Whether you operate a warehouse, factory, power plant, or another industrial space, an organized and clean environment supports productivity. This is especially true if you prioritize a cleaning schedule that includes regular inspections and maintenance. Here are some of our industry grade cleaning tips to help you get started: 1. Implement a Zone System for Cleaning.
1. Invest in the Right Equipment
Investing in the right equipment for industrial cleaning is critical to delivering effective results. It is important to choose janitorial supplies that are designed specifically for the type of work you do and are made from high-quality materials that will stand up to regular use. You also need to invest in the appropriate safety gear for each job. This includes safety glasses, respirators, and gloves.
Depending on the size of the facility you need to clean, you may also want to consider investing in a larger piece of equipment like a pressure washer or a floor machine. Purchasing this equipment up front can help you save money in the long run by not having to rent these tools as often. If you are unsure of what kind of equipment you need, it is always a good idea to consult with an experienced professional before making a purchase.
In addition to a quality supply of cleaning supplies, you also need to make sure that your staff has access to the appropriate tools and equipment for each job. For example, if you need to reach high surfaces, it is important to have the right ladders and extension poles. It is also a good idea to invest in a vacuum cleaner that can be attached to the end of an extension pole for cleaning hard-to-reach areas. In addition, you should also have a storage area for your janitorial equipment that is protected from extreme weather conditions.
2. Invest in the Right Cleaning Agents
Choosing the right cleaning agents is essential for industrial-grade cleaning. This includes assessing surface areas to determine the specific cleaning needs and selecting agents with the right chemical properties. It’s important to understand how each cleaner works, including the time it takes for it to loosen dirt and grime so it can be scrubbed away, how strong it is (to ensure a safe work environment), and whether it requires extreme temperatures to operate effectively. In addition, investing in a septic vacuum truck will allow you to safely dispose of liquid waste and hazardous materials. This helps ensure a clean and safe workspace for employees and customers alike.
3. Schedule Regular Inspections
Keeping up with stringent industrial cleanliness standards requires meticulous wiping and scrubbing techniques, along with regular inspections. Regular cleaning inspections help ensure that every surface is cleaned thoroughly, including hard-to-reach areas and intricate surfaces. These inspections also allow for quick correction of issues uncovered in the cleaning process.
Cleaning inspections also help set clear expectations for the cleanliness of a space and hold cleaning crews accountable. For instance, by setting up a rating scale that each inspector is trained on, you can eliminate deviations and ensure that all inspectors are operating with the same standards.
In addition to that, regularly scheduled cleaning inspections show that you are invested in the health and well-being of your clients. This helps to create a good first impression on clients and shows that you take their concerns seriously. Furthermore, if you notice that certain areas or surfaces are consistently failing to meet your standards, it is important to swiftly address these issues as soon as possible.
Moreover, by conducting regular inspections, you can also use the results to assess the performance of your cleaning crew and determine whether they are meeting or exceeding your cleaning standards. This feedback is invaluable to your team and can help you make informed decisions regarding their training and development. Moreover, it is a great way to communicate with your staff and let them know how much you appreciate their hard work.
4. Keep Your Workspace Organized
The physical workspace you work in can have a huge impact on your productivity. Clutter in the office can make it hard to think and focus. That’s why it is important to keep your workspace clean and organized. This can also help you save time because it will be easier to find things. In addition, it can help you reduce stress by reducing the number of distractions that are trying to grab your attention.
The first step to keeping your workspace organized is to determine what needs to be stored and where. This can be done by conducting a workspace audit and sorting out what is essential to your job duties and what you could do without. It is also a good idea to label the bins, trays, and file folders so that everyone in your facility understands where they should place items when they are finished using them. Lastly, it is a good idea to eliminate any items that you aren’t using regularly, as they will only take up space and make it harder for you to find what you need.
Once you have your system in place, it is a good idea to practice it daily. This will ensure that you don’t get behind on your tasks and allow you to focus on the most important parts of your day. It is also a great way to maintain productivity and prevent clutter from causing you or your employees any additional stress.
Keeping your workspace clean will also help to improve the quality of your work. Studies have shown that people who work in clean environments tend to be more productive than those who work in dirty environments. In addition, it is more likely that you will leave a positive impression on your coworkers and clients when you are working in a clean environment.
If you are ready to implement a regular cleaning and organizational schedule at your facility, contact us today. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you create a plan for success.