Top 3 Floor Secrets Revealed
Maintaining commercial flooring surfaces can be a hassle for untrained staff. Knowing the requirements for various types of flooring can be daunting. For example, not all liquid cleaners are safe to use on all surfaces. However, these three secrets can save your floors and your wallet.
- Maintain a regular maintenance program. High traffic floors will tend to break down quicker than lesser used flooring surfaces in your commercial space. Keeping a regular maintenance schedule with a professional janitorial cleaning company can save your floors and unnecessary costs related to replacing your floors too early. Keeping VCT floors waxed and clean of dirt, dust and grime can help improve not only how they look, but increase the life of your floor. Weekly cleaning with a dry or damp dust mop is necessary to remove the dirt that accumulates from employees and customers coming in and out of your building. If not removed, they can become very abrasive to the surface and cause scratches. After a while these scratches will become deeper and damage your expensive floors. Another tip is to discuss with your janitorial contractor how often VCT surfaces should be scrubbed and waxed. The frequency really depends on the amount of foot traffic and type of debris that is being tracked in. For example, a building that has a gravel parking lot will bring in larger particles of dirt that will create a lot of wear and tear on your flooring surfaces. These facilities will need regular cleaning to prevent flooring casualties.
- Use Rubber Mats. Placing high quality rubber mats in the entry way can pay for themselves very quickly. These mats/carpets will catch the majority of debris that is being tracked inside your building. This means that less dirt, dust and debris is being ground into your floors. Also, it will not only extend the life of your floors, but also means they will maintain their shine much longer before having to be serviced. In the end, you will save money.
- Wood floors in commercial space. Using a lightly damp micro fiber cloth can help remove any sticky substances that may have spilled on wood floor surfaces. However, do not dip a mop into a bucket and then place it on your floor unless it has been squeezed with little water left. Using wet mops too frequently can warp and ruin your wood floors over time. They are not like VCT flooring surfaces that can withstand damp conditions. Wood floors can easily soak up moisture and start to warp. The best daily cleaning method is a dry dust mop. This will pick up most of the dirt, dust and debris and keep your wood floors from being scratched.
Working with a professional commercial cleaning company can help you maintain your facility and all of your flooring surfaces. Experts in floor care can help you save money over the long term. Your customers and employees enjoy the shine that professionally maintained floors have. Many times businesses overlook the care of their floors because of other obligations and distractions. However, customers report noticing the cleanliness of flooring surfaces as soon as they enter a building. Doctor’s offices and hospitals experience very heavy foot traffic and can easily become neglected. However, the cleanliness of your office, building, restrooms and floors are a direct reflection of the type of service you provide. You may disagree, but your customers feel that way. Whether it is just a perception or truth, all perceptions are real to the person with that experience. So, with that in mind let a professional commercial cleaning company worry about your floors while you focus on your business. It is a very simple solution to an ongoing issue in many businesses in the Columbia SC area.
If you would like more information on how SouthJan can help your business, please feel free to contact us. We pride ourselves on being the most professional and educated in our industry. We stay informed of industry trends and maintain a constant training program with our associates. We think of ourselves as being one of the top service providers in our industry. We look forward to hearing from you should you have any questions.