10 Secret Commercial Cleaning Strategies You Should Know

Whether you are a homeowner or a commercial building manager, every building has its cleaning challenges. One of the first steps is to have a strategy in how to clean your building. By implementing a strong cleaning strategy, you can overcome some of these cleaning challenges. Today we are going to focus on cleaning for residential buildings. After years of working in the professional cleaning industry and countless hours of training from experts across the world, here are some of the top commercial cleaning strategies that can be used in your residential home.


Secret #1: Multi-Tasking

Companies today love to sell home owners lots of specialty tools for cleaning. Don’t fall prey to all of the great new cleaners and gadgets that are out there. It is easy to buy these new gadgets, but often they only clean one type of surface. Stick to the all-purpose tools and cleaners, they can be used across multiple types of surfaces.


Secret #2: Get the right tools

More often than not, we get suckered into having too many tools. In some cases, it is good to have a single tool that is great for that hard to reach the spot. However, when you have too many tools, you get overwhelmed. Some of the best tools are simple tools like microfiber cleaning cloths, sponges, a handle scrub brush and a good quality vacuum. Keep it simple.


Secret #3: Tooth cleaners

When you have to tackle those hard to reach spots in the kitchen or bathroom, grab a toothbrush. It is hard to find anything out there that will beat this nifty little brush when cleaning tight spots.


Secret #4: Don’t carry it around

Have you every had to carry a bag of golf clubs around? Of course, you would prefer to drive across the green with a buggy. Once you have all of your supplies assembled, get a cleaning caddy for all of your cleaning supplies. The goal here is to keep all of your cleaning supplies right at your fingertips at all times.


Secret #5: Clean the showerhead

When you look up at the shower head, is there a yucky residue there? If so, it is easy to remove this by putting some vinegar in a baggie and tie it up around the shower head with the head in the vinegar. The vinegar will dissolve the build up in the showerhead overnight.


Secret #6: Clean the low spots

Just when you are done cleaning the whole house. Don’t stop there! Get down at eye level on your floors and check to see if there is anything that you missed. A little trick to see those things that you missed would be to shine a flashlight at eye level across the floor.


Secret #7: Clean the coils

When we first buy the refrigerator, it runs great for years. Over time though dust and dirt will build up on the coils and start clogging the system. Get down on the floor and remove the kick plate from your refrigerator. Use a crevice tool to reach in there and clean in and around the coils. Your refrigerator will thank you and will run more efficiently.


Secret #8: Use newspaper

Before the invention of the paper towels, people used newspapers to wash windows. Glass comes in all shapes and sizes, ball up some newspaper for this smaller windows. The newspaper will not scratch the surface. By using newspaper, you also are saving a few trees in the process.


Secret #9: Vacuum effectively

Plan out how you are going to move from room to room when vacuuming your house. Once you have done that, “Plug in your vacuum in the central room in the house,” suggests Matt Ricketts, president of Better Life Maids. This will dramatically reduce the amount of time it will take to vacuum the whole house.


By implementing some of these commercial cleaning strategies into your cleaning routine at home, you will cut down on the amount of time in cleaning and clean your home more thoroughly. Happy cleaning!