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Commercial Janitor Cleaning Checklist

Most jobs are easier when broken down into a list of tasks to be accomplished, and commercial cleaning is no different. It’s more efficient to organize your cleaning schedule by areas or rooms that require similar cleaning products. Having a checklist can keep you organized and moving swiftly from one job to the next without sacrificing attention to detail and quality.

Reception and Waiting Rooms

Reception and waiting ares are the first places that customers see and therefore need special attention. On a daily basis, glass windows and doors should be cleaned and light switches, telephones and door handles should be wiped down. Hangings, paintings, computers, cabinets and doorjambs should be dusted daily, as should artificial plants or decorative items. Every few days, a dust mop should be used to remove cobwebs, dust and lint from the ceilings and walls. Trash receptacles should be emptied and carpets vacuumed.


Restrooms have to be cleaned daily. Begin with disinfecting the sinks, faucets, fixtures and toilets. Then refill soap dispensers, paper towel and toilet paper dispensers. Polish the mirrors and sanitize the light switches and door knobs. Wipe down light fixtures and dust doorjambs, empty all trash receptacles and finally, mop the floors. Use a dust mop on the ceilings and walls every few days.

Offices and Work Stations

Doorknobs and telephones should be wiped down on a daily basis. Once or twice a week computers, monitors, photocopiers and printers should be dusted and wiped down. Pictures, doorjambs and decorative objects should be dusted daily. Carpets should be vacuumed daily and all trash receptacles emptied.

Kitchens and Break Rooms

Microwaves, tables, counters, sinks, cabinets and items such as coffee makers should be wiped down on a daily basis. Doorjambs, pictures and decorative items should be dusted every day as well. Floors should be mopped and any rugs vacuumed. Refrigerators should be cleaned out and wiped down once a week.


Marion Sipe has been a freelance writer, poet and fantasy novelist since 2000. Her work appears in online publications including LIVESTRONG.COM and eHow Home and Garden. Her fiction has been publish in Alienskin Magazine, Alternatives, and the Flash! anthology. Homeschooled, she spent her youth flitting around the country.