Being responsible for keeping the place clean can be challenging. This is especially true when it’s a commercial facility where you have many people coming and going at all hours of the day and night. The first key factor in improving cleanliness is to understand what causes the dust and dirt to pile up inside that particular facility.
Here are three things that commonly cause dust and dirt, along with some basic information about why it’s a good idea to be aware of these things.
1. Overhead dust settling down.
Your maintenance department or you probably realized at some point in time that no matter how many times you swept, mopped, or basically cleaned the floors, it always seems to be dusty shortly afterward. That’s because dust and dirt can collect on other surfaces, including doorframes, ceiling fans, air-conditioning registers, and any other items that are above you.
As long as you’re aware that this dust and dirt can settle down just because every time a person moves through the building they are displacing the air and ultimately knocking some of that down unwittingly, you may be more inclined to keep those surfaces just as clean as the floor.
2. Dead skin cells.
80 percent of the dust you see all around you is actually the product of dead skin cells. There’s nothing we can do to prevent this, aside from continually cleaning. Eventually, enough of those dead skin cells build up and create extremely dirty surfaces.
3. High traffic.
The more people coming into and through the facility, the more likely you’re going to experience dirtier conditions. Dirt and other foreign contaminants often get tracked in on people’s shoes, it can collect on their clothing and fall off as they enter the building, or they could be bringing in other items that are also bringing in the dirt.
Why is it important to understand these things? When you do, you’ll realize how important it is to properly invest in commercial floor maintenance. When you make the right investment in personnel and equipment, you won’t have the same problems you may have been having in the past.