4 Types Of Commercial Cleaning Products

January 21, 2021

4 Types Of Commercial Cleaning Products

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant unprecedented changes in our daily life, which people are now predicting will last for a long time. One of these changes includes excessive cleaning of commercial buildings such as hotels, offices, malls, schools, public resorts, and more. Since these areas are at a higher risk of becoming the epicenter of the virus, authorities must employ professional commercial cleaners to ensure their facilities are cleaned thoroughly.

The outrageous cleaning required for cleaning and sanitizing commercial areas is not possible without the right cleaning products. Commercial cleaning is a lot different from your house’s simple cleaning and requires specialized products to achieve the best results. These products can range from abrasive cleaners to all-purpose cleaners, depending on the type of surface they will clean and the kind of dirt and soil found on them.

Below, we explain the four types of cleaning agents used in commercial places.


Detergents are the most basic and common type of cleaning agents used in routine cleaning to remove dirt and grime from surfaces such as floors, walls, carpets, and windows. These cleaning products work by breaking up dirt and soil particles, making it easy for the cleaners to wash them away with water.

Detergents used in commercial places are usually of synthetic nature, which are made from petroleum products. They may be in the form of powder, liquid, gel, or crystals. However, it is essential to note here that commercial cleaners should only use detergents in routine cleaning where they do not require much elbow grease to eliminate stubborn dirt.

For occasional deep cleaning, commercial cleaners must use high-grade cleaning agents. Detergents have properties of both acids and alkalis and therefore are suitable for most cleaning purposes.


Degreasers are powerful grease cutters that work by breaking up stubborn oil, grease, and dirt particles. Since commercial areas remain relatively busy throughout the day, they receive dirt, dust, road grime, and slush in winter. Daily cleaning with detergents can help remove visible dirt. However, to eliminate harmful chemicals, oil particles, and pathogens from the surfaces, you need degreasers and high-grade cleaning agents.

Both solvent and water-based degreasers are used in commercial areas to clean floors, metal surfaces, appliances, and equipment. Overall, they are among the most effective cleaning agents that are used to clean commercial areas with exceptional results.


Abrasives are chemical agents that depend on rubbing and scrubbing motions to clean dirt from hard surfaces. In commercial places, cleaners use abrasives to clean floors, concrete, and other hard surfaces that are not prone to scratching and have dried-on stains resistant to other cleaning agents.

Professional cleaners must use abrasives with caution and care as they may scratch certain types of floors and materials such as marble, plastic, or stainless steel.

Strong Acids

Acid cleaners are the most potent type of cleaning agent and should be used with caution. If cleaners do not dilute them correctly, they can be very poisonous and corrosive for both the cleaners and the equipment.

We frequently use acid cleaners such as hydrochloric acid to clean a commercial building’s drainage system and things like toilets, bathtubs, and sinks. Sometimes they are also used to disinfect commercial floors as there are very few bacteria and microbes capable of withstanding an acid’s power as strong as this.

Acid cleaners are most commonly used to remove mineral deposits from various commercial areas. They are most useful at removing rust from restroom facilities.

These are a few of the chemicals we, at Kenberts Cleaning, use to ensure a high level of deep cleaning. Kenberts Cleaning Services aims to provide spotless commercial cleaning services to facilities heavily used by many people, especially the public. For more information, visit our website, or contact us today for a free quote.