Businesses of all sizes, from mom-and-pop organizations with only a few workers to large corporations with thousands of employees, hire professional janitorial companies to thoroughly clean and sanitize their offices each day. Services provided usually include removing trash, disinfecting hard surfaces in the kitchens and breakrooms, vacuuming carpets, mopping floors, and cleaning and restocking the restrooms.
Manufacturing facilities, however, need a different, more intensive type of cleaning. Industrial cleaning companies offer these specialized cleaning services for factories, self-storage facilities, warehouses, power plants, and other operations.
What Is Industrial Cleaning? How Is It Different?
While industrial cleaners provide some of the same services as janitorial companies, industrial cleaning professionals are trained to meet the more stringent cleaning, sanitation, and safety requirements that come with cleaning high-risk facilities. Some of the companies that require industrial cleaning services include factories, manufacturing plants, industrial warehouses, distribution centers, and self-storage facilities.
In order to clean and sanitize these businesses, industrial cleaners must follow specific cleaning procedures, using specialized disinfecting solutions and equipment.
Typically, manufacturing plants are massive buildings that house huge machines. Dust, dirt, grime, and debris can accumulate quickly in this type of environment. It would be very difficult, if not impossible, to clean this machinery using the methods and equipment used by typical janitorial companies. Industrial cleaners are knowledgeable about the proper cleaning agents and technologies needed to keep the facility in working order.
For example, while a janitorial services company may use a mop and bucket to clean your floors, a reliable industrial cleaning company will employ state-of-the-art technology, including vapor cleaning and electrostatic disinfection. Electrostatic disinfection is a much faster way to thoroughly apply disinfectants, mold preventatives, and even hospital-grade germicide to all surfaces in heavy-duty manufacturing facilities.
Since almost all manufacturing facilities operate around the clock, industrial cleaners can’t wait until the workers go home for the day to start cleaning. They must work with the business owner to develop a specialized plan for cleaning the facility while it is operational.
How Are These Specialized Cleaning Services Beneficial for Manufacturers?
The benefits of hiring an industrial or manufacturing cleaning service go well beyond just keeping the work area clean. These specialized cleaning services can also help protect the company’s bottom line, as well as the health and well-being of the people who work in the facility.
For example, if the dust, grime, dirt, and debris that invade a factory’s floor aren’t taken care of right away, they can get into the machinery and cause it to malfunction. If the machine needs to be shut down for repairs or replaced, this could lead to costly work stoppages. And, even worse, if the machine malfunctions before anyone knows there is a problem, workers in the facility could be seriously injured or even killed.
Thoroughly cleaning hard-to-reach places and keeping a factory’s floor maintained can reduce the number of injuries among workers. Completely sanitizing the area to rid it of germs and toxic bacteria can prevent outbreaks that can sicken workers. Workers in clean, safe facilities report a higher degree of satisfaction with their jobs, which may lead to increased productivity, and higher profits for the company.
What Should I Look For When Hiring an Industrial Cleaning Company?
If you are planning to hire an industrial cleaning company, ask around to find a well-established business with a proven track record in your area.
The company should provide a wide variety of cleaning services that may include electrostatic spraying service, drain treatment services, tile, and grout deep cleaning, and restroom sanitation.
The company must be up to date on the latest advances in manufacturing cleaning procedures. One outdated cleaning process to avoid is the overuse of chemicals. Not only can it create slippery surfaces that may increase the risk of slips and falls, but it can also create a sticky surface that traps dirt and oils. To make sure a surface is truly clean, run water across it. If the water beads up instead of running smoothly, there is likely to be the residue remaining on the surface.
The company should also be up to date on the latest recommendations from the CDC in how to best clean and sanitize surfaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The company should stand behind its work. Can they prove your business is really sanitized and disinfected, as opposed to just looking and smelling clean?
And, of course, any reputable industrial cleaning company should be willing to come out and tour your manufacturing or other facilities in order to give you an accurate quote on what it will cost you to get the job done right.
Enviro-Master: An Industry Leader
Enviro-Master is an award-winning cleaning company with close to one hundred franchises that provide manufacturing cleaning services for businesses across North America. We pride ourselves in the use of proper commercial cleaning techniques to protect our clients, their businesses, and their communities against the spread of bacteria.
Enviro-Master thoroughly trains its employees in the protocols involved in cleaning manufacturing facilities. We use specially formulated cleaning products that have been tested and approved by experienced scientists and chemists to provide your facility with the deepest clean possible. A recent study done by Dr. Charles Gerba, a renowned professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Arizona, proved that our cleaning products are up to 99 percent effective at reducing bacteria levels immediately and keeping levels low for at least five days.
And most importantly, because every business is different before we even start the job, we sit down with you to plan the most efficient and cost-effective way to clean your facility without disturbing your operations.
Reach Out to Enviro-Master Today
Now that you know what industrial cleaning is and how it can benefit manufacturing plants and other industrial businesses, we hope you’ll give us a chance to show you what Enviro-Master can do for you. Simply contact us today for a free quote to get started.