Facility Managers: 4 Tips for Keeping Facility Floors Clean

yellow caution sign that says "Caution wet floor" part of a safe workplaceKeeping your manufacturing or industrial flooring clean is an effort all its own; with a mixture of industrial and office flooring, furniture, and machinery, keeping your facility floors clean requires a schedule and a plan.  It also requires regular maintenance with four key elements to maintain a workplace with clean and safe floors for you, your employees, and your customers.


Place rugs by all exterior entrances to keep damaging abrasive items like small gravel and rocks off your facility floors.  Set a regular schedule with a rug cleaning service to clean the rugs.  Rugs also have another benefit: they keep water off of warehouse, office, and facility floors and reduce the chance of workplace falls and injuries.

Floor cleaning supplies

Be conscientious of risks to your employees when selecting floor cleaning supplies for your industrial, manufacturing, or office space. Some cleaning supplies can injure cleaning personnel and trigger allergy symptoms in employees using the space. 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.

Regular schedule

In some cases, waiting too long to clean commercial flooring can lead to an unintended consequence: extra expense.  Over time, the build-up of dirt and grime can lead to a floor than needs an increased amount of labor to clean and increase the chance of slips and falls, one of the top workplace injuries.  The extra effort and supplies can cost your company extra money in compensation and interrupt daily operations.

Commercial floor cleaning knowledge

To eliminate risk to your employees and give your workplace floors a deep clean, contact a local commercial cleaning company that can meet your deadline for cleaning on your specified schedule.  A good cleaning company can meet your time frame when employees are not on the floor (i.e. overnight, early morning, late evening, etc) and leave you with a clean floor you’ll be proud to show off—and limits the risk of slips, trips, and falls.

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