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What does ancillary services mean?

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Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The cleaning industry is varied and segmented, and most companies supply components of these segments. While “cleaning” and “property maintenance” are fairly standard services, large commercial cleaning companies will also have the resources and manpower to offer “ancillary services.” Ancillary services are specialised, ad hoc tasks that fall outside a standard cleaning or maintenance service. In simpler terms, they are any extra “odd jobs” that a client might need done. However, the tasks involved in ancillary services often require their own skill sets, which is why not every cleaning company are able to offer them.

Here at Broadlex, we have the resources and ability to perform these specialised jobs for our clients if the need arises. In fact, we integrate ancillary services with our core offering of cleaning, property maintenance, and site management. By responding to all of our clients’ cleaning needs in this way, Broadlex alleviates any worries on their behalf.

In this post, we have outlined the types of tasks that can be classified as ancillary services.

Maintenance work

This category encompasses any ad hoc, external work that may not be necessary for every client. When assessing the need for these kinds of services, factors such as space, budget, and length of the contract are taken into account.

  • Pest control
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening and trimming
  • Waste reduction and recycling programs

Needs-basis services

Like the name suggests, these tasks are done only when required. Usually, they are staggered and done at various intervals throughout the year. This applies to tasks like pressure washing or carpet cleaning. Otherwise, they are done in response to special and emergency cleaning circumstances. This includes tasks like graffiti removal.

  • Special event cleaning services
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Window cleaning
  • Blind cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Computer room services
  • Escalator cleaning
  • Food service sanitation
  • Surface floor care and slip testing
  • Pressure washing
  • Graffiti removal
  • Quick response cleaning
  • Sanitary services
  • Disaster recovery services – i.e. cleaning up after floods or fires

Commercial cleaners offer these kinds of labour-intensive services in order to maintain the cleanliness and image of their clients’ properties. From a client’s perspective, ancillary services offer a sense of security and support that their contracted cleaning company will be able to cater for any cleaning requirement the company may require.