Having an experienced team of professionals keeping your facility clean can mean the difference between efficient facility operations and an unproductive workforce. The bottom line is that, without a clean warehouse, work isn’t getting done.
The Benefits of Warehouse Cleaning
It is important to keep all professional spaces clean, but with warehouses, it’s more than just important. There are a series of cascading benefits that, in the end, result in a more efficient workplace in a way that is different than a commercial office, retail space, or any other professional facility. It all begins with safety.
An Important Way to Keep Workers Safe
When someone shows up for work, they should be confident that they will close out the day injury-free. Sure, some workplaces are more dangerous than others. The nature of what a professional underwater welder does every day is a bit different than your conventional office worker, but both expect that, at the end of the day, they’ll be headed home unharmed. Working in a warehouse falls somewhere in the middle of this spectrum.
For warehouses, this comes down to having a clean floor space. Staying organized and reducing clutter is an important first step, but a professional facility cleaning service will have the expertise to ensure your floors themselves are well cared for.
Mitigating slips and falls begins with clean floors. When choosing a provider, make sure they offer services like power washing, stripping and waxing, tile and grout cleaning, and have general experience cleaning your types of floor. For warehouses, this is typically concrete, which has cleaning requirements that are different from other materials.
Keeping the Team in Good Spirits
A clean facility helps to promote positive employee morale in more ways than just promoting safety. There is also the simple fact that it is more pleasant to work in a well put together space. Sure, there are the stereotypical messy art studios or the famously cluttered desks of so many intellectuals, but a warehouse isn’t an art studio.
Professional workplace cleaning can help create a space that is both welcoming and pleasant. Before the cleaning crew arrives, take note of these warehouse housekeeping tips:
Eliminate Clutter – Not only can you create a more efficient space by eliminating clutter on the floor or in your offices, but a professional cleaning company will be more effective as well. Cleaning hard floors can be a labor-intensive process and clutter will just slow it down. This is by far the easiest way to keep your facility clean. We’re not talking about the down and dirty work. Just put things away.
Clean Up Spills Right Away – Spills can stain concrete floors and present a major slip hazard until they are cleaned up. Have some “caution” signs handy to be deployed whenever necessary. Just because you’ve hired a professional cleaning company doesn’t mean you should leave messes until the crew arrives.
Consider Installing Mirrors and Warning Signs – Sure, this one isn’t strictly cleaning related, but putting up mirrors around corners is an important part of having a safe, organized facility. It is important to be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially when maneuvering heavy equipment.
Having a clean facility is important for worker productivity, safety, morale, and even OSHA compliance. A provider like Kep Klen can provide all of that and more.
The Importance of a Clean Workplace
Proper warehouse cleaning procedures can mean the difference between a workforce that is happy to come to work every day and one that is always subject to injury. Whether you are working in an industrial facility like a warehouse or in a conventional commercial office, there is at least one thing in common, a clean working environment is a productive working environment.
Kep Klen offers warehouse cleaning services that ensure your facility is sparkling from top to bottom. We offer:
- Tile and Grout Cleaning
- Commercial Floor Cleaning
- Power Washing
- Workplace Analysis for a Customized Clean
In other words, Kep Klen has the expertise to offer a customized, end-to-end commercial cleaning process. You can’t avoid mistakes, injuries, or negative outcomes entirely, but with a clean facility from Kep Klen, you can mitigate a significant degree of risk and keep your employees happy in the process. We’d love to come by and see your site for ourselves to give you an idea of how we could help. Contact us today to set up a time to meet!