Your lobby is the first thing your customers see when they enter your doors, which means it provides your first chance to either impress them or to make them walk away. While nice decor is great, the most important part of making a good first impression is having a clean, dry floor. Lobby floor cleaning can be a challenge—especially when you have to deal with inclement weather—but doing it the right way is crucial, both for getting the floor clean and keeping it that way. Training your employees to clean the lobby floor properly saves time and helps you keep the area impressively dry and clean.
Using Mats to Help Catch Dirt
The most efficient technique for lobby floor cleaning is to not get the floor dirty in the first place. Put down textured floor mats in your lobby, making sure that the mats cover the entire entryway. Customers coming in will instinctively wipe their feet, removing most of the soil and moisture from their shoes before they can track it onto your floors. Keep at least one spare set of mats, and switch them out to be cleaned when they get soaked from rain, snow, or slush.
Tackling Moisture and Water
Moisture from rain and snow not only smears soil all over your lobby tiles, it poses a slip-and-fall hazard to anyone coming through your front door. When the weather is bad, it's crucial that you remove the moisture from your floors throughout the day. Traditional mops and buckets pick up a lot of water, but they still leave floors wet and slippery. Kaivac's OmniFlex AutoVac removes all the moisture from the floor, and does it in a fraction of the time it takes to fill a bucket and mop the area.
Removing Soil and Dirt
Ultimately, removing the dirt is the most important part of impressing your customers with your lobby floor cleaning. Traditional mops and buckets pick up soil with the first swipe of the mop and redeposit it in a thin layer over the rest of the floor. What looks like a clean floor is really a dirty one, which attracts even more soil like a magnet. Kaivac's OmniFlex AutoVac cleans as well as a commercial autoscrubber, but it's easier to learn to operate and compact enough that any employee can use it for quick, small tasks. This fast, effective method of floor cleaning can be used several times a day, leaving your lobby floor spotlessly clean and completely dry.
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