Labor accounts for a large amount of any business's costs. In fact, it’s the greatest cost for most businesses. With that being said, finding ways to improve your janitorial team’s efficiency is likely a priority. However, identifying ways to streamline cleaning tasks without sacrificing your facility’s cleanliness, health, and safety may seem like a daunting task, especially now. You’re likely faced with labor shortages, greater cleaning expectations, tighter budgets, and tougher standards. All of which further emphasize the need for efficient cleaning practices.
Businesses in every market are faced with increased and more intensive cleaning requirements today. As a facility manager, you are likely challenged to find new ways to meet these demands without adding more cleaning staff. This calls for innovative solutions. One way to help your staff meet these new expectations is with the addition of autonomous cleaning equipment.
College and university campuses are at an increased risk of germ spread and illness because students often spend most of their time in dorms, classrooms, and other shared spaces like cafeterias, restrooms, and recreational centers. Illness-causing germs, bacteria, and viruses are easily transmitted directly through contact between people, and indirectly via surfaces such as door handles. Thankfully, handwashing and sanitizing can greatly reduce the risk of germ spread.
Are you having trouble with the hand soap or sanitizer dispensers in your facility? Don’t worry, many facilities experience problems with their dispensers at one time or another. Depending on the system, your soap or sanitizer dispenser could be affected by a variety of issues causing it to malfunction. Luckily, there are several simple ways to troubleshoot an out-of-service soap or sanitizer dispenser. In many cases, the cause of a malfunctioning dispenser can be easily fixed. Keeping your hand hygiene dispensers in working condition at all times is critical to occupant health and safety.
Protecting your guests and building occupants’ health and safety is important. Cleaning is one of the most effective ways to lower the risk of illness by removing germs and contaminants from high-touch surfaces in your building. But, what do we mean by cleaning?
Keeping any area clean and free of illness-causing germs and bacteria is important for businesses of all types, but it is especially critical in foodservice operations and other businesses that serve food. Businesses serving food must lower the risk of cross-contamination and foodborne illness to keep guests protected from sickness. Cleaning and sanitizing are essential to keeping your foodservice operation safe.
Facilities across the U.S. have realized the importance of infection prevention and mitigating cross-contamination. One of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent germ spread and cross-contamination is with a color-coded microfiber program.
Modern commercial skincare dispensing systems can enhance your facility’s hand hygiene program in several ways including reduced germ spread, limited risk of cross-contamination, and improved sustainability. As you search for a new skincare system, you’ve likely realized there are many new, innovative soap and sanitizer dispensing options on the market today, and narrowing down the options might seem difficult.
There are dozens of automatic floor scrubbers on the market today, and choosing the best one will require some thought and consideration. First, you’ll need to identify why you’re looking to invest in a new machine. Then, you’ll need to narrow down the best machine option for your facility based on a number of factors.
Commercial hard floors require a robust maintenance program to keep them protected and looking great. There are three phases of floor maintenance: