Every workspace has its own particular needs when it comes to janitorial service. Vacuuming carpeted areas and removing trash are standard practices for all commercial cleaning companies. Most cleaning staff prefer to clean offices because of the hours of operation and the ease with which the general cleaning can be accomplished. However, the tendency is for cleaners to move as quickly as possible, often overlooking details which make the difference between a clean looking office and one that is truly clean. Breakrooms, kitchenettes and bathrooms suffer the most from speed cleaning. Walls next to trash cans and near sinks begin to accumulate food and drip marks, the corners and edges of floors become grimy, baseboards are marked and dusty, tiled flooring takes on a blotchy, uneven discoloration, sinks accumulate mineral deposits on the stainless steel hardware, toilet bowls develop rings that are green or red just above the water line and the outsides of trash cans are marked and littered with caked on food.
Because most of these things occur overtime and are not noticeable to most users of the office space until they are totally out of control, they have a negative affect on the work environment. More importantly, they reflect poorly on building management. Tenants may conclude that the landlord does not care about the cleanliness of their facility and consequently may feel are paying to much for rent. This may lead them to look elsewhere for office space or continually complain, eventually becoming a cleaning headache for building management.