What Equipment Is Needed for a Janitorial Service?

by Mitch Reid; Updated September 26, 2017
Janitors are responsible for various jobs around the building.

Almost everyone is familiar with the image of a man, mop and bucket in the hallway of a school or hospital. Companies and small business hire janitors to clean and maintain facilities. If you are looking to start a janitorial service, you will need more than a mop and a bucket.

Lightweight Equipment

Basic items such as mops, brooms, buckets, window cleaner and scrubbers are necessities for practically every cleaning assignment, whether you're cleaning offices or bathrooms.

Heavy Duty Equipment

Certain jobs will require expensive tools. For example, you will need floor buffers and polishers for marble and linoleum surfaces. An upright vacuum cleaner is useful for carpeted floors, while industrial caliber units may be more appropriate for larger areas such as convention centers.

Transporting Equipment

Carts are useful for carrying smaller items around a building. On the other hand, larger equipment may need to be transported by a van.

About the Author

Mitch Reid has been a writer since 2006. He holds a fine arts degree in creative writing, but has a persistent interest in social psychology. He loves train travel, writing fiction, and leaping out of planes. His written work has appeared on sites such as Synonym.com and GlobalPost, and he has served as an editor for ebook publisher Crescent Moon Press, as well as academic literary journals.

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