COMMERCIAL CLEANING: A DIVERSITY OF SERVICES
Commercial cleaning companies require a diverse skill set because they serve a huge variety of industries. Not only is every industry unique but every business within that those industries is unique. Each requires different cleaning protocols, knowledge, and equipment.
A hospital or medical facility, for instance, requires an entirely different protocol than a warehouse or distribution center. Large office buildings require different cleaning protocols than a smaller office suite, And multi-tenant properties have unique needs when compared to manufacturing facilities.
Commercial cleaning companies need to address the unique needs of the industries they serve and the individual businesses within those industries. Consider the unique requirements of the following industries:
HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL FACILITIES
Hospitals and medical facility cleaning is no small task. Operating within this industry has requirements and regulations you will find nowhere else. The very nature of the business requires frequent cleaning and disinfecting to mitigate the spread of germs.
Hospitals are also temporary homes to a huge number of people that have a right to privacy, respect, and discretion. They are typically operating twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. The work they do is vital to the communities they serve and is often of an emergent nature.
Commercial cleaning companies that serve the medical community require a diverse set of interpersonal skills, knowledge of infection control protocols, and understanding of the rules and regulations that apply to the industry – not to mention a thorough understanding of proper cleaning and disinfecting techniques.
WAREHOUSES AND DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
While certainly less demanding than a medical facility, warehouses and distribution centers have challenges of their own. Have you ever considered how to clean a building that has 60-foot ceilings, 10,000 square feet of flooring, and a plethora of heavy equipment and specialized machinery?
Warehouses and distribution centers require very specific cleaning processes, specialized cleaning equipment, and knowledgeable cleaning staff. They also require large cleaning crews in order to manage the sheer magnitude of the process.
INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING FACILITIES
Industrial and manufacturing facilities present many of the same challenges as a warehouse or distribution center. Unlike the latter, industrial and manufacturing facilities can produce large amounts of waste products, often deal with hazardous substances, and are heavily reliant of the machinery that they use.
Hazardous chemicals and waste product handling require specialized training, advanced safety protocols, and high attention to detail. Working with and around specialized machinery also requires additional training which may be unique to each facility.
CORPORATE OFFICE BUILDINGS
The sheer size of a corporate headquarters can be a challenge in and of itself. Imagine the planning, equipment, supplies, and man-hours required to thoroughly clean and disinfect a thirty-story building that contains 200 individual offices, multiple restrooms, kitchens, break rooms, a fitness center, stairways, elevators, etc.
Commercial office buildings like this require a commercial cleaning company that has years of experience, is well-trained, has a large pool of employees, and has proven protocols in place to address cleaning of this magnitude.
Multi-tenant properties such as office buildings, apartment complexes, malls, and shopping centers present yet another unique challenge. These types of properties are typically managed by property management firms whose primary goal is to maintain full occupancy.
In order to retain existing tenants and attract new ones, it is imperative that the overall property presents itself well. This means clean, well-maintained parking lots, sidewalks, and other common areas. It requires that property offices, public restrooms, gyms, pool areas, and other shared facilities always look their best. Most importantly, it requires that unoccupied spaces be clean and presentable at all times.
Construction sites are hazardous. Plain and simple. They are also typically very dirty and dusty. They often have large debris that needs to be removed and special cleaning requirements that need to be met. The goal of post-construction cleaning is to make the new site ready for move-in.
A commercial cleaning company that offers post-construction cleaning requires specialized equipment and resources, cleaning crews trained in construction safety and OSHA compliance, and even hazardous material handling expertise.
As you can see, a well-rounded commercial cleaning company needs to have experience with a variety of industries, protocols, regulations, and equipment. It requires cleaning staff that undergoes continuous training, has great attention to detail, and is well-versed in a variety of cleaning techniques and protocols.