Maximizing Daytime Carpet Cleaning Efficiency: Tips for Facility Managers

by Lawton Brothers | Sep 07, 2023


Daytime cleaning programs may initially seem like a logistical challenge, but with careful planning and the right strategies, they can offer numerous advantages for your facility. While nighttime cleaning routines are commonly chosen to minimize workplace disruption, there are compelling reasons to consider daytime operations. Implementing daytime cleaning regimens can foster improved staff relationships, enhance communication, boost security, and even reduce energy costs by eliminating the need to keep the building open during nighttime cleaning. To ensure these benefits are realized without disrupting your operations, we've compiled a comprehensive guide on effective daytime carpet cleaning. 

Selecting the Right Vacuum Cleaner

Choosing the right vacuum cleaner is crucial to ensure efficient and unobtrusive daytime cleaning. Start by considering the noise level of the vacuum. Opt for a low-decibel battery-powered or corded machine with effective filtration. However, the decision doesn't end there. Facility managers should determine the type of vacuum cleaner that best suits their needs, such as upright, backpack, canister, or even robotic vacuums. It's vital to involve those who will work alongside custodial staff during regular business hours in the decision-making process.

Different individuals have varying hearing capabilities and tolerances for noise. While finding a completely silent vacuum may be impossible, making the effort to choose one that is acceptable to most employees can greatly enhance their work environment. In general, aim for a vacuum that emits no more than 70 decibels of noise, as this level is typically considered tolerable in a daytime office setting. 

Effective Cleaning Procedures

The cleaning procedure itself plays a significant role in ensuring that daytime operations run smoothly. One effective strategy is to divide the facility into cleaning zones. By doing this, you can simplify the cleaning process, allowing staff in unaffected areas to continue working without disruption. Encourage employees to schedule lunch breaks or meetings during the cleaning of their specific zones. This way, only one section of the facility is cleaned at a time, minimizing interference with regular business activities. 

Choosing the Right Types of Cleaning Products

In terms of cleaning products, consider using a dry compound for carpet cleaning. Unlike liquid detergents or chemicals that can take a considerable amount of time to dry, dry compounds can be applied with agitation to attract and absorb soils. This allows for quick and efficient removal of dirt and contaminants. Dry compounds not only clean effectively but also contribute to the overall efficiency of your daytime cleaning routine. 

Explore Lawton Brothers' Cleaning Solutions

If you find yourself overwhelmed with the intricacies of daytime carpet cleaning, Lawton Brothers is here to help streamline your cleaning routine. We offer a wide range of vacuum cleaners, scrubbers, and cleaning products to meet your specific needs. Reach out to us to discuss your carpet care requirements, and we'll work with you to achieve your cleanliness goals. Additionally, inquire about our training programs to ensure your cleaning staff is equipped with the knowledge and skills to excel in daytime operations. Contact us at 800.432.0813 for expert guidance and solutions tailored to your facility's needs.

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