Schaffer states that rather than blindly jumping into an industrial floor care project, building service contractors (BSCs) and in-house service providers (ISPs) need to formulate an all-encompassing plan that is understood and adhered to by everyone.
He notes that regular maintenance — including such things as placing mats at entries, vacuuming them regularly and maintaining the outside entries by removing oily soils on sidewalks and parking lots — helps keep industrial floors clean.
Schaffer adds that environmentally preferable floor care chemicals are now being introduced that work as effectively as conventional products but with less impact on the environment.
Michael Schaffer is president of Tornado Industries, a manufacturer of professional cleaning equipment, such as vacuum cleaners, floor machines and extractors. He may be reached by calling 1-800-VACUUMS.
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