Floorcare can be challenging, especially when performing a strip and wax. There are several steps as well as various mistakes that are common which can affect the outcome of the procedure. Performing this restorative procedure is also time-consuming and expensive, so it is important to get it right the first time. However, given the time and labor it takes to perform this procedure, as well as the complexity of the process, there are often mistakes. This is largely due to untrained staff skipping steps and trying to consolidate or speed up the process.
Maintaining brilliant hard floors is vital to the appearance of your facility. Many times, floors are the first thing people notice when they enter your facility and are one of the key criteria they use when judging its cleanliness.
Schools around the U.S are beginning to allow students and faculty to return to onsite events. For facility managers like you, there are increased pressures to make sure the campus is clean, safe, and protected from future outbreaks. This can be a daunting task. One key strategy to keep your campus protected will be to reduce the number of high touchpoints your faculty or students come into contact with. High touchpoints are surfaces and objects that are frequently touched by students, staff, and visitors and can lead to the spread of germs and viruses. Minimizing these touchpoints is especially important in the restroom. As you can imagine, restrooms are the germiest area of any building. Millions of bacteria can be found on any given surface. Simply turning on a faucet or pushing a lever on a paper towel dispenser can put your students and staff at risk of illness.
Restroom hygiene can make a big impact on your occupants, and yet they represent one of the highest areas of complaint in many facilities. One of the most common restroom complaints arises from unpleasant odors. Oftentimes, guests equate the cleanliness of your restrooms with the overall service provided by your business. Providing your guest with a clean, good-smelling restroom experience will be key to satisfaction. Foul restroom smells come from a variety of issues making them difficult to combat without the right combination of odor control strategies. About 90% of restroom odors are caused by urine. However, most urine odors do not come from inside the toilet or urinal but from urine droplets that did not make it into the toilet. This is a common problem in both men’s and women’s restrooms.
The winter months bring cold, wet weather inclusive of harsh contaminants like rain, snow, and ice. And, with crude wintery weather comes hazardous conditions like slippery sidewalks and entryways. The good news is, you can alleviate the associated hazards and costs with an entryway matting system. Entry mats are the first line of defense for your facility's floors. Entrance mats don't just help prevent trips and slips when the weather brings rain, snow, and ice, they help to keep your facility’s floors clean and protected against any potential damage.
Winter can be a messy season for any facility, but it is especially challenging for colleges and universities in the Northeast. Students and faculty are constantly tracking in wet snow, ice, and slush as well as harsh ice melt compounds and salt residues on their shoes.
Floor care is complicated, and when you add snow, ice, and salt to the equation, finding the right floor care solution can seem nearly impossible.
Combating the spread of Coronavirus has been the primary focus for businesses this year. Yet, as we enter peak cold & flu season, preventing the spread of germs takes an even higher priority as you work to increase building hygiene and safety.