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.
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.
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.
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.
Integrating an autoscrubber into your floor care program will save you time, labor, and other cleaning costs. Auto floor scrubbers, or autoscrubbers, remove soil and stains from hard floors better, faster, and more hygienically than the traditional mop and bucket.
Single-use plastic bags have been the target of state bans and legislation as their impact becomes more and more realized. The amount of plastic bags in the environment has become a huge problem because Americans alone use approximately 100 billion plastic bags a year, but only an estimated 1% get returned for recycling each year. Plastic takes years to decompose and even when they break down, they do not fully degrade. Plastic breaks down into microplastics or tiny pieces of plastics. Microplastics contaminate the environment and the food sources of humans and animals. More and more businesses in the affected states that provide patrons with single-use, lightweight plastic bags to take merchandise home, such as grocery stores, department stores, liquor stores, restaurants, convenience stores, and other retail stores will need to find alternatives to single-use plastic bags.
All janitorial cleaning equipment, including your floor burnishers, will break down at some point or another. Some problems you will be able to fix yourself, while others will require expert help. If you can solve the problem yourself, you will save time and money, not only on the cost of repair but also on the added labor costs that is required to still get the job done while the broken equipment is being repaired. Depending on the floor burnisher power source, you may experience different problems.
As you search for the best commercial floor buffer for your facility, you want to buy the buffer that will be the right fit for your business’ needs and budget. The TASKI® ergodisc ® 175 and 200 made it on our list of the best commercial floor buffers of 2019. There are some key reasons why the TASKI® ergodisc® 175 or 200 may be the best commercial floor buffer for your facility.
Recently, the media has brought attention to an increase in food package tampering, heightening concerns among food service providers and their customers. As a result, tamper-evident packaging is more important than ever. In June of 2019, a woman filmed herself removing a tub of ice cream from her local Walmart’s freezer, opening it, licking the top of the ice cream, and then closing the lid and putting the ice cream back on the shelf. The video was then shared to her instagram account. Soon after, the video went viral and news of this event caused a string of copycat offenses. To further grow consumer concerns, just a few days after the initial ice cream incident, news outlets shared more food tampering cases in which people were opening liquid product containers, gargling some of it, spitting it back into the container, and returning them to the shelf. As a result, many consumers questioned why the products were not packaged with greater protective features to reduce the risk of product tampering.
The cost of an automatic floor scrubber is a large factor you have to consider when choosing a scrubber for your facility. The best autoscrubber for your facility will match your business’ needs and budget. Auto floor scrubbers, or autoscrubbers, remove soil and stains from hard floors better and faster than the traditional mop and bucket. They are also a more hygienic alternative to the traditional cleaning methods. Investing in an autoscrubber can seem expensive, but integrating an autoscrubber into your floor care program will save you time, labor, and other cleaning costs. Automatic floor scrubbers perform three cleaning procedures in one pass, removing the manual labor from cleaning a floor. In one pass over the floor, an autoscrubber will dispense cleaning solution, agitate the solution with a floor pad or scrub brush, then vacuum it all up with an autoscrubber squeegee attachment.
Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) can be intimidating to first time users, and even veterans, who may be using a new or different cleaning product for the first time. It is important for anyone handling or using commercial cleaning supplies to become familiarized with SDSs. Understanding how to read and apply the information on a Safety Data Sheet will allow you to work more safely and to do your job better. This article will clarify the sections of a safety data sheet and allow you to become more familiar with the format and contents of one.