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.
Due to changes in health and hygiene, restroom management has become a top priority for facilities across the U.S. People are spending more time than ever in the restroom due to increased hand hygiene requirements and health guidelines. As a result, the rate at which supplies are used is different and can be challenging to predict. Increased usage, paired with the demand for enhanced cleaning and disinfecting and higher occupant expectations and standards, has driven the accelerated adoption of the internet of things (IoT) and connected devices in commercial restrooms.
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.
Commercial carpeting is popular in many facilities because of its ability to hide dirt and soils. Unfortunately, this same quality makes it hard to clean - unless you have the right commercial vacuum cleaner. There are hundreds of vacuums available on the market today and each is built to tackle unique surface cleaning challenges. Carpet pile is deep, and it traps soils and other contaminants in its fibers. We recommend the use of vacuums with a brush roller, typically upright machines, or backpacks and canisters with exceptionally strong air lift and static flow to reach deep into the carpet.
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.
During the winter months, ice melt and salts are used to keep sidewalks and entryways from getting slippery, helping to protect the safety of building occupants. While protecting people from injury, ice melt creates a range of cleaning challenges inside the building. Although ice melt is applied outside in parking lots, on sidewalks, and near entryways, the particles can become stuck to people's shoes and be brought inside as they enter the building. The problem is, when ice melt residue gets tracked onto entryway matting, carpet, or other soft surfaces, it can leave unsightly white crusty stains. Additionally, ice melt is very alkaline, and when left on carpets, it attracts dirt and soils, leaving your carpets dirty and stained.
As you search for the best commercial vacuum cleaner for your business, you may be looking for a versatile vacuum that your staff can use throughout your entire facility. One of the biggest concerns when vacuuming is having to manage cords and stay within reach of an outlet. It is time-consuming and frustrating to have to worry about where the next outlet is. To alleviate this problem, operators may opt for a battery operated machine. However, staff is then limited to the life of a battery.
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.