janitorial versus commercial cleaning seattle

Janitorial and Commercial Cleaning: Is There a Difference?


Janitorial and commercial cleaning are often used interchangeably, but they are different services. The Purple Maids distinguishes each service in this blog. janitorial versus commercial cleaning seattle

Appearances matter in business, and if you don’t believe this statement, then you better believe the numbers. An early study found that 95 percent of customers say that their decision to shop or not to shop in a store is influenced by the establishment’s appearance. Fifty-two percent said outright that they avoid stores that look dirty from the outside.

Cleaning services for businesses are then very important, and something that offices and businesses shouldn’t overlook.

Now when we talk about business cleaning services, two more terms show up: janitorial services and commercial cleaning services. Both are often used interchangeably even though they mean different things.

Let’s talk about what these services mean and what each of them offers in this article.

What Are Janitorial Services?

Janitorial services cover more than routine cleaning. They include the small, everyday tasks that need to be done to keep your office or establishment clean and impressive to customers. These include sweeping and mopping floors, dusting desks, shelves, and other surfaces, emptying the trash bins, vacuuming rugs and carpets, cleaning the office pantry and bathroom, and restocking toiletries, soap, and other essentials that everyone in your office consumes each day.

The purpose of janitorial services is to maintain cleanliness in an establishment at all times. Daily janitorial staffs follow fixed cleaning schedules, although they will check the entire place for random dirt or trash every few hours. This allows them to keep the entire office or store clean without exhausting their crew.

Commercial janitorial services are offered more regularly compared to commercial cleaning services. We at the Purple Maids, for instance, offer professional janitorial services on a daily or weekly basis.

What Is Commercial Cleaning?

Commercial cleaning services are usually specialized. They take care of big cleaning jobs that may require special equipment and tools. These cleaning jobs don’t have to be done frequently but are still necessary to ensure that the office or commercial space is always clean and ready to receive clients.

Below are some examples of commercial cleaning services:

  • Tile and grout cleaning
  • Carpet cleaning and restoration
  • Furniture and upholstery cleaning
  • AC and air vent cleaning
  • Hard surface steaming
  • Hard surface stain removal
  • Window washing

Commercial cleaning can be a one-off service or a number of scheduled cleanings over a specified period, like once-a-month cleaning for two years.

Choose a Company that Offers Both

Even if your business only needs either janitorial or commercial services, it pays to hire a cleaning company that offers both. It’s easier and more cost-effective to source all of your cleaning needs from one service provider than from multiple vendors. It’s also faster and more convenient because you don’t have to go through the process of searching and vetting service providers twice.

Likewise, your cleaning company won’t have to open a new client account and set up payment methods. They can quickly send a cleaning crew to your place of business with just one call.

The Purple Maids offers both janitorial and commercial cleaning services in the Greater Seattle Area. If your business or office is located here, give us a call. We can’t wait to show you what we can do for your business.

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Ebony BrownEbony Brown
22:51 19 Aug 22
Dianna was amazing! She was very punctual, thoughtful, and detailed in cleaning and organizing things in our house. She went above and beyond. She really gave us a fresh start after being displaced in our home for the last 4 months with two toddlers and a kitchen remodel and several other dusty and dirty home projects. Thank you so so so much Dianna! God bless you! It feels like a brand new home in here!!!!
Margi LMargi L
19:38 09 Aug 22
She was very nice and went about her work very quietly. All of the rooms were nice and clean. The kitchen and bathroom fixtures all shining like new. Appliances and sinks were nice and shiny. Overall I am very happy with the clean apartment. I love the purple top, just to remind me of the company name. FYI, I just moved in to this apartment in May and have made some tiny improvements in the appearance, but as the years go by, just not able to do all that I wish to do. Glad for the help.
Ariel RubyAriel Ruby
19:10 28 Jul 22
Diana was friendly, efficient, and left our place nice and clean—we had a deep clean from a certain big cleaning company recently and she got spots they missed even though this was a standard clean! So glad we got someone with her level of professionalism. The company communicates well, answers questions quickly, and makes it easy to schedule cleaning.
Busy IzziBusy Izzi
03:08 19 Jun 22
We signed up with The Purple Maids to provide support for some friends and didn't realize we'd see them in action when we dropped by our friends' home for a little visit last week. Diana was doing beautiful work and it was a delight to see what a blessing she is to our friends! She was very thoughtful with regard to coordinating use of space as she cleaned, and she took time to do some "little extras" that really impressed us. We're so thankful for Diana and The Purple Maids!!
Ayesha TellisAyesha Tellis
22:04 24 May 22
Libby and Florinda did such a thorough and wonderful job. It was my first experience with the service and I’m so thrilled with the job they did. Anastasia and Gloria were great at scheduling me and walking me through the service. 100% recommend!
Rhiannon BallardRhiannon Ballard
21:18 04 Aug 21
Excellent results!! I am very impressed. My family and I moved out of a rental and wanted to have it cleaned professionally. I’ll admit that I was a little nervous when only one lady showed up to clean a 2,000 square foot home, but Valaria is an army of one. This girl cleaned every inch in every corner. She didn’t miss a single cob web. And the bill was even on the low end of the quote! I couldn’t be more pleased and I will be booking these folks for all of my future cleaning needs. Thank you Purple Maids!!
Tammy Lopez (Tammy)Tammy Lopez (Tammy)
00:24 25 Jul 21
Loved it. Olivia did an amazing job. Thank you!
Chad SChad S
21:06 24 May 21
Anastasia and her team are wonderful! We have had several cleaning companies clean our house, and they are by far the best, most thorough company we have used! They are so friendly, easy to work with, and payments are easily handled. Would highly recommend!
Jennifer EvangoJennifer Evango
14:42 01 May 21
I have been using The Purple Maids for a few months now and they do a great job every time!
Danielle DuPontDanielle DuPont
23:33 26 Jan 21
We started using Purple Maids at multiple multi family housing complexes in Pierce County once the pandemic hit to utilize their Covid-19 disinfecting services in our units. This giving our new tenants ease that their unit has been fully disinfected and sanitized prior to moving in. The staff is professional and responsive from the easy scheduling to the cleaning service they provide. I would highly recommend Purple Maids!

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