Cleaning services are part of owning and operating a business. You can do the cleaning yourself but if your business is growing, having a service clean for you will make a big difference. Cleaning services can do routine cleaning such vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, dusting general areas and replenishing supplies such as soap and paper towels. But cleaning service companies can do more if you want that. Building and cleaning service companies key terms can help you focus on what you're looking for in a cleaning service company.
Commercial cleaning contracts
A commercial cleaning contract is an agreement between a client and a cleaning service on the rates and work to be performed, such as frequency of the cleaning. Contracts can be for one year, two years or three years.
Maid service is traditionally a travel service for a hotel, but times are changing and maid service is expanding its definition of the service into business cleaning operations.
Green cleaning companies
Green cleaning companies use non-chemical solvents to clean offices. They do not use aerosol cans for anything. Green cleaning relies on natural, safe kinds of cleaners.
Green Seal certification and standards
Green Seal is an independent, non-profit standards organization that tests products for environmentally-friendly ingredients. Green Seal certification and standards are based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards for environmental labeling programs.
Licensed, bonded and insured
"Licensed" refers to companies that have been licensed by a regulatory body, "bonded" refers to insurance against the theft of monies and other forms of property and "insured" means you have the correct amount of insurance to completely cover losses due to the company's errors.
Building maintenance and cleaning services
Building maintenance is the general upkeep of a building, from replacing lights that have blown out to overseeing work done on the building by a contractor. Some businesses who own their own buildings might want to contract with a company that provides building maintenance as well as cleaning services.