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