What Does High Level Cleaning Involve?

High-level cleaning is a specialised cleaning service aimed at maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in areas that are difficult to reach due to their height or location. This type of cleaning is essential for maintaining the cleanliness, safety, and aesthetics of high and hard-to-reach areas across various sectors, from commercial buildings to manufacturing facilities.

This article provides an in-depth look at high-level cleaning, its importance, the sectors that require it, and the tasks typically performed by professional high-level cleaning contractors.


What Is High-Level Cleaning?

High-level cleaning refers to cleaning elevated building areas, often involving heights beyond the reach of standard cleaning methods. This specialist service requires trained professionals knowledgeable in safe working practices at height and competent in using ladders, scaffolding, cherry pickers, telescopic poles, and other advanced tools.

Although it’s often assumed that high-level cleaning is explicitly for high-rise buildings and industrial environments, it’s actually an essential service required by many different industries, including:

  • Commercial: High-ceilinged atriums, windows, and roofs.
  • Industrial and Manufacturing: High-level machinery, silos, vents and ductwork.
  • Warehouses: Shelves, racking, mezzanines, and ventilation systems.
  • Healthcare: Cladding, internal and external windows, guttering, and roofs.
  • Retail: Hard-to-reach signage, displays, and skylights.
  • Education: Auditoriums, gyms, and high-ceilinged classrooms.
  • Food and Beverage: Facias, signage, ceilings, and ventilation systems.

Regular high-level cleaning ensures all visible surfaces, even those high above, are clean and well-maintained. This contributes to the space’s overall aesthetic and creates a positive impression on clients, visitors, and employees.


What Does High-Level Cleaning Involve?

At Real Cleaning, we are dedicated to providing specialist cleaning services catering to various sectors’ unique requirements. Our expertise in high-level cleaning ensures that every part of your premises, from rooftops to machinery, is well maintained. Below, we detail our key services, how we achieve outstanding results, and the importance of each service.


Racking and Shelves

Clean racking and shelves reduce the risk of contamination, improve inventory visibility, and create a safer working environment. Racking and shelf cleaning involves removing dust, dirt, and debris from storage areas to maintain cleanliness and order. We use extendable tools to clean high and hard-to-reach shelves, carefully dusting and vacuuming to avoid disturbing stored items.


High-Level Machinery

Regular cleaning of high-level machinery prevents malfunctions, reduces downtime, and extends the lifespan of equipment, ensuring smooth operations. High-level machinery cleaning involves maintaining the cleanliness of machinery and equipment situated at heights, which is crucial for operational efficiency and safety. We use scaffolding, lifts, and SpaceVac to clean high-level machinery safely without disrupting machinery operations.


Lighting, Ducts and Vents

Clean lighting and HVAC systems enhance energy efficiency, improve air quality, and reduce the risk of fire hazards. We use specialist access equipment to clean lighting fixtures, air vents, and duct systems to improve efficiency and indoor air quality.



Regular roof cleaning prevents structural damage caused by moss and algae, prolongs the roof’s lifespan, and enhances the overall appearance of the building. We use high-pressure water jets to remove stubborn dirt, stains, algae, and moss from the roof surface, leaving the roof looking brand new.


Internal and External Windows

Clean windows enhance natural light, improve the building’s aesthetic, and create a positive impression for visitors and employees. Window cleaning involves cleaning windows’ interior and exterior surfaces to ensure they are clear, streak-free, and visually appealing. We use a water-fed pole system to clean high-level windows from the safety of ground level.


Walls and Ceilings

Maintaining clean walls and ceilings reduces allergens, enhances indoor air quality, and contributes to a healthier environment for occupants. To maintain a hygienic environment, wall and ceiling cleaning involves removing dust, cobwebs, stains, and contaminants from interior surfaces. We use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums to remove dust without dispersing it into the air and follow up with the appropriate cleaning methods based on the surface material.



Clean gutters prevent water damage to the building’s foundation, walls, and roof, reducing the risk of leaks and structural issues. Gutter cleaning involves clearing debris, leaves, and blockages from gutters to ensure proper water flow and prevent damage. We use high-powered vacuum systems to clear gutters efficiently and ensure downspouts are free of obstructions to facilitate proper drainage.


Cladding and Fascias

Regular cleaning of fascia and cladding preserves the building’s appearance, protects against weathering, and extends the lifespan of these materials. Facia and cladding cleaning involves removing dirt, mildew, and stains from the exterior elements of a building to maintain its aesthetic appeal and integrity. We use low-pressure washing methods and environmentally friendly cleaning agents to clean without damaging surfaces.


Facade and Signage

Clean signage and facades improve the building’s curb appeal, enhance brand image, and attract customers. Signage and facade cleaning ensures business signs and building facades are free from dirt, pollution, and graffiti, maintaining a professional appearance. We use telescopic poles and lifts to access high signage and facades, ensuring that high signage is clean and visible, which is crucial for branding and information.

We are committed to delivering top-tier cleaning services that meet the highest standards across all sectors. Our trained team uses advanced techniques and specialised equipment to ensure that every aspect of your premises is cleaned and maintained. Our comprehensive approach enhances the appearance and functionality of your facilities and promotes health, safety, and efficiency.

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