Day Cleaning – Advantages and Challenges

July 27, 2015

While regular business hours force many companies into having their office cleaned overnight, there can be many advantages to switching to a day cleaning schedule. However, day cleaning also comes with perceived challenges.

At DCS Global, we specialize in day cleaning services for commercial office spaces. We have worked hard to pioneer services that go above and beyond what you’ll find from a standard commercial cleaning company. We believe day cleaning is the best way to guarantee a spotless office and a healthy working environment.


One of the most important advantages of day cleaning, when it’s planned and executed properly, is that it is a Sustainable Best Practice. It is recommended by BOMA BEST, and also by LEED, which rewards innovation points for implementing day cleaning services, and BOMA BEST.

Day cleaning is a great way to reduce energy, migratory bird kills, and light trespass, while also increasing the security of your facility. In addition, it provides daytime shifts for cleaning personnel and improved wages, which also makes implementing a day cleaning program a socially responsible business move.

Working throughout the evening, especially when cleaning, can become  tiresome after a very short time. Many businesses have found that the number of complaints amongst cleaning staff is greatly reduced after switching to day cleaning. The additional lighting present during the day will also help your cleaning staff be more thorough in their cleaning efforts.

When it comes to the bottom line, day cleaning has been proven to be more cost-efficient than evening cleaning. Some suggest that day cleaning is as much as 15 to 25 percent less costly than night cleaning. It can also reduce your building’s energy costs by as much as 15 percent, simply because you’ll be able to shut off all lights shortly after the close of business.

Perceived Challenges

Of course, day cleaning also comes with perceived challenges. For example, some tenants struggle with the belief that day cleaning will interfere with their ability to work productively. While this is true in some cases, a properly implemented day cleaning system will function to aid, as opposed to inhibit, tenants in their ability to work productively. This is why DCS works hard to assist in the elimination of these perceptions by showing tenants concrete examples and references from successful day cleaned buildings.

A solid startup foundation is essential for a smooth transition to day cleaning, but DCS is proud to say that we’ve never had a building go back to evening cleaning once it has been established as a day-cleaned building. Scheduling of the tasks by area can be a time consuming and frustrating exercise for companies who have not done it before. DCS has the expertise to know what works, and we’ll work with you to understand how we can best serve your unique needs.

For example, it is absolutely necessary for some tenants to have cleaning performed before 8:00 am. In this case, they should certainly be accommodated. However, there are many tenants who are misguided in their belief that their building must be cleaned early when it does not. DCS can assist the Property Manager in handling the challenges that these tenants present. After all, cleaners in a hospital can work successfully around doctors and nurses, even in emergency cases, then cleaners can work around your office staff as well. If you’re considering switching to day cleaning in your commercial space, please don’t hesitate to give the experienced consultants at DCS a call at 1-877-225-9603 today!