Regular warehouse cleaning services and exterior pressure washing of walkways, loading docks and entryways are an essential part of warehouse maintenance and safety. Most property managers are aware of how important it is to have the interior of a warehouse cleaned after the previous tenant leaves the space. It speeds up the ability to lease the space to the next tenant, and it prevents problems with rodents.
In most leasing agreements warehouse cleaning is the tenants responsibility to have the space broom swept at a minimum. Some leases also require the tenant to have the interior of the warehouse pressure washed to remove surface dirt and stains from lift equipment and the contents of the warehouse.
Choosing A Company For Warehouse Cleaning Services
It might be tempting to hire the first company you come across in a web search. After all, cleaning companies are all the same, right? Well, that’s not exactly true! Here are some basic guidelines that you can use to find a reputable warehouse cleaning company.
- Find a company that specializes in interior warehouse cleaning.
- Find a company that has experience cleaning warehouses.
- Ask colleagues and associates in your industry for referrals, or ask the property manager that leased you the space.
- Get multiple quotes to compare prices before hiring any cleaning company.
- Get an itemized list of the companies process and all of the cleaning tasks they will perform to make sure you know exactly what they will be doing.
- Make sure the company you hire is licensed and insured.
No matter what, don’t be afraid to ask questions! Make sure that you ask the right ones also! Here is a list of 10 questions that you should ask any company that your considering hiring to clean your warehouse.
- How long has the company been in business?
- Does the company run background checks on employees?
- Will the cleaning take place at night, on the weekends?
- Will it slow down your production?
- Does the company have the proper equipment to do the job?
- Do they use hot water pressure washing equipment?
- Do they have a waste water recovery system to reclaim the water?
- How will they handle the dust in the warehouse before they begin cleaning?
- How long will the cleaning project take to perform?
- Is the Company Insured?
A professional warehouse cleaning service should be able to work around your schedule, cleaning before or after business hours, if necessary. You don’t want warehouse employees to have to duck around the cleaning crew while they’re trying to work. You also want to get the job done as quickly as possible so production is not affected by the cleaning.A reliable company will also have a range of high tech, truck mounted hot water cleaning equipment that is capable of cleaning every type of warehouse, industrial site and factory.
Most warehouse cleaning companies will usually offer the following services:
- Clean dirt and dust from rafters
- Clean walls and windows
- Pre-treat any spillages on floors
- Pressure wash and power scrub floors
- Remove all traces of oil and grease
- Remove and stains from floors and walls
- Remove food and drink stains
- Remove paint spills an splatter
- Apply floor sealants
- Warehouse ceiling cleaning services
- Warehouse vent cleaning services
- Warehouse shelving cleaning services
- Ride-on and/or walk-behind auto scrubbing
- Pressure washing and chemical De-greasing
- Air Duct Cleaning
- Abrasive Cleaning
- Masonry Cleaning & Stone Cleaning
- Manufacturing Area Cleaning
How Difficult Is It To Clean A Warehouse?
There are a lot of situations that will affect how much it costs to clean a warehouse, and most of them are related to how difficult it is to clean the warehouse.
- What the space was used for?
- Will the warehouse be occupied during the cleaning?
- How large is the warehouse?
- What is the condition of the warehouse?
- What is the geographic location of the warehouse?
- Does the warehouse have working drainage systems?
- Do the drainage systems go into an oil water separator system for treatment, or does it go into the Sanitary Sewer system?
- Does the warehouse need to be sanitized?
- Are there shelving systems that need to be cleaned?
- Does the ceiling of the warehouse need to be cleaned?
- Is there high powered equipment in the warehouse?
- Was the warehouse space used for manufacturing or industrial use?
- Would the dirt being removed from the warehouse be considered Hazardous Materials?
- Does the water from the cleaning process need to be contained and hauled away from the site?
Any of these items can significantly impact the cost for cleaning the interior of the warehouse. As you can see from reading this, warehouse cleaning requires some specialized skills. Warehouse cleaning companies also need to understand the specific cleanliness requirements of a warehouse environment. Is your goal to remove dust, remove stains on the floor, or sanitize the entire space? If the space is in use, then a plan needs to be put together to do the job effectively without damaging, moving or losing your merchandise.
Prices For Interior Warehouse Cleaning
A heavy-duty pressure washing of the warehouse interior floors can cost from 20 cents a square foot up to $2 per square foot. Large warehouses will usually cost less per square foot if it’s empty, and smaller warehouses will be near the higher end, especially if they are occupied.
To get an estimate for interior warehouse cleaning services and pressure washing services call our company Commercial Restorations at 301-216-2555.