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Janitorial services vs. commercial cleaning
March 24, 2022 at 4:00 PM
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Keeping commercial spaces tidy and organized is a must for any business owner since these impact operations and employee productivity. While some companies have in-house cleaners to keep the workspace clean, others tend to hire professional cleaning services.

If you’re looking to outsource your workplace’s cleaning, the two most common terms you’ll likely come across are ‘janitorial services’ and ‘commercial cleaning.’ These terms get thrown around interchangeably but in reality, these services refer to different types of cleaning.

To determine which option best suits your current business cleanup needs, let’s do a quick comparison between them.

What are janitorial services?

Janitorial services provide everyday cleaning, organization, and maintenance duties to ensure that your workplace is ready to use.

For companies without in-house cleaners, janitorial services may be scheduled either on a daily or weekly basis. These services maintain the cleanliness of the workspace before the next commercial cleaning.

Scope of work covered by janitorial services typically includes sweeping and mopping of floors, dusting, emptying of trash cans, restroom cleaning, pantry, and office break room cleaning, wiping of tables and chairs, and restocking of office hygiene supplies such as toilet paper, hand soap, and disinfectant.

What are commercial cleaning services?

Commercial cleaning services deal with more detailed and bigger cleaning jobs that do not have to be done regularly.

This type of cleaning is scheduled by companies usually on a quarterly, bi-annually, or yearly basis, depending on the need.

The scope of work covered by commercial cleaning services usually includes carpet cleaning, window washing, furniture cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, power washing, and tile and grout cleaning.

Which should I choose?

If you are having difficulty deciding on which type of cleaning is needed by your office, consider the following factors:


How often do you need the cleaning to be done?

If your office or workspace requires daily cleaning or has high foot traffic daily, a janitorial service may be right for you.

On the other hand, if you have a small office with only a few employees reporting onsite from time to time, or if you’re implementing a hybrid work setup, you might not need a daily janitorial service and could instead benefit more from a quarterly commercial cleaning.


How clean is the office, and when was the last time that the workspace had a deep clean?

If your office is regularly cleaned and sanitized, maintenance is more manageable with a janitorial service.

For offices however that are barely used, cobwebs and dust tend to accumulate in the workspace and might require bigger cleaning from a commercial cleaning service.


Professional cleaning services cost money. Consider your office budget for cleaning services when hiring one.

Knowing the budget for cleaning can help your office management decisions on how to maximize cleaning services to get your money’s worth.

Moore's Cleaning Tri-Area caters to your commercial cleaning needs

If you’re looking for a professional cleaning service in the Tri-area of North Carolina, Moore's Cleaning Tri-Area has got you covered. We are a family-owned and operated business with over 30 years of commercial cleaning experience.

From general cleaning services to floor maintenance, and sanitization and disinfection, you can depend on us to provide top-of-the-line cleaning services every time.

Contact us for your office cleaning

If you need professional, consistent, and reliable cleaning services to keep your office or commercial space looking spic and span year-round, contact us at Moore's Cleaning Tri-Area.

Call us now at 919-525-6655 or fill out our contact form to book an appointment.