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March 20, 2023

Commercial property managers have a lot on their plates. They are responsible for ensuring that their buildings are well-maintained, safe, and attractive to tenants and visitors alike. One crucial aspect of their responsibility is delegating cleaning tasks to ensure the cleanliness, health, and safety of the property they manage. Selecting and scheduling professional cleaning services is no easy undertaking for a commercial property manager, so we’ve got the commercial property cleaning rundown that makes easy work of hiring professional cleaning services for your building. 

Why Do Commercial Property Managers Need Professional Cleaning Services? 

Commercial property managers have a duty of care to building tenants. This includes lining up the necessary tasks that ensure a building is safe and healthy to occupy. Delegating cleaning tasks to a reputable, high-quality professional cleaning company tells your tenants that you as a property manager prioritize: 

Tenant Health and Safety: A clean building can reduce the risk of accidents as well as prevent the spread of illness-causing germs and bacteria. 

A Positive Image: A clean building is one that demonstrates a commitment to proper maintenance and professionalism. 

Efficiency: Hiring professional cleaners can save time and money in the long run. A properly cleaned building is less likely to require costly repairs or replacements and professional cleaners handle tasks efficiently and effectively. 

What to Look for When Choosing a Cleaning Company? 

When choosing a cleaning company, commercial property managers should consider the following factors: 

Experience: Look for a company with multiple years of experience in the commercial cleaning industry. A track record of providing high-quality services and having positive reviews from other clients demonstrates a cleaning company’s level of experience. 

Expertise: Choose a company that specializes in the services you require. Terms like “commercial” and “industry” are good indicators that a cleaning company has the expertise to handle commercial properties. Certifications and a commitment to training, learning, and growth are all indications that a cleaning company values a high level of expertise in its industry. Reliability: Reviews are a great place to learn whether a cleaning company is reliable or not. Look for four or more stars and phrases like “professional”, “quality work”, “on time”, and “quick to respond.” A reliable cleaning company should provide you with a regular cleaning schedule and stick to it.

Insurance: Liability insurance and workers' compensation insurance are non-negotiables. This protects you from any potential accidents or damage that may occur during the cleaning process. 

Commercial Cleaning Services Property Managers Need 

Professional cleaning companies offer a wide range of services to suit the needs of different commercial properties. Here are some of the most common services: 

General Cleaning: Day porter and janitorial cleaning services include general cleaning done regularly to maintain a clean environment. These services are typically contractual and may be done during business hours or at night. Tasks might include dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and disinfecting/sanitizing surfaces. 

Industry Specialized Cleaning: This includes cleaning services that require specific skills or equipment, such as floor waxing, pressure washing, and graffiti removal, and more intensive cleaning, such as cleaning carpets, upholstery, and windows. 

General Commercial Cleaning Services 

Nightly Janitorial Contract Services 

Nightly contract janitorial services are a must for any large commercial property with in-person businesses. Night janitors will clean the property at night after employees and customers have vacated the premises. 

Nightly Janitorial Cleaning includes: 


Break rooms 

Lobbies and common areas 


Inside facing windows and glass doors 


Sanitizing and Disinfection 

Day Porter Services 

While nightly janitorial services will provide a clean slate for the start of each new business day, daily messes and maintenance also need to be handled. Day porters take the burden off of tenants and employees to keep the property clean throughout the workday. It also prevents small messes from becoming big messes. Day porters serve commercial properties during business hours and can help with things like: 

Restocking restrooms 

Sweeping sidewalks 

Picking up trash 

Maintaining lobbies, and common areas

Cleaning up accidental messes. 

Industry Specialized Cleaning Services 

Professional commercial cleaners have the skill and knowledge and use the best tools, techniques, and products to properly tackle bigger, more in-depth commercial property cleaning tasks. 

Commercial Floor Cleaning 

Floor care maintenance is one of the most important commercial cleaning services property managers need. A property’s floors, especially in high-traffic areas, develop wear and tear on a daily basis. Flooring is a big investment, no matter what type it is. Routine professional floor cleaning is vital to the longevity, appearance, and maintenance of your building’s floors and carpets. 

Carpet Cleaning 

We take the time to thoroughly clean the carpets of your store, restaurant, or office so that they make the same great impression they did the day you opened. We steam them clean, extracting dirt and ground-in grime. 

Post-construction Clean-up Services 

Property managers are often tasked with coordinating construction projects at their buildings. Whether overseeing a full remodel or a smaller construction project, part of this management responsibility involves delegating post-construction clean-up tasks. A professional cleaning service that specializes in post-construction clean-up has the know-how to handle construction debris while maintaining the health and safety of the building. 

Air-Duct Cleaning 

This oft-forgotten task can make a big difference in your building’s air quality. We use state-of-the-art equipment to clean your air ducts, removing the dirt, dust, and debris that has built up over time and causes your entire HVAC system to work harder - and costing you more money in energy bills. This is a cleaning task that is good for everyone but is especially beneficial for people who suffer from allergies or asthma. We thoroughly clean the nooks and crannies of your ductwork and treat them with an antimicrobial solution that helps to prevent the growth of mold, mildew, and other harmful contaminants. 

Our air duct cleaning method involves sealing off the vents and putting protection pads in place to contain the debris during our push-pull method of cleaning, and use a combination of high-pressure air, a HEPA vacuum system, and an engine-driven brush to thoroughly clean every nook and cranny. 

Commercial Property Managers Choose On the Spot Cleaners 

A clean property leaves a lasting good impression on tenants and clients alike. It’s not a good look for property managers to ignore routine cleaning or maintenance tasks. Your tenants rely on their ability to work in and around your property every day. If the property is not

well-maintained, their jobs become more difficult and their health and safety are at risk. Poor upkeep is a surefire way to make your tenants feel that their business and work environment is not valued. That’s why commercial property managers turn to On The Spot Cleaners to handle their routine cleaning projects. 

Customize the cleaning services and frequency to meet your property’s unique needs. Randy Spurling and his team at On The Spot Cleaners are experts in commercial and residential cleaning including these specialized cleaning tasks: 

Commercial Restaurant Hood Cleaning

Duct Cleaning

Mold Removal & Remediation

Carpet Cleaning

Let our expertly trained team take care of the tasks that should only be handled by professionals. We understand that each commercial property is unique and we will work with property managers to create a cleaning plan that meets their specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial cleaning services in Rochester, NY, and the Finger Lakes.