For business owners hoping to increase efficiency, improve brand image, and create a more attractive workplace for employees, better cleaning systems can check all the boxes. At the annual ISSA Interclean show, the latest innovations in cleaning equipment are on display for managers to experience firsthand. The key to more profitable operations for your company might be waiting in one of these exhibits.
The Business Opportunity in Better Cleaning Equipment
Advanced cleaning equipment offers far more than splashy tech to show off in the workplace. In fact, antiquated cleaning systems (e.g., mops and rags) hold businesses down in several ways.
Time is money, and slow cleaning systems cost businesses plenty in labor hours. While your team toils over small spaces with a mop, or large areas with a floor autoscrubber, a spray-and-vac system could finish those tasks in a fraction of the time.
- Business Image
Appearances matter in every industry. If your cleaning team is stuck with outmoded equipment, they are only removing some of the soils from your workspace, and this leaves your business looking (and smelling) bad.
- Workplace Morale
Your employees literally feel the burn of old-fashioned cleaning equipment. From the heavy physical toll mopping takes on the arms and back, to the tedious nature of slow cleaning — outdated systems make the daily grind even tougher for your team.
- Cost Efficiency
You may be daunted by the upfront cost of new cleaning systems, but you are likely wasting money on equipment or workforce efficiency. One of the great things about ISSA Interclean is that business owners can get a full demonstration of system innovations along with a summary of ROI and cost-saving potential.
Innovation Matters in Cleaning, Too
Business owners rarely hesitate when new computer software or operating systems can help things run more smoothly, so there is no reason to hold a double standard for cleaning systems. At the 2015 ISSA conference, experts on modern cleaning science stressed the importance of communicating the need for greater cleaning efficiency to stakeholders throughout the company. Everyone from the executives with purchasing power to employees using the equipment should understand the opportunity.
ISSA Interclean offers business owners and cleaning managers the chance to see the equation from all sides. New health threats, like Ebola, Zika, and MRSA, seem to emerge every year. If you have the resources to defend clients from illness and the communications support to calm public fears, your company has a huge advantage over the competition.
You have so much to gain from innovations in cleaning science. Click here to learn about the products powering the industry forward in 2016.