Unlike commercial offices or residential homes, industrial spaces like warehouses and factories have stringent requirements that must be met beyond looking clean and maintained. You need an experienced, trustworthy team that offers the services industrial facilities rely on.
Qualities of an Effective Industrial Cleaning Company
Aside from everything you might expect from a traditional commercial or residential cleaning service like conventional janitorial services, day porter services, floor care, and more, industrial settings have a few other critical focuses. For one, factories and warehouses are often dangerous environments, or at the very least present additional safety risks. It’s also worth pointing out that the professional cleaning service you hire should take special care with its own hiring practices. You want to have trust in the cleaning staff that will be in your building, regardless of your industry but, in the industrial sector, you may have special concerns.
Focus on Safety
From your workers to the health of your end-users (especially where food is concerned) safety should be your top concern. A qualified, experienced professional industrial cleaning company will understand that simple problems, like residue or slippery spots on the floor, can pose potentially catastrophic risks, including injury to your personnel and damaged products.
If you are in the food production industry, it’s important that your cleaning company uses appropriate chemicals and cleaning products in appropriate areas. On one hand, you need to make sure the areas your cleaning crew is responsible for are disinfected while, on the other, you can’t contaminate food products. This not only poses a risk to your consumers’ health but also puts you at risk of lawsuits and severe damage to your business.
You wouldn’t let just anyone roam freely within your factory, warehouse, or other industrial space. Not only are there the safety risks I outlined above, but you also may have products you want to protect and/or processes that constitute intellectual property that can’t be shared.
Sure, this can be a concern in commercial offices as well, and obviously you’d want to trust the individuals cleaning your home, but in an industrial space these concerns are heightened. Outside of just intellectual property, the products you may store in your warehouse could also be at risk. Check with your provider, and with reviews online or from others in the industry, about problems they have had with theft or damage to products or property.
The Proper Industrial Cleaning Supplies
Depending on your industry: food production, woodworking, metal fabrication, pharmaceuticals, or simply warehousing, there are specific equipment requirements that need to be met for an effective cleaning job. For example, when working with wood, removing dirt and debris with conventional cleaning equipment isn’t going to cut it. Maybe the job requires an industrial carpet cleaning machine. It’s not going to work without it. Make sure you check with your prospective cleaning service providers to ensure they can actually handle your type of facility before signing a contract.
Hook: Industrial spaces are unique in that the type of cleaning involved doesn’t just do the job of producing a clean facility. It keeps people safe and is critical to business operations.
A Customized Approach
So, you’ve checked to ensure that your choice of a professional industrial cleaning service provider is capable, trustworthy, and experienced with your type of facility. What’s next? It’s important that the provider you choose offers a customized approach that is unique to your facility. Your products, facility layout, and operating hours are going to be at least slightly different from other businesses in your sector, so it’s important that your cleaning provider is flexible and can work with what you need, not the other way around. Here’s a good way to tell what their approach is right off the bat. If you call a cleaning company and they give you a quote right away without coming to inspect your facility and assess what will be required, they’re probably offering a one-size-fits-all approach. It’s probably in your best interest to avoid such a company.
An Experienced Team
If you’re looking for an experienced team of professional industrial cleaners in Denver, look no further than Kep Klen. We offer a consultative approach that extends our relationship to something more like a partnership. In other words, we aren’t just a faceless team of janitors that comes out to sweep up your facility. We’ll make your facility shine in accordance with any industry requirements you may have. If you’d like to avoid a cookie-cutter approach to cleaning your facility and want one backed by trustworthy professionals, let’s get in touch.