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December 11, 2018

The way media has depicted cleaners may have you slightly confused in regards to what it actually takes to not only be an effective cleaner, but what it takes to confidently say you are at the top of your industry. The truth is, the cleaning industry is a viable section of labour force within Canada, and the Janitorial Service Industry is expected to continually grow and widen potential customer bases.

With the market for Janitorial Services growing there comes some challenges and this career path is not for the faint of heart! Here are some of the top qualities of cleaning professionals that you likely wouldn’t have associated with the industry.

Strong Work Ethic

Regardless of position; you could be the one running the company or the one climbing ladder to dust high surfaces, if you’re working in the cleaning industry you likely have a very strong work ethic. It takes time to finish a series of tasks quickly and efficiently in order to move on to the next job. A strong work ethic is not only important in the short term day to day aspects of the work but it leads to future recommendations, relationships, and recognition within your team and the industry.


The truth is that many people consider Janitorial professions unskilled labour, but contrary to popular belief, highly trained professionals that follow very specific cleaning protocols are some of the most humble people out there. Humility is a virtue, it’s being honest with oneself about abilities, talents, gifts, struggles, and weaknesses. It the ability to set one’s pride aside to work together as a cohesive team. It’s not basing your self worth on others but a true connection with oneself first and foremost. Anyone who has worked within this industry knows it’s hard, physically demanding work that you should take pride in.


It might seem obvious that while operating any business you must be meticulous with strategy and execution, but what most people don’t realize is the keen and sensitive eye you have to have in order to clean an entire space; ranging from 800 square feet to 10,000 square feet, to perfection. Attention to detail is of the utmost importance and those who work in the Janitorial industry have this trait down to a science.

They Are Team Players

Working on a team of cleaning professionals is not about being the center of attention but it doesn’t make their work isolating, in fact most cleaning professionals work in very tight knit teams. Showing that you can work well with all kinds of people is a highly important characteristic!

So there we have it — the world of Janitorial services is much more than one might think. It involved well trained, humble, and highly professional teams of people to get the job done up to One Janitorial’s standards! If you are in need of commercial cleaning services, or if you are looking to expand your cleaning company just fill out the information below!