Commercial Floor Cleaning

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated May 25, 2015)

Cleanliness is one of the first things customers tend to notice about a business. Whether you want them to or not, those who enter your business are likely to see a mess right away, even one that may seem small and unnoticeable to you. If you own or are responsible for a commercial building, it is vital to your business that you consider how clean the property is.

Although many cleaning tasks seem obvious, there are others that can be easily neglected. One of these jobs is cleaning the floor. While you are busy seeing to other commercial cleaning tasks, the floor can potentially go uncleaned and unnoticed. But this area is one of the most important things to keep clean in your business, and it is certain that customers will notice an unclean floor.

To properly clean the floors in a commercial building, you will need some specific equipment. You may have wood, tile, carpet, or other types of flooring, and for each of these you will need proper tools to get them clean. Some of the basic equipment you'll need to clean your commercial floors should include the tools below:

  • A vacuum is required for many areas, especially carpet. Depending on the size of the area, you will have to select a vacuum with certain features. A simple upright vacuum may do for a small section of carpet, but if you need to regularly clean a big area then you should look for something else. Backpack vacuums, canister, wet/dry vacs, and wide-area vacuums may be better suited to your situation.
  • Cleaners and extractors may be necessary if your building has a lot of carpet. Since there is dirt that can get stuck down in the carpet fibers, vacuuming alone will not always get rid of it. This means that you will need to clean this area once in a while with some kind of carpet cleaner. Along with the machine, you will also need to buy the right shampoos and detergents to go with it.
  • Brooms, dust mops, and mops can help you keep the floors in great shape. Using these tools regularly will help prevent dirt and dust from building up and causing future problems.
  • Floor machines are great for doing multiple jobs on non-carpeted areas. Although these vary, many floor machines are capable of buffing, stripping, grinding, shampooing, and more. These machines are an excellent way to keep tile, hardwood, and other flooring types looking great.

Keeping your commercial floors clean is an important task. Be sure to have the proper equipment to get the job done right.

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Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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