Floor maintenance procedures of any kind can pose a safety risk to your staff and the people in your building. Risks include slips, falls, chemical exposure, and more. However, if performed correctly, these risks can be greatly reduced or even eliminated. One of the most necessary, yet accident-prone maintenance procedures performed by you and your staff is a strip and wax, also known as a strip and finish. A strip and wax is a restorative floor maintenance procedure that should be performed at least once a year to make sure that your floors are protected and look their best. During a strip and finish, your cleaning team will have to use floor stripping chemicals to remove layers of floor finish from your floors. Then, they will then apply multiple layers of finish to achieve a new clean, shiny floor. This process leaves the floor slippery and requires various cleaning chemicals and equipment.
Everything you need to know to build a comprehensive hard floor care program that will keep your resilient flooring protected and looking its best.
Carpet extractors are a powerful tool for cleaning and maintaining the carpets in your facility. Like with any janitorial equipment, there may be some issues that require extra attention from you and your cleaning staff. One of the most common and easily preventable issues you may encounter with your carpet extractor is foaming in the recovery tank.
The cleanliness of your facility is a priority, especially given the value placed on cleaning and disinfecting during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, keeping your facility clean can be expensive, especially during labor and product shortages.
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.
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.
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.
Maintaining a clean facility is key to attracting and retaining tenants. When you continually have new and existing tenants and guests evaluating your facility, it is critical that every cleaning procedure is performed correctly to produce the best possible results. Every cleaning procedure, from restroom cleaning to restorative floor care, plays a significant role in ensuring your facility looks great. A clean facility is important to tenant and guest satisfaction and an improved bottom line. One of the best ways to make sure the contracted cleaning staff is capable of achieving best-in-class results, with every cleaning procedure, is ensuring the custodial team has completed formal janitorial training.
As the leader of a commercial cleaning team, you are constantly looking to boost your employee’s productivity and increase tenant satisfaction, both of which will ultimately benefit your bottom line. Proper training is key to ensuring your employees are achieving consistent results, providing a cleaner and safer facility, and increasing tenant and all other occupant & guest satisfaction.