Keeping the floors inside your business clean is important. The cleaner the floors, the better your business will look and the lesser the risk of an incident, such as a slip and fall. However, it would also be unfair not to say that it can be a lot of work, but it doesn't have to be hard. There are several practical things you can do to keep the floors cleaner.
It's best to start your efforts outside. Just like you have a mat outside the front door of your home, it's equally important to have a mat outside the front door of a business – for the same reasons. While they won't remove everything, a mat can eliminate much of the dirt found on the bottom of a customer's shoes.
The more dirt removed from their shoes outside, the less dirt on the floor, making it easier to keep them clean. If you don't want to keep the mat outside all the time, at least ensure it is out-front during periods of inclement weather like rain or snow.
Avoid Harsh Cleaners
Don't use harsh cleaners to clean the floor. Many of these solutions claim to offer fast results, but the reality is that they can also be too hard on the floor, especially if you have a protective coating applied over it. Harsh cleaners often contain acidic chemicals that strip away the coating.
Once removed, stains may be impossible to remove. Even after your cleaning efforts, this permanent staining will make the floor look worn and dirty. It's best to use natural or organic cleaning solutions as they will clean without the risk of damage.
One of the best things you can do to keep the floors cleaner is to clean every day. The more days that pass before cleaning, the more staining and ultimately, the more work. As part of the daily cleaning routine, start by sweeping the area throughout the day and at the end of the day, use a mild cleaning solution to remove any staining.
First, since many stains only get harder to remove the longer they rest on the surface, this can help minimize the risk of permanent staining. Second, this keeps your business looking its best at all times, which is very important to new customers still forming an opinion about your business.
For the best results, partner your efforts with a professional cleaning service. These professionals will keep your floor cleaner with less effort on your part.