Cleaning up spills in an establishment with heavy foot traffic can be tricky. How do you get the floor clean and dry without bringing business to a halt? Here's how to clean up spills quickly, while still keeping the safety of staff and customers in mind.
How Spills Can Hurt Operations
Liquid travels quickly when it hits a hard floor. On a busy day in a high-traffic grocery store or a fast-paced kitchen environment, there isn't time to clear everyone out of the area while you clean the spill and let it dry. Business simply can't stop because of a spill.
At the same time, custodians have to tread very carefully when acting quickly with spills. The dangers of slip-and-fall accidents in the workplace are far too great to ignore.
Disadvantages of Using Mops, Buckets, and Autoscrubbers
Clearly, administrators must find a solution that prioritizes safety without having an impact on operations. Mops and buckets aren't the answer because their ability to remove grease and soil removal is poor. Furthermore, a mop will leave a layer of moisture on the floor, which can cause staff and customers to slip and fall. The slow drying process means that the spill area would need to be out of commission for several minutes in order to maintain proper safety standards.
Turning to an autoscrubber is a good solution for removing soil, but the wrong move when you have time constraints. Imagine telling fast food customers that they need to clear the entire floor so that an autoscrubber can make its way through. A spray-and-vac system would work well for cleaning up spills, but that isn't practical when you're open for business and have heavy customer traffic.
A Better Option
After narrowing down the list, it's clear that a cordless system with superior soil removal, like the OmniFlex AutoVac Battery, would work best in this scenario. By using a cordless floor-cleaning machine, you can ensure that no one will trip over any cords. Furthermore, the powerful vacuum suction that comes with the AutoVac system allows for a thorough clean. These systems can handle soil removal on par with an autoscrubber, but operate in a much more compact space. Additionally, wet vac features can cut down on drying time, which minimizes the risk of someone slipping and ensures that business does not come to a halt while you handle a spill.
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