Large volume buildings such as warehouses and factories operate 24/7, increasing the need for regular cleaning. Unfortunately, these types of industrial facilities are often the most challenging environments to keep clean and safe. Most facility managers don’t know what or when to clean, or what the best cleaning solutions are for their spaces.
To help you get started, here are common warehouse areas that need regular cleaning
Warehouse machinery can rust, corrode, or become clogged without proper cleaning and maintenance. Some can break down, disrupting operations and keeping your facility from reaching its productivity goals. That’s why it’s essential to schedule factory clean-ups often to eliminate dust, dirt, or oil build-up.
2. Production surfaces
Since warehouses operate without fail throughout the year, production surfaces quickly become coated with chemicals, grease, oil, and other contaminants. Waiting too long to clean up these residues results in sticky, slimy messes that adversely affect business operations and the quality of finished products.
3. Production floors
Warehouses have a lot of moving parts, and floors can easily collect spills, leaks, and debris. These residues create a hazardous work environment where workers can trip and fall, negatively impacting employee morale.
Some oil and chemical irritants can also cause severe respiratory problems and other health complications, reducing workplace productivity.
4. HVAC system
If your employees are always falling sick and getting a cold or the flu, your warehouse air quality might be the problem. Dust, dirt, and other airborne pathogens quickly build up in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. And, without a clean and well-maintained HVAC system, these contaminants can cause allergies.
5. Storage spaces
Warehouse storage spaces are often crammed with bins, boxes, and other items that make cleaning difficult and tiresome. However, leaving these spaces uncleaned creates health hazards as they harbour mould, dirt, and bacteria.
6. Food prep areas
Warehouse food storage areas and kitchens can easily become breeding grounds for bacteria. Luckily, with specialist cleaning, you can keep these areas clean, sanitary, and sparkling.
If you’re struggling to keep your warehouse clean, don’t worry. Associated Cleaning Contractors is happy to help. We offer exceptional industrial and warehouse cleaning services. Contact us today for a free quote.