Virtually every business in the U.S. has been financially impacted by COVID-19. Many businesses were forced to shut their doors, some for months at a time. Businesses had to invest in new PPE to protect the safety of their staff and patrons. Now a year later, even the most successful businesses are looking for ways to reduce their operating costs. As vaccination is underway and cases continue to drop, lock downs in most states are easing up. Businesses have reopened their doors and people are leaving their homes more often. Company's are faced with finding ways to return to business as usual and staying open.
The importance of hygiene has been a topic on everyone's mind for the last year. Wash your hands. Don't touch your face. It has started to sound like a broken record, but the importance cannot be overstated. Enhanced hygiene measures will help improve the health and safety of a buildings occupants. A focus on hygiene and cleanliness will help businesses stay open long term, however many businesses have been faced with big losses this year in profitability. We've compiled a few tips that could help improve hygiene in your facility while also saving money.
Foam dispensers for example will reduce usage and waste. They wont drip and drizzle like other liquid dispensers do. Also paper towels are cost effective and more hygienic then hand dryers. Paper towels are best to remove residue, and the brown paper towels usually cost less than white, but perform just as well.
Install Automated Dispensers
Paper towels are the most hygienic option, but what is not hygienic is an unwrapped roll or stack of paper towels sitting on the sink. Automatic fixtures will also control flow of water reduces water usage and waste. They also control the size and amount of product being used, reducing waste and usage. Making these changes to automatic dispensers will reduce the risk of cross contamination. Having smart restroom technology is a good solution for any facility looking to enhance hygiene and reduce operational costs.
Having the right tools is critical, but if your staff is not trained properly it wont be as beneficial to occupants. Training helps facilities make most of their investment and reap the benefits of these hygienic solutions. Having a well trained custodial staff that is up to date with cleaning tools and methods will make the cleanliness in your facility more effective.
Find the Right Distributor
Having the right distributors can go a long way in helping facilities have the right information and tools to deliver a safe and clean environment without breaking the bank. It is also sometimes smart to buy items in bulk which usually is less expensive for the consumer. Buying in bulk is also better for the environment and can save you space in your storage closet
With over 35 years of experience in the cleaning industry, at Mark's Cleaning Service we know the importance of cleanliness in your facility. We understand the needs and goals of our clients, and we keep your company's best interests in mind to help you achieve them.