Throughout the country, industries, from restaurants to hospitals, hire commercial cleaning services. This allows them to maintain healthy spaces and abide by safety regulations. In this article, we will discuss the different types of industrial cleaning services and why they are important.

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What Sorts of Hazards Does Industrial Cleaning Remove?

An unclean workplace can lead to a plethora of health hazards. Professional cleaners must assume the responsibility of understanding what these hazards are and how to solve them effectively. 

In addition, employees and staff members must be properly informed too. That way, they will know what preventive measures to implement and when to hire professional help. 


To begin, most industrial cleaning services will include decontamination. This is the removal of harmful substances such as germs, viruses, and bacteria. In particular, they will focus on high-traffic areas like lobbies and restrooms. Furthermore, for restaurant cleaning, there will be an emphasis on the kitchen.


Furthermore, commercial cleaning companies will focus on removing asbestos. This is a harmful mineral typically found in older buildings. Asbestos is quite dangerous due to its ability to cause cancer.

Lead Particles

In addition, another harmful substance that individuals may breathe in is lead particles. Prior to 1978, lead was added to paint to help it dry quicker and reduce moisture. However, studies have shown that prolonged lead exposure can lead to health hazards. 

Cleaning companies will wet-wash walls or use a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filter) vacuum to remove particles. 


Typically found in air ducts and ceiling vents, mold can cause severe allergic reactions, difficulty breathing, and immune system weakness. Professionals may use bleach or chemical-based solutions to remove mold from surfaces. 

Dirt and Dust

While not toxic, dirt and dust can be harmful to those who suffer from allergies. Workplaces with constant movement will accumulate greater amounts of dirt. Also, offices that do not clean daily will have higher dust amounts. Professional cleaners can effectively remove all dirt and dust with cleaning solutions and HEPA vacuums. 

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Industrial Cleaning Services Method and When Best to Use Them

There are many different industry cleaning methods. It is important to know what they are and how they may be useful in various situations. 

Manual Cleaning

Manual cleaning includes all procedures that do not include technological equipment. Although it is inexpensive, this method is gradually becoming less popular. This is because companies are trying to limit the amount of interaction between humans and harsh chemical substances. 

High-Pressure Spray Cleaning

This is the process of using high-pressure power washers as cleaning mechanisms. Typically, there will be a mixture of cleaning solution and warm water. This method is often used on carpets and flooring. 

Immersion Cleaning 

In addition, there is also the immersion cleaning method. Usually, this is done to clean large and irregularly-shaped equipment. The process involves placing equipment in a tank filled with solution. For high effectiveness, it is best to allow optimal exposure time.

Foam Cleaning

Hard-to-reach places can be troublesome to clean. However, they must be addressed as they can contain excessive amounts of dirt and bacteria. To clean these areas, professionals may apply foam that will adhere to and clean those surfaces. 


For certain surfaces, sandblasting can be an effective cleaning method. Typically, it will be used on specific machinery. The process involves spraying abrasive particles at a surface with high pressure. By doing so, you may remove grease, oil, and rust.

In Situ Cleaning

Finally, ‘in situ cleaning’ means removing dirt from an item in its original place. In particular, it means that the item cannot be deconstructed. For example, professional cleaners may implement in situ methods for tanks or pipes.