Do all Professional Cleaning Service Companies carry out Commercial Cleaning & Industrial Cleaning? And, Should they?
Maintaining a clean and hygienic workplace is crucial for the success of any business. That’s why it’s essential to choose the right professional cleaning service for your cleaning needs. Whether you require commercial cleaning, industrial cleaning, or both, a professional cleaning service can provide the expertise and equipment needed to ensure a spotless and hygienic workplace. In this article, we will delve into the differences between commercial and industrial cleaning services and answer the question of whether a professional cleaning service can handle both.
By the end of this article, you’ll have a better understanding of the importance of choosing the right professional cleaning service for your business and the advantages of using their services.
Understanding the Differences Between Commercial and Industrial Cleaning Services
Professional cleaning service is crucial to maintain a clean and hygienic workplace in commercial spaces. Commercial cleaning services are a type of professional cleaning service that specialise in cleaning and maintaining commercial spaces such as offices, retail stores, schools, and healthcare facilities. These services can provide a wide range of cleaning tasks, including regular cleaning and maintenance, floor cleaning and waxing, window cleaning, and deep cleaning services. A professional cleaning service can use specialised equipment and cleaning products to ensure a thorough clean and meet the unique cleaning needs of each commercial space.
At APT, our commercial cleaning service includes:
- Cladding Cleaning & Refurbishment
- K Rend Cleaning
- Algae Removal
- Air Duct Cleaning (for organisations & kitchens)
- Void Property Clearance
Similarly, industrial cleaning services are crucial to maintaining a safe and hygienic working environment in manufacturing plants and other industrial facilities. Industrial cleaning is a type of professional cleaning service that specialises in keeping industrial facilities clean and free from debris, dust, and other contaminants. A professional cleaning service can focus on cleaning heavy machinery, silos, tanks, production lines, and industrial floors. Industrial cleaning services require specialised equipment and cleaning products to ensure a thorough clean and meet the unique cleaning needs of each facility.
The most common types of industrial cleaning services we provide carried out by our industrial cleaners are:
- Industrial Tank Cleaning
- Factory Cleaning
- Machinery & Equipment Cleaning
- High Level Cleaning & Rope Access
Can Every Commercial Cleaning Company do Industrial Cleaning?
In short, the answer is no. The main reason is that professional cleaning services, more specifically industrial cleaning can be very complex. There scope and scale of industrial cleaning is often far greater than commercial cleaning so its not always possible for companies who specialise in commercial cleaning to do the same for industrial cleaning.
Industrial cleaning tends to be cleaning on a large scale over a short time frame. This often requires a large and efficient team to deliver the right results. Industrial grime can be hard to remove and requires a variety of heavy-duty cleaning chemicals. The chemicals need to have a low environmental impact to make sure that they do not compromise your environmental policy and effluent disposal systems. The cleaning company that you contract for your project must be equipped with more than a couple of people with mops, buckets and a pressure washer.
Another issue is that many commercial cleaning companies to not have the specialist cleaning equipment or cleaning products that should be used within industrial cleaning. Most commercial cleaning companies will be equipped for office, shop and home cleaning jobs, however, the equipment required for these is woefully inadequate for most industrial cleaning situations such as warehouse cleaning or factory and production line cleaning.
Machines need to be robust and well maintained so that they clean quickly and without breaking down. Companies familiar with industrial cleaning will always have stand-by machines that can be brought in at a moment’s notice. This adds up to needing a high capital expenditure and a solid business infrastructure, way beyond the pockets of most commercial cleaning companies.
Our Professional Cleaning Service – Industrial Solutions
Here at APT, we have designed our own range of highly effective environmentally friendly cleaning chemicals and have the ability to despatch large, well trained and well equipped teams to your premises. APT have been involved in industrial cleaning projects for over three decades. Having worked on many high profile, heavy-industry industrial cleaning jobs, we’re not only equipped with the knowledge of best practice that works every time, our equipment list is huge.
We have professional, specialist industrial cleaning equipment that allows us to be able to efficiently clean warehouses, factories, machinery, engineering works and other industrial units, inside and out. Having been in industrial cleaning for so many years, we provide practical, short and long term cost saving solutions. We are constantly amazed at the ineffective methods used by many cleaning companies throughout the UK. We have saved £1000’s for most of our clients.
