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How to Choose
Tips for Hiring the Best Janitorial Companies in San Francisco for Your Business

There are many things to consider when hiring a janitorial cleaning company, including whether the commercial custodial company can fit your requirements for timing, services, security and experience.
So finding the right San Francisco janitorial service to maintain and clean your office space might take more work than you’d expect.
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There are many things to consider when hiring a janitorial cleaning company, including whether the commercial custodial company can fit your requirements for timing, services, security and experience.
So finding the right San Francisco janitorial service to maintain and clean your office space might take more work than you’d expect.

That’s because various offices and businesses have different needs and require different cleaning services. You’ll need to ensure that the janitorial service you hire can provide all of the cleaning services and office maintenance tasks you want to be part of your custodial cleaning package.

Your business or office building is an important asset, and you need to hire a trustworthy commercial cleaning service to protect your facilities and keep them looking their best for your clients and employees.


But how do find good janitorial services in San Francisco and your area?

The following articles will get you started. They highlight special items to keep in mind, questions you can ask and precautions to take to protect yourself and your interests.

Decide Between National Janitorial Franchises and Independent Janitorial Services
The first thing you will likely need to consider is whether you want to hire a national janitorial franchise or an independent janitorial cleaning company. Both have pros and cons, so it’s important to know the difference.

Some of the points to know are listed below:

Independent Office Cleaning Services
Independent janitorial providers that serve San Francisco can often customize their services to fit their customers’ needs, while some janitorial franchises may have to stick to national franchise standards.

Independent janitorial firms can be cheaper than national franchises. Franchises have to pay fees to carry the franchise name, which can make their overhead larger and force them to charge more for their services.

Independent janitors can choose the cleaning materials and equipment they use. This may allow them to be more flexible to customer requests for green janitorial supplies, unscented cleaning products, recycled products or other specialty commercial cleaning materials.

Local janitors may also be able to be more flexible with scheduling and last-minute requests. However, this depends on the company. If the independent commercial cleaning company is a small one with limited staff, they may have a harder time making last-minute changes.

National Janitorial Franchises
Janitorial franchises often require franchise branches to use specific janitorial equipment, cleaning solutions and supplies as outlined by the corporate headquarters. This can be a good thing for businesses that want continuity. However, these franchises may not be as flexible to client requests because they are contractually obligated to use the products their parent company requires.

Larger franchises may be able to offer additional services that small companies can’t. This may include pest control, carpet cleaning, exterior window washing for multi-level buildings, industrial cleaning services, building repair services or even dayporter services for daytime cleaning and maintenance.

Franchise janitorial services also may have more clearly outlined training and cleaning methods. They also may have more experienced cleaning staff.

National franchises may have more staff available, so they may be able to schedule additional services or cleaning staff depending on your needs.

Plan a Walk Through with San Francisco Janitorial Companies
Office cleaning tasks may seem straightforward, but you’ll want to set aside some time to walk through your office building with the janitorial service providers you’re considering. This initial walk-through is one of the most important steps in choosing the right janitors or custodians for your business.

A walk-through will give you a chance to show the facilities to each candidate, answer their questions and be clear about your expectations. This can help minimize misunderstandings and can help you get more accurate bids with which to choose your janitorial services provider.

You’ll also have an opportunity to talk with a company representative in person and begin developing a rapport. This janitorial service representative should be interested in your needs and wants, and should be willing and able to answer any questions you might have about their company’s services and methods.

You may find that San Francisco custodial services that are willing to invest time in visiting your facility, discussing your wishes and concerns, and providing a detailed proposal for office cleaning services are those who will provide better customer service and overall quality in cleaning services.

Be wary if a local janitorial service you’re considering won’t do a walk-through and instead prefers to base their estimate solely on square footage. This can be a problem because custodial service estimates that are based on square footage alone can’t take into account the age and condition of your building, the layout of the building, the number of restrooms, the number of offices and density of office space or the types of supplies needed.

Vague bids may be less reliable than detailed bids based on your building and specific commercial cleaning needs. If custodial services underbid the work, they may end up doing a less thorough job than you’d expected or they may cut corners to save money to make up for the lower bid. You may also find out too late that they can’t provide all of the janitorial services or the value you were hoping for.

Review Bids from Several San Francisco Janitorial Companies
Make sure you get detailed cleaning bids from each of the custodial companies you’re considering to ensure that each of the janitorial companies are bidding for the same job and offer the same value.

For instance, rather than generic terms, such as “office cleaning,” ask that the office janitorial companies provide detailed descriptions, such as “cubicle and desk cleaning services including vacuuming, dusting, cleaning glass, emptying trash cans and general tidying.”

This will allow you to fairly compare bids and see which office cleaning company offers the best value.

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Know What You Want
Consider Your Needs Before Hiring San Francisco Janitorial Companies

You’ll want to have an idea of what you’re looking for in a local janitorial company before you interview local custodians and commercial cleaning companies in San Francisco.

The questions below will get you started with the basic information you should know before talking with representatives from local janitorial services....

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You’ll want to have an idea of what you’re looking for in a local janitorial company before you interview local custodians and commercial cleaning companies in San Francisco.

The questions below will get you started with the basic information you should know before talking with representatives from local janitorial services.

  • Do I want to hire a Diamond Certified janitorial company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  • What type of janitorial services do I need (daily office cleaning, weekly office cleaning, office park janitorial service, office building cleaning, medical office cleaning, on-call office cleaning, small business janitorial services, office kitchen cleaning, regular office cleaning services, etc.)?
  • What is my budget for janitorial cleaning services?
  • How often will I need the custodians to clean my office space?
  • Are there any job specifics that I or the custodians will need to take into account when planning and coordinating the custodial service? (i.e. work schedules, office security, shared office space, which areas need to be cleaned and when, etc.)
  • What qualities and characteristics do I want from a San Francisco janitorial company? (These may include timeliness, honesty, good communication skills, knowledge base, experience and fast follow-up or emergency cleaning services.)
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What to Ask on the Phone
Interview Local Custodial Companies Over the Phone

You’ll want to start by compiling a list of questions to ask when you interview several janitorial companies over the phone.

