December 30, 2014

Cleaning Up: Choosing Janitorial Equipment

Keeping your offices and facilities clean ensures that your employees are safe from accidents and disease. You’ll need the right janitorial equipment to get the job done, though. Here are some tips on selecting the equipment your janitorial staff will need to keep your place of business clean, healthy, and looking great.

  • The Size. How big are your offices? Do you have large floor areas, such as factory floors? To ensure cleanliness, your staff needs to be able to reach every nook and cranny of your space. If you are occupying only a room or two, a mop and a vacuum may be enough. If your facility includes several rooms or floors, or even an entire building, consider using automatic scrubbers and similar equipment.
  • Safety. Cleaning solutions like bleach can be toxic to humans, and some may be harmful to the environment. Generally, however, you cannot completely stay away from these kinds of products, but you may opt for available safe and green solutions.
  • Budget. Equipment costs money and your cleaning budget can be limited. Look for cleaning tools and material with prices you can afford, or consider renting. Don’t blow your entire budget on a fancy scrubber when you can simply rent one.
  • Lifespan. Your equipment will see a lot of use. Choose durable products that will last for years. Check warranties to get an idea of an equipment’s lifespan.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for this advice. I own my own business and it is important to me that my offices are very clean and orderly. I'm looking to purchase janitorial supplies, but I'm not sure what kind I need. Your advice on considering safety when choosing equipment was very helpful. I'll be sure to keep that in mind.

    Susan Hirst |