It is safe to say that maintaining a safe, clean environment is important to most people. This can be especially true for places of business. In the United States alone, 95 million work days were lost due to slips, trips, and falls. These accidents made up around 25% of all reported injury claims each year.
Considering that for every 100 full time warehouse workers, 5.5 injuries occurred in the workplace, it is important to know some common cleaning mistakes made both at home and commercially and how to avoid them.
Scrubbing spills out of carpeting
While some spills require the use of a floor scrubber, smaller spills can be handled manually. One thing to keep in mind is that when you scrub a stain out of carpeting, you are actually untwisting the carpet fibers. As a result, the pile will become distorted and further damage your carpet.
- Tip:First, scrap what you can with a spoon, then blot the area with a clean, white cloth or paper towel until dry. You can also place a book over the towel, frequently replacing them, until there in no more moisture to be absorbed.
Cleaning your windows on a sunny day.
We get it. The sun is shinning and you’ve just gotten inspired to make everything around you fresh and clean. Even though you may want to, try to avoid cleaning those windows while the sun is still up. This is because the heat from the sun will cause the cleaning solution you use to dry too quickly and create streaks on the glass.
- Tip:Clean your windows on a cloudy day or when the outside temperature is no higher than 70 degrees. To dry, use a squeegee once horizontally across the top, then vertically to slightly overlap the strokes.
Using the wrong tools for the job
One of the worst things you can do when cleaning is to use the wrong tool for the job. Sure an industrial floor scrubber can clean the floors in your office, but it may be too harsh for the floors in your home. The same can be said for rental floor sweepers.
- Tip:Read the product’s label to find out which surfaces are suitable for its use. If you are still not sure, contact us at System Clean for a free in-plant analysis of your cleaning problems and concerns.
Now that you have an idea of some of the common cleaning mistakes and how to avoid them, you are ready to start cleaning. For the bigger jobs, contact us at System Clean and get advice on what products to use along with free training on how to use them. Rental scrubber equipment from us and make your space look like new again.