You will probably want to ask all of the local commercial cleaning companies the same questions and write down their answers so you’ll know which ones you want to meet with in person during the bidding phase.

Sample questions to ask San Francisco janitors during phone interviews include the following:...

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You’ll want to start by compiling a list of questions to ask when you interview several janitorial companies over the phone.

You will probably want to ask all of the local commercial cleaning companies the same questions and write down their answers so you’ll know which ones you want to meet with in person during the bidding phase.

Sample questions to ask San Francisco janitors during phone interviews include the following:

  • Has your office cleaning service earned and maintained a Diamond Certified rating?
  • Do you serve my area of San Francisco (i.e. Sunset District, Nob Hill, North Beach, Bayview District Richmond District, Mission District, Pacific Heights, Bernal Heights, The Tenderloin, etc.)?
  • Will your company provide the necessary janitorial supplies or is it up to me to provide office cleaning products?
  • How does your janitorial company charge for office cleaning services? (Flat rate office cleaning or contract-rate janitorial services?)
  • What are the professional backgrounds of the janitors your San Francisco office cleaning service employs?
  • Is your janitorial company an independent business or part of a janitorial franchise? How does this impact the custodial services you provide and the quality control offered by your janitorial firm?
  • Are you insured and bonded? Does your insurance completely cover all janitorial cleaning staff that will be working in or around my facility?
  • How does your janitorial company train your office cleaning staff?
  • If my office is in a smaller town will you charge additional fees to travel to my business location?
  • Is your San Francisco janitorial company a part-time or full-time business? Are your janitors guaranteed to be available when I need them?
  • How does your local office cleaning company select custodians and janitorial service employees?
  • Do you perform background checks on your janitors and custodial cleaning staff? Will you guarantee that all employees are legally allowed to work in the state of California? (You may be held responsible for legal fees and damages if you contract with a local janitorial firm that hires custodians and other employees that are ineligible to work.)
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What to Ask in Person
Interview Commercial Office Cleaning Services in San Francisco

Now that you’ve talked with some janitorial firms on the phone, you will probably have narrowed down your list to a few stand-out office cleaning companies.

This is the time to invite a few of the best commercial cleaning firms to see your office and bid to be your janitorial service provider.

The questions below are some you should ask when meeting with the San Francisco janitorial company representative. Take notes of their answers, their tone and any additional information you may want to incorporate into your decision-making process....

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Now that you’ve talked with some janitorial firms on the phone, you will probably have narrowed down your list to a few stand-out office cleaning companies.

This is the time to invite a few of the best commercial cleaning firms to see your office and bid to be your janitorial service provider.

The questions below are some you should ask when meeting with the San Francisco janitorial company representative. Take notes of their answers, their tone and any additional information you may want to incorporate into your decision-making process.

  • How does your janitorial company handle complaints or questions from customers?(Remember: local branches of national office cleaning chains may not be able to make decisions at the local level, so you may have to wait for a reply from the national office if you have a complaint or problem.)
  • Will your office cleaning company provide material safety data sheets (MSDS) information for the cleaning products they use for office cleaning? (You are required by OSHA to have MSDS information for all chemicals and cleaning products used in and around your commercial office facilities.)
  • Will your San Francisco custodial services use green commercial cleaning products, unscented office cleaning products or other eco-friendly janitorial supplies upon request?
  • Will you accompany me on a walk-through to determine the cost of our janitorial cleaning services? Or do you have a set charge based on office size and number of visits?
  • Will you provide emergency janitorial cleaning services or accommodate us for office cleaning services that are in addition to our regular office cleaning schedule?
  • Will our company have to sign a long-term contract for janitorial services? Or do you offer monthly or short-term contracts for office cleaning?
  • Do you have references I can from companies similar to mine in size and scope?(Keep in mind that if you’re hiring a local janitorial company that’s part of a janitorial franchise, the company may give you references that other franchise companies have worked for. Be sure to ask specifically for the names of references that San Francisco office cleaning service has done work for.)
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What to Ask References
Learn From References of Local Commercial Janitorial Companies

It’s best to hire a Diamond Certified janitorial firms in San Francisco because all certified janitorial services have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other commercial cleaning services can’t pass.

If you want quality from a custodian firm, you should know that your odds are greater when choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies.
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It’s best to hire a Diamond Certified janitorial firms in San Francisco because all certified janitorial services have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other commercial cleaning services can’t pass.

If you want quality from a custodian firm, you should know that your odds are greater when choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies.

And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews, because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.


If you can’t find a Diamond Certified janitorial service within reach, you’ll have to do some research on your own. For starters, it’s wise to call some references provided by your local janitors. Keep in mind, though, that references provided by the janitorial cleaning companies you’re considering are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process.

If you do call references, ask for a list of the office cleaning company’s 10 most recent/current customers from your area of San Francisco.

Also request contact information for long-time clients and others who receive the same type of services (office building cleaning, medical building cleaning, school cleaning, office park cleaning, dayporter services, etc.) that you are considering. This will help avoid the custodial services giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

Questions you may want to ask include:

  1. How long have you been using this San Francisco janitorial service?
  2. What do you like best about this commercial cleaning company? What is your least favorite part about this custodial cleaning firm?
  3. What was the type and scope of cleaning they did for you (green janitorial services, commercial janitorial cleaning, industrial janitorial cleaning, small business custodial services, office park cleaning, dayporter services, weekly janitorial cleaning, janitorial product supply, emergency janitorial services, etc.)?
  4. Were the janitorial cleaning service staff reliable?
  5. Did the custodial service company representative explain to you the status of the work or any problems with the janitorial services?
  6. Did they complete the work on time?
  7. Were there unexpected costs associated with the commercial janitorial services? If so, what were they for and were they avoidable?
  8. Did the San Francisco janitorial service business charge extra to travel to your office location?
  9. Would you recommend this janitorial service to other business owners?
  10. Are you satisfied with the office cleaning services from _(San Francisco janitorial company name)_?
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Review Your Options
Final Considerations Before Hiring a Custodial Cleaning Service

custodial services in San Francisco, you should be able to select a local business cleaning company that meets your needs in terms of types of janitorial services, professional attributes and reliability.

