If you’re responsible for the upkeep of an industrial facility like a warehouse or manufacturing plant, you’re all too familiar with how quickly dust can accumulate. On top of that, a cluttered space with questionable substances and spills can create an unsafe environment for you and your workers.
Your next move? Consider hiring a warehouse cleaner. Keep reading to learn:
The areas in a warehouse that often need cleaning most
The risks of neglecting your plant’s cleaning needs
Why you should seek a commercial cleaning company
What signs to look for
You might spend most of your cleaning resources tending to largely visible messes on the production floor, like product spills or overflowing trash. But most warehouses harbor dirt and grime in areas that tend to go overlooked. Some of these hotspot areas are:
- High-touch point surfaces, like conveyor belts, lightswitches, doorknobs, and workstations
- Common sources of dust, such as the wheels of trucks, forklift exhausts, decaying wooden pallets, and pieces of cardboard that break away from boxes
- “Out-of-sight” areas, like walls, glass fixtures, bay areas, and restrooms
If your current plant janitorial services only handle the most basic cleaning duties, you’re ignoring a huge portion of what you need to make your facility run. And you may be surprised to see that pretty much everything your plant needs to function contributes to the collection of dust and dirt.
But the last thing you want to do is delay cleaning until it’s too late. When a machine stops working because too much dirt has accumulated for too long, you’re now wasting time and money halting service and arranging for repairs.
Perhaps you already have a cleaning service that you feel satisfies your facility’s needs. But the last thing you want is to miss out on quality service that’ll leave you with a more efficient business.
If your current janitorial service is internally hired instead of outsourced, especially, you risk a few things:
- Your current janitor has knowledge about the cleaning process but has not been specifically trained in cleaning a manufacturing plant or warehouse.
- With only one cleaner responsible for maintaining a large facility, they’re bound to miss critical hotspots.
- If your regular cleaner is suddenly unable to come in for the day, you risk not having any service available if their duties aren’t relieved.
- When a janitor becomes unavailable, your employees may feel compelled to pick up the slack, which is bad for business in an industrial setting.
After all, industrial facilities see hundreds of people day in and day out, and with the fast-paced environment, none of your workers have the time to check for dust buildup. That’s why hiring a warehouse cleaner outsourced from a professional commercial cleaning company is the right choice.
While you may find value in your current janitorial service, you’re leaving yourself and your employees vulnerable when your cleaners are not explicitly trained to handle the unique elements of your facility. When your warehouse’s cleaning needs are neglected, the fallout can affect your operation on several levels.
Subpar cleaning can lead to the following:
- Cluttered environments that inevitably lead to tripping and falling items
- Dust build-up that prevents machines from working
- Toxic chemicals escaping containers and leaking
- Stains that have settled for too long and are near-impossible to remove from floors
- Lost revenue from having to stop service and repair or replace valuable equipment
- A violation of OSHA guidelines for maintaining a safe work environment
- Respiratory issues from sustained exposure to dusty elements
- Legal ramifications due to employee injuries
Thankfully, you can avoid these risks by investing in a quality commercial cleaning service. If your manufacturing plant or warehouse is located in the Northwest, Central, or River Valley areas of Arkansas, consider reaching out to Absolute Janitorial Services. Start with our method for cleaning industrial facilities.
So you’ve decided that you want to take the plunge and consult the expertise of a commercial cleaning service. Great! But if you’re unsure how to narrow down an excellent janitorial service, you’re in the right place.
To start, you should research the type of qualities you want to see in a reputable service. Every organization will claim to provide the best cleaning service, and the selection of options can quickly become overwhelming. Some qualities we recommend prioritizing are:
- A detailed history of the company’s presence in your area
- A clear display of the company’s awards and accolades on their site
- An extensive list of the industries the company serves (of course, including manufacturing plants and warehouse)
- Detailed examples of the cleaning services they perform and their unique process
- An accessible contact space for scheduling a consultation
While you’re searching for these qualities in a company, you should also be taking note of your plant’s specific needs. Observe the issues you’ve been encountering lately.
Have disgruntled employees been complaining about poorly maintained spaces? Has keeping track of your inventory become increasingly more difficult? Is relatively new equipment breaking down frequently? Have you faced any legal battles because of your facility’s upkeep?
If any of these are true, you should have an idea of what to ask for during your consultation.
Are you still deciding who to reach out to? Our janitorial services will fulfill every item on your checklist. We serve multiple industries, from manufacturing plants, retail stores, restaurants, and schools, to banks, medical offices, car dealerships, and churches.
And because we believe in providing a complete and consistent clean every time, our work speaks for itself. We’ve won awards for our above and beyond disinfecting services, and the Arkansas community loves us for it.
What We Do
Absolute Janitorial has earned a reputation for stellar cleaning services throughout our home state of Arkansas. Our experienced team members provide a range of customized cleaning services to all types of facilities, from schools to churches.