Contract Cleaning: Your Questions Answered

Does your commercial building, office or even home require regular contract cleaning? Not sure what’s involved with a typical contact?

For your peace of mind, we have compiled some of the most common questions regarding contract cleaning and added comprehensive answers. If you have specific questions that we haven't answered, please get in touch with our offices today.


What is contract cleaning?


Contract cleaning refers to the arrangement where a cleaning company or service provider is hired to perform cleaning tasks regularly for a specific period, typically under a formal contract. This cleaning service is often utilised by businesses, organisations, and individuals who require consistent and reliable cleaning services without hiring and managing in-house cleaning staff.


In a contract cleaning arrangement, the service provider and the client agree upon the scope of cleaning services required, the frequency of cleaning, the specific tasks to be performed, and any other relevant details. This could include dusting, vacuuming, mopping, window cleaning, restroom sanitisation, and more. The contract may also outline factors like scheduling, pricing, duration of the agreement, and any special requirements.


Contract cleaning is top-rated in commercial settings such as offices, retail stores, hospitals, schools, and manufacturing facilities. It allows businesses to focus on their core activities while outsourcing the cleaning responsibilities to professionals trained and equipped to handle various cleaning tasks efficiently. This arrangement can also offer flexibility, as clients can adjust the scope and frequency of cleaning services based on their changing needs.


Overall, contract cleaning provides a convenient and reliable solution for maintaining a clean and hygienic environment in various settings without the need to manage an in-house cleaning team.


How does Five Star Cleaning price a Contract Cleaning Service?


In Ireland, as in many other places, the pricing of a cleaning contract can vary based on a range of factors. These factors typically include the size and type of the facility or space being cleaned, the scope of cleaning services required, the frequency of cleaning, the level of detail involved, and the client's specific needs. Here are some common factors that can influence the pricing of a cleaning contract in Ireland:

  1. Size of the Facility: The square footage or overall size of the facility being cleaned is a significant factor in pricing. Larger spaces generally require more time, labour, and resources to clean.
  2. Scope of Services: The range of cleaning tasks in the contract will impact the pricing. A more comprehensive scope that includes tasks like window cleaning, deep cleaning, or specialized cleaning services will likely result in a higher cost.
  3. Frequency of Cleaning: How often the cleaning services are provided, whether daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, affects the pricing. More frequent cleaning may entail discounted rates compared to less regular cleaning.
  4. Type of Facility: Different types of facilities have varying cleaning requirements. For example, medical facilities may require stricter adherence to sanitation standards, which could affect the pricing.
  5. Accessibility and Complexity: Factors such as the facility's layout, the presence of obstacles, and the ease of access to different areas can impact the complexity of the cleaning job and, thus the pricing.
  6. Special Requirements: If the client has specific requests or unique needs, such as using environmentally friendly cleaning products or adhering to specific regulations, this can influence the pricing.
  7. Labour Costs: Labor is a significant component of cleaning contract pricing. Labour costs can vary based on local wage rates and the number of cleaning staff required to complete the job efficiently.
  8. Equipment and Supplies: The cost of cleaning equipment, tools, and supplies needed for the job can be factored into the pricing. Some clients may provide these materials, while others may expect the cleaning company to bring their own.
  9. Seasonal Factors: Seasonal demand can also influence pricing. For example, some facilities may require more intensive cleaning during certain times of the year, leading to adjustments in pricing.
  10. Contract Duration: The length of the contract can also impact pricing. Longer-term contracts may offer discounts compared to short-term arrangements.
    To discuss pricing, please get in touch with our offices today. 


What Cleaning Services are available as part of a Five Star Cleaning Contract


Just some of our standard cleaning services can include:

1. Dusting and Wiping:

  • Dusting surfaces, including furniture, desks, shelves, and fixtures.
  • Wiping down surfaces to remove fingerprints, smudges, and dirt.


2. Vacuuming and Sweeping:

  • Vacuuming carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture.
  • Sweeping and mopping hard floors.

3. Rubbish Removal:

  • Emptying and replacing rubbish bags in waste bins.
  • Disposing of collected rubbish in designated areas.

4. Bathroom Cleaning:

  • Cleaning and sanitising toilets, sinks, taps, and mirrors.
  • Refilling soap dispensers, hand towels, and toilet paper.
  • Mopping and disinfecting restroom floors.

5. Kitchen or Breakroom Cleaning:

  • Cleaning countertops, sinks, and appliances.
  • Wiping down the microwave, fridge, and other appliances.
  • Emptying and cleaning out the refrigerator and rubbish bins.

6. Window Cleaning:

  • Cleaning interior windows and glass surfaces.
  • Removing fingerprints and smudges.

7. Dusting and Cleaning High-Touch Surfaces:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, and handrails.

8. Floor Care:

  • Stripping, waxing, and polishing hard floors (as needed).
  • Carpet cleaning, including vacuuming and spot treatment.

9. Deep Cleaning:

  • Thoroughly cleaning and sanitising areas that may not be cleaned regularly, such as baseboards, light fixtures, and vents.

10. Upholstery and Furniture Cleaning:

  • Cleaning and spot treatment of upholstered furniture.

11. Specialised Cleaning:

  • Depending on the facility type, specialized cleaning tasks include laboratory cleaning, medical facility sanitation, clean room cleaning, etc.

12. Exterior Cleaning:

  • Cleaning and maintaining the exterior entryways, walkways, and outdoor areas if applicable.

13. Waste Disposal:

  • Proper disposal of cleaning waste and materials according to regulations.

14. Restocking Supplies:

  • Ensuring adequate supplies of soap, hand towels, toilet paper, etc., in restrooms and other areas.

15. Custom Services:

  • Services tailored to specific client requests or industry requirements.


If you have any more questions about our contract cleaning service, please reach out to our expert team today.


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