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Tips and Cautions for Professional Floor Cleaning

Floor Cleaning

With the vast amount of different types of floors, stretching from bamboo flooring in residential properties, to concrete floors in commercial buildings – there’s different methods of cleaning them, as well as different purposes.

While in the residential home, customers will primarily be hiring your professional services in order to beautify their homes, giving their floors a pristine look, or even to spring some life back into a worn down carpet with a deep clean… the commercial client will have different reasons, and more risk.

The commercial work is done for both a pristine look, but to also to take care of the health and safety requirements of the workplace. Any spillages will need to be cleaned up, as well as safety measures put in place, to warn others in the workplace of the danger of the slippery surface.

That includes the wet floor too, whether it’s in the staff toilets, or a main shop floor for the caution of staff and the public.

It’s the reason you’ve a higher rate available from businesses, as you have more risk associated with your work.

It’s not always about getting the shine though. In a workplace, it’s about cleaning with safety, while getting a professional shine to the floor surface.

Kitchen cleaning priority

No matter whether you’re cleaning residential or commercial kitchens, appropriate safety measures need to be put into action.

It’s where foods are prepared. You cannot be using a steam cleaner with an abrasive chemical solution, while food is lying around uncovered.

When the steam hits the floor, it natural rises into the air. Those pollutants can lead to health concerns when the steam absorbs into any food.

In a kitchen area, the first thing that takes place is to clear the kitchen first.

Staff generally clean commercial kitchens as they go, but when you’re called in, you need to be prepared with the right tools to do the job. You cannot be leaving any residue on a tiled or concrete floor in a kitchen that could have that residue surface again after any spillages. Of which is a regular occurrence within both types of kitchens.

Insurance and floor warranties

For those who work self-employed, you must have insurance in place, but you also need to familiarise yourself with any of your customers’ floor warranty.

Professional floors are expensive, often fitted by a pro to last for years, and come with long warranties too. Those warranties are usually only valid when cleaning guidelines issued by the manufacturer have been followed.

If a claim is made against the warranty, and you’ve not followed the cleaning guidance supplied, it could render your customers warranty void. That’s going to leave with you with one unsatisfied customer, and probably a claim on your insurance.

This is why cleaners are advised to consistently update their skills, gaining the knowledge of cleaning products, techniques, and the right tools to match the type of surface being cleaned.

Even a carpet stain removing solution, applied to the wrong material could remove the colouring, resulting in fading the carpet, and potentially destroy it in one single rub of the wrong solution.

Customers are aware of the dangers to their floors, and the expense that comes with damage, therefore most do look for credentials, training, and experience before they decide which cleaning service to hire.


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