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Which Product Solves Your Problem?
Once you know your team is doing the right tasks at the right time, you’ll want to get them the best tools to do their job faster, right? (Or would you rather make them use the same tools your grandparents did?)
Cleaning is not about the products, it’s about the results.
Here are some of the top problems we see, along with their causes and cures.
Top 5 Cleaning Problems (click for solution)
Cause: Bacteria and viruses.
Cure: Eliminate cross-contamination by disinfecting high-touch surfaces.
Products: Chemicals, microfibre cloths, bottles, sprayers, staff training.
Cause: Outdated tools or the wrong tasks being performed at the wrong time.
Cure: Reassess what your team is using, doing, and when: create a floor cleaning blueprint to get everyone on the same page.
Products: Wide-area sweepers, entrance matting, vacuums, mopping equipment, chemicals, floor finishes, floor strippers, scrubbers, staff training.
Cause: Not enough floor finish for high -traffic areas; excess dirt and grit.
Cure: Entrance matting to capture incoming dirt and more frequent vacuuming; more layers of floor finish; periodic or restorative maintenance.
Products: Entrance matting, vacuums, floor finish, finishing mops, chemical-free stripping equipment, and other floor equipment, staff training.
Cause: Transient odour or bacteria causing resident odour.
Cure: Eliminate the source of the odour. Don’t just cover it up with an air freshener: kill bacteria where it lives.
Products: Enzymes and disinfectants, grout cleaning chemicals and equipment, air fresheners for transient (not resident) odours, staff training.
Cause: Wrong dispensers (or too few) or no restocking process in place.
Cure: Use time-saving, ‘long-run’ dispensers, have a restocking interval, set supply room minimums.
Products: Dispensers, hand towels, hand soap, toilet tissue, urinal screens, air fresheners, and other restroom supplies, staff training.
Where Are You Spending Your Money?
Saving money on products doesn't affect the bottom line.
As a facility manager, chances are your budget is strained.
The Ontario Ministry of Education states, “… the cost of cleaning products represents only 5%-10%… while labour represents 90%-95% of the total cost [of a cleaning budget].”
Wow! With numbers like those it’s obvious: products don’t clean buildings, people clean buildings.
You might be trying to save money on tools, but chances are you’re hurting staff performance. The real savings is in the way you clean, not the products.