Review the notes you took while talking with local janitorial service providers and choose the best custodial company for you.

The following questions may help you refine your choices....

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custodial services in San Francisco, you should be able to select a local business cleaning company that meets your needs in terms of types of janitorial services, professional attributes and reliability.

Review the notes you took while talking with local janitorial service providers and choose the best custodial company for you.

The following questions may help you refine your choices.

  • Is there a commercial cleaning company on your list that best meets your needs for janitorial services, janitorial supplies and any specific office cleaning requirements you have?
  • Are the San Francisco janitorial companies knowledgeable about the janitorial cleaning services you need?
  • Can they easily explain to you which janitorial products best fit your needs?
  • Is the janitorial company sensitive to your budget and schedule?
  • Can the custodians give you accurate bids and timelines for office cleaning services?
  • Do the San Francisco janitors guarantee their work?
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How to Work With
Embolden the Best Commercial Cleaning Services to Bid On Your Job

When hiring San Francisco commercial cleaning companies, it may be hard to remember that many local commercial cleaning companies also have high standards for the type of customers for whom they provide office cleaning.

Their time and resources are often limited to a certain number of customers, so they can be choosy about with whom they do business. You can increase your odds of attracting and hiring the best commercial cleaning services for you by being the type of customer for whom they want to work....

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When hiring San Francisco commercial cleaning companies, it may be hard to remember that many local commercial cleaning companies also have high standards for the type of customers for whom they provide office cleaning.

Their time and resources are often limited to a certain number of customers, so they can be choosy about with whom they do business. You can increase your odds of attracting and hiring the best commercial cleaning services for you by being the type of customer for whom they want to work.

Many janitorial cleaning companies in San Francisco want clients that:

  • Are looking for good value in office cleaning, not just cheap janitorial services. Many people start their discussion with janitorial contractors by asking about price. However, you can show your interest in quality office cleaning services by asking questions about janitorial supplies, cleaning methods, availability, experience and overall value rather than price alone.
  • Be upfront with the janitorial companies if you’re accepting multiple bids for commercial cleaning services. But only shop among local janitorial companies that offer quality work and don’t seek more than three or five bids. Canvassing dozens of office cleaning companies shows that you’re only looking for cheap janitorial services, and office cleaning companies that provide the best quality work may not be able to compete with low-cost janitorial services that don’t provide insurance and fair wages to their employees.
  • Tell your janitorial firm exactly what commercial cleaning services you require, how often you expect them and any specific requests or expectations that you have. This will allow them to give you the most accurate bids and gives them insight into exactly what you want. If they can’t provide what you need or want, it’s better to find out before you’ve wasted time thoroughly interviewing a janitorial service in San Francisco that can’t meet your needs.
  • Interview and choose among local janitorial cleaning companies in San Francisco and the local area. Most custodial companies prefer to work within a smaller radius, as this allows them to provide faster service and more reliable office cleaning. It can also mean they’ll be able to get to you in a hurry if you require emergency office cleaning or unscheduled janitorial services.


Protect Your Interests with Commercial Cleaning Contracts
Once you’ve found the janitorial contractor that best fits your needs, you’ll want to sign a contract for regular office cleaning services. Some custodial companies allow week-to-week contracts, others require a certain number of months.

Carefully consider the length of the contract and the terms to dissolve it. You don’t want to be tied to a specific company for a long time if you aren’t happy with the janitorial services you’re receiving. For this reason, some commercial cleaning firms offer test periods or will allow you to contract on a week-to-week basis or enter into a month-long contract for the first month of your service.

Discuss these options with your janitorial service representative if this is important to you.

Whatever you finally decide, your commercial cleaning contract should include specific details about the type and scope of office cleaning required, what janitorial supplies and office cleaning products are to be used, payment terms, frequency of office cleaning, any guarantees on the work and other specific items you and the janitorial company representative agreed upon.

This contract should protect you and your San Francisco janitor company, and it should equally represent both of your interests. Contracts are legally binding and for this reason, you should completely read and understand all of the information in the contract. Never sign a blank or incomplete contract, or one that you don’t fully understand.

Feel free to write in any verbal agreements or special requests you and your janitorial service provider agreed upon. This can include specific expectations, cleaning instructions and other items you wish to make legally binding.

Simplify the Office Cleaning Work
Your janitorial company should be able to meet and exceed the expectations and cleaning service directions you’ve agreed upon in the contract. However, there are a few things you can do to make their job easier and get better results.

Keep up your end of the contract. You expect your San Francisco janitorial company to provide the services they’ve promised, so be sure to hold up your end of the bargain. Provide any janitorial cleaning products promised in the contract, keep to the schedule you’ve agreed upon, and don’t expect the janitorial cleaning company to be unrealistically flexible to frequent and sudden changes. If the terms of your contract change or you need additional or fewer services, give the appropriate amount of warning time before the changes take effect.

Provide easy access to the rooms and office buildings to be cleaned. If the office cleaning takes place after business hours, make sure the janitorial office cleaning company has keys, entrance codes, pass cards or other items that ensure them access to the space to be cleaned. They can waste valuable time and can even miss cleaning appointments if they’re unable to gain entrance to the building. If the business cleaning takes place during office hours, make sure that the janitorial staff has clear access to the rooms in which they need to clean. Keep staff, customers and others out of the rooms to be cleaned, or give them a warning that the janitorial staff will be arriving. This can cut down on the time the office cleaning staff takes to clean the building (and therefore the cost of janitorial services) and may result in cleaner facilities.

Give your commercial cleaning providers a phone number where they can reach the office building owner or company representative. Your commercial cleaning company should always be able to reach a company representative in case of emergency, such as being locked out or a problem with the office building. Give a janitorial firm representative phone numbers and emergency contacts they’ll need if there’s ever a problem after-hours.

Leave written instructions for jobs not on the regular janitorial contract. If you require additional cleaning services (such as refrigerator cleaning, office kitchen cleaning, carpet stain removal, annual deep cleaning services, etc.) or have special requests, place a call to the San Francisco janitorial company and leave written instructions. This will eliminate questions and will ensure you and your janitorial service providers are on the same page when it comes to commercial office cleaning services required.

