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What exactly does commercial cleaning mean?

Commercial cleaning is the work undertaken by professional contract cleaners. Trained experts can do it for businesses, hotels, schools and homes. It is sometimes called contract cleaning, but it differs from janitorial services and domestic cleaning.

IWESCO is a leading commercial cleaning company that operates throughout South Africa. We use specialised equipment and eco-friendly chemicals to ensure thorough and long-lasting results for our clients. We offer various cleaning services, as well as waste control, pest control and garden maintenance.

We are a trusted cleaning provider for many local businesses, events and factories. We can have a team on your premises within no time, no matter your location in South Africa. IWESCO holds ISO 14001 certification for environmental management and we are a member of the National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA).

What does commercial cleaning entail?

Some commercial cleaners cater to specific industries or businesses. Other professional cleaning companies will offer tailored services across a wide range of industries, including hospitality, corporate, industrial and specialised sectors. Commercial cleaning includes the following services:

  • Office cleaning - Services tailored for corporate offices, banks, retailers, hotels, shopping malls, etc.

  • Industrial cleaning - Services geared towards warehouses, factories, construction sites and manufacturing plants.

  • Specialised cleaning - Services that require specialised equipment, training and cleaning chemicals, such as silo cleaning, kitchen disinfection, ventilation cleaning, high-pressure washing, window cleaning and hygiene disinfection.

  • Once-off cleaning - Services offered on a one-time basis, rather than a contractual or repeat basis. These can include cleaning carpets, tiles, windows, bathrooms, drains, etc. Our once-off services are commonly when companies shut down or move premises.

  • Events cleaning - Services for indoor and outdoor events, such as concerts, marathons, weddings, expos, sports matches and corporate gatherings. Events cleaning can take place before and after the occasion.

Why commercial cleaning is vital for businesses

No matter what industry you’re in, hiring a commercial cleaning company is essential to your performance and reputation. Cleaning not only keeps employees and customers happier and healthier, but it also keeps your premises maintained and valuable. A clean office or workspace imparts a good impression on potential customers, but it also retains the value of the brick-and-mortar.

A contract cleaning provider will also relieve pressure on internal staff and management. Allow us to clean your business premises to boost the morale of your employees. A clean working environment positively impacts motivation, performance and productivity. A commercial cleaning company will have its own specialised equipment, detergents and expertise, which means that you won’t have to buy these things for internal cleaning staff or put them through additional training.

Lastly, cleaning is important for human health. Mould, dust and germs can build up and cause health issues, such as respiratory disease, allergies and other illnesses. A commercial cleaner will ensure that your workplace is thoroughly disinfected and completely hygienic for staff and customers alike. For more information about our commercial cleaning services or to book an appointment, please contact us today.


IWESCO offers specialised cleaning and waste control services to industrial and commercial customers in South Africa. These services are aimed at minimising our customers’ impact on the environment. Our services also include pest control, garden maintenance, fogging and disinfecting. Our staff are highly trained to offer the most professional services. IWESCO is a Level 2 B-BBEE supplier with ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.

We are a one-stop shop for all your contract cleaning and waste control needs and have a national footprint. Our head office is located in Tshwane but we can provide services to any industrial and commercial client in the major metropolitan areas around South Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Mbombela and more.

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