A local Cotswold shop was struggling to keep their floor maintained with all of the winter footfall.
Keeping a clean and well-maintained floor in a commercial space is essential for not only the image of your business but also for the safety and health of your employees and customers. However, with so many responsibilities to manage, it can be difficult to find time for proper floor cleaning. That's where a professional commercial cleaner comes in handy, providing expert services that ensure your floors are always spotless and safe.
As a business owner or manager you have a responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of all areas of health and safety, but as presented by the HSE the biggest cause of accidents is slips, trips and falls. Read on to discover how you can avoid slipping-up.
It is a tough thing to get right and manage properly, but by having regular maintenance you are showing that you take your floor maintenance seriously, and by employing a professional you will have documentary evidence of your due-diligence.
There are many types of commercial flooring and your staff may just be treating them all the same. Many businesses even have different flooring in the same commercial premises, such as -
If normal cleaning products are used across them all, you could be leaving a build-up of residues that actually do more harm than good. This would be true for a poolside or spa setting where body fats build up (that causes slips in itself) but the wrong floor treatment will not cut through that. By having a professional floor clean you would be indemnifying yourself against a slip claim, if this is coupled with a regular pendulum slip-test, you would then indemnify yourself against slip claims by proving that you had regular professional maintenance and a slip test to show wet and dry slip tolerance levels were were within safety guidelines.
The problems you may face as a business, especially a customer facing one, are-
You cannot clean the floor properly with customers and staff present
Staff are not always trained to clean a commercial floor properly
Staff turnover means you never stop training
On high risk floors you could be doing more harm than good
Staff may not spot day-to-day wear and tear
The wrong cleaning products being used
Wrong cleaning equipment being used
Proper floor cleaning equipment is an expensive outlay
It then needs to be maintained and stored.
Professional Cleaners Have the Right Tools and Equipment
Professional cleaners use specialised tools and equipment to provide the most effective results possible. Whilst you may have some cleaning supplies on hand, chances are they won’t offer the same level of thoroughness as professional-grade equipment. For instance, professional cleaners use industrial-grade vacuums that remove more dirt and dust than traditional models. Additionally, they have access to high-quality cleaning solutions that can eradicate even the toughest stains and odours. By hiring a professional cleaner for your commercial floors, you can rest assured that your space is receiving top-notch care.
They will also give feedback as to the condition of the floor, repairs required and advice on your day-to-day cleaning regime.
Proper Floor Cleaning Solutions for Different Industries.
Different industries have different requirements when it comes to commercial floor cleaning. For example, the flooring needs of a hospital ward will be vastly different from that of a restaurant. A professional cleaner will have knowledge of the specific cleaning solutions and methods needed for each industry. They will also know the right frequency and intensity of cleaning that is necessary to maintain the floor's integrity and appearance.
A recent visit to Threeways House in Mickleton which has a variety of floors requiring different treatments.
In a food processing plant, the floor must meet high standards of cleanliness to prevent cross-contamination and bacterial growth. In contrast, in a warehouse or manufacturing plant, the floors may require heavy-duty cleaning to remove oil stains and other industrial debris. In such cases, professional cleaners will use specialised cleaning agents and equipment designed for that specific purpose.
A professional cleaning service provider will also have knowledge of the regulations governing different industries. They will ensure that your commercial space meets the required standards and regulations, including health and safety requirements.
Investing in a Professional Cleaner is Cost-Effective
Hiring a professional cleaner is not just about getting the job done right; it is also a cost-effective solution. Professional cleaners will have the necessary equipment and solutions, which can be expensive to purchase and maintain. Hiring a professional cleaner will save you money in the long run, as they will ensure that your commercial floors are well-maintained, reducing the need for expensive repairs or replacements.
This is the 'before and after' from a local Cotswolds School Hall. What a difference!
Furthermore, professional cleaners will have a set of tools and methods to help prevent damage to your commercial floors. Using the wrong cleaning agents or equipment can damage floors, leading to costly repairs or replacements. By investing in a professional cleaning service, you can save on maintenance costs and prolong the life of your commercial floors.
Maintaining clean and well-maintained commercial floors is essential for businesses in different industries. By hiring a professional cleaner, you can ensure that your commercial floors are well-maintained and safe, meeting the required regulations and standards. Professional cleaners have the necessary tools, expertise, and solutions to provide top-notch cleaning services for different types of commercial flooring. Additionally, investing in a professional cleaner is cost-effective, saving you money in the long run. They can also carry out work when your business is closed, thus reducing downtime.
Cotswold Magic carpets are able to provide this service all across the North Cotswolds.
The approximate areas we cover in the North Cotswolds from our base in Chipping Campden. This includes areas of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.
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