Commercial Cleaning Company in Washington DC, VA & MD

Commercial Cleaning Services in Washington DC

We Provide Specialty Commercial Cleaning Services and General Janitorial Services For Businesses and Government Facilities in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland

Since 1978 we have provided high quality specialty commercial cleaning and disinfection to government, national security contractors, schools, and businesses with in the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC area.

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Specialty Janitorial Cleaning Services

Our cleaning service help deliver raving customer reviews for our clients.

Our purpose at Universal Janitorial Services has the single goal of delivering high employee and customer satisfaction for our clients. We believe that next to ensuring high health and safety standards, the raving reviews and satisfaction from employees and customers is the highest purpose of a commercial cleaning business.

Consistent high quality quality is the number one reason we have had the same clients for more than 12 years on average.

Universal Janitorial Service’s customer base stay with us for +12 years on average, and more than 15 of our clients we have served since our start in 1978.

On a weekly bases we clean more than 1 mill. sqft of commercial facilities, government buildings, and employ more than 70 professional cleaners, and proud to be able to deliver commercial cleaning that is truly making a difference on the health and safety of our local businesses. It helps our community to keep growing.

Our Professional Cleaners working at large school in Washington DC
Our professional cleaning team at client site.

“I would like to tell you how much of an improvement the janitorial services have been since Universal Janitorial Services, Inc. has been cleaning suite 700. I wanted you to know that everyone is pleased with the service and attention given to their individual offices. Thank you.”

AdeleShort-term Office Leasing (HQ)
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Our commercial green vacuum cleaner


Higher Customer Satisfaction

Our focus on constant training, systematic cleaning process, and relentless focus on quality control is our secret to happy clients.

We are digital in how we manage and execute on our customers cleaning plan, and how we are able to provide instant communication with our clients.

Custom Cleaning Plan – Higher Health, Safety & Satisfaction

Every business is unique and has specific cleaning needs. That’s why we create a custom cleaning plan for each of our clients, based on their individual requirements. We will work with you to develop a plan that meets your budget and your specific needs.

No matter what your commercial cleaning needs are, we have a solution for you. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to serving you!

Our Cleaning Quality Control

At Universal Janitorial Services, we have formalized our cleaning quality into three parts “TRIfecta”.

Our training, certifications, and cleaning software helps us deliver consistent high quality commercial cleaning that scores high on our customer satisfaction.

Quality control of our commercial cleaning services
Ensuring quality in our commercial cleaning services


Any Building. Any Industry. Any Time.

Our cleaning service is specified in your custom cleaning plan and can be included, adjusted for frequency (daily, weekly and monthly), by area, to suit your needs and budget for your commercial property. We live by high standards and will create a cleaning service plan that fits you.

General cleaning

Our team of commercial cleaning professionals are trained in the application of all cleaning supplies, use of color coded rags and mobs to avoid cross contamination, and following a checklist to ensure efficiency and quality.


Universal’s cleaning services includes extensive dusting services to eliminate the dust collected on surfaces which cause allergies or other respiratory problems. High dusting involves understanding of standards and compliance with OSHA safety regulations while using ladders are all classes we are trained and certified in.

Window cleaning

Multi storage facility windows require lifts, ladders, and safety equipment to ensure necessary safety. Our trained window cleaners knows how to eliminate streaks and provide the impressive look you store needs to match your brand. Of course, we only use environmentally friendly and sustainable cleaning products to clean your windows.

Floor Cleaning

We have a wide variety of floor cleaning and carpet cleaning services that are designed to meet the specific needs of your business. From deep-cleaning to polishing, we have a service that will suit your needs. Our team is highly trained and experienced in all aspects of floor cleaning, and we use the latest equipment and techniques to ensure that your floors are cleaned to the highest standards.

Restroom Cleaning

The sanitizing and disinfecting of restrooms is critical. Our cleaning system uses color coordinated rags, separate mop heads and buckets to avoid cross contamination and reducing the spread of any pathogens.

Deep Clean

We offer deep cleaning services that are perfect for getting your office or commercial space ready for business. We use the latest deep cleaning technology and equipment to get your office or commercial space looking its best.

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Green Cleaning

To us “green cleaning” means use of efficient cleaning and disinfection products designed for the environment. When it comes to green cleaning, we use the latest in technology and green cleaning products. Our team is specially trained in green cleaning methods and will leave your office space looking clean and smelling fresh.