Let the San Francisco janitors know in advance if the job or timeframe changes. Meetings run late, special work sessions may be scheduled, office shut-downs over the holidays, added shifts, new employees, changes to office space or office configuration, office remodeling and other factors can create confusion if your janitorial cleaning service hasn’t been warned. Be sure to give an appropriate amount of warning if procedures change. This can even include needing more or fewer janitorial cleaning visits or if your office hours change.

Ask what you can do to ease their job. This may including having storage space available for janitorial supplies, making amendments to the contract if additional work is required, leaving certain rooms unlocked, providing extra keys or different access, etc. Ask your custodial firm what you can do to make their job go faster, and keep the lines of communication open so they feel free to suggest items that can save them time and can save you money or get you better office cleaning services.

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Be a Good Customer
Simple Steps You Can Take to Get the Best Service from Local Janitors

It's the responsibility of the San Francisco janitorial firm you’ve hired to clean your facility using the best possible workplace cleaning methods and janitorial supplies. But you play a big part in the success of your commercial office cleaning, too.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring and working with local janitorial companies in San Francisco:...

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It's the responsibility of the San Francisco janitorial firm you’ve hired to clean your facility using the best possible workplace cleaning methods and janitorial supplies. But you play a big part in the success of your commercial office cleaning, too.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring and working with local janitorial companies in San Francisco:

  1. Be clear and upfront with the janitorial company representatives. Let them know what you want from your office cleaning services and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
  2. Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way.
  3. Before you hire a San Francisco janitorial company, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate your understanding of the commercial cleaning agreement. Most problems with local custodial firms occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
  4. Be sure your janitorial service representative has a phone number at which they can reach you at all times, including when your business is closed. Most office cleaning services take place after business hours, and you will want your business cleaning custodians to be able to reach you if there is an emergency, if they can’t get into the building, or if there are any problems in your office.
  5. Return calls promptly when your janitorial contractor contacts you.
  6. Pay for the janitorial work promptly.
  7. Why would you want to be a good customer?


San Francisco janitorial service companies appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your positive interaction may encourage them to provide better customer service and more through office cleaning.

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Check the Work
Look Over the Completed Office Cleaning Services

You shouldn’t need to check that the janitorial cleaning service has fulfilled the terms of the contract every time they clean your office space, but you may want to check the company’s work the first time they come to clean your office building.

This will give you a chance to ask questions about, make changes to or provide feedback on the services you’ve received. You may also want to do random checks to ensure the level of service stays consistent.
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You shouldn’t need to check that the janitorial cleaning service has fulfilled the terms of the contract every time they clean your office space, but you may want to check the company’s work the first time they come to clean your office building.

This will give you a chance to ask questions about, make changes to or provide feedback on the services you’ve received. You may also want to do random checks to ensure the level of service stays consistent.

After the custodial work is completed, the commercial cleaning company you’ve hired should provide you with a written invoice for services rendered.


This invoice should include the following items:

  • The San Francisco janitorial service’s name, physical office address and license number.
  • An itemized list of all cleaning services performed.
  • A complete list of all cleaning supplies used (if you are expected to pay for cleaning supplies. This isn’t necessary if cleaning supplies are included in your contract rates.)
  • The total cost of the job, broken down into amounts due for cleaning services, extra services requested, labor and supplies.
  • Any guarantees or warrantees provided by the janitorial cleaning crews.

Use the information on the invoice to compare against the work that was actually completed. If items don’t match up or you have questions about what was done, ask your commercial cleaning service representative about the discrepancy.

You may also want to ask the lead janitor to walk through the building with you after the first commercial cleaning service visit so that they can show you what was done and answer any questions you may have.

After they have proven their ability to clean to your standards, you may only need to check the cleaning services on a random basis to ensure quality controls.

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Written Warranties
Protect Yourself with Written Guarantees

Most good janitorial companies in San Francisco provide guarantees on their office cleaning services.

If the commercial cleaning company you’ve hired does warranty their custodial services, ask for written proof of the guarantee and what it covers.

A good written guarantee on janitorial cleaning services will include:...

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Most good janitorial companies in San Francisco provide guarantees on their office cleaning services.

If the commercial cleaning company you’ve hired does warranty their custodial services, ask for written proof of the guarantee and what it covers.

A good written guarantee on janitorial cleaning services will include:

  1. The janitorial service’s name, physical address and contact information.
  2. Specific details including what janitorial services and products are guaranteed and how the janitorial contractor will deal with warranty claims (refunds, complimentary office cleaning, immediate replacement services, replacement of janitors/custodial staff on your job, termination of the janitorial contract at your request, etc.).
  3. Your responsibility when filing a complaint and how you should report problems with the commercial cleaning services.
  4. The exact terms and limitations of the guarantee.
  5. All exclusions to the cleaning services guarantee must be in writing and presented at the same time as the written warranty.
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Top 10 Requests
Top Service Requests Made of San Francisco Janitorial Cleaning Companies

Most janitorial companies in San Francisco provide the same basic office cleaning and commercial cleaning services, along with specialized services that cater to clients’ diverse needs. Some of the most popular janitorial cleaning services are listed below along with examples of that type of office cleaning.

Commercial Cleaning Services in San Francisco...

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Most janitorial companies in San Francisco provide the same basic office cleaning and commercial cleaning services, along with specialized services that cater to clients’ diverse needs. Some of the most popular janitorial cleaning services are listed below along with examples of that type of office cleaning.

Commercial Cleaning Services in San Francisco
Commercial cleaning services include all janitorial services provided in commercial buildings. This includes business vacuuming, business entryway cleaning, office bathroom cleaning, private office cleaning, recycling and trash removal, plant watering, office carpet cleaning, dusting, elevator cleaning, board room cleaning, janitorial services for lobbies and waiting rooms, and office floor refinishing services.


Industrial Cleaning Services
Industrial buildings often need specialized cleaning services, including industrial floor cleaning, machinery cleaning, trash removal, hazardous waste removal, bathroom cleaning, industrial waste cleaning and power washing.

San Francisco School Cleaning Services / Educational Building Cleaning
School custodial services and other educational building janitorial service companies provide cleaning and sanitizing for preschools, K-12 schools and colleges and universities in and around San Francisco.

