Wednesday, May 18, 2016

When cleaning budgets are tight, you need strong floor cleaning equipment.

Reliable floor-cleaning equipment that gets the job done right the first time can help cut your facility's cost to clean. 

 Shrinking budgets have become a harsh reality for many facilities. Usually, when belts tighten, everything is put under review, and there are bound to be financial cuts. This means there isn’t always the time or money available to deal with unreliable or ineffective cleaning equipment. When it comes to getting the most out of your cost to clean, every job should be done quickly and effectively, leaving more time to complete other tasks.

When Anchorage, AK, school district manager, Don Hargraves, was faced with significant cuts, everyone got together to help make it work. Our workers responded positively. They stepped up their game, and I’m very proud of them. I think our buildings are maintained to a very high standard today. When I hear, on a national basis, news reports of how some school buildings are falling into disrepair, that is not happening in the Anchorage School District. We have some beautiful facilities. They’re clean, and they’re safe. They’re great places for kids to go, and we don’t have to worry about kids getting sick.”

Shrinking budgets like the ones faced in Anchorage are why facility managers everywhere constantly search for ways to save money. Floor cleaning equipment, however, is a vital part of most cleaning programs, so you need to make sure you’re getting the best possible value by taking every possible concern into consideration. 

Clean should be seen, not heard.

There are economic advantages to daytime cleaning, but in order to have an effective daytime-cleaning program, a machine with an acceptable sound level is imperative. With quiet-running floor cleaning equipment, operators can work without disturbing those going about their business during regular work hours, and they can do so under natural light and better visibility. This eliminates the need for potentially costly artificial lighting your maintenance staff would need for nighttime cleaning, saving money and energy.

Reduce chemical usage.

Most facility managers are open to ideas for cutting back on chemicals. Cleaning equipment that is capable of adjustable solution flow are ideal for this very thing. The ability to avoid using chemicals in areas that simply don’t need them, or don’t need as much, not only saves money, but also helps minimize the environmental impact and health risks that can come with chemical use.

Find the right floor machine.

All too often, facilities end up using floor cleaning equipment that isn’t meant to perform for the application. It’s simple: if a big facility is using a small machine, the amount of time and energy required for effective cleaning increases. If a small facility uses a big machine that can’t fit into small spaces, requiring more hand cleaning, floor scrubbing can become more of a chore than it needs to be. So, taking the time to make sure you’ve got the machine with the right level of performance can pay off big in the long run.


Fortunately, there’s a trusted, durable and reliable brand of floor machines that covers nearly every floor cleaning need for every type of facility, making life easier for budget-conscious facility managers and their hard-working cleaning staff. To get a free demo at your facility, visit ClarkeUS.com/TrueBlue. 


Resources:

The Anchorage, AK, school district faced serious budget cuts, yet the expectations for cleanliness remained high. (link)

Sometimes cleaning chemicals can do more harm than good. (link)

Choosing the right cleaning equipment for your facility can end up saving time and money. (link)
 

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