For those of you interested in hiring a cleaning service, starting your own cleaning service, or maybe thinking of expanding one you already operate, this article will detail the different types of cleaning services available and the benefits that each provides.
Residential Cleaning Service
Perhaps the most common is the residential cleaning service, frequently referred to as janitorial or maid service. This type of company does general housework and cleaning, mostly on a regular basis but some do offer one-time deals.
Vacuuming, dusting, kitchen and bathroom cleaning and sanitizing are among the regular tasks this type of service provides.
Some residential cleaning services also offer post-renovation clean-up or even clean-out of distressed properties so renovation could take place, or to make the area fit to live in. New construction can be another area where residential services could flourish.
Commercial Cleaning Service
Businesses and offices ordinarily use a commercial cleaning service to go in after hours and perform general housekeeping duties. Oftentimes, companies offer both residential and commercial services due to the similarity of duties involved. These services are typically scheduled on a more frequent basis than that of home cleaning.
Commercial cleaning services in large high-rise office buildings may not have the equipment necessary to clean the exterior side of the building’s windows. In this case, separate window washers are hired to perform this perilous task.
Carpet Cleaning Service
Hiring a professional carpet cleaner can yield tremendous results. Due to the specialized equipment involved in this line of work, carpet cleaning services tend to have a narrower focus. Besides carpet and rugs, they usually offer tile cleaning and sometimes bathroom tub and shower tile stain removal as well.
Crime Scene Cleaning Service
This type of service costs the most by far, and understandably so. Not only do these professionals potentially come into contact with biohazardous waste, but they must follow stringent guidelines and use special equipment to remove this waste before disposing of it at a designated site. These service people are also knowledgeable in working with local law enforcement personnel, and sensitive to grieving families.
Not all crime scenes requiring clean-up are from deaths or violent crimes. This type of cleaning service is called to meth-lab sites and any other area that has been contaminated with harmful chemical agents.
Thorough knowledge of medical waste disposal, legal issues, barrier use and compounds proven to sanitize these environments make these service providers in high demand for many difficult situations. Not everyone is cut out for this type of complex, dangerous work, which is why these cleaning services are so specialized, monitored, respected, and highly compensated.
Now that you have gained more knowledge of the many types of cleaning services available for your use or as a business, you can now move forward in making the decision that is right for you.