Why is it that we focus on cleaning for appearance — how things look and smell — and then complain that our industry and profession gets no respect?
Besides a person’s health, the cleanliness of a work environment has a direct effect on employee morale, productivity and attendance.
While intentions are usually positive, research shows that managers and supervisors often encourage the exact behaviors their organizations or companies neither need nor want.
It is commonly known that clean, well-maintained floors lead to a positive customer impression. For years, industry professionals have focused on a floor’s surface reflectivity, shine and gloss, but a positive impression is based on much more than that.
Many contractors and distributors have become their customers’ “experts” when it comes to building maintenance — helping facilities managers lower overall operating costs, transfer to green cleaning strategies and become more sustainable.
Accurate information that provides a business owner with the ability to make immediate decisions about his or her operation is crucial.
Some cleaning organizations may see the value in using ATP-based monitoring systems to detect and measure ATP on surfaces as a method of ensuring facilities are being cleaned properly.
Each month, we welcome readers to opine on the noteworthy — or even the trivial — aspects of their lives as JanSan professionals. The following is some of the correspondence we have received in recent weeks.