Want to hear a gross fact? The average office keyboard is covered in more germs than the average toilet seat! While this is certainly unsettling, it’s also easily preventable. That’s where your commercial cleaning franchise comes in to help.
Many business owners and property managers are looking for commercial cleaning services but don’t know where to start. Depending on the size and scale of their enterprise, a business could require a single janitor or an entire team to ensure their facilities are adequately cleaned and sanitized.
Regardless of whether the business in question needs a one-time cleaning or constant upkeep and regular deep cleaning, your franchise can help. Here are some of the most in-demand cleaning needs for businesses to give you a better idea of the types of professional office cleaning services you can provide.
Clients with smaller offices that are relatively easy to clean will likely only require essential cleaning services. Such services typically include:
- Sweeping and mopping floors
- Wiping down high-touch surfaces
- Cleaning kitchen areas
- Cleaning bathroom areas
Your selling point for these services will be keeping the office clean and tidy daily and weekly. Your client likely won’t require anything beyond that. However, it’s always a good idea to prepare for emergencies.
Deep cleaning includes everything involved in basic cleaning but goes (you guessed it) deeper. For example, whereas basic cleaning would entail simply wiping down the surfaces in a food preparation area, a deep clean would involve additional cleaning for:
- Cupboard interiors and crevices
Depending on your client’s industry and the foot traffic their building sees daily, you may only need to deep-clean their premises twice per year. However, these requirements can fluctuate depending on the business’s nature, the economy’s state, and other factors.
Disinfection services are non-negotiable if you’re servicing a large office with hundreds or thousands of employees. However, occasionally, you may be called upon to disinfect a small office. In these situations, your services will help prevent the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria. Disinfecting involves using specific EPA-approved chemicals on a variety of surfaces, including:
- Computer keyboards
- Computer monitors
- Ceiling fans
- Door knobs, handles, and push panels
- Other high-touch surfaces
When advertising your disinfection surfaces, it’s important to note each project varies in terms of its time frame depending on its size and scope. In addition, when working with disinfecting chemicals, it’s important to allot ample drying time and provide adequate ventilation. That way, you and your employees won’t be inhaling chemicals as you work, nor will your clients.
Think of surface sanitization as light cleaning where only essential surfaces are disinfected. It’s appropriate for all high-touch surfaces throughout a building, including computers and other equipment, countertops, and bathroom faucets.
Sanitization services will provide consistent work, especially if the business requesting them has employees who come in and out regularly. After all, this service is essential for slowing the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria.
Cleaning the interiors and exteriors of windows can be a challenge for any business owner. As such, these services can demand a fair amount of work. While window cleaning is primarily cosmetic, keeping windows dirt and dust-free can also help stop the spread of harmful microbial organisms.
Blinds and Curtain Cleaning
Blinds and curtains are often the last places business owners think to have cleaned. As such, they’re among the dirtiest and most neglected parts of any commercial building.
By keeping blinds and curtains clean, business owners can protect their employees and customers from allergens, dust, and other threats that would otherwise settle in the crevices only to be spread into the air when people walk by.
When cleaning blinds and curtains, you’ll use a combination of vacuums and disinfectants to remove small particles and destroy bacteria.
Basic cleaning doesn’t usually include carpets, but floor coverings are a crucial area that can become a hazard without regular cleaning, especially if the business you’re cleaning gets a lot of foot traffic.
Dirt, dust, and bacteria can quickly settle into carpet fibers and go unseen for weeks, months, or even years. Whenever anyone tramps across the carpet, these substances make their way into the air, where they can cause illness or aggravate allergies.
Sustainability is an essential approach for any cleaning company. That’s because keeping the environment clean is part of the job description. Many clients appreciate using EPA-approved, eco-friendly cleaning products with minimal environmental impact. You’ll put yourself ahead of the competition by making it a point to use these cleaners whenever possible. At 360clean, eco-friendly cleaning is always available upon customer request!
Get Your Franchise off the Ground Today
We hope you enjoyed this guide on the types of professional cleaning services! As you can see, the possibilities are seemingly endless for aspiring business owners.
Remember, if you’re feeling inspired to start your own franchise, our team at 360clean is here to help you on that journey! At 360clean, we offer our franchisees the following benefits:
- A competitive niche in health-focused cleaning;
- A comprehensive training program for both you and your employees;
- Personalized support focused on your goals and needs;
- A turn-key system for growing your business;
- Back office support;
- And more!
Are you ready to take the next step in your journey to business ownership? To learn more about starting a franchise with 360clean, contact us today for more information. Thanks for stopping by our blog; we hope to help you soon!