Team Cleaning


The foundation for Team Cleaning® was laid by building service contractors seeking a clear-cut way to reduce cost and increase efficiency. In Team Cleaning, workers perform specific tasks throughout a facility rather than doing all the tasks in a limited zone. In essence, they become specialists rather than generalists. Combining focused skills with a team approach enables a higher quality of cleaning to take place with fewer people and less equipment.
  • Case studies indicate that worker productivity is increased by 10 - 30 percent. 
  • Team Cleaning streamlines responsibility. 
  • Equipment expenses are reduced since each specialist needs only a few specific tools for the use throughout the building as opposed to zone cleaning which each person needs a complete set of their own equipment. With Team Cleaning, workers develop a sense of ownership for their particular tools, and equipment tends to receive better care and last longer. 
  • Team Cleaning simplifies supervision and quality control. Each worker's job is clearly defined making monitoring workers and providing feedback direct, accurate, and effective. 
Team cleaning deploys an assembly line of workers to build the cleaning in a manner that is fast, focused, duplicated, and largely free from quality control problems. The difference is, rather than the product moving down an assembly line, the labor moves.


Like a precision machine, a cleaning program creates a maximum efficiency and with minimal problems is a product of careful design. A fine automobile engine is created on paper first, with every part blueprinted to perform necessary functions, every component designed to interrelate efficiently synergistically with every other. A well made mechanical devise has no extra parts, performs no redundant steps, expends no unnecessary energy. A cleaning program should run like a precision machine. Dedicated to achieve its objective without superfluous parts or wasted motion. Team Cleaning® is such a precision system.

Like a well engineered machine Team Cleaning is first created on paper, based on the building analysis. From the blueprint or schematic, Team Cleaning's " parts"- workers,
tools, skills, schedules, job card assignments, and building areas or quadrants are made to precisely mesh and coordinate producing clean, healthy buildings at the lowest expenditure time, energy, and other resources.

The development of Team Cleaning parallels the design and development of the automobile. Team Cleaning mirrors the latest assembly line process in automobile production. How?

When Henry Ford built the first Fords, before modern production lines, cars were assembled in a slow inefficient manner by a few workers who built the entire car, wore many hats, and who created their own assembly techniques. In short, methods were often inconsistent and there was no duplicatable system. Cars were relatively expensive, of mediocre quality, and problematic.

Cleaning systems have developed similarly. Traditional zone cleaning enlists each worker to 'build" the entire cleaning job, wear many hats, and create his/her own cleaning techniques. Workers are responsible for all cleaning tasks in a particular area, such as an entire floor or the wing of a building. Workers fan out over an area and each does all cleaning tasks in his or her zone.



  1. The square footage, floor plan and specification equipment list. 
  2. A scheduled time to visit the facility to completely understand all the needs and requirements that will enable me to provide an accurate appraisal. 


  1. A program with cleaning specifications based on your facility requirements. 
  2. All necessary equipment lists, job descriptions, work flow analysis and other necessary required recommendations. 
    • Total labor 
    • Supervision 
    • Management Structure 

    • Light Duty Specialist 
    • Vacuum Specialist 
    • Restroom Specialist 
    • Utility Specialist