Cleaning commercial spaces can be overwhelming. An ample amount of foot traffic, public spaces, and high touch points make it difficult to keep up with cleaning. Customer health and safety should be at the forefront to prevent injuries and accidents. Fine tune your commercial cleaning checklist and focus on these top 10 areas for the best clean possible.


Unmaintained floors are the number one culprit for accidents. Choosing commercial floors that are slip-resistant and have good traction is advantageous for preventing slips, trips, and falls. Carpet tile, Quarry or Ceramic Tile, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), Epoxy, Polished Concrete, Hardwood, Laminate, and Rubber are some of the best low maintenance commercial flooring options.

2. High Surfaces

High surfaces should not be overlooked. Dust build-up lowers air quality, creates mould & mildew growth, increases illness and allergies, decreases machinery effectiveness, encourages rodents and pests, and increases fire hazards. Warehouses and factories should pay extra attention to high surfaces if producing or storing products or goods.

3. Bathrooms

Commercial bathrooms are frequently used spaces that harbour bacteria and germs. No matter the type of commercial space, bathrooms require frequent, detailed cleaning. This should include cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of surfaces, replenishing supplies, keeping floors clean and clear of debris and water, and preventing garbage bins and receptacles from overflowing.

4. Glass & Windows

Glass and window cleaning is more of an aesthetic cleaning task. It establishes a positive brand image and can make a space look less dirty. Oily fingerprints, external elements, and dust build-up reduces lighting, causes damage, creates negative curb appeal, and minimizes heating efficiency.

5. Elevators, Escalators & Stairs

Elevators, escalators, and stairs are high touch surfaces. They easily spread viruses and illness via touch. Prevent the spread of bacteria by cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing. For a more thorough cleaning, incorporate Electrostatic Disinfection or ULV Fogging into your regular commercial cleaning schedule.

6. Communal Spaces

Commercial spaces vary by communal spaces. Lunchrooms, break rooms, kitchens, and lobbies/waiting areas are a few common commercial spaces that require cleaning throughout the day. Keep up with cleaning by hiring a commercial cleaning company to tackle your daily cleaning needs.

7. Door Handles

Door handles are high touch surfaces that need extra cleaning. Prevent bacteria and germs from lingering by setting up a routine.

8. Telephones

Telephones are shared in commercial spaces, making cleaning after use necessary. A disinfectant wipe or cloth and disinfectant spray is the best way to sanitize a telephone quickly after use.

9. Lobbies/Waiting Areas

The amount of foot traffic in lobbies/waiting areas is exponential. Before the pandemic, these spaces were cleaned daily. Now cleaning throughout the day or after use is recommended. This includes wiping down chairs and other frequently touched surfaces, removing magazines from waiting areas, and changing out pens after use. 

10. Furniture

Furniture requires regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent damage, reduce bacteria and germs, minimize dust and other allergens, and prolong lifespan. Upholstery cleaning is one of the best ways to thoroughly clean commercial furniture. Many commercial cleaning companies offer deep cleaning services, which include upholstery cleaning.

Clean Green Solutions cleans commercial spaces of all types and sizes – from commercial buildings to daycares, warehouses, law firms, offices, and churches. Their promise is to provide honest, reliable, and top-quality cleaning services for your commercial space. Clean Green Solutions does all the hard work, so you can focus on growing your business. Give them a call today!