Certified Green Vacuum Cleaners

Our green vacuum cleaners carry the Carpet & Rug Institute seal of approval for low energy consumption, filtering efficiency, noise levels, lower wear on carpets and more.

Green Cleaning Products

We follow EPA’s “Designed For the Environment” guidelines and EPA “Safer Chemicals List”.

Disinfection Services: The New Normal

Disinfection and sanitization have become the new normal in commercial facilities, office buildings, and Government facilities. That’s where our professional cleaning services come in.

Our disinfection services are designed to eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi, mold, and other harmful microorganisms from surfaces. We use EPA-approved disinfectants that are effective against a broad spectrum of pathogens including COVID-19. Our process is simple: first we clean the surface, then we disinfect it.


Commercial cleaning is not a one size fits all. Each commercial property has its own unique set of needs and we have the experience to customize our services to fit your business. We provide you with high cleaning efficiency, right cleaning equipment, cleaning and disinfection agents and safety equipment, required for an effective and high quality cleaning service.

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Quality Cleaning & Inspection Control

We help you specify your customized cleaning plan, that you receive in your estimate from us. When you have accepted we add your cleaning plan into our cleaning system.

Via our smartphone app, our professional cleaners will access your cleaning plan, which is the basis for cleaning and quality inspection of your facilities.

Commercial Cleaning Services cleaning App
Commercial Cleaning Services Communication App


As one of the few commercial cleaning companies in Washington DC, our cleaning professionals use a cleaning system with integrated customer service communication. This allows us to change and execute on any change to your custom cleaning plan and communicate with you digitally and instantly. Our clients love it.

All our customers get access to our cleaning app for easy communication and follow up on everything that relates to your facilities.

If you notice a spill that need cleaning, or extra cleaning following an event in your facilities, just open our app, and report where the spill is, add image and short description.

Areas We Serve

District of Columbia

  • Washington DC


  • Bethesda, MD
  • Rockville, MD


  • Alexandria VA
  • Arlington VA
  • Centerville VA
  • Chantilly VA
  • Fairfax VA
  • Manassas VA
  • McLean VA
  • Reston VA
  • Springfield VA
  • Sterling VA
  • Tysons VA


You can trust that our professional cleaners will provide you with the highest quality of service. We are bonded and insured, and our employees undergo background checks and drug testing. You can rest assured that your business is in good hands when you hire us for janitorial services.

Every cleaning team member is trained in OSHA safety standards to ensure their own and your safety.


Our highly skilled team of professional cleaners is led by a management staff with more than 100 years of combined industry experience. Each team member is screened and put through rigorous training in safety standards and our commercial cleaning service system.

The training covers the use of green cleaning products, our cleaning and disinfection system, efficient use of cleaning equipment, and quality control.

Our commercial cleaning professionals are trained and certified in commercial cleaning, sanitizing, disinfection, and specific cleaning standards for commercial facilities, via our membership in national cleaning services organizations; ISSA, GBAC.

Every cleaning team member is trained in OSHA safety standards to ensure their own and your safety.

Commercial Cleaning Professionals (2)
Building Service Contractors Association International
Global Biorisk Advisory Council
International Sanitary Supply Association

“This note is to make certain you are aware that Mr. Tony Rivas and his colleagues have, at no time, provided anything less than outstanding cleaning services. At all times, Mr. Rivas has maintained the utmost level of professionalism and competence.

PresidentEnvironmental publication
Mark Lineberry, President

Request An Estimate Today!

When I receive your request for estimate, we will schedule a walk-through of your facilities, and you will get a custom cleaning and disinfection plan only a few hours later.

Call us today! 703-385-1232


What is janitorial services?

The term, janitorial services, refers to the cleaning duties of a janitor, a cleaner, or custodian. Janitorial services are the cleaning tasks performed by the janitor and includes dusting, floor cleaning, vacuuming, deep cleaning, window cleaning, restroom cleaning, kitchen cleaning, and also provides light building maintenance services such as changing light bulbs, fixing loose baseboards, door knobs, light switches etc. Janitorial services and commercial cleaning services are two terms used interchangeably.

What is the difference between janitorial services and commercial cleaning services?

A Janitor is a person who cleans and maintains a building, and fulfils some light security duties. A commercial cleaning company will provide the same services, including a “porter” service that is responsible for light security duties. So in practice the two terms “janitorial services” and “commercial cleaning services” are used interchangeably, with no official clear distinction. There may be a difference in semantics between “janitorial services” and “commercial cleaning”, as larger cleaning companies tend to refer to themselves as commercial cleaning company.