Industrial Cleaning
Cleaning services for industrial facilities include conveyor belt cleaning, equipment cleaning, interior and exterior storage tank cleaning, coatings removal, hydroblasting and pressure washing, filter replacement, silo cleaning, machine cleaning, floor cleaning, ceiling cleaning and clean room services. Some larger janitorial companies in San Francisco provide industrial cleaning, while others are not equipped to do this specialized type of janitorial work, so make sure you ask upfront if the custodial services you’re considering are able to meet your needs.

Green Cleaning / Green Janitorial Services
Eco-friendly janitorial services are popular throughout San Francisco. They often include the use of green cleaning products, non-toxic cleaning solutions, cloth rags or reusable cleaning supplies rather than paper towels and disposable cleaning products, and biodegradable janitorial products. Some green janitorial services provide unscented cleaning products that are safe for individuals with chemical sensitivities, allergies and for children.

Civic Building Cleaning / Government Building Janitorial Services
Cleaning for civic buildings and governmental buildings in San Francisco is a specialized form of janitorial services provided by some local cleaning companies. These services often include office cleaning, bathroom cleaning, public lobby cleaning, courthouse janitorial services, hallway refinishing, wall scrubbing and graffiti removal.

Office Cleaning
Office cleaning includes cleaning in small offices, home offices, home business cleaning and cleaning offices within larger businesses. Office cleaning services in San Francisco often include desk cleaning, vacuuming, organizing papers, watering plants, dusting office furniture, bookshelf dusting, window washing, trash bin removal and garbage can cleaning, paper recycling, office fan cleaning, office light changing and other janitorial tasks within a personal office space.

Janitorial Equipment
Janitorial equipment provided by San Francisco commercial cleaning companies usually includes vacuums, mops, brooms, dusting cloths, janitorial carts, trash cans and recycling receptacles.

Full-Service Custodial Cleaning / Day Porter Services
Custodial cleaning for stores and large office buildings takes place during business hours and keeps the buildings clean and functional for patrons. These services often include dayporter services. Typical full-service custodian and day porter services include spill clean-up, sweeping, light vacuuming, window washing, fingerprint removal, mopping, bathroom cleaning, paper product replacement, soap refilling, trash removal, high-traffic area monitoring, airport cleaning, apartment complex cleaning, educational and entertainment facility cleaning, lobby maintenance, kitchen and cafeteria cleaning and exterior maintenance.

Medical Building Cleaning
Examples of medical buildings that require janitorial cleaning services include:

  1. Private medical practice janitorial services
  2. Physician office cleaning
  3. Acupuncture office cleaning
  4. Veterinary clinic janitorial services
  5. Medical research lab cleaning
  6. Dental office cleaning
  7. Medical lab cleaning
  8. Chiropractic office cleaning
  9. Medical clinic cleaning

Many janitorial companies provide general cleaning services for these medical facilities including hallway and bathroom cleaning, reception area cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, power washing, green janitorial services, floor sanitizing and medical office disinfecting services.

Janitorial Supplies
Many local janitorial firms provide janitorial supplies including janitorial paper products, bathroom cleaning products, office cleaning products, window washing products, bathroom soap, floor cleaning products, scouring agents and abrasives, room fresheners, trash can liners and other common janitorial supplies.

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If Things Go Wrong
The Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee For Janitorial Service Clients

You have an advantage because Diamond Certified custodial services are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the San Francisco janitorial service you’ve hired is Diamond Certified and you can’t resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.
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You have an advantage because Diamond Certified custodial services are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the San Francisco janitorial service you’ve hired is Diamond Certified and you can’t resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.

End Conflicts with Commercial Cleaning Companies in San Francisco
Carefully choosing a qualified office janitorial service in San Francisco will protect you from most of the common problems with unprofessional commercial cleaning companies.

But it’s important to know what to do if you ever do face conflict with your commercial cleaning company. Knowing how to solve the problem fairly and quickly can save time, money and get you the results you want without having to resort to drastic measures.


The tips below should increase your chances of quickly settling any disagreements you may face with the custodial cleaning company you’ve hired.

  • First, talk directly with the San Francisco janitorial company representative. Meet in person with the custodial company owner or crew leader immediately when you have a complaint or a concern with the quality of the janitorial work, reliability or skill of the cleaning crew or the janitorial supplies the company is using. Don’t wait see if the problem remedies itself before presenting your concerns.
  • Review your janitorial services contract and attempt to verbally resolve the problem based on the details of your initial agreement.
  • Record your complaints in writing and, if possible, photograph the workmanship or products you’re concerned about. Document when and how you contacted your San Francisco janitorial contractor and their responses to your concerns/complaints.
  • Set a deadline for the resolution of the problem. Be up front with your local janitorial services provider that you’re unhappy with the service or work, and that you are willing to work toward a mutually-beneficial solution.
  • You may legally withhold payment until the dispute is resolved.
  • Fire your janitor service as a last resort. You may be liable for breach of contract or cause greater disagreements by firing the custodial service rather than coming to an amicable solution.
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Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms for Local Janitorial Services and Commercial Cleaning Companies

The terms below are some frequently used by local janitorial firms. Familiarizing yourself with the terms and their meanings can ease communication between you and your office cleaning company.

biodegradable janitorial supplies
Biodegradable cleaning supplies are solid and liquid cleansers and cleaning products that break down over time. These include organic cleaning agents. Biodegradable can refer to detergents, cleansers and paper products. Many green janitorial companies use biodegradable products.
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The terms below are some frequently used by local janitorial firms. Familiarizing yourself with the terms and their meanings can ease communication between you and your office cleaning company.

biodegradable janitorial supplies
Biodegradable cleaning supplies are solid and liquid cleansers and cleaning products that break down over time. These include organic cleaning agents. Biodegradable can refer to detergents, cleansers and paper products. Many green janitorial companies use biodegradable products.

Also known as: eco-friendly janitorial supplies, non-toxic cleaning supplies, organic cleaning supplies
 


black marking
Black marks left floors and walls; caused by black rubber shoe soles. Black marks can usually be removed by mopping, but deep marks caused by hard-soled shoes may require buffing and rewaxing.

