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Janitorial vs Commercial Cleaning: What’s the Difference?

When you’ve got an office space that needs cleaning, you know you need to call in the professionals. Your facilities are the heart of your business, and they should be looked after with care. But as you’re assessing what your facilities need, you find yourself wondering – do I need a janitorial service or a commercial cleaning service? Is there even a difference?

The short answer is that there is a difference. Both are associated with cleaning and maintaining a property. However, janitorial services are usually smaller, everyday cleaning tasks, while commercial cleaning services involve bigger, often specialized tasks. 

Here’s a rundown of the services each one offers so you can make an informed decision for which one your facilities need.

What Are Janitorial Services?

When you hire a janitor, you’re hiring someone who will look after those necessary everyday cleaning tasks your office requires. Generally, they come in daily or on a weekly basis to ensure your restrooms are clean, trash is taken out, surfaces are sanitized, and floors are swept. These are the tasks that, while small, if left unattended can build up and become an unseemly mess. With a good janitorial service, your facilities will always be ready to welcome employees, visitors, and clients.

What Are Commercial Cleaning Services?

Commercial cleaning is a blanket term for a lot of different services that are the big, specialized jobs that a building needs done. These are done every few months and instantly make a noticeable difference in your facility’s appearance. This includes things like power washing, deep carpet cleaning, window washing, and hard surface floor cleaning. Things like these typically take a team and specialized equipment to complete.

Which Do I Choose?

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Ultimately, the decision comes down to what your particular building’s needs are. Unless you expect your employees to take out their own trash and do bathroom cleanup, a janitorial service is a necessity. You can’t let your workspace get too messy, as it could easily become a disaster and leave visitors unimpressed. On the other hand, commercial cleaning services, while not as frequent, are important too as they typically increase the longevity of your building. 

However, when you choose S.J. Services, you don’t have to worry about picking one or the other. We offer both commercial cleaning and janitorial services to New England and the Tri-State area! When you hire us on, you can select the janitorial and commercial services that best suit your needs. 

We can work out a customized schedule where janitors or day porters come in on a daily, weekly, or bi-weekly basis. Then, we can work in regular visits from our commercial cleaning services as needed, such as for power washing in the spring or bi-monthly deep floor cleaning. It’s a great way to ensure you have the best of both worlds.

Now you know the difference between janitorial and commercial cleaning services and have the solution to your cleaning conundrum. Contact us today to get a full rundown on what we can do for you.