It was late on a Friday and my boss at the time came to me with a request to burnish a hallway over the weekend. Not just any hallway, but the hallway in the executive office area. “Ok” I thought, I can do this.”
At the time, it was early in my cleaning career and I had been part of the janitorial crew for several months. While I had seen the normal floor crew high speed burnishing several times, I had never done it myself. They made it look easy enough. I had also recently learned to run the low speed floor machine, and was fairly comfortable with that skill. So, running the high speed burnisher shouldn’t be a big deal right? I couldn’t have been more wrong. When High Speed Burnishing Goes Wrong
When it come to janitorial supplies, no area gets more attention than cleaning chemicals. There seems to be a chemical for everything. Windows, tile, grout, brass, stainless steel. The list goes on an on. But these precious liquids can also be one of the biggest hazards in the janitorial supply closet. This is why it is important to take some time when evaluating your needs. Janitorial supplies make up a pretty significant portion of any facilities budget but are nowhere near the cost of the labor to use them. Typically about 10% of a total cleaning budget will be janitorial supplies and cleaning chemicals make up about 30% of that. This means that the more efficient your staff can be while using cleaning chemicals, they can cover more area. Time spent streamlining and limiting the number of cleaning chemicals they have at their disposal is time well spent. What is a ‘Go To’ Cleaning Chemical?