Tag: commercial floor care

Tile floor in a school hallway with orange lockers.

The global workforce is in constant flux, in no small part, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in the U.S., there has been plenty of talk and concern regarding wage stagnation, mass resignation, and labor shortage. Indeed, many industries are currently experiencing a decline in labor participation. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, industries like food service and hospitality continue to struggle retaining workers. At the same time, however, higher-paying industries have remained rel...

Floor cleaner in a facility

Labor – both in-house and outsourced – accounts for a significant chunk of any business expenses. While these costs are necessary for doing business, you don’t want them to get out of control. Reducing labor costs without sacrificing operability can seem like an uphill battle. That said, there are a surprising number of ways to keep these costs under control while maintaining your business’ efficiency. As it turns out, simply staying on top of facility maintenance can result in significa...

Employee polishing a concrete floor

Summer is a time for less work and more play – there’s still work to do, however. If your facility’s concrete floors have seen better days, you don’t want to neglect them all season long. There’s no time like the present to repair, finish, and/or polish your commercial concrete flooring. And as it turns out, summer is an opportune time to tackle such projects. You might wonder why you should polish your concrete floors in the first place. A quick glance at our previous blog, “How Po...

Man cleaning a warehouse floor

Spring is a busy time of year for many industries. As work at your warehouse picks up alongside the warmer weather, your floors will be under more stress than normal. Increased foot traffic and machine activity will take a toll on your floors, and so will temperature fluctuations, ground shifts, and other environmental factors. If you’re not prepared, your warehouse flooring may require serious attention during and after the season, slowing down your operations. Moreover, damaged flooring is a...

Woman student dealing with allergies

Most of us spend the winter months yearning for warmer weather and longer days. And while spring’s arrival is surely welcome, it also comes with problems of its own, namely airborne allergens. The presence of pollen in particular during the spring and early summer months can take its toll on students everywhere, increasing the number of sick days, diminishing performance, and hindering learning outcomes. Fortunately, the typical U.S. school year comes to an end towards the end of May, which ma...

Inside of a recently-cleaned facility

After what for many has felt like both the longest and shortest year of all time, a brand new year has finally arrived. No one knows for certain what 2022 has in store for all of us, but a new year always presents a prime opportunity for making a fresh start. Even if you’re not personally interested in making any resolutions, it’s important to think of ways to improve your facility so you can enjoy a successful year to come. Of course, building maintenance involves many moving parts, so it...

Most of us look forward to the holidays, but the rest of winter can be a real drag (especially in colder climates). It’s too soon to accurately predict just how severe this cold season will be on the whole, but even mild winters will take their toll on properties. Exterior concrete surfaces are especially vulnerable to the snow and cold -- despite their overall durability, these features are porous, allowing moisture to enter, freeze, and thaw within their various crevices. Without the proper ...

Man cleaning the floor of a facility using a commercial floor cleaning machine

You can’t afford to neglect your facility’s flooring. Dirty, deteriorating floors don’t just become major eyesores -- they also become health and safety hazards for employees, customers, and all other occupants. Of course, staying on top of commercial floor maintenance is often easier said than done. Certain processes require the right expertise and equipment to accomplish correctly, and not all businesses have the resources to dedicate to these important tasks day in and day out -- this i...

There’s a reason concrete floors can be found in a wide range of facilities across many industries. Concrete floors are durable, versatile, and relatively easy to maintain with the proper processes. That said, even the strongest concrete floor is susceptible to wear and tear, especially in a highly active setting. Proper commercial floor maintenance and repair are essential for keeping your concrete floors sturdy, safe, and beautiful. Beyond regular cleaning, your floors will need more thoroug...

Few features in your facility work harder than your floors. It’s easy to take your floors for granted, but they’re always there, allowing all occupants and equipment to travel from point A to B safely and efficiently. This constant pressure can take a toll on any floor, including the most durable commercial concrete flooring, which is why regular maintenance is key. However, any time and money spent on floor maintenance is time and money that could have been used elsewhere -- wouldn’t it b...

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