Considering commercial cleaning services in Denver? You may be surprised by all that goes into it. This commercial cleaning services checklist can serve as a template for your staff or to help you determine your needs when hiring a Denver cleaning company. A building audit will be performed by your janitorial company to determine your exact needs and frequency of services.

This checklist includes a breakdown of service areas including the frequency of need.

Commercial Cleaning Services Checklist

Exterior of Property

Your property’s exterior is the very first impression your guests have. This area may be maintained by a third party, but it is important to know what tasks are assigned to which vendors to make sure nothing significant falls through the cracks.

The primary focus of exterior maintenance includes appearance, guest safety (removing trip and slip hazards), pest control, mold or plant overgrowth, weather damage and preventative maintenance and care. A professional cleaning company may offer:

  • Exterior Window Cleaning
  • Power Washing: Parking Lots
  • Power Washing: Garages/ Warehouses
  • Power Washing: Walkways
  • Power Washing: Exterior Surfaces
  • Trash Receptacles & Cigarette Disposal

Consider how often window cleaning and power washing is needed based on the size of your property, seasonal weather, and typical areas of concerns that require attention. Trash and cigarette disposal should be daily, or, not less than weekly. A good rule of thumb is to empty exterior receptacles as often as indoor trash removal is done.


Other than the exterior of your property, the entryway makes your next impression. Weather conditions will usually effect the entryway area, so proper care should be taken to ensure safety.

The primary focus of this area includes safety and cleanliness. Commercial cleaning services in this area include:

  • Clean entryway mats/carpets
  • Sweeping
  • Mopping and/or Vacuum
  • Trash removal
  • Debris pick up (blow in or carried in weather debris)
  • Window cleaning
  • Dust corners/ cobweb removal
  • Glass door cleaning
  • Disinfect high touch areas
  • Straighten table or brochure rack materials
  • Dust or wipe furniture
  • Wipe door handles, cabinet handles, light switches and door frames

Frequency on the above tasks will have to do with the extent of your foot traffic and how quickly an area will need to be cleaned. Irregular cleaning may include furniture and carpet cleaning, washing trash cans, and spot cleaning walls. You may also want to consider seasonal or temporary needs such as holiday décor, remodeling, or tenant move in/out.


Bathrooms are a critical part of janitorial services. Bathrooms must be sanitized, stocked and in good working order to prevent health concerns and to provide a basic human need.

The primary focus of commercial cleaning services in this area is sanitation, avoidance of cross contamination, and function. This includes:

  • Ensuring paper products are appropriately stocked
  • Ensuring adequate hand soap
  • Trash removal (main and inside stalls)
  • Clean mirrors
  • Remove dust and prints from dispensers, art and furniture
  • Wipe sink counters and clean sinks and handles
  • Sanitize stall handles, partitions and door frames
  • Disinfect toilets and urinals
  • Sanitize support bars
  • Mop floors

Daily cleaning of bathrooms is recommended, but if your office is small, weekly service may be sufficient. Replace air fresheners and address maintenance issues as needed. Consider regularly scheduled deep cleaning of back boards, tiles and walls. 

Kitchen/Break rooms

Kitchens and break rooms must also stay clean to prevent the spread of disease. Staff should insist on general cleaning and keeping the area tidy, but a professional commercial cleaning service will take the next steps needed.

The primary focus of this area is to stop the spread of disease, limit pests through cleanliness and provide a safe eating/ lounging area.

  • Trash removal
  • Recycling removal
  • Stock paper products and hand soap
  • Wipe appliances
  • Clean sink and faucet
  • Disinfect handles/knobs and doors/doorways
  • Sanitize counter tops and eating surfaces
  • Wipe/dust furniture
  • Wipe/clean water fountains and/or water cooler
  • Clean any glass/windows
  • Sweep
  • Mop or vacuum floors

Frequency of cleaning these areas again depends on the degree of use. If daily management is maintained by staff, a weekly cleaning could be enough, but otherwise daily sanitation is suggested. Deep clean appliances and address maintenance issues as needed. Consider having a special cleaning done following parties/celebrations in the kitchen or breakroom areas. 

Office Areas/Conference Rooms

Office areas and conference rooms should be primarily maintained by the office user themselves. However, janitorial staff will handle the general care and upkeep beyond keeping the space tidy.

The primary goal of office and conference areas clean is productivity, lack of clutter and aesthetics.

  • Dust/Disinfect Surfaces
  • Dust Artwork/ Electronics
  • Dust equipment
  • Wipe/dust furniture
  • Dust lighting, corners, (cobwebs) and vents
  • Dust/wipe blinds and window sills
  • Clean glass/ windows
  • Trash removal
  • Vacuum/Sweep/Mop

Frequency of office space cleaning can be as often as daily, but is more often weekly or several times per week. Carpet cleaning and/or floor buffing should be scheduled on a regular basis, as well as vent and deep cleaning of furniture.

Other Areas

Other areas include elevators, hallways, stairs and specialty areas/rooms. Depending on the type of business you have, specialty areas can include class rooms, exam rooms, general/shared use areas, shops, warehouses and more. Your building audit should include any area that you would like commercial cleaning services performed at any time – either once or as an on-going service.

AAA Building Maintenance specializes in commercial cleaning services in Denver and only uses highly trained employees and chemicals specifically formulated for the specialized task at hand. Whether temporary construction cleaning, ongoing janitorial services, or maintenance support, we are here to help businesses obtain and maintain a level of cleanliness they desire. Call us today to schedule your free building audit and quote for your specific needs at 303-716-2802.

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