One of the biggest problems hotel companies face is getting their floors clean. Cleanliness can reduce the risk of slips and falls in the workplace, reducing the risk to the company and staff.It is imperative that you have a set cleaning schedule, along with rules and regulations for spills and removing waste. Mechanical workshops, hotel, and restaurant kitchens, and factories are all at risk when their flooring isn’t clean and debris free.
Hotel floors come in different materials from tiles to rubber to concrete. Each one has a different cleaning process, removing unwanted stains and cleaning the floor to a high hygienic standard.
Kitchen floors, for example, need to be clean and hygienic, meeting health and safety regulations. These kitchens need to be swept thoroughly, ensuring the traps are cleaned and then start mopping with the chosen and correct cleaning liquid. These liquids usually require that you mix them with water, so ensure you follow the directions on the bottle.
The best way to achieve cleanliness in the kitchen environment, removing spills of oil and grease is to throw the water on the floor and then use a stiff bristle broom and scrub the area. Using your mop, you can mop up any excess water, pushing it towards the traps and allowing the water to flow away. The area should be allowed time to dry before anyone enters the area. Ensure you use your “wet floor” signs to reduce the risk of an accident.
Next is tile floors; many businesses choose tile because it is easy to clean. The disadvantage is that this surface is exceptionally slippery should there be any liquid spilled.
Tile is straightforward to clean, and marks can be removed with ease. Once the area has been swept, you can add your cleaner mixed with water into a bucket. When cleaning tile hotel floors, you will find that a sponge mop works much better than a traditional mop, it also reduces the amount of water left on the floor after the cleaning is completed.
Mop the area thoroughly. The best way to achieve this and reduce the risk of accident to colleagues while cleaning is to do it in sections. This way, you can mop the area, soak up the existing liquid, and leave each field to dry as you go.
Many hotel floors have rubber flooring, which is fantastic in fighting fatigue and reducing the risk of slips and falls. This flooring is often found in industrial areas and some kitchen environments.
When you clean hotel floors made of rubber, you mustn’t clean within seventy-two hours of the floor being installed. Many businesses make this mistake, and after a day of heavy traffic, they send their maintenance team in to clean the hotel floors.
This type of flooring varies, some may have holes and others may be smooth, which is why it’s advisable to use a vacuum rather than a broom to remove any debris that has got into the flooring. Once you have vacuumed up all the dirt and debris, you can mop as usual.
When you have to clean hotel floors, remember to ensure all staff clean stains and spills as they happen. This not only increases safety in the workplace but also reduces the risk of permanent marks on the floor itself.
All staff should be made aware of the importance of cleaning spills immediately and any health and safety procedures associated with this, such as putting up a “wet floor” signs in wet areas, ensuring other staff members and visitors are warned and safe at all times.