Domestic VS Commercial Cleaning

Domestic V/S Commercial Cleaning: What’s the Difference?

We often asked how commercial cleaning differs from residential or domestic cleaning. Although both residential and commercial cleaners clean spaces, that is not the point of their similarities.

What are the differences?

Types of premises that have been cleaned

One of the most noticeable differences is the type and location of the premises the cleaners clean. Residential cleaners or domestic cleaners clean homes and houses as well as apartments and flats. Commercial cleaners can clean any type of space, both inside and outside. There are obvious ones like offices and factories, but at Pristine, we clean all of them regularly. We also clean odd and wonderful places such as industrial fridges and building sites.


We may be seen using a Henry vacuum, a mop, brush, and even a duster. We also have equipment that is not available to a household cleaner. The more specialist equipment we have included:

  1. Our Window Cleaning Equipment
  2. For fast flooring cleaning, use specialist steam cleaners or scrubber dryers
  3. High-level cleaning equipment, including wire systems and elevating platforms such as cherry pickers
  4. Power washers are used to remove stubborn dirt from decking, block pavers, concrete, tarmac, concrete, and other surfaces. We also make our cleaning products for that Pristine clean.


Commercial cleaning companies must ensure that their employees are properly trained to perform the job they do every day. All members of Pristine’s team have been trained in-house, and, where necessary, receive external training from relevant organizations.

For example, high-level personnel who use rope-based cleaning methods are trained by IRATA (the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) and are also IPAF (the International Powered Access Federation) certified. Our window cleaners are members and trained by the British Window Cleaning Academy on how to clean windows using the 80ft pole cleaning system.

The DOFF Steam Cleaners team members are fully trained both in-house as well as with external training bodies when necessary.


All cleaners are expected to work quickly when it comes down to speed. Customers, whether they are homeowners or business owners, expect that the job will be done quickly, efficiently, and effectively. Domestic cleaners must work quickly, just as commercial counterparts.

Commercial cleaners have a lot more equipment, which allows them to complete large jobs quickly.

We consider the customer’s objectives and then recommend the best cost-effective solution. We will use the best equipment to complete the project as quickly as possible if speed is important, such as if it disrupts production lines or manufacturing.

We can also be flexible with our work hours, in addition to speed.

Working hours

The commercial cleaners can work whenever the client is available and at whatever time it suits them. Although office cleaners can be available after hours, it is best to clean retail premises, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and production lines at night or on weekends. Commercial cleaners will arrange for their staff to ensure that it happens if this is what is required.

All commercial cleaners have a clear goal: to not disrupt their customers’ work. Therefore, it is important to be flexible.

Emergency Services

There are times when the industrial or commercial cleaners will need to be called in quickly due to an incident at a commercial property. The commercial cleaning company must respond quickly to the call to assist the client or a new client.


Due to the nature of the work that commercial cleaners do, more insurance with higher monetary value is required. Public liability insurance, employer’s liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance, and employer’s liability insurance will all be covered. There may also be a variety of additional insurances that can be purchased to cover any special services provided by commercial cleaners.

It is important to ensure that your commercial cleaners are properly insured and have current insurance.


Most domestic cleaners don’t have any formal qualifications. There are no regulations regarding domestic cleaning services. You could open a business as a domestic cleaner today. A commercial cleaning company may offer cleaning services without accreditation, as cleaning services aren’t regulated in the same way as doctors or solicitors.

Reputable commercial cleaning companies will need to be accredited based on their services to customers.

There are many options and it can be very costly for commercial cleaning companies. The services that they offer or wish to offer customers will be the most important factor in deciding which accreditations companies should apply for.

Although the list doesn’t include all possible accreditations that a commercial cleaning company may want, some accreditations can cost thousands of dollars each year.

The cleaning that they will be doing will determine the type of accreditation you want. It is worth checking to see what accreditations they have.

In Conclusion

The key differences have been highlighted between domestic and commercial cleaning.

We are a professional cleaning commercial cleaning in Dallas that can be hired to clean your office. Contact us by filling out our quote form, emailing, or calling.

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