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Commercial Cleaning Vs Healthcare Cleaning

People who utilize outsourced cleaning services sometimes confuse commercial cleaning services and healthcare cleaning services as one in the same, however, there are a few differences.  This post is meant to shed some light on the similarities and differences between commercial cleaning and healthcare cleaning and explain why all cleaning isn't just... cleaning. 

Commercial cleaning services provide a broad range of specialty cleaning services for businesses  These janitorial services are designed for business locations such as... Hospital room

  • Office buildings
  • Schools (daycare to higher education)
  • Industrial facilities (warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing)
  • Hospitality (gyms, spas, and hotels)
  • Retail... and more.

In most business environments the required cleaning schedule is comprised of tasks that keep appearances visually pleasing. Healthcare cleaning services on the other hand are designed to provide a range of cleaning services specifically for the healthcare industry. Examples include:

  • Medical offices
  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Outpatient services
  • Acute care providers

Although many of the services provided for commercial cleaning customers are similar to healthcare clients; the tasks tend to be less frequent and require less training and certification than those of healthcare.  For that reason, healthcare cleaning typically requires a more extensive task schedule, detailed for each specific area, ie. exam room, operating room, and dialysis or chemotherapy stations, etc. These areas are heavily used, therefore cleaning is geared more towards disinfecting patient care areas each night in order to preserve a high level of sanitation.