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Key Factors of a Floor Maintenance Program

Key Factors of a Floor Maintenance Program

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Too often managers base their floor maintenance decisions on the amount of the initial costs. Sure, the lower price tag can be tempting, but will it get the job done effectively and efficiently?

Probably not.

That’s why floor maintenance decisions should be made with quality in mind. High-quality floor maintenance programs prioritize these three components: equipment, chemicals and personnel.

Choosing Proper Equipment

Using the right equipment can benefit the program in many ways. The proper equipment boosts productivity by reducing the amount of physical labor put for to complete the task. This results in less labor hours spent on an activity in result, lowering the labor costs.

In many cases, a machine reduces labor hours significantly. Purchasing machinery can get expensive but it is something that should be considered if it significantly reduces the amount of labor.

Using the Right Chemicals

Chemicals costs are on the rise but it’s still important to focus on high quality products. Choosing the proper chemicals are the foundation of a good floor maintenance plan.

Cleaning chemicals can either be performers or non-performers. Non-performers often come at a lower cost making it a more appealing purchase but using these products in departments may increase labor hours. Conversely, using performer chemicals can boost productivity, in turn, decreasing labor.

Coating chemicals can protect floors. Again, it’s important to purchase quality chemicals. Cheaper products have the tendency to break down sooner, which will cost more labor to restore and maintain.

Purchasing concentrated chemicals can reduce chemical costs. They deliver more cleaning power with less packaging.

Hiring the Right Personnel

Choosing the right personnel is the key to a successful floor maintenance program. The people performing the maintenance should have an understanding for the craft. They may come at a higher cost, but once again quality is the way to go.

If outsourced, ensure that you are hiring certified technicians. Too often, managers select contractors based on the initial cost, but personnel should be held to a higher level. Managers shouldn’t have to micro-manage floor maintenance tasks, a good contractor understands what needs to be done and the best way to do it.

Certified contractors are trained to identify types of floor coverings and understand the best chemicals, the proper equipment, the most effective tools and materials to accomplish the task.

An efficient floor maintenance program uses high quality chemicals, efficient equipment and knowledgeable personnel to get the job done. Doing this can cut long-term expenses and produce high quality results.