Freshen Your Facility with Focused Cleaning
Summer is almost here, and most would agree that it is the perfect time to deep clean to remove build-up from all types of weather in a facility. Luckily for us, modern-day tools and technology can make the once tedious chore a breeze. With a detailed plan in place that utilizes the right products and solutions, your facility will be refreshed and looking its best in no time.
Mop Away the Mess
When completing your cleaning regimen, floors should top the list. Winter and spring weather bring in extra elements including moisture and debris. This can make floors look dull and worn. Beyond implementing a robust mat system to catch debris before it enters your facility, mopping is essential to make floors sparkle again. Pair the right type of mop head for the application to effectively capture and remove soil and moisture from your floors. Mops heads to consider include microfiber tube mops, microfiber flat mops, heavy-duty wet mops, dust mops and pulse mops. Microfiber is the preferred mop head material because it lasts longer than cotton and can be washed a thousand times before losing its effectiveness.1 Even better, microfiber uses 95 percent less water and chemicals than cotton and cloth.2
Regardless of what mops you use, it’s critical to always start each task with a clean mop head. Because your floors are only as clean as your mops. Dirty mop heads are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria that can cause cross-contamination if not properly laundered after each use.3 Microfiber mop heads can be laundered by hand, machine or by a professional service that provides fresh mop heads so that they are always available. If you haven’t made the switch to dual-chamber mop buckets, it’s time. A dual-chamber mop bucket helps reduce cross-contamination by separating dirty water from cleaning chemicals. With effective equipment in place, you can achieve the clean image you desire with peace of mind that your floors are actually clean.
Clear Out Supply Closets
Supply closets can become an unorganized mess and glorified storage space if not properly taken care of. Now is a great time to conduct an annual closet cleanout to organize cleaning tools and chemicals, evaluate your cleaning supply needs and discard any excess or expired products.
To optimize closet space and simplify your operation, consider a wall-mounted dilution cleaning chemical system. This ensures you will always have the right cleaning chemicals on hand without having to carry inventory. This helps keep supply closets clear, tidy and easy to navigate. It also helps protect workers because it eliminates the need to manually dilute chemicals. Plus, the easy-to-follow instructions take the guesswork out of chemical usage for all employees, new or seasoned, to help them perform their job safely and correctly.
Beyond improving workplace safety, a cleaning chemical dilution system can enhance your sustainability efforts because you will store fewer chemicals – which means fewer products and less waste. Look for one that offers Green Seal™ Certified products. This certification shows that the cleaning chemical has passed the rigorous standards for health, sustainability and product performance from this reputable third-party organization.4
Revive Your Restrooms
Restrooms need consistent attention to keep them looking (and smelling) their best. Even with daily cleaning, build-up occurs over time. To prepare your building for summer, deep cleaning restrooms is an absolute must. High-pressure cleaning removes build-up that brushes can’t reach and eliminates the need to touch contaminated surfaces. Look for a process that removes all soil and dirty water to prevent cross-contamination and odor-causing bacteria – while leaving a clean, fresh scent. Doing so will make daily maintenance easier for cleaning staff and provide a pleasant experience for visitors.
During a season that symbolizes new beginnings and a fresh start, a focused plan combined with the right tools and chemicals can help revive your facility to like new. If you need help getting started, consider partnering with a professional services provider that offers flexible programs to help simplify the process. Doing so will make your facility look fresh and inviting for all your customers and building occupants to enjoy.
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