Think your routine mopping is keeping your floors clean? Think again...
The floors are the biggest part of your business and the most trafficked area. Think of your floors as the first impression that someone will have of your business. It goes without saying that first impressions are important and there is never a second chance to make a first impression.
What so many people don’t understand about business is that the physical appearance of work space tells so much about our business. If someone comes into our office or store and sees scuff marks on our floors or stains in the wood or tile it can be give off the impression that we don’t care about our appearance so why would someone feel that we are going to handle their business with any kind of certainty. Proper commercial floor maintenance schedule can help you to eliminate that sense of uncertainty.
Let’s face it to succeed in business you have to portray a sense of success. You would never take stock advice from a guy dressed in board shorts and flip flops so why would you do business with someone who looks like they have not cleaned there floors in months.
I know what you’re thinking, “Someone mops my floors daily or weekly.” Mopping is great for keeping up the maintenance that we do but it only goes so far, and it only works if you are using the proper chemicals and doing it on the proper frequency. The biggest mistake most people make is not changing out the water in the bucket as often as they should.
What you have to understand is that as you mop the floor you collect dirt on the mop and as you dip your mop in the bucket that dirt gets mixed in with the clean water you are using to clean the floors. As you mop more and more dirt gets mixed in with the clean water and by the end you have lost all cleaning capability and essentially just mopping with dirty water. This is another reason floor maintenance is so important.
There is only so much cleaning can do. It will not remove those scuffs or scratches in the floor surface or remove any discolorations that have happened from something someone tracked in on the bottom of their shoe or a spill of Chet’s famous five alarm chili.