This page provides cleaning industry definitions and is a reference to define words, phrases, acronyms and terms frequently used in the cleaning industry.  We hope you find this resource helpful.  Please check back as new words will be added regularly.

Building Service Contractor (or BSC) – A BSC or Building Service Contractor is another name for a company that offers or sells commercial cleaning and maintenance services.  Building Service Contractors are often also called “commercial cleaning companies”, “janitorial companies”, and/or “office cleaning companies”.

Commercial Cleaning Company – a company that provides cleaning services to other businesses to clean their properties and facilities.  Another name for a commercial cleaning company is “janitorial company”, “office cleaning company”, and/or “building service contractor (BSC)”.