Also known as: black shoe mark removal

buffable surface
A buffable floor surface is one that is safe to buff with a floor buffer. This produces a sheen or gloss. Most buffable floor surfaces require stripping, buffing and waxing once or twice a year; more frequently for high-traffic areas.

Also known as: floor buffing, buffable floor, floor waxing

buildup
When many layers of dirt, grime, dust, wax, floor finish, cleaning agents or deposits collect on a surface, it is called buildup. This can often leave surfaces such as floors, sinks, cracks and corners looking dirty and dingy. Janitorial services usually have the tools and skill to easily remove layers of buildup.

Also known as: build-up, dirt build up, hard water build up

business janitorial services
Business janitorial services are those that clean small businesses. This often includes general janitorial services that take place during off-hours (such as evenings and weekends) and daytime janitorial services.

Also known as: small business custodial services, commercial janitorial cleaning, business cleaning services

carnauba wax
Carnauba wax is the hard wax obtained from the leaves of the Carnauba palm tree. This wax is has a glossy, durable finish and is easy to buff. There are different formulations of carnauba wax, and only certain formulations are used in janitorial cleaning applications.

Also known as: carnuba wax, floor wax, floor waxing services

chemical resistance
A surface’s chemical resistance is its ability to withstand exposure to chemicals without being damaged.

Also known as: chemical-safe, chemical resistant, chemical resistant flooring, chemical resistant surfaces

commercial office cleaning
Commercial cleaning services include office vacuuming, entryway cleaning, office bathroom cleaning, private office cleaning, recycling and trash removal, plant watering, office carpet cleaning, dusting, elevator cleaning, board room cleaning, janitorial services for lobbies and waiting rooms, and office floor refinishing services.

Also known as: business cleaning, commercial cleaning, commercial cleaning services, commercial janitorial services, small business cleaning, corporate janitorial services

custodian
Custodians are professional janitors and janitorial company staff. The term ‘custodian’ is most often used in conjunction with school janitorial services.

Also known as: custodial staff, custodial supervisor, janitorial custodian, janitor, janitorial cleaning staff, janitorial staff, janitorial company personnel

damp mopping
Damp mopping is a practical building maintenance method in which a janitor uses a wrung-out mop dampened with water or cleaning solution to clean floors that are slightly dirty. Damp mopping is less time-consuming than regular mopping services and is often used in bathrooms and other high traffic areas during the work day to keep public facilities clean and fresh.

Also known as: damp-mopping, light mopping

day porter services
Cleaning services for stores and large office buildings that take place during business hours and keep the buildings clean and functional for patrons are known as dayporter services or day porter services. Typical day porter services include spill clean-up, sweeping, light vacuuming, window washing, fingerprint removal, mopping, bathroom cleaning, paper product replacement, soap refilling, trash removal, high-traffic area monitoring, lobby maintenance, kitchen and cafeteria cleaning and exterior building maintenance.

Also known as: dayporter services, daytime janitorial services, on-site janitorial services

detergents
Janitorial detergents are chemicals used for cleaning surfaces. Detergents usually have abilities including surface wetting, soil emulsification, soil dispersion and soil suspension. Janitorial detergents can be green janitorial supplies or chemical-based.

Also known as: cleaning solutions, cleaning fluid, janitorial detergents, janitorial cleaning supplies

dry buffing
Janitors dry buff flooring using a floor machine and polishing pad or floor polishing brush to restore floor finishes to their glossy appearance. This is in contrast to buffing with waxes, detergents and floor buffing chemicals.

Also known as: dry buffing, floor buffing, dry floor buffing

dry stripping
When dry stripping flooring, janitorial cleaning companies remove old floor finishes with a floor machine, floor stripping pad, and spray-on floor stripping solution. After the floor stripping process is complete, new floor wax or floor polishes are applied to the floor to protect the surface and restore the shiny appearance.

Also known as: floor stripping, wax stripping, floor restripping

dust mopping
Dust mopping is a daily maintenance method in which local janitors use dry mops, dust mops or specially-treated mop heads to remove dust and light debris from floors. This is usually done between sweeping and mopping and before floor waxing to remove any fine particles. Dust mopping is also used by day porters to clean during the day and keep offices and shopping centers looking clean.

Also known as: dry mopping, floor dusting, light mopping

floor polishing
Floor polishing is the application of a temporary floor coating that enhances the appearance of flooring and protects the flooring underneath. Floor polishing is often done in hallways, classrooms and business lobbies.

Also known as: floor finish, floor wax

floor sealer
Floor sealing is done by applying a temporary or permanent coating to a floor. This is usually done before the floor polish is applied because floor sealer fills in cracks, gaps and pits in the flooring to create a flat surface which can be waxed and polished. Using a floor sealer often means fewer layers of floor finishing and floor wax are needed because the products won’t absorb into the flooring. Floor sealers also help the final flooring coats of wax and floor varnish to adhere to the flooring underneath for longer lasting results.

Also known as: floor sealing, floor sealing services, hallway floor sealing, hard floor sealing

government building janitorial services
Cleaning for civic buildings and governmental buildings is a specialized form of janitorial services provided by some local cleaning companies. These services often include office cleaning, bathroom cleaning, public lobby cleaning, courthouse janitorial services, hallway refinishing, wall scrubbing and graffiti removal.

Also known as: civic building cleaning services

green cleaning janitorial services
Eco-friendly janitorial services are popular with local business owners. They often include the use of green cleaning products, non-toxic cleaning solutions, cloth rags or reusable cleaning supplies rather than paper towels and disposable cleaning products, and biodegradable janitorial products. Some green janitorial services provide unscented cleaning products that are safe for individuals with chemical sensitivities, allergies and for children.

Also known as: green cleaning services, green janitorial firms, green janitorial companies, green janitorial services, eco-friendly janitorial services, earth-friendly janitorial services, environmentally safe janitorial services, environmentally friendly cleaning services

industrial cleaning services
Cleaning services for industrial facilities include conveyor belt cleaning, equipment cleaning, interior and exterior storage tank cleaning, coatings removal, hydroblasting, pressure washing, filter replacement, silo cleaning, machine cleaning, floor cleaning, ceiling cleaning and clean room services. Some janitorial companies in the local area provide industrial cleaning, while others are not equipped to do this specialized type of janitorial work.

