Commercial cleaning

Commercial Cleaning is a broadly-based 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.Commercial cleaning involves cleaning a site means creating a environment which is suitable for the mental physical and emotional development of the people working or living there.

These include:

  • Homes
  • Shops
  • Function Centers
  • Restaurants
  • Offices
  • Showrooms
  • Warehouses
  • Factories
  • Schools
  • Medical facilities
  • Government entities

Commercial Cleaning Companies use a wide variety of cleaning methods, chemicals and equipment to facilitate and expedite the cleaning process. Cleaning companies can be found in virtually every town and city in the world with a higher concentration in the affluent parts of the world.Cleanliness impacts every phase of social interaction, generating potentially profound health-related risks and illnesses.Maintaining commercial cleanliness is challenging for both the employer and employee.Under Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees at work.

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 bodies 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.Hiring a professional cleaning company is time saving , cost effective and useful for business.

The extremely competitive nature of the commercial cleaning industry puts pressure on cleaning companies to generate potential customers using every means at their disposal and in particular the internet.

In Australia, the US, and Europe, commercial cleaning companies are encouraged to screen all employees for evidence of a criminal background check. Many homeowners, businesses and corporations insist on these police checks before allowing outside contractors onto their premises.


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