7 Types of Household Cleaning Products Used in Commercial Cleaning

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7 Types of Household Cleaning Products Used in Commercial Cleaning

Commercial cleaning refers to a cleaning service that is offered to clean up commercial offices for other businesses. Commercial cleaning would use household cleaning products in order to ensure cleanliness for their client’s office. To help you familiarize yourself with the cleaning products used in cleaning offices, here is a short list of the different types of household cleaning  products used in commercial cleaning.


1. Floor and All Purpose Cleaner

  • Floor and All Purpose Cleaners can clean floors and wipe down hard surfaces including walls, benches, doors, desks and more.
  • A floor and all purpose cleaner functions as either a disinfectant, detergent, degreaser or solvent or a combination of some or all sorts.
  • Effective on cleaning floor surfaces.
  • Works on glass, steel and laminate effectively.


2. Spray and Wipe and/or Disinfectant and Antibacterial Detergent

  • Depending on your needs, you could use both a spray and wipe and a disinfectant and antibacterial detergent or just choose either one of both options.
  • Disinfectant and Antibacterial detergents have the features of added antibacterial action. These antibacterial detergents are great for disinfecting touch points, toilet cisterns, bathroom surfaces, doors, tables and more. 
  • Spray and wipes are suitable if you just need an added boost for wiping down surfaces to help break down grease and soil fast.


3. Toilet Cleaner 

  • A toilet cleaner is designed to maintain a clean and pleasant smelling toilet bowl, or to disinfect. 
  • Surfactants plus oxidants or acids are the main ingredients used for soil removal. 
  • The presence of acids or sequestrants facilitates removal of stains are usually caused by hard water deposits and iron. 
  • Specific organic stains are cleaned by oxidizing agents found in some products. Toilet bowl cleaners with disinfecting action contain antimicrobial agents, like quaternary ammonium salts.
  • To dissolve stubborn rust and hard water stains, some products may contain strong acids, like hydrochloric acid. 
  • Products containing sodium hypochlorite as the oxidizing agent also contain alkalis, like sodium hydroxide, sodium metasilicate or sodium carbonate. 
  • A lot of toilet bowl cleaners often contain a pleasing fragrance.


4. Shower Cleaner

  • Shower cleaners are formulated to avoid the build up of soap scum, mildew stains and hard water deposits without rinsing, wiping or scrubbing, and without leaving a dull residue or streaks.
  • Shower cleaners are often found as liquids in trigger spray bottles. 
  • The products that contain surfactants can help clean and prevent soap scum and hard water deposits and to aid water in sheeting off shower surfaces. 
  • Some shower cleaning products contain builders or chelates, and alcohol or solvents to assist in the continual cleaning process, while some also contain antimicrobial agents to kill germs, including mould and mildew. 
  • All shower cleaners often contain fragrance.


5. Glass Cleaner

  • Glass cleaners are designed to clean glass surfaces without leaving any residual soil or product. 
  • Liquid glass cleaners are available in bottles with trigger sprays or in aerosol containers.
  • These products contain surfactants to loosen soil, solvents to dissolve oily soils, and water as the medium to carry surfactants and solvents. 
  • Opaque creamy glass cleaners often contain surfactants and solvents. 
  • Glass cleaners also contain colloidal clays and silica, which absorb soil and dry after spreading. Any remaining dried solid shows areas that need to be wiped.


6. Air Freshener 

  • Air fresheners are suitable for use in areas that have strong, unpleasant odours. 
  • The detergent in air fresheners can help remove the source of the bad odour by breaking it down and washing it away. 
  • The pleasant fragrance can leave the room smelling fresh and pleasant. 
  • Air fresheners are used in a spray bottle and spray into the air or spray and wipe surfaces. 
  • They can also be used in a mop bucket or bucket and cloth.  
  • Air freshener come in a range of fragrances


7. Furniture Cleaners and Polishes

  • Furniture cleaners and polishes are often marketed as liquids, pastes or aerosols. 
  • The dispensing arrangement of aerosols contributes to uniform deposition of the cleaning product.
  • Furniture cleaners/polishes are designed to remove dust and stains from wood surfaces, produce shine and provide protection against water spots. 
  • Furniture cleaners and polishes are formulated to reduce wax build-up with continued use.
  • The principal ingredients found in these cleaning products contribute to natural wood shine and provide water repellency to furniture cleaners/polishes. 
  • Furniture cleaners and polishes often include silicone fluids and wax, and a so-called microcrystalline wax. 
  • Furniture cleaners/polishes can be formulated as water-in-oil or oil-in-water emulsions. 
  • An emulsion stabilizer is found in both to prevent the product from separating into two layers. 
  • Fragrance and colour often enhance the product formulation.


There are a  lot of household products that are found and used in commercial cleaning. We can see that these cleaning products are utilized to ensure maximum cleanliness for the commercial offices.