What Time of Day (or Night) Is Best for Commercial Floor Cleaning?

replacing commercial floors during busy timeIt’s not always easy to figure out when to do some commercial floor cleaning, especially if the facility you are responsible for is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For malls, schools, and other facilities, the answer to when is most suited for commercial floor cleaning is easy, but for hospitals and other types of facilities, that answer is not so cut and dried.

Obviously, nighttime is going to have less traffic.

In most cases hospitals will be far quieter after 10 o’clock in the evening and before 6 o’clock in the morning than at any other time throughout the day. However, during various types of emergencies, foul weather, including winter storms, and more, that could change.

The maintenance personnel who are responsible for those commercial floor surfaces need to be aware of not just regular foot traffic but weather related issues, emergencies happening outside, and more, especially if they are responsible for a hospital or other similar facility.

Some areas of the facility may have little traffic during certain times of the day. If a facility has multiple floors, such as seven floors for a large hospital, there might be certain sections that could be cleaned during the daytime hours. Other sections, like the emergency room waiting area, the lobby, and so on might need to wait until those overnight hours.

What happens when people are present?

It’s certainly necessary to be respectful of those individuals, especially when they are dealing with difficult and emergency circumstances. Maintenance personnel will have to be attentive to the needs of those men and women and possibly children and it may be more practical and prudent to change plans at the last minute and work on a different section of the facility and come back to this area later.

Developing a schedule may be a good idea, but it remains essential to be as flexible as possible, especially when responsible for a hospital style environment. For those who deal with these challenges, what schedule works best for you and your commercial facility?

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