Janitorial | Office Cleaning – Scope of Services

Janitorial | Office Cleaning – Scope of Services


 If you are looking to hire a reliable janitorial service  you need to have an idea of what services you are going to require and ultimately pay for. It is pretty useful to put together a scope of services checklist for your business cleaning services. This will help the janitorial service company that you contact. The cleaning company will also know exactly what it is you are looking for and what they need to deliver on.

Additionally, you will want to drill down on an exact schedule that your new vendor will be providing these services that you are contracted for. The frequency will vary substantially based on the type of service. General cleaning services such as, dusting, sanitizing and vacuuming will be performed far more frequently then carpet cleaning and floor stripping and waxing. Restrooms will need to be cleaned (spotlessly) on a daily basis if there is a decent employee count but may be required only once per week if its a small office with only a few people working there. You will always see this scope of services incorporated into the contract that you agree too. A general rule of thumb is the bigger the company the higher the frequency with all housekeeping tasks and visa versa. Listed below is an illustration listing some of the normal tasks that every cleaning service in the world must perform. You will notice that the frequency has not been listed and is for educational purposes only.

Lobby/Reception/Common Areas

  • Daily dusting and sanitizing
  • Vacuuming
  • Carpets and entrance area runners vacuumed. *Steam cleaned on a regular basis
  • Hard surface flooring should be dust mopped and wet mopped on a regular schedule
  • Empty trash receptacles. Clean interior receptacles.
  • Window cleaning should be performed as part of the overall building cleaning services
  • Clean all entrance door glass to remove fingerprints
  • The cleaning crew should dust ceiling vents and corners for cobwebs regularly
  • Cleaning and sanitizing door handles and light switches


  • All toilets and urinals need to be cleaned and disinfected
  • Special attention given to all corner
  • Clean walls, doors and partitions
  • Tile and grout flooring needs to be machine cleaned on a regular basis
  • Clean all mirrors and glass surfaces
  • Light switches, hand driers and mirrors should be cleaned daily
  • Empty the trash
  • Replace all paper products and hand towels
  • Refill automatic air fresheners

Kitchen / Break Room

  • Sanitize all surfaces with special attention to sinks, food preparation areas and cooking surfaces
  • Empty the trash daily
  • Clean chairs and tables
  • Discard of old food products and clean (inside and outside) of refrigerator
  • Spray buff or high speed burnish “waxed” flooring
  • Strip and re-coat flooring (Depending on floor type)

Office Area

  • Dusting and vacuuming
  • Ceiling vents vacuumed
  • Special attention to all corners and behind furniture
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Sanitize telephones
  • Empty trash
  • Spot clean windows as needed
  • Sweep and mop any hard surface flooring

The above is only a snapshot of a typical “office” cleaning breakdown, which will vary based on facility size, employee head count, nature of the business and so on. Please feel free to call us today at 609-275-8227  or Contact Us. for any free information you may require.