8 Essential Cleaning Supplies Every Commercial Cleaning Business should Have

Posted On: July 3rd, 2017 Author: Stephen Matthews

Today you’re going to see the 8 essential cleaning supplies every commercial cleaning business should have. Let’s get started.


As a commercial cleaning business owner, for you to be able to land repeat customers you don’t just need well-trained employees but you also need good cleaning supplies that would help your employees to do their cleaning work efficiently. Not only would it help you in creating a good impression in front of your clients but would also encourage employees to complete their cleaning assignments expertly and without any difficulty.

There are so many great cleaning products and equipment out there that would actually reduce the amount of time you require to clean a particular commercial space. If you are a commercial cleaning business in Sydney that is just starting out or need to restock your cleaning supplies, check out the below list which might help you in determining on what you are missing to complete your list of supplies.
8 Essential Cleaning Supplies Every Commercial Cleaning Business should Have

1. Broom and dustpan

Broom and Dustpan are used for dry cleaning purpose – to remove dirt and dust from the floor and other surfaces. Brooms can be used when you don’t have access to a vacuum cleaner or don’t want to use a vacuum cleaner or when you choose to go eco-friendly. You can get rid of dust easily and effectively with both these tools. You can use a broom to reach far-flung areas (top surface of wardrobes and shelves, behind the shelves, beneath tables, etc.) all the places that are difficult to clean with a vacuum cleaner. But with a long-handled brush and dustpan, you can reach and clean those far-flung places easily.

2. Paper towels and microfiber cloths

As the name suggests both these supplies are used for wiping and dusting purpose. Paper towels are used for quick cleaning purpose, are disposable, convenient, easy-to-use and hygienic. It can easily soak water and help clean any surface effectively. A microfiber cloth is ideal for green cleaning and is reusable. It dries quickly, leaves no lint behind and is cost-effective. It can be used to clean desk surfaces, cabinets, cafeteria appliances, windows, etc.

3. Glass cleaning solution

Windows, desk surfaces and other glass surfaces are subject to so much dirt, dust, and dirty hands and these surfaces have to be cleaned with a strong glass cleaning solution that would eliminate germs and effectively clean a dirty surface. You can use glass cleaning solutions for both office and commercial cleaning purposes.

4. Vacuum cleaner

The vacuum cleaner makes the cleaning work easy and effective. You can use it for cleaning floors, draperies, and upholstery. It saves time by cleaning quickly and protects health by removing allergens from the indoor air. Vacuum cleaner consists of a filter which stores the dust and dirt, this filter needs to be cleaned every month or based on its usage.

5. Trash bags

Trash bags are very useful items for office cleaning purpose as it helps to handle the garbage in a convenient and hygienic way. They are lightweight and can be used for wet and dry trash. Usually, trash bags are made up of plastic and are available in different sizes, strengths, densities and puncture resistance.

6. Air freshener

Air fresheners come in a handy spray bottle in different fragrances and can be used for office space when you are done with all your cleaning work. An air freshener can be used to eliminate undesirable odours, to remove allergens and airborne pathogens, and to neutralize the air.

7. Toilet bowl cleaner

Toilet bowl cleaners can be used to keep the restrooms clean, sanitized and smelling good and is generally used with a toilet brush. It is effective in cleaning stubborn stains and removing any residues. You can use a variety of cleaner forms such as aerosol, liquid, powder and spray cleaners to clean the toilet bowls.

8. Gloves

Gloves should be worn by all your commercial cleaners when cleaning and dealing with chemicals. It is necessary for a worker’s health and safety and for controlling infections. You can use vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves according to the cleaning requirements.

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This is Stephen from Clean Group. I work as a full-time commercial cleaning manager and part-time writer with Clean Group - a commercial cleaning company based in Sydney, Australia. I have over 10 years of experience in working with different cleaning companies around Sydney, providing as well as managing office cleaning, carpet cleaning and other commercial cleaning jobs for both households and individuals in Australia. I also share cleaning tips and write about my experience on this website.

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