As someone who owned and ran a residential cleaning company, I can tell you that the specific differences between residential and commercial cleaning are few. BUT, they are very important differences.

When you hire someone to clean your home you want them to be detail oriented. Same with commercial cleaning

For your home, you want that person to be trustworthy so that you don’t have to worry about your safety or your possessions. This is also true for businesses, which is why at Colonial we screen all of our employees and require background checks and do drug testing.

In residential homes you want your cleaner to be well trained and knowledgeable about best cleaning practices. When it comes to cleaning businesses, at Colonial we spend a considerable amount of time on training and refresher courses with our employees so they always know the importance of the job they are doing. Colonial follows The Janitorial Safety Training Program which was developed by the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at the University of California, Berkeley as part of the Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP).

In your home and in your workplace you want cleaners to use products that are safe and green-certified. Everything we use at Colonial features the latest eco-friendly technology and our cleaning products are all green-certified. And we stand by our commitment to delivering a quality clean, with eco-friendly products at affordable prices.

Now, after all of that you may be thinking that there is no difference between residential and commercial cleaning. But there is one enormous distinction.

The difference is that if a friend or family member visits your house and it isn’t spotless, they probably won’t think twice about coming back to visit you. But if customers come to your business and they notice dirt, grime or a less than pleasant odor, they will make the decision to take their business elsewhere.

At Colonial, we pride ourselves on providing the same level of service you would expect in your home, for your business. And we understand the impact a clean space can have on maintaining and growing your business. It’s one major part of what we call “The Colonial Advantage.”

If you have any questions, or would like a free quote for services, please contact us today.