Commercial cleaning is something we take as a given these days, but the actual history of this service may surprise you.
Sure, people cleaning for others in itself is a service dating back thousands of years. You can probably picture staff keeping a manor clean or even wait staff tidying up an old saloon. But in those cases the homes and businesses directly employed their own cleaning crews, and the cleaning didn’t involve some of the things it does now.
Early efforts to keep businesses clean were at a time where people didn’t know as much about germs and antibacterial agents, so often the cleaning was meant for visual appeal only. Or, years later when killing germs grew as a focus, harsher chemical agents were used. For a long time no one saw the harm in that, just like at one time no one worried about lead paint. With commercial cleaning expanding into medical facilities, schools, and even airports it became clear businesses needed something a bit more eco-friendly.
What does commercial cleaning actually entail?
Mentioning professional cleaning services usually makes people think of white collar office buildings, but it also entails places like:
- Government facilities
- Retail stores
The scope of work commercial cleaning involves varies. Sometimes it’s simply vacuuming carpets and buffing tiles. But other times it’s much more comprehensive, covering all internal cleanup like:
- Walls and partitions
- Suspended ceilings
- Lights and furniture
- Kitchens and dining areas
- Trash removal
One of the first and largest commercial cleaning companies in the US began in 1968. Carolina Services of the Triad has been cleaning businesses since 1995, and over its 20+ year growth has mastered the nuance of using the right staff and the right cleaning agents. Harsh chemicals and their leftover odors are out. Little touches like using color-coded rags for different uses prevent mishaps like a rag used in the bathroom accidentally being reused in the kitchen, for example. It happens in the industry, but little adjustments to our specialized procedure prevents that from happening to our customers.
We’re family owned, and take that mind set into business with everyone we work with. We want relationships that last, which we can only accomplish by providing value and peace of mind.
Call us today to find out more about how our commercial cleaning services can move your business forward!