Floor Care

How To

Keeping the floor clean is essential to maintaining a safe work environment, particularly in an industrial setting. Still, accidents do happen, and floors get dirty. Most industrial floors are made of concrete because it is an incredibly durable and versatile material. Before you start cleaning, you need to come up with some sort of strategy. It’s always easiest to work if you have a set plan, especially if you are working as part of a team. First, you need to determine the best tools for the job. You also need to clear the area. This means removing any rugs, chairs, tables, or other obstacles that are currently on the floor. You may also want to block the area off with a sign or rope so no one accidentally walks through it after or while you are cleaning it. Sweep the floor to get rid of any hair, dust, crumbs, or other debris. If you are going to mop the floor, you will want to place the cleaner you are using into a bucket and fill it with warm water. Dip the mop into the mixture and let it absorb the cleaner. Make sure you wring out an excess water to prevent having a soggy mop. Start in one corner of the room and work your way across. Once the mop looks dirty, dip it in the solution and repeat the process. If you are having trouble getting some dirt out, go over that area again. Always work backwards to an exit so you don’t have to walk through the area you just cleaned. Once you are finished, make sure you hang the mop up to dry. This will prevent it from rotting and smelling bad, allowing you to use it again in the future.

Supplies and Cost

There are many different cleaners out there designed to clean concrete. pH-Neutral Cleaners, for example, are great for cleaning interior sealed concrete surfaces, while acidic cleaners help remove dirt and stains and alkaline cleaners are used to get rid of grease and oil. Thus, depending on your occupation, you may need a certain cleaner for the job. These cleaners can typically be found at your local maintenance stores, often for under $30. You will also want to wear proper protective clothing, as you are dealing with chemical cleaners. This includes rubber gloves, boots, and even a mask if you are working in an enclosed space with poor ventilation.

cleaning the floor with machine

Keep It Safe

Keeping your workplace clean is one way to ensure your work environment remains safe and efficient. The floors are an essential part of any workplace, especially an industrial one. Spills can shut down an area of the workplace, costing time and money, while unclean floors can make it difficult for machines to work. One way to ensure your floors stay clean is to create a proper housekeeping program. Cleaning must be done regularly, and if you have a specific schedule set out, it can be done in an efficient manner. For example, perhaps the day shift is responsible for ensuring one area of the warehouse is clean, while the night-shift has the other area. You should also have someone who inspects each area before the shift is done to make sure it has been properly cleaned.