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post #1 of Old 02-03-2017, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Commercial vs. Residential Cleaning Business?



Is your business more focused on commercial or residential cleaning?

What are the biggest differences you have noticed between them?
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post #2 of Old 02-03-2017, 04:41 PM
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We are commercial cleaning only, always have been.
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A commercial cleaning service is more for those things that you will encounter in a business. Commercial waste clean up, hazardous clean up, or heavy cleaning are all things that define commercial cleaning. That is why some think that if you hire them for your home, they are going to clean better. The truth is that a commercial cleaning company cleans not better than a residential cleaning company, they only clean different things. Those who need a residential service should stick to one instead of thinking that a commercial one means a deeper, or better clean.

When it comes to cleaning, the word commercial does not mean more industrial type cleaning, it literally means industrial cleaning and all that entails. Cleaning machinery, blank spaces, chemicals and other industrial solvents, commercial cleaning services deal with a different type of condition and clientele.

A residential cleaning service specializes in things around your San Antonio home such as cleaning floors, bedrooms and bathrooms. A commercial cleaning service cleans things such as offices, buildings, or retail stores. There is a big difference in the way that you clean a retail store versus someone’s home. A San Antonio residential cleaning service is going to be much more detail oriented and thorough. Specializing in the type of mess you would find in a home, they are better suited to clean your home.

Commercial cleaning companies also focus on special events such as a fire or flood clean up. They have the industrial equipment needed to clean things that have succumb to severe water, or other types of damage. They are also the company that you call for construction clean ups, or after building or renovations are done, because they know how to clean to make sure the home is safe for the right quality of air and other occupancy related needs.

If you are looking for the very best residential cleaning service in your San Antonio home you need look no further than King of Maids. They combine all the things that you love about a residential cleaning service with the more high tech and industrial needs of a commercial cleaning company. Just the right mix of them both, they are the perfect solution for all of your cleaning needs. Quickly making a name for themselves in the residential cleaning world, they are the ones to call when you want perfection.
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post #4 of Old 06-29-2017, 09:26 PM
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Wink Residential is fun!

