Keeping your factory and industrial workplace clean, hygienic, and well-organized is key to maintaining a safe, healthy, and productive work environment. Unfortunately, most facility managers do the bare minimum when it comes to factory cleaning, resulting in dirt, grime, oil, and dust build-up. For example, some designate cleaning duties to employees, which is not as efficient or reliable as hiring a professional service.
Keep reading to find out when it’s time to call a professional for your factory clean-up
1. Visible dirt
If you touch certain machinery or equipment and they’re coated in a layer of dust, it’s probably time to call in a specialist. Remember, if you can see the general dirtiness of your factory, so can everybody else, including the potential clients and business partners that come to visit.
2. Decreased productivity
Dirt, grime, and sticky surfaces can adversely impact employee productivity as workers concentrate better in clean and well-organized workspaces. Additionally, having your staff clean up your factory takes them away from other essential business tasks, decreasing your overall output.
3. DIY cleaning
Hiring a professional industrial cleaning service is not on the list of necessary business expenses for many factories. A closet full of cleaning supplies that everyone can access is enough, right? Truth be told, your staff don’t have the training, skills, or state-of-the-art equipment required to clean your factory site and equipment as experts do.
They might clean up oil spills and wipe down kitchen surfaces, but they won’t decontaminate your space or properly clean stubborn production areas.
4. High foot traffic
If your factory operates 24/7 and has many moving parts, chances are it needs regular cleaning. This is because you probably have thousands of employees and clients walking in and out throughout the day, causing your site to get dirty easily.
How often you carry out a deep clean varies depending on your factory and the nature of your work, but experts recommend hiring an expert at least once a month.
Ready to hire a cleaning service?
If you want to ensure the health and safety of your employees and keep your factory site clean, Associated Cleaning Contractors is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your industrial cleaning service.