Also known as: industrial facility cleaning, industrial janitorial services, industrial maintenance, industrial cleaning

janitorial equipment
Janitorial equipment provided by local commercial cleaning companies usually includes vacuums, mops, brooms, dusting cloths, janitorial carts, trash cans and recycling receptacles. This is often different than janitorial supplies, which tend to be smaller supplies rather than actual janitorial equipment.

Also known as: janitorial cleaning equipment, janitorial supplies

janitorial services
Janitorial services are any professional cleaning services offered to businesses, commercial buildings and civic or government buildings. Janitorial services often include facilities monitoring, minor building repairs, coordinating with contractors and other maintenance professionals, and garbage and waste disposal.

Also known as: commercial cleaning services, janitorial cleaning, custodial service, commercial building cleaning, janitor service, business cleaning, facility cleaning

janitorial supplies
Many local janitorial firms provide janitorial supplies including janitorial paper products, bathroom cleaning products, office cleaning products, window washing products, bathroom soap, floor cleaning products, scouring agents and abrasives, room fresheners, trash can liners and other common janitorial supplies.

Also known as: janitorial paper products, custodial supplies, janitorial cleaning supplies

medical building janitorial services
Examples of medical buildings janitorial cleaning companies serve include:

  • Dental office cleaning
  • Medical lab cleaning
  • Chiropractic office cleaning
  • Hospital cleaning services
  • Medical clinic cleaning
  • Private medical practice janitorial services
  • Physician office cleaning
  • Acupuncture office cleaning
  • Veterinary clinic janitorial services
  • Medical research lab cleaning

Many janitorial companies provide general cleaning services for these medical facilities including hallway and bathroom cleaning, reception area cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, power washing, green janitorial services, floor sanitizing and medical office disinfecting services.

Also known as: medical building cleaning, medical building custodial services

mop and shine floor treatment
Mop and shine maintenance services use special mops made to clean and shine flooring finishes. This may be done in between floor waxing treatments.

Also known as: mop and shine floor cleaning

MSDS
MSDS forms are Material Safety Data Sheets, a standardized form containing all necessary information for the use, storage, and handling of chemical compounds and janitorial cleaning solutions. You may be required by law to have MSDS forms for all chemicals and cleaning products in your facility, even if they are provided by your janitorial company.

Also known as: Material Safety Data Sheet

no wax flooring
Flooring materials that usually have clear organic wear layers (usually made of urethane over vinyl floor backing) are known as no-wax flooring. These products are usually textured and designed for minimum maintenance and can save on janitorial costs associated with floor stripping and floor waxing services.

Also known as: no-wax flooring, non-wax flooring, low-maintenance flooring

OSHA
OSHA, or Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is the United States Federal Government regulatory agency that is concerned with workplace safety. OSHA is tasked with making sure individuals have safe and healthy working conditions through workplace inspections and enforcement programs.

Also known as: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

office cleaning
Office cleaning includes cleaning in small offices, home offices, home business cleaning and cleaning offices within larger businesses. Office cleaning services often include desk cleaning, vacuuming, organizing papers, watering plants, dusting office furniture, bookshelf dusting, window washing, trash bin removal and garbage can cleaning, paper recycling, office fan cleaning, office light changing and other janitorial tasks within a personal office space.

Also known as: small office cleaning, business office cleaning, medical office cleaning, executive office cleaning

pH
pH measures the degree of acidity or alkalinity. A pH of 1 shows extreme acidity, while a pH of 14 is highly alkaline. The pH scale runs from less than 1.0 to 14, and neutrality is centered at pH 7.0.

Also known as: pH scale, chemical pH

school cleaning
School custodial services and other educational building janitorial service companies provide cleaning and sanitizing for preschools, K-12 schools and colleges and universities.

Also known as: educational building cleaning, custodial services, custodian cleaning, custodian services

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Common Questions for Local Janitorial Cleaning Companies

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Q: Why choose Diamond Certified janitorial companies instead of uncertified custodial services?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a janitorial service company with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only custodian companies rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified janitor in your area.

Q: Why hire a janitorial service company?
A: Some companies choose to divide cleaning duties among employees or hire in-house janitorial staff. However, this can add a burden to employees who are already busy with other work. This can mean the office cleaning isn’t done correctly or frequently enough, leaving offices dirty and unwelcoming. It can also mean damage to the facilities if the employees don’t have the skill and knowledge to use janitorial supplies correctly.


Many companies choose to hire outside janitorial firms to handle their office cleaning and business janitorial needs. Most janitorial companies provide  flexible schedules and fair fees for the amount and type of janitorial cleaning required.

Q: What types of buildings do janitorial firms clean?
A: Local janitorial firms offer the following custodial services:

  1. Office building cleaning  / professional building cleaning
  2. Banks and financial building cleaning services
  3. Office parks and corporate campuses
  4. Medical offices / medical research buildings / biopharma facility cleaning
  5. Commercial real estate cleaning
  6. Transportation and aviation facility cleaning
  7. Restaurant cleaning
  8. School cleaning / K-12 and higher education janitorial services
  9. Church cleaning services
  10. Factory / industrial facility cleaning
  11. Retail store cleaning / shopping mall janitors
  12. Government building janitorial services
  13. High-tech facility cleaning
  14. Homes/private residences

Q: Is janitorial cleaning different than house cleaning?
A: Yes. While some facets are the same—vacuuming, sweeping, trash removal, bathroom cleaning, dusting and plant watering, for example—most house cleaning companies don’t provide business cleaning and most janitorial companies don’t provide house cleaning. Commercial cleaning services use different janitorial supplies, and often are tasked with cleaning projects that aren’t needed in homes, such as floor stripping and waxing, dayporter services, high-traffic area cleaning and boardroom cleaning.

In addition, much janitorial work is done during the evenings and weekends when businesses are closed to the public. Housekeepers may not be able to provide the type and timing of services required for many professional businesses.

