and in the right position.

Step 11: Speed Dry

High velocity air movers are placed on the carpet immediately after cleaning to promote faster drying.

Step 12: Post Cleaning Inspection

Our technician will walk through your home with you to point out the cleaning results to make sure that you are completely thrilled with the job.

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Benefits of outsourcing cleaning companies

Sanitation Services In today’s world, there are days when there are many benefits to outsource the sanitation companies to clean up your work. We are working in a competitive society, and the face of the company where you work is the first impression for customers. A perfectly clean, a clean environment will immediately create an impression of a company professional, organized and successful ..
1. Clean with a high standard anytime, anywhere

An industrial cleaning company will help you achieve a high standard of hygiene wherever you are. Cleaning staff need to be scrutinized, training and evaluation, and management will be responsible to ensure you are happy with the results. Hygiene outsourcing company to help you no longer have to worry about their responsibility for cleaning staff as well.

You no longer have to deal with personnel problems, or headaches when they break holidays and sick days. If the housekeeping staff at work that day you leave the company to outsource your cleaning will provide a replacement immediately.

Sanitation services will be flexible, provide detergent at times suitable to your needs. Similarly, any concerns about the standards will be addressed as a matter of urgency. All this helps you escape the responsibility for dealing with cleaning staff, hygiene issues frees up your time to focus on core business activities.

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2. Clean the equipment and chemical standards

Some companies outsource sanitation must also comply with the highest standards of health and safety, ensuring a healthy environment clean great that your employees can work best.

You also are affected, take time for the cost and effort of sourcing and purchasing of equipment and products. But all of this has been provided by your cleaning company.

Better still, a quality cleaning company will be updated with the best and latest equipment, gives you the great benefits of creative supplies without talking any salesman!

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3. Flexibility in cleanup costs

Each company only has a certain budget for sanitation (budget cuts as strong in difficult economic conditions at present). You talk to companies that provide outsourcing sanitation services to find cost-saving solutions, less expensive.

The company has a lot of sanitation options suit your expenses like providing sanitary hourly employees

In conclusion, companies outsource sanitation brings great value for money, with high standards of hygiene, help you no longer have to worry about sanitation worker, chemicals, tools to help you make the savings goods, time and cost.

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Last but not least, the company best commercial cleaning will be committed to raising environmental awareness and reduce emissions, waste. This means using a sanitation company is committed to using green cleaning products, eco-friendly, you increase information ‘green’ your own, ensure your premises are kept sparkling by system using the most sustainable and renewable products.

If you are interested to outsource cleaning services you can use the services of the Company hygienic sanitation TKT, one of the leading companies in Ho Chi Minh City in the area of daily cleaning, regular. We are anxious to meet, consult and communicate with customers about hygiene solutions.

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What is commercial cleaning

1. What is Commercial cleaning

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

2. Cleaning methodes, chemicals, equipments and consumables

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.

3. Cleaner and requirement

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.


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Market Research reports of Cleaning Services Industry

Global Cleaning Services Industry

The global cleaning services industry can be divided into two main segments: consumer and commercial. Consumer cleaning services involve home cleaning for individual households, with industry players providing both general and more specialized services, such as window and carpet cleaning. On the other hand, the commercial cleaning market involves cleaning services on a larger scale, usually involving the maintenance of corporate premises of various sizes. Providers of commercial cleaning services often have contracts with businesses, and seek to build longer-term ties with their clients.

With many family households having two parents in the workforce, people have less and less time for cleaning. This creates constant demand for services that cover daily domestic cleaning tasks and laundry as well as less-frequent services like window cleaning. Meanwhile, commercial cleaning service providers offer highly specialized services to suit the changing needs of various clients. Some clients have cleaning needs that necessitate specific tools and expertise that require cleaning and sterilization of surfaces and machines.

Companies operating in both residential and commercial cleaning segments seek to put contracts in place to maintain relationships with their clients. However, competition remains intense as individuals and businesses may favor short-term contracts so as to be able to change from one cleaning services provider to another should they find the services unsatisfactory.

Key Market Segments

Though the global business janitorial cleaning services market witnessed a decline due to falling demand from businesses eager to cut back spending during the economic recession, IBISWorld predicts an increase in demand in the coming years. Factors contributing to growth in the janitorial cleaning services market include increasing levels of non-residential construction and economic recovery. Apart from building interiors, business janitorial cleaning service providers also clean the interiors of transportation equipment such as trains, ships and airplanes. The types of businesses that use these services range from retail outlets and shopping malls to factories, offices, homes and airlines.

The residential cleaning services market is fuelled by demand from high-income single parent households and duel-income families with little time for domestic chores. The main part of this market consists of maid services and cleaning services for windows and carpets. Demand for domestic cleaning services from those aged more than 55 years in particular is also fuelling overall demand.

Regional Market Share

Demand for contract cleaning services in the US market is forecast to climb almost 5% yearly through 2016, according to research from Freedonia. Contract cleaning service revenue is expected to witness the same yearly rate of increase to exceed $71 billion in 2016. Market growth will be fuelled by economic recovery, boosting demand for household and commercial cleaning services.

Revenue gains in the commercial and residential cleaning services industry will also be fuelled by their affordability, following price cuts by industry players to stimulate growth during the economic downturn. Though this affordability along with the wider range of services being offered has helped drive demand, industry growth will be slowed somewhat by this price competition.

Revenue gains are expected to be strongest in the interior cleaning market, which generated three quarters of industry revenue in 2011. Growth will be fuelled by concern over the quality of indoor air and the risk of cross-contamination, with businesses investing in cleaning services in an effort to limit illnesses to avoid employee sick days and increase productivity. Other trends in the nonresidential cleaning market include a shift toward outsourcing, which represented over 75% of the industry in 2011.

Market Outlook

Growth in the global cleaning services industry is set to pick up following the slowdown prompted by the economic recession. As the economy continues to recover, businesses and homeowners alike are expected to more readily invest in cleaning services.

One significant trend likely to continue over the coming years in the cleaning services industry concerns the use of green cleaning products. Companies are become increasingly aware of the importance of environmental protection and consumer demand for more natural products. In a similar vein, dry cleaners will be affected by increasingly strict water supply regulations in certain regions as governments enforce tighter environmental standards.

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