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Keeping floor care maintenance costs down

August 2, 2012

FORT WORTH, TX — Floor care is arguably the most expensive and labor-intensive cleaning task in the professional cleaning industry — especially when administrators insist on a high-gloss shine, but there are ways that cleaning professionals can help keep these costs in check, according to a press release.

Selecting the best types of floor care tools and equipment to tackle the job will address some of these issues, the release stated.

The more efficient and productive the equipment is, the faster the job can be completed, reducing costs and often resulting in more satisfactory cleaning outcomes, the release noted.

According to the release, the August Floor Care Troubleshooter focuses on getting the right floor care equipment to meet your specific floor care challenges, including:

• The size and amount of debris that accumulates on floors
• The type of debris (oil, dust, liquids, etc.)
• The type of floor surface (stone, VCT, concrete, wood, etc.)
• The amount of foot traffic and the type of foot traffic impacting the floor
• The "value" of the floor.

"This last item is very important because it will impact how much time and attention the customer wants paid to the floor," said Mike Englund, a floor cleaning trainer and product manager for Powr-Flite.

"A lobby floor is a ''first impression'' floor and a good example of a valuable floor requiring more time and attention," Englund added.

Click here to read the complete release.