Stay on Top of Cleaning & Maintenance

Your cleaning and maintenance staff has a lot on their plates. Make sure they have the supplies needed to get the job done right.

Q. How can we help our staff keep the facility looking neat and clean?

A. It all begins with training. Make sure your cleaning and maintenance staff understands the requirements of your facility. In addition, cleaning as you go is helpful, so make sure other employees know where supplies are, or at the very least, that they are to alert cleaning and maintenance staff ASAP when they notice something that needs to be addressed.

Next, make sure you’re well stocked with the supplies needed to keep your facility neat and clean. That includes cleaning supplies, as well as the toiletries that need to be replaced regularly in your restrooms and locker rooms.

Cleaning staff should have a daily checklist, with a focus on the areas that need cleaning more often, such as restrooms, entryways and locker rooms. There are also tasks that should be addressed less often, but still on a regular basis, such as lighting fixtures, windows, walls and baseboards.

Make sure waste and recycling receptacles are placed where visitors will use them, such as near entrances and exits. Be sure to note if any are filling up quickly. By paying attention to how often you’re emptying the trash and recycling, you’ll be able to adjust with larger or smaller receptacles, or by moving them to a site where they’ll be more likely to be used.

Q. What should we know about hygiene and safety?

A. Facilities are finally back to normal operations, and while mask-wearing and frequent hand sanitizing might be in the past, it’s still wise to use disinfecting products when you clean, and provide antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers for your guests.

Look for a supplier that can provide you with all of the cleaning supplies you’ll need in one stop, and it will be simple to ensure your staff has all the essentials needed to keep your facility looking good.


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