Large businesses such as office buildings, schools, medical facilities, and fitness centres require routine cleaning. There are two types of commercial cleaning services that are tailored to these types of commercial spaces – day porters and janitors. These cleaning services are often used interchangeably, but they are very different. Understanding the difference will ensure you get the cleaning services your business needs.

Day Porter

A day porter is an on-site cleaner that maintains public areas in a commercial facility on a full-time basis. They provide a broad-spectrum of cleaning services including taking out the trash, refilling bathroom supplies, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning up spills, maintaining common areas, wiping windows and surfaces, and minor building repairs (ex. changing light bulbs). Day porters generally clean throughout the day during business hours, and are hired to clean an individual facility.


Janitors also provide daily cleaning services for commercial buildings; however, they do not necessarily only clean in the daytime. It is their responsibility to ensure a clean and tidy space, prevent wear and tear, and reduce safety hazards. Janitorial services include the same cleaning tasks as a day porter minus minor building repairs. Janitors normally clean daily (often outside of business hours) rather than throughout the day.

Benefits of Routine Cleaning Services

Day porters and janitors are beneficial for sustaining a clean and healthy commercial building. They assist in minimizing illness, reducing safety hazards, and create a consistent cleaning standard. Hiring commercial cleaners for recurring cleaning services can help set your business apart from its competitors.

What Commercial Cleaning Service is Right for Your Business?

Now that you have a better understanding of a day porter and janitor, it is time to decide which cleaning service is right for your business. Choosing a cleaning company will depend on your cleaning needs, business type, building size, and the amount of foot traffic. Commercial businesses with frequent traffic like schools or fitness centres benefit from hiring a day porter, whereas office buildings profit from hiring a janitor.

Commercial Cleaning Services for Every Type of Business

If you want the job done right the first time, choose Clean Green Solutions! Their cleaners are trained on the latest cleaning techniques and technology to ensure your commercial space is cleaned properly and thoroughly. Clean Green Solutions tailors their cleaning plans to your business and communicate on a regular basis to ensure guaranteed satisfaction.

Commercial Cleaning Services We Offer:

  • Restroom Cleaning
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Window Cleaning
  • High Surface Dusting
  • Floor Stripping & Waxing
  • Pressure Washing
  • Soft Washing
  • Sanitization & Disinfection
  • Office Cleaning
  • Building Cleaning
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Snow Removal & Salting
  • Special Cleaning

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