There is a wide range of services that different janitorial cleaning companies offer – everything from a one-time post-construction cleaning to daily, ongoing maintenance. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with what’s available, so you know which tasks are appropriate for you and which company is best suited to you.

You might also benefit from discovering services you would not have otherwise considered asking of your commercial janitorial company. For example, you may not have thought of the importance of maintaining the heating ducts in your building. A professional cleaning company will likely know the importance of performing tasks that improve the efficiency and prolong the life of your expensive equipment.

Here is a list of tasks you can expect from a commercial cleaning company:


  • Tidy common areas (lobbies, reception desks, etc.)
  • Dust and disinfect surfaces (tables, desks, bannisters, telephones, etc.)
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Clean and remove stains from upholstery
  • Empty, disinfect, and reline garbage and recycling receptacles
  • Test lights and replace bulbs as needed
  • Sweep, mop, and wax floors
  • Vacuum and steam clean carpets
  • Sweep, mop, and polish stairs
  • Dust and wash window coverings
  • Dust and clean cobwebs from ceilings and walls
  • Wash windows, mirrors and glass doors
  • Disinfect and polish bathrooms (countertops, sinks, toilets, etc.)
  • Clean and disinfect refrigerators, microwaves, coffee machines, etc.
  • Wash coffee mugs and other dishes
  • Restock supplies
  • Remove smudges from walls
  • Perform minor paint touch-ups


  • Sweep parking lots and sidewalks
  • Remove all litter from the premises
  • Power wash underground garages and parking lots to remove oil
  • Empty and sanitize dumpsters
  • Wash windows and glass doors

Equipment Cleaning

  • Degrease and clean engines and machinery (printing presses, conveyors, condensers, etc.)
  • Degrease hydraulics, boom, and chasis
  • Pressure wash equipment
  • Clean infrastructure (girders, etc.)
  • Clean furnace filters, heating ducts, tanks, etc.
  • Dust and clean sensitive electronic equipment

Different commercial janitorial services do not all offer the same level of service. Do your homework and select a professional cleaning company that offers the quality services you need.