Commercial Floor Maintenance Tips

employee in factoryCommercial floor maintenance may not be at the top of your facility maintenance list, but it’s important for the health of your business and everyone in it. Use these tips to get your business floors clean, and keep them that way.

Use industrial rugs to your advantage.

If you want to keep all the debris that gets tracked in off your commercial floors, invest or rent durable rugs to be placed by all exterior entrances. Contact a cleaning service to have your rugs cleaned regularly to maintain a favorable impression and keep gravel and debris on the rugs and not damaging your floor.

Establish and keep a regular floor maintenance schedule.

Whether you outsource or in-house your floor cleaning, it’s never too soon to establish a regular floor cleaning schedule—and stick to it. Don’t put it off; over time, the constant build-up of dirt and grime (especially in an industrial setting) can lead to a cleaning that requires extra effort—and increased expense. A thick layer of grime can also make your floor slippery, making you liable for any employees’ slips, trips, and falls, one of the top workplace injuries. If you don’t have employees available to maintain your floor cleaning schedule, consider hiring a local cleaning service to keep up regular cleanings (or fill in periodically).

Be conscientious of cleaning supplies.

Floor cleaning supplies can have a larger impact on your floors and your employees that you know. Abrasive cleaning supplies and some chemicals can injure cleaning personnel, trigger allergy symptoms in employees using the space, and damage the floors. Know what products work for each floor in your company. Before your purchase new products, research floor cleaning products (or choose a cleaning service with the expertise) to minimize the risk to your employees and floors. Implement safety procedures and educate your staff on proper use of cleaners and avoiding injury while cleaning facility floors. Keep personal protective equipment in convenient locations for employees that use cleaning supplies that could cause injury.

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