Frequently Asked Questions
- Research the industry. Use online resources to learn more about the franchising and the janitorial industry.
- Compare us to one of our many outstanding competitors in the commercial cleaning franchise space, to find the best fit for you.
- Schedule an in-person meeting at our local office with our Regional Director.
- When you are ready to proceed, you will receive the FDD. After receiving the FDD, you need to wait at least 14 days before purchasing a Corvus franchise.
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In short - yes. Commercial cleaning businesses have been, and continue to be, vital in the fight against SARS-CoV-2. Hospitals, restaurants, banks, and other businesses are focused on the merits of professional cleaning and disinfection services to mitigate the risks of the virus. Now more than ever, cleaning matters. A commercial cleaning franchise offers stability, recurring revenue, and a pathway to financial independence - even in uncertain times.
Commercial cleaning is stable, offers recurring revenue streams, and is less prone to rapid change dynamics. Many sites like www.ISSA.com and www.IBISworld.com exist which speak to the durability of the industry.
At Corvus Janitorial Systems, our team takes care of contract acquisition; giving you the opportunity to focus on the cleaning portion of the business! Corvus' experienced marketing and sales teams are dedicated to scaling your cleaning business.
The advantage of buying a franchise is that you receive a broad range of assets and services which the franchisor provides. In the case of Corvus, franchisees receive sales and marketing support (Corvus finds the client for you), operate under the umbrella of a nationally recognized brand, access support and training resources, and experience many additional benefits.
Growth depends on your objectives, abilities and preferences. Corvus is set up to accommodate the wide range of aims our Franchisees possess, and therefore the system allows for Franchisees to determine the scope and size of their franchise.
We offer multiple franchise packages with varying start-up costs. Contact us to set up a meeting with a Corvus representative to learn more about the options available to you.
Yes! We will provide you with an initial orientation and training program relating to the operation of your cleaning franchise. Additionally, we offer on-going training and support on an as needed or as requested basis. Training will be conducted by Corvus employees who are in active operations in your regional support office. At times, we will also draw on the experience of our existing Franchisees for training and support.
An FDD is a legal document which is presented to prospective franchisees in a pre-sale disclosure process which presents details of the franchisor's system, costs and policies. The FDD is mandated to be presented to prospective franchisees by state and federal regulators. The document covers approximately 23 items which are aimed to allow the prospective franchisee to make an educated decision about the presented franchise opportunity.
Corvus remains owned and operated by its original founders who started the firm from scratch. We remain committed to our founding mission - to make lives better. In addition to our values, ethics and culture, we believe we’ve retained and possess the drive and hunger necessary to provide our customers, franchisees and teammates with an industry leading experience.
A typical cleaning schedule will include floor cleaning, sanitizing and wiping of horizontal and vertical surfaces (desks, ledges, tables), emptying of trash, sanitizing and disinfecting of restrooms, restocking of paper goods, and other general cleaning specifications.
A typical cleaning includes standard disinfection of high-touch and high-traffic areas such as desks, restrooms, and kitchens. Upon request, we also provide a multitude of high-level disinfecting services (read more about electrostatic sprayers, ULV fog machines and UV light irradiation). Corvus has your facility’s needs covered. Contact your local support team to learn more about our office disinfection programs.
A deep clean ensures that every last centimeter of a workspace is thoroughly cleaned. The process typically involves moving furniture, mats, and other stationary objects to allow access to areas that are not addressed during a standard clean. A deep clean entails a scope of service above and beyond a regular, recurring clean.
The frequency at which your business should be disinfected is dependent on numerous factors, including your industry and the level of traffic your facility receives. Facilities concerned with infection control, such as doctors’ offices, clinics, and schools, have benefitted from disinfection programs for years. The global pandemic has vastly increased the need for recurring disinfecting services in facilities of all types, particularly in workspaces with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure. Additionally, essential businesses that remain open to serve the public should incorporate a recurring disinfecting program to ensure their employees remain healthy, happy, and productive.
Many factors impact the price of office cleaning, however the main drivers are:
- Frequency - How often per week is your office cleaned?
- Size - The size of your office facility impacts the length of time needed to clean the facility.
- Environment - Traffic patterns, employee count and the like also determine wear-and-tear or daily soiling, which in turn impacts pricing.
- Materials - Varying material types (such as carpeted floor versus hardwood floor) require different cleaning techniques, which potentially impact service time or cleaning material requirements.
Because of the factors listed above, ideally, a Corvus representative will meet with the teammate that selects your cleaning vendor in order to observe the facility, ascertain expectations and needs, and to measure your facility. From there, Corvus will turn a quote for cleaning services around within 24 hours.
Generally speaking, $235.00 per month is our minimum pricing, with no less than one time per week service. However, certain local markets may have slightly varying minimums.
Yes, customers frequently ask for additional services or frequency of specifications, which simply requires an amendment to the scope of work. Additionally, Corvus provides “one-time” services such as stripping and refinishing, carpet cleaning or impact cleans upon request. We also provide a multitude of high-level disinfecting services including electrostatic sprayers to ULV fog machines to UV light irradiation.
Disinfecting & COVID-19
The intent of cleaning is the removal of dirt, dust, and other grime from an area or surface. Cleaning must be completed before disinfecting can occur because germs can lurk in grime and soiled areas. Once an area has been thoroughly cleaned, it can then be disinfected using EPA approved commercial disinfectants.
Think of it this way: cleaning and disinfecting are a two-person team. Both lower the risk of spreading infection, but they do so differently. Cleaning is important before sanitizing because debris, dirt, and soil can harbor bacteria and germs, adding an additional layer of contaminants to get through. If you only disinfect, it’s less effective with surface soils present.
Doing it this way, the debris may remain on the surface, contributing to the growth of harmful bacteria and leading to further contamination. The debris left behind when you skip the step of cleaning can also act as a barrier, preventing the disinfectant from reaching the surface and effectively doing its job. And if you only clean, you likely won’t kill enough germs to make the difference you’re looking for.
Regularly cleaning and sanitizing different areas of your home can help keep you and your family healthy. Special care should be taken when it comes to high-touch surfaces. These include things like:
- Doors, knobs, and handles
- Bathroom surfaces, including toilets, faucets, and sinks
- Refrigerator door
- Indoor and outdoor railings
- Tables, desks, and chairs
- Light switches
- Phones and keyboards
COVID mainly spreads through close person-to-person contact. This is one reason why the CDC recommends keeping at least six feet apart when spending time with individuals outside of our households. Even if you do not experience symptoms, you may be infected and can therefore spread the virus to other individuals. COVID is said to spread very easily from person to person, so we should all do what we can to mitigate this risk.
In addition to traditional disinfecting techniques, such as spray-and-wipe, wet mopping, and cloth applications, Corvus has implemented more rigorous disinfection programs into our service offerings. We offer our customers high-level disinfection applications, including ultra-low volume (ULV) fog machines, electrostatic spraying, and UVC light irradiation disinfection.
At the most basic level, electrostatic spraying works by applying a positive electric charge to a liquid as it passes through a nozzle. This technology is an efficient and highly effective way for cleaning professionals to apply cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants across facility types and surfaces. Electrostatic sprayers can get through hard-to-reach surfaces, enabling cleaning professionals to disinfect every surface in a room rather than just “high-touch” areas.