Q: Will I have to sign a long-term contract with the janitorial company I choose?
A: This depends on the commercial cleaning company you choose. Most janitorial companies have some type of contract term, which may be monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or yearly. Good janitorial companies provide clear contracts that protect your interests and theirs. As with any service company, you should have the option to try out the services before you sign a long-term contract, and there should be specific verbiage in the contract you sign that details how you can get out of the contract without large penalties if there is a problem with the services or the janitorial staff. Never sign a long-term contract with a commercial cleaning company you’re not comfortable with.

Q: How much do janitorial cleaning services cost?
A: The cost of your janitorial cleaning services depends on what commercial cleaning you need and the frequency you require it. Labor is the largest expense in janitorial services, so keep in mind that the cheapest commercial cleaning services may not be the best. That’s because some janitorial services hire unskilled cleaning staff rather than professional custodians. This may mean the work will take longer, be unreliable, or that you may face high turnover rates in cleaning staff or damaged facilities if the staff aren’t knowledgeable about the cleaning products and janitorial equipment they’re using.

The contract you sign with your local janitorial service should clearly outline the cost of the service, including any extra fees for emergency janitorial cleaning or janitorial supplies.

Q: What do I need to supply? 
A: Some janitorial services provide all cleaning supplies, janitorial equipment, soap, trash can liners and paper products. Others ask that you provide some or all of the janitorial supplies needed to clean your facilities. Some will provide certain supplies, but request that you provide certain cleaning solutions or items that you prefer, such as green cleaning solutions or microfiber towels instead of paper towels. So talk with the cleaning services you’re considering and factor the items you need to supply into the cost of their service. You should also ask whether or not you’ll be expected to provide storage space for paper products, cleaning solutions.

Q: What are green janitorial services and why should I consider them?
A: Green janitorial services are those that provide eco-friendly custodial services. This is often accomplished through lower water usage, environmentally friendly cleaning products, recycled paper products, unscented cleansers and non-toxic janitorial supplies. Green janitorial equipment is also an important component of environmentally safe commercial cleaning because tools including HEPA-filters, microfiber cloths and mops, and two-chamber mop buckets are designed to prevent dirt from contaminating surfaces and reduce the amount of chemicals required for cleaning. Green janitorial cleaning companies are often preferred by office personnel who have allergies, asthma, sensitivities to chemicals, or in locations such as daycare centers and schools.

Q: Should I hire a janitorial firm that performs background checks on their employees?
A: This is an important factor for many companies when hiring a good janitorial service, especially in high-tech, medical offices, schools or other buildings where the safety of individuals, property and intellectual property are at stake. Keep in mind that most business owners don’t see the janitorial staff, because most commercial cleaning is done at night or on weekends. So it’s important to hire a trustworthy janitorial service. Many people like the added security that comes with knowing the backgrounds of those providing their commercial cleaning services.

Q: What are day porter services?
A: Day porter services are often provided to shopping malls, apartment complexes, large business parks and other areas that require janitorial cleaning services throughout the business day. Typical day porter services include spill clean-up, sweeping, light vacuuming, window washing, fingerprint removal, mopping, bathroom cleaning, paper product replacement, soap refilling, trash removal, high-traffic area monitoring, lobby maintenance, kitchen and cafeteria cleaning and exterior building maintenance.

Q: Can janitorial companies clean areas with lead paint?
A: This depends on the janitorial company and the area in question. If the lead paint is flaking, chipping or is otherwise coming free from the surface, you should have a certified lead paint removal specialist in your area remove the paint and clean the area to reduce the risk to you and others. Lead paint is known to cause cancer, and by law, lead paint removal must be done by a certified professional. If the areas you need to have cleaned are known to contain lead paint but the paint is not chipping or disturbed, talk honestly with your commercial cleaning company owner. He or she may not want to clean the area, or may be very comfortable providing janitorial services. In either case, caution must be taken not to crack, chip or damage the paint to avoid exposure to potentially hazardous material.

Q: How should janitorial companies deal with asbestos?
A: Some janitorial companies will not deal with asbestos and will refer you to an asbestos contractor. Others will clean those areas. However, asbestos is known to cause cancer and other illness, so you must legally disclose the presence of asbestos to all individuals working in an area where they may be exposed. Janitorial companies who are licensed to clean up hazardous materials and others who work in potentially hazardous areas should have the proper equipment to prevent the spread of asbestos fibers.

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Consumer Agencies
Consumer Agencies and Associations for Local Janitorial Cleaning Companies

The following consumer agencies and professional associations are those that deal with janitorial services and custodial services in your area. They may able to provide you with more information about commercial cleaning services near you....

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The following consumer agencies and professional associations are those that deal with janitorial services and custodial services in your area. They may able to provide you with more information about commercial cleaning services near you.

International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association (IJCSA) (www.ijcsa.com/)
Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) (www.bscai.org/)
International Executive Housekeepers Association, Inc.  (IEHA) (www.ieha.org/)
Restoration Industry Association (RIA) (http://www.restorationindustry.org/)
Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) (www.iicrc.org/)
CA State Contractor Licensing Board (www.cslb.ca.gov/)
National Cleaning Association (NCA) (nationalcleaningassociation.com/)
International Facility Management Association (www.ifma.org/)

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Industry Information
San Francisco Janitorial Services Information
Popular Janitorial Cleaning BrandsTypes of Janitorial Services Available in San Francisco Cities Served Zip Codes Served
Ajax Janitorial Cleanserbasic janitorial servicesBarbary Coast
Bayview District
Bernal Heights
the Castro
Cole Valley
Cow Hollow
Diamond Heights
Duboce Triangle
Eureka Valley
Excelsior
Financial District
Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Mason
Glen Park
Golden Gate Park
the Haight
Haight-Ashbury
Hayes Valley
Hunters Point
Inner Richmond
Inner Sunset
Jackson Square
Japantown
Laurel Heights
Marina District
Mission District
Nob Hill
Noe Valley
North Beach
Outer Richmond
Outer Sunset
Pacific Heights
Potrero Flats
Potrero Hill
Presidio
Rincon Hill
Russian Hill
San Francisco
Sea Cliff
South of Market Street (SOMA)
Sunset District
Telegraph Hill
the Tenderloin
the Presidio
Treasure Island
Twin Peaks
Union Square
West Portal
Western Addition
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