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Tips for Warehouse Cleaning

February 27, 2019 8:30 AM by Tennant Company



From the Warehouse to the Front Desk


In a busy warehouse or distribution center, time is money…so you can’t afford inefficient processes. The right mix of cleaning equipment helps you keep your facilities running without interruption from debris, clutter, and dirt.

To apply that efficiency to your warehouse, office areas, breakrooms, and all the areas in your care take inventory of your space, create a scope of work, estimate labor hours and cost, and work towards streamlining the process. Here are a few tips to get started:

  • In your warehouse areas, estimate how frequently you need to clean to help contribute to efficient business operations. Take notice of aisle widths, hard to reach areas, and sanitary strips around the perimeter.
  • In offices and reception areas, the ratio of carpet to hard floor surfaces, and the percentage of open space that can be cleaned with a larger piece of equipment versus obstructed areas that require a smaller, more nimble machine.
  • On loading docks and in parking lots, assess whether a large sweeper or sweeper-scrubber can reduce the amount of dirt and debris that gets into your facility. Consider sweepers with dust control in warm, dry climates and scrubbers with water recovery for rainy or snowy climates.

Learn more about the impact that dirt and debris can have on your efficiency, and what you can do about it, using a strategic mix of cleaning equipment.


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