JaniTek Newsletter – February 2015
Articles in the issue
The Value of Clean
Investing in a clean facility not only makes your business look great, but it also increases productivity. A clean facility reduces absenteeism by 46%. For companies with 100 or more employees, this could mean over $125,000 in cost savings. Cleaning is an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Discover more about the Value of Clean in this new infographic from ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and learn how a modest investment in cleaning can help facilities reap big savings.
Stop Dirt at the Door!
First impressions matter. Upon entering a building, customers are assessing their experience. Many factors are at play, but a clean, dry floor creates a good first impression. Proper entrance matting it is often overlooked or an afterthought and yet it is so significant to a clean, safe and healthy environment. A proper entrance matting system helps businesses of all kinds provide a safer, healthier and more attractive environment for their employees and customers. Check out our top reasons why you should take a closer look at your entrance mats.
According to the Institute of Industrial Launderers, approximately 80% of the soil, dust, and moisture that enter a facility are tracked in on the shoes of building staff and visitors. Effective, high performance matting can trap and hold up to 75% of this soil at the door.
The primary purpose of an entrance mat is to remove that soil and any moisture from the shoe. While this appears obvious, not all entrance mats actually accomplish this goal. The most effective option is a mat that provides a combination of scraping and wiping to stop the spread of soil and contaminants. A mat with inferior scraping ability will wear quickly and not absorb moisture.
Without effective entrance matting, as few as 1,500 people can remove 42 percent of the finish from a floor. Combine this with dirt and rain, and you have the recipe for injury due to a slip and fall. Entrance mats should always be slip-resistant. Mats that prevent leakage on to the adjacent floor surface can help to decrease slipping hazards. Rubber vs. vinyl backed mats can offer slip resistant advantages. Vinyl-backed mats may curl, while rubber-backed mats do not.
Tracked in dirt and moisture can cause scratches, scuff marks and staining on interior flooring surfaces. Entrance matting can eliminate damaging particles from the bottoms of shoes before reaching interior flooring and will help prolong its new appearance.
As mentioned above, about 80% of soil and dust that enters a facility is on the shoes of employees and visitors. A proper entrance matting system will reduce exposure to hazardous particulates and chemical pollutants and improve indoor air quality.
Interested in purchasing proper entrance matting for your office? Call us today at (888) 833-7705
5 Tips on Keeping Your Restroom in Tip-Top Shape!
Nothing says attention to detail like a clean restroom. The JaniTek team takes pride in making sure your organization makes the best impression possible. Here are 5 tips from our staff that will keep your restroom in tip-top shape!
First Tip: Keep it Stocked!
This is the easiest step to a spotless restroom, yet is often overlooked. The last thing you want is a client staring at an empty toilet paper dispenser. Making sure that your company restroom is always stocked with paper towels and bath tissues will give it an extra edge over its competition. If you aren’t already part of our restroom restocking program, please give your JaniTek rep a call.
Second Tip: Have a Daily Cleaning Procedure
This means visually assessing the appearance of the restroom on an hourly or daily basis. Frequency is based on your facility’s foot traffic. Whether you pick up some debris from the floor, empty the trashcan, or stock the toilet paper dispensers, the overall cleanliness of your bathroom will increase. Doing these simple steps help upkeep your restroom throughout the day. After all, would you want your customer to be left without soap or toilet paper? For high traffic areas, we suggest using a JaniTek Day Porter.
Third Tip: Have a Weekly Cleaning Procedure
This routine is a bit more extensive than your daily cleaning procedure. If you’re a JaniTek weekly client, you don’t have to worry about this part. If not, you should focus on cleaning the interior of the toilet with a toilet bowl cleaner of your choice. Additionally, it is important to wipe down the surface of the toilet, as well as any other exterior surfaces-don’t forget to wear your gloves! Checking oneself out in the mirror is a common activity taken place in restrooms, so make sure to clean any glass surfaces to remove fingerprints and marks.
Fourth Tip: Make it Smell Nice!
Lets be honest, restrooms are not the most pleasant place to spend your time, especially when you are surrounded by a mysterious odor. Keeping your restroom smelling fresh can encourage your customer to have a more enjoyable experience in your office. Air fresheners are not only cheap, but you can also personalize the fragrance of your restroom with the hundreds of scents available. What are you waiting for? Go make your restroom smell like heaven!
Fifth Tip: Have the Necessary Supplies
Acquiring the cleanest restroom around is something we all aspire to achieve. However, in order to have a sanitary restroom you must obtain the correct cleaning supplies. Necessary supplies includes: hand gloves, disinfecting sprays and wipes, restroom surface cleaners, glass cleaners, drain maintenance chemicals, as well as a mop and broom. Additionally, making sure to use green supplies will not only keep your company from harming the environment, but your customers will appreciate it as well. JaniTek, a Green Seal Certified cleaning company, uses Green Seal products to provide environmentally sustainable janitorial service.
These tips are great but let’s be honest, sometimes you do not have time in your busy schedule to attend to your restroom’s demands. No need to add another task to your daily agenda, JaniTek will do the work for you! JaniTek offers the utmost professional and efficient janitorial services for all your cleaning needs.
If you are interested in updating your cleaning schedule or purchasing the supplies to maintain a clean, fully stocked restroom contact JaniTek today at (888)833-7705.