Floor burnishers are an important addition to any facility’s floor maintenance program. They are used to polish or burnish a floor to bring out its original shine. Shiny floors lead to a great looking facility and happy guests. Like any purchase, you are likely curious how much one is going to cost you. Depending on what you are looking for, and the needs and budget of your facility, a floor burnisher can cost anywhere from $1,300 to $20,000. For some, the cheapest burnisher will be all you need, but for others, a more expensive option will be the best fit for the facility.
Carpets can have a large impact on the way your facility is perceived. If your facility's carpets are worn, stained or dirty, people will notice and leave with a negative impression of your business. Commercial carpeting, especially in high traffic areas, will experience noticeable wear and damage if it is not properly maintained. Once damaged, there is no way to hide it. Unlike in homes, you can’t just move a sofa or table over the bad spots. The only way to hide damage is to prevent it. Carpets are easily damaged by soils and require preventative, routine, and deep cleaning to protect them from the effects of liquids and abrasive soils. The best way to preserve the appearance of your carpet, extend the life of your carpet, and protect your commercial carpet investment is with a comprehensive commercial carpet care program.
Facility managers are continuously looking for ways to increase cost savings, improve worker productivity, and achieve better cleaning results. Janitorial cleaning equipment is designed to remove dirt and soils with more efficiency, ultimately providing you with a safer and cleaner building. Yet, it often seems that equipment tends to break down during the busiest time, when you can least afford to be without it. To ensure your equipment is working properly when you need it, you should be servicing your equipment on a regularly scheduled basis.
Foul odors from dumpsters or compactors can turn a tenant or guest’s good experience into an unpleasant one. Offensive odors will create the wrong image of your facility, leaving guests with a negative impression of your business’ cleanliness. Any facility that is discarding waste in a dumpster or compactor is going to experience foul odors at one point or another, but when summer heat comes around it is likely intensifying the problem.
Industry-certified custodial training and certification is key to setting yourself apart from others in the commercial cleaning industry. If you are a manager, supervisor, lead custodian, or if you are looking to advance into a leadership role within your cleaning team, attending custodial training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to tackle a facility’s cleaning and maintenance challenges.
Adding a commercial floor buffer to your facility’s cleaning and maintenance program will increase worker productivity, improve cleaning results, and extend the life of your floor.
In many facility’s, periodic scrubbing, buffing, stripping, and cleaning of commercial floors are necessary to keep the floors looking great. Investing in the right commercial floor buffer will provide labor & time savings, increased cleaning results, and better machine reliability. Once you determine you need a floor buffer, you’re likely curious about how much one is going to cost you. Choosing which floor buffer is best for your facility may have a lot to do with price, but when evaluating the cost, you should consider what you’re going to get for the price of the floor buffer. Just picking the cheapest or most expensive floor buffer may not be the best option for your facility.
Vacuuming can represent between 15-25% of the total cleaning cost of your building. In most facilities, vacuuming is completed daily to remove abrasive soils and keep your facility looking great, but it also takes up a lot of your time and money. According to a study completed by the American Institute of Cleaning Sciences, the average commercial cleaning worker uses a vacuum for approximately 1-3 hours per day. With such a large amount of time and money spent on one cleaning procedure, it is critical that you are using the most efficient vacuum for each problem area. Utilizing the best vacuum in your facility can increase worker productivity, lower cleaning times, and reduce overall cleaning costs.
Abrasive soils are tracked through your facility every day, scratching and dulling your hard floors. A dull and dirty floor can hurt your business’ image and lead to increased customer complaints. It is important to the life and appearance of your resilient hard floor that you have a complete and practical floor care program including daily, periodic, and restorative maintenance procedures. Daily floor care is done every day. It includes the cheapest and least time-consuming cleaning procedures such as vacuuming, dust mopping, and damp mopping. Periodic floor care is done when traffic has caused a noticeable level of wear and tear on your floor finish. Scrubbing and recoating (sometimes referred to as shower scrubbing) is the best way to periodically maintain your hard, resilient flooring.
Floors are the first thing people notice when they enter your facility. They are also a major investment in both time and money. Maintaining the appearance of your hard floors requires daily cleaning and maintenance to remove soil that is tracked into your facility, decrease damage to your floors, and reduce the frequency of periodic or restorative hard floor care procedures that are more time-consuming and expensive.
Dirty and discolored grout affects many facilities even when consistent cleaning procedures are in place. Stained grout leaves guests with a negative impression. When guests believe that your facility isn’t well maintained, they may be hesitant to return, resulting in lost business.