Formulating a Floor Care Plan: Six Pointers
"If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else." This quote, attributed to famed baseball player Yogi Berra, applies to many things in life...including floor care.
Floors are best maintained when there is a specific floor care plan in place. Because of this, Kaivac, developer of the AutoVac floor cleaning system, has created six pointers to help formulate a commercial floor care plan. These tips ensure you don't "end up someplace else" other than with great results, include:
Who's Who/What's What: A floor care program works best when it is clearly determined what floor care duties in a facility will be performed, what tasks will be performed, frequency, and who will perform them.
The How's and When's: The plan should clearly layout how the floors will be maintained, what equipment will be used, which cleaning solutions and products will be used, and how often the floors should be buffed/polished, scrubbed, and refinished.
The Whys: How much is that floor worth...and why? This consideration helps determine how much time and resources will be invested in floor maintenance. If it is a lobby floor, the why would be that this is a highly visible, public area that is a reflection of the entire facility; if the floor is in a warehouse or service area, less time and resources would likely be applied. Why? Because these are not public areas.
The Helpers: The helpers, when it comes to floor care, refer to the installation of high-performance mats at key building entries. They also refer to exterior maintenance. The better exterior walkways are maintained, the easier it is to maintain interior lobbies and walkways.
The Doers: This applies specifically to floor care equipment. The "doers" should be easy to use, cost effective, have a low cost of ownership, and be proven effective.
"This last item is probably key to the entire plan," says Matt Morrison, Kaivac communications manager. "An effective and cost effective floor care machine is the 'oil' that keeps the entire plan working."
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