A commercial cleaning company will cater their services to the specific needs of your business. You can opt for a light cleaning once a week, deep cleaning on a daily basis or specialized services performed quarterly. However, keep in mind that some janitorial services will require you to sign a contract for regular cleaning service before they will tackle the occasional, heavy-duty jobs. Most janitorial services are equipped to clean all types of facilities, from general offices to manufacturing plants and retail environments.

Among the few exceptions are medical facilities and day care centers, which require specialized cleaning and sanitation procedures. These types of businesses should hire a commercial cleaning service with experience in their industry. Cost of Janitorial Services The cost of janitorial service depends on the size of your facility, the frequency of cleanings and your geographic location. Most companies charge a flat rate per square foot of cleanable space. Most really good cleaning services charge $0.20 to $0.30 per square foot; however, the price can escalate quickly if you require specialty cleaning services or additional staff members. Waxing the floors might cost $0.25 per square foot and cleaning the carpets is likely to run up to $0.15 per square foot.

Remember the cheaper you go the higher the sanitation and environmental risk. Always ask for an insurance certificate. If not; that makes you liable. Make sure you get a written contract that includes the agreed upon price and a complete list of services to be performed. Read the contract in full before you sign.