Commercial floor mats are placed both inside and outside of your facility to protect your floors and your occupants. Floor mats are used in many different types of facilities including schools, hospitals, and retail stores to prevent slip, trip, and fall accidents. They are also used to protect the floors from abrasive soils, liquids, and harsh chemical compounds, like ice melt or oils from being tracked throughout your facility. Understanding the importance of mats throughout your business is important for preventing slip and fall injuries and keeping your facility looking its best. Not all mats perform the same and each type has its respective use. A proper matting program will greatly impact how cleaning is performed within your facility and how much it costs your facility. You may look at the cost of a matting program and dismiss it because of the upfront investment. But, the reality is that commercial floor matting can actually save you money in labor and floor maintenance costs over time. Without a proper matting program your staff will end up spending more time and money on soil removal procedures like vacuuming or removing scratches from your floor finish. 90% of soil in any given building is “tracked in” from outside and 85-90% of the dirt from outdoors can be stopped from entering your building with proper entry matting. The best way to ensure you have a clean facility is to prevent soil from entering into it.
Automatic floor scrubbers can vary greatly in terms of types, sizes, features, and more. The wide variety of available brands and models can be confusing when trying to select which walk behind floor scrubber is best, but choosing the right one for your business is critical to maximizing worker productivity and achieving best results. To help you narrow down the options, we have compiled 6 of the best stand on and ride on automatic floor scrubbers of 2020.
There are several different types of autoscrubbers available including upright, micro, walk-behind, stand-on, and ride-on. It can be hard to know which is the best option for your business.
Floor burnishers can be an important addition to any facility with hard floors, but finding the right one depends on the size, budget, and needs of your business. Selecting the right one for your facility is critical to getting the desired results.
Choosing between several different walk-behind burnishers can be challenging, especially when some of the machines offer many of the same features and benefits. To help you narrow down your choices, we compared the top 5 burnishers of 2019 in a previous article. The Advance BU800™ made it on the list of the top-rated floor burnishers of 2019. It offers some key benefits that make it the best choice for medium to large facilities.
When working properly, auto floor scrubbers effectively scrub and dry floors in one pass, reducing labor and other costs. But, like any janitorial cleaning equipment they can experience issues that will cause them to break or stop working. Broken equipment is frustrating, and can be time consuming as well as costly to fix. Sometimes the most common auto scrubber problems can be easily fixed by you, so you can avoid having to bring the machine in for professional repair. Understanding the cause of a problem and how to fix it will shorten repair times and help keep your costs to a minimum.
Popular in most cafeterias, breakrooms, office kitchens, and other eateries, bins or dispensers are filled with disposable cutlery for guests to take and use with their meal or snack. Often not considered as a large part of your foodservice operation, disposable cutlery can be costing your business more than you think. When disposable cutlery is placed in a bin, it can encourage visitors to take more than they need, and even allow guests to touch multiple pieces, increasing the likelihood of cross-contamination.
The flu causes U.S. employees to miss approximately 17 million workdays a year, in turn costing employers, like you, about $7 billion annually in sick days and lost productivity. Each year the seasonal flu peaks between December and February, but preparing for cold and flu season should start in late October. Prevention begins with encouraging healthy habits among your employees and maintaining a clean facility. Illnesses like the flu compromise an employee's ability to perform their daily tasks, meaning they may be operating slower than normal or could be making more mistakes. Decreased productivity and increased mistakes will cost you money.
Selecting the best floor burnisher for your business isn't always easy. There are several different types and models with varying features to consider. When it comes to choosing a burnisher, you will want the best one for your business' size, budget, and needs. In a previous article, we shared a list of the best burnishers of 2019 based on the available features. That list included the NSS eForce® floor burnisher.
New technology is constantly being developed to increase efficiencies and simplify processes, and that is no different in the janitorial services industry. Innovative new products streamline cleaning procedures, increase employee productivity, and provide you with a quicker return on your investment. In the commercial cleaning industry, innovative products from dispensers to floor pads are similar in that they aim to boost worker productivity. Increasing worker productivity through product innovation is one of the best ways to reduce your costs.
Winter months are quickly approaching and that means ice and snow are on the way, and slick sidewalks and slippery parking lots are also on the horizon. As a business owner, you are likely familiar with the increased dangers of wintery weather and the associated dangers that come with slippery sidewalks and entryways. Before the first snowfall, it is important to take the necessary steps to reduce or eliminate hazardous icy conditions outside your facility. The best way to avoid slips and falls due to icy sidewalks, parking lots, and entryways are with the use of the right ice melt.