Industries, regardless of the nature of operations will their assembly lines and workspaces accumulating grime and dust at high speed. And industries that do not clean the premises will find non-maintenance to be costly.
Machines can get clogged, surfaces can get slippery, workforces may contract allergies, and products may get contaminated. It is not without reason that Quality Standards also include the need for proper cleaning and maintenance of industrial premises.
Preventing mishaps on the floor
One of the reasons why it is necessary to seek professional industrial cleaning services is the need to prevent safety hazards. A floor that is not cleaned is likely to collect grime which can be slippery and this will be a safety hazard for the workforce, the movement of equipment and products. Cleaning the floors in an industry is a lot different from that of an office or a home.
The nature of the material that collects as grime and the layers of grime that accumulate in a single shift or multiple shifts will be a lot more than most other surfaces. This will require the use of tougher cleaning accessories and materials to rid the surface of the grime and ensure that the surfaces are nice and clean and fully dry when the next shift reports for work.
High pressure cleaning and the right equipment
Certain areas will require the use of high pressure cleaning that can be achieved only by the use of the right equipment. Choose a service provider who is equipped with all the necessary accessories and equipment that are required to carry out the cleaning. Stubborn and accumulated dirt should ideally not be forced out by the use of blunt or sharp equipments as this is likely to cause structural damage.
For instance a clogged drain or gutter should ideally not be cleaned by force, but it needs to be cleaned by the application of the right kind of pressure cleaning and chemical cleaning processes. This can only be carried out by cleaners who have the required experience in handling industrial cleaning tasks.
Protective gear for cleaners
It is necessary to choose a service provider who has the mandated protective gear for use by the team members. For instance, wherever steam cleaning processes are necessary or wherever chemicals (including mild) are used for cleaning, the personnel involved in the cleaning need to be outfitted with the right gear.
Before choosing a service provider it would certainly help to take a look at the protective gear used by the service. This will give a good idea if the service indeed offers high quality cleaning for special requirements.
Waste management control and environmental friendly services
One of the pre-requisites that need to be considered when outsourcing industrial cleaning services should be an insistence on the need for a proper waste management control system. An agency needs to have a policy in place to dispose off the waste that accumulates as a result of the cleaning sessions.
Ensure that the cleaning service provider has a stated policy of disposal of the waste in a manner that is eco friendly and sustainable. This effectively would mean a segregation of different kinds of waste. In industries depending on the nature of operations, the types of waste that may be generated may be different.
Therefore, the cleaning service should be in a position to segregate and handle the waste in a manner that is safe and sustainable. The disposal of the waste should also carried out as per the local council and state regulations. Take care to verify about the awareness of the cleaning service about the various regulations that will be in place regarding disposal.
Industrial cleaning services have a unique requirement. The operations in an industry cannot be interrupted by cleaning. The cleaning, therefore needs to commence and conclude at the end of the day or whenever the machines fall silent, or between gaps in shifts.
It is hence mandatory on the part of the service provider to offer cleaning services after work hours or as per the timings laid down by the management in the industry. If adequate time is available between different shifts, or if there is a need to clean up after shifts, the cleaning service may be tasked to commence and conclude the cleaning within the specified period.