Experience is Essential for a Professional Cleaning Service
In an industrial cleaning situation, there are a variety of different areas each requiring its own specialist technique. Ordinary commercial cleaners will not have the training or the specialist equipment and chemicals to cope with such a diverse range of situations. You can trust in that APT have worked with some of the largest industrial cleaning companies across the UK. Some of our clients include: Tata Steel, Corus Steel Works, Sun Hydraulics, WEPA & loads more.
Our team of specialist industrial cleaners are accredited to IPAF, IRATA & CSCS high standards so that they’re able to carry out HSE Work at Height jobs, compliant with The Work at Height Regulations 2005. We do not take risks and will never undertake an industrial cleaning project we don’t feel 100% confident on.
To achieve excellent results, we don’t scrimp on planning. Effective industrial cleaning isn’t just a ‘once a month’ job. To be cost-effective, it needs to be meticulously planned to ensure that the right people and the right equipment is in the right place at the right time. If not managed carefully, the cleaning process can be very disruptive to industrial production. Poor timing can mean loading bays are being cleaned when lorries need loading or unloading.
Call in a commercial cleaning company and you could be heading for disaster! But call in APT and you will get a company who plan an ongoing programme carefully, ensuring that it fits your working patterns; cleaning out of hours is not unusual for us in order to ensure the smooth-running of our clients’ businesses.
Alongside this, industrial cleaning often involves a very wide range of interior and exterior tasks, each needing risk assessment and having particular health and safety requirements. A company such as ourselves has the expertise and the means to assess and implement the right precautions for each area to ensure the safety of your staff and visitors, cleaning staff and, where needed, the general public. Commercial cleaning companies are more used to everyday situations and may not have the specialist equipment, qualifications and insurance for an industrial clean.
What APT Bring to your Project
At APT, we are committed to providing a comprehensive industrial cleaning service that meets the unique needs of each facility. We understand that industrial cleaning is a complex process that requires specialised equipment, trained professionals, and careful planning. When you choose APT as your professional cleaning service for your industrial cleaning needs, we bring a wealth of experience and expertise to your project.
Our process begins with an initial call to discuss your industrial cleaning project in detail. This allows us to understand your specific needs and develop a customised plan that meets your requirements. From there, we offer a free site survey to assess your facility and provide a detailed plan of action. Our planning and preparation process involves working with you to ensure that we minimize disruption to your business operations. We pride ourselves on working around your business 24/7 to avoid downtime and ensure that you can continue operating without interruption.
Our industrial cleaning team is available for both emergency and routine maintenance, ensuring that your facility remains clean and hygienic at all times. Our accredited teams use the right equipment and products to ensure a thorough clean that meets your expectations. At the end of each job, we provide a survey and photos to ensure that you are happy with the results. We also offer an ongoing professional cleaning service maintenance plan that includes recommended cleaning products and post-clean support so that you can continue to operate a safe and clean facility, even when we’re not there.
Steps involved in our industrial cleaning service:
- Initial call to discuss the job
- Free site survey
- Planning and preparation
- Sending our industrial cleaning team to site working around your business 24/7 to avoid downtime on hand for emergency/one-off jobs as well as routine maintenance
- Accredited teams, right equipment, and products
- Survey at the end of the job and photos to ensure you’re happy as a client
- Ongoing maintenance plan and recommended cleaning products and post-clean support.
APT have the expertise and our own extensive range of industrial cleaning chemicals and equipment to suit any situation. Our operatives undergo a comprehensive initial training programme followed by regular continued professional development. When you hire APT you will benefit from over 30 years of expertise coupled with the latest techniques, state-of-the-art equipment and well trained personnel to handle the project.
Our Professional Cleaning Service for Industrial Cleaning
Contracting your industrial cleaning to a professional cleaning service company with many years of experience and well trained operatives is the best way forward. All areas of your premises will be cleaned properly, including dead space and awkward to access spaces. APT hire only staff who are passionate about doing a thorough and excellent job. Contact us now for an initial informal chat about your cleaning projects – 0800 0723 773