When choosing a cleaning service, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Check out our guide on the different cleaning services you can choose from!

A Clean Start

Cleaning isn’t something that anyone really wants to do, but it’s something that we all know has to get done! The last thing that a busy man feels like is coming home from his hectic hours as a chef and still having to carve out time to clean his apartment. The last thing on the mind of a woman working in a law firm is making sure that her shelves are dusted, but it won’t do to have clients walk into her office and see a fine layer of dirt on all her things! A person working in an office really isn’t in the mood to wipe out the microwave after that one messy coworker re-heats their fish AGAIN; they have their own work to do! The only sensible thing is to hire janitorial services: but which kind? Take a look at our list of the seven main types of cleaning services, and you’ll easily be able to tell which ones are for you. No stress, no mess, and definitely no more fish left in the office microwave!

Residential Cleaning Service

At the start, it can be a little disconcerting having a stranger in your home space, but boy, oh boy, is it worth it in the end! Before you know it, you’ll have a great rapport with the person or persons that work in your home. Services provided under this umbrella are things like vacuuming, dishes, window cleaning, dusting, mopping, etc. Depending on the size of your home, you may have to consider taking on more than one cleaner. Whether you supply the cleaning products the agency does is usually up for negotiation, but remember to check beforehand, or you may wind up with no cleaning supplies to get the job done!

Commercial Cleaning Service

This is for you if you need cleaning done in an office, school, or other professional or community space. You’ll need to hire a service with a large enough team to get the job done quickly. Some services offer after-hours cleaning so that they do not disturb your staff during the day, but others will need to move around the building while all the employees or students are still present. Services included in this type of cleaning include carpet washing or mopping, desk wipe downs, window cleaning, vent cleaning, toilets and bathrooms, and in some cases, sanitization. However, this may also be a separate service that we will address later on. This kind of cleaning company will come with their own equipment.

Janitorial Services

Many people confuse this with regular cleaning of a large space or spaces, but that is not entirely accurate. Janitorial services often offer a degree of maintenance work as well as the everyday cleaning services that schools, offices, or community centre’s may require. Janitorial services may also offer deep cleaning services that take place a few times a year.

Laundry and Dry Cleaning

Laundry and dry cleaning services are often available for individuals and companies separately, so be sure to check with any service that you approach before you hire them. Laundry is the wet washing that we can do ourselves at home, with a washing machine or with a bucket, though professional laundries are much more efficient and also fold your garments! Dry cleaning is for sensitive fabrics such as suede that cannot be cleaned by traditional methods. Remember to check if your dry cleaner is green and sustainable!

Sanitizing and Disinfecting Services

While services like this were previously only thought necessary for medical venues like doctor’s offices or hospitals, we now live in an age where it is essential that any public space or space shared by a number of employees is sanitized and disinfected on an industrial level to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. A service like this might use physical cleaning with chemicals, brushes, and cloths or they might use UV cleaning. Do your research here and look for good service providers as well as sustainability reviews before choosing a service.

Pressure Washing Service

This is, without doubt, one of the most satisfying forms of cleaning to watch! The colour of a wall or driveway changes before your eyes, returning it to a shiny, fresh version of itself. This service is for you if you have old carpets, grout, bricks, walls, or even vehicles that need a seriously deep clean.

Green Cleaning Service

We’ve mentioned environmentally friendly, sustainable, or green cleaning already, but it really does deserve its own category. While all cleaning services should already be taking steps to get on their way, or well into their sustainability journey, that is not always the case. As someone hiring a cleaning service, it is your responsibility to ensure that you hire one that is concerned with using environmentally friendly products and methods, whichever kind of cleaning you need.

Wrap Up

Now that you have the low down on all the different types of cleaning services and what they offer, what are you waiting for! Start doing your research and making inquiries and, before you know it, your space will be fresh and sparkling.