Keeping your facility clean for less
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Every area of business can benefit from smart solutions, including how much time and money is spent on cleaning a facility. There’s no question that cleaning to a high standard requires an investment of time and money, but because it’s something done regularly, even a small daily savings in either category can make a huge impact in the long run.
Start by looking at proper measurement. Is your janitorial team measuring chemicals by sight or with a measurement tool that can insure accuracy? More isn’t always more effective and it can add unnecessary costs to your cleaning budget. If you don’t already, consider using chemical dispensing systems that do the measuring for you. Not only will measurements be more accurate, janitorial staff will save time if they aren’t required to dilute or mix solutions themselves.
Set up a cleaning map to match the schedule. If there are areas of your facility that are consistently being missed on the cleaning rotation, your janitorial staff will ultimately spend more time, energy and money attempting to make up for lost time than they would with consistent, regular maintenance. Use a layout of the building and a schedule to check that all areas are being cleaned regularly and then make a second schedule for deeper cleaning on a less frequent basis. With a clear schedule and map, janitorial staff won’t be cleaning some areas more frequently than necessary and accidentally missing others.
Make sure the janitorial staff has regular opportunities to clean their tools. Like any craftsman, your staff should be encouraged to maintain their tools; otherwise they become ineffective and ultimately require additional money and time in order to continue to meet your cleanliness standards.
Protect high-traffic areas and make it easy for visitors to leave dirt at the door. Do you have high quality mats at every entrance of your facility? If not, that should be your first step to save time and money. With mats you’ll stop far more dirt and contaminants at the door and you’ll reduce the chances of accidents due to wet conditions on non-carpeted surfaces.
Think long-term. Don’t neglect maintenance such as deep cleaning floors, touching up paint, and repairing equipment in favor of saving money in the short-term. Without regular maintenance, complete replacement can be necessary, which is far costlier.
Mailender offers equipment and high quality products to keep your facility looking great all year round. Contact our team today to discuss all the ways we can help you save money and time while keeping your facility spotless.
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