Commercial cleaning ruins the fun! I love cleaning the architecture inside the beautifully remodeled and constructed homes.
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Commercial cleaning – providing cleaning services to offices or companies, Residential cleaning – providing cleaning services to homes or buildings. D’Sapone is the best tile, grout, stone and glass restoration company, delivering commercial and residential cleaning and sealing services. To learn more, visit https://www.dsapone.com/.
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Residential cleaning is done during the day and most commercial cleaning is done in the evenings, late night and on weekends so it's best to have two separate crews. This will require hiring additional cleaners, team leaders and/or promoting current employees to supervise the commercial cleaning crew. You may find hiring for your commercial crew more challenging compared to your residential cleaners since people are more willing to work day time shifts as opposed to evening, night, and weekend work.
You will need to re-train your current cleaning staff if they will be working the commercial cleaning crew also. Since residential cleaning is much more detailed than that of commercial, your commercial crew will need to clean much faster and with less focus on detail and more focus on completing the required cleaning specifications of the facility.
Residential cleaning is done in the client's personal space versus their work space. Since you are touching their personal belongings they tend to be more sensitive and "picky" than commercial cleaning clients. They are generally more demanding of the small details (i.e. how you place the pillows on their couch and bed, how you hang or fold the towels, how you replace items you pick up to dust….). Commercial clients are more concerned with ensuring you complete the cleaning specifications agreed to on the contract.
When residential clients are in the home while you are cleaning they tend to watch every move you make. They expect you to be on time and may watch the clock to see how long it takes to clean. Commercial clients are not watching the clock to make sure you arrived on time (if they are even on site when you arrive). They may, however, leave "traps" to make sure your employees are thorough in their cleaning.
Residential cleaners have more interaction with the client so you want to hire people who have good communication skills, are personable, and are well groomed. Although these are qualities you want to have in ALL employees, commercial cleaners normally clean at night, after the building occupants have gone home, so there is generally less interaction.
You will have to wait to get paid with commercial cleaning so expect a decrease in cash flow. Residential cleaning companies are usually paid the day the service is provided. Commercial cleaning companies are usually under contract with terms of payment. This requires an invoice be issued each month to the customer and results in a longer waiting period to receive payment. With that said, a lot of commercial cleaning companies are now invoicing prior to providing cleaning services versus invoicing at the end of the month for that months services.
Pricing and profit margins are different. In commercial cleaning, the larger the account, the lower the profit margin. Also, chemicals, supplies, and equipment costs are higher with commercial cleaning which leads to lowered profit margins per client. However, the larger accounts can be easier to manage and the lower margin can be made up in volume.
Production rates are different from residential vs. commercial. The average production rate (how many square feet per hour one person can clean) for residential is typically 700-1000 sq. ft. vs. commercial which can range from 2500 to 4000 sq. ft. per hour or more. Pricing commercial is more time consuming also. Commercial clients normally require a bidding process, a building walk through and an agreement drawn up to include the list of cleaning specifications, terms and conditions of payment, signatures and references.
Marketing is different because residential cleaning is "business to consumer" and commercial cleaning is "business to business”. Also, there are many more potential residential opportunities out there than commercial businesses so naturally there will be more competition for commercial accounts.
You may have to change or alter your current residential company name or create an entirely new company. Your company name must fit the services you are offering. You will find it extremely difficult to lure new commercial cleaning customers with the name: Squeaky Clean Maid Services. Find a name that will be marketable to both residential and commercial clients.
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post #7 of Old 07-12-2017, 01:18 AM
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In residential cleaning we have to deal with client's personal space and their work space.Since we have to touch their personal belongings they are more curious than commercial cleaning clients.In commercial cleaning services includes offices,buildings or retail stores comapare to cleaning of somone's house.
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Residential Cleaning-Includes residential cleaning of someone's house and need to touch their belonging.therefore they are more curious about cleaning service. In comparison of commercial cleaning-includes cleaning at commercial stage like cleaning of warehouse,commercial building,apartments,office.
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I think there is a difference between residential and commercial cleaning. Residential cleaning is done during the day and most commercial cleaning is done in the evening, late night and on weekends so it's best to have two separate groups. This will require hiring extra cleaners and team leaders to manage the commercial cleaning services team. You may hire commercial crew and compare your residential or commercial cleaners since people are more willing to work in day time shifts rather than evening, night, and weekend work.
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both are different but we are focusing on commercial cleaning business.
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Commercial cleaning mainly based on organizations, offices, restaurants and etc. And can be cleaned during the night or early morning.
Residential cleaning mainly based on huoses, apartments, condos and etc. And can be cleaned during the day.

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Commercal and Residential cleaning both are diffresnt terms.A commercial cleaning service is more for those things that you will encounter in a business. Commercial waste clean up, hazardous clean up, or heavy cleaning are all things that define commercial cleaning. That is why some think that if you hire them for your home, they are going to clean better. The truth is that a commercial cleaning company cleans not better than a residential cleaning company, they only clean different things. Those who need a residential service should stick to one instead of thinking that a commercial one means a deeper, or better clean.

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I do residential cleaning, and enjoy working with my customers. In fact, I am at the point where if I do not like a new customer, I find a polite way to back out of the job. Life is too short to work with a customer who annoys me. I'm sure many of you have run into customers who are TOO picky, and always find something to complain about. That is something I just dont want now, because my business is steady now and my reputation is good. I choose to do this work, which isnt easy for someone my age. But I love what I do, and if it ever becomes boring, it will be time to find some other way to earn money.
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Commercial cleaning ruins the fun! I love cleaning the architecture inside the beautifully remodeled and constructed homes.
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I agree. I also like that I am directly dealing with my customers. Most of my current customers are not wealthy. Just ordinary people. But I occasionally do get a job cleaning for someone with a lot of money, and its always interesting to see how they have decorated their homes. I always get new ideas for my own home.
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I feel that commercial cleaning Business is better than residential cleaning buisnss as i get mor profitable leads for Office Cleaning Services, building cleaning Dubai

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