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Coronavirus: Why now is an important time to deep clean and develop cleaning procedures in your warehouse or factory

If coronavirus has created an empty, half-used warehouse, distribution centre, factory or unit, with staff working from home, self-isolating or struck with illness, this quiet period may be an ideal opportunity to get a much-needed deep clean ticked off the to-do list.

Moreover, the latest headlines have made it very clear how important it is to simply wash your hands. Viruses can survive on surfaces for up to 2 hours, so making cleanliness a priority in your workplace is crucial.

Easy Ways to Get Rid of Cobwebs from Ceiling and High Spot Areas

After months or even years of neglect, ceilings attract cobwebs that make your warehouse, depot or factory look dirty and old. In workplaces where hygiene is essential, such as those associated with food or medical supplies, we recommend you enlist trained cleaning specialists to clean the following areas on a regular basis:

  • Around the beams, rafters and ceiling cornices, which collect dirt and dust. As well as in the corners, where the wall meets the ceiling.
  • Textured surface ceilings which collect cobwebs that are harder to remove.
  • Ceiling fans and objects found in high spot areas.

Most of these areas are hard to reach, tricky to clean, and often neglected. They require the right methods and tools, such as high level cleaning machines, scaffolding or specialist equipment, to implement your cleaning job.

Here are some easy ways to get rid of cobwebs from areas within reach:

Productivity Tips: Smart Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency

Managing a warehouse entails more than managing the flow of items. You have to ensure timely deliveries, meeting customers’ expectations and your systems and processes are operating well at all times. There are many ways to improve warehouse efficiency, but these little improvements can have a huge impact.

Do you want to save money and time in 2020? Introducing the Simple Warehouse productivity guide

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You need to do things differently. Are you sure you have tried every possible way to make your business more efficient?

Often it is the most obvious things that get overlooked. In fact, these things often end up costing your business the most.

So we have created a free 8-page guide called Simple Ways to Save Time and Money in Your Warehouse, that shows you how you can save more time and money this year, and have you well on your way to your most profitable year yet.

Top Benefits of Cleaning Your AC Condenser And Evaporator Coils

One of the most important things you can do for your warehouse, factory or workplace’s energy efficiency is to have your HVAC or air conditioning system’s condenser and evaporator coils checked regularly and cleaned as necessary. This will also ensure you are working within health and safety standards and fulfilling your requirements.

Cleaning the coils is often overlooked, however, this task is vital to keep your unit running smoothly and efficiently. Here are the top benefits of cleaning your AC coils:

Ways a Professional Cleaning Company Can Save You Money

many warehouse/factory owners or managers are still hesitant to hire a professional industrial cleaner due to a mistaken assumption that their services will lead to added cost, without enough visible returns to the business. But this is not the case.

Hiring a professional cleaning company will in fact help your company gain many business advantages and opportunities. It will help you save money in the long run and boost your bottom line results. Here are some ways a professional cleaning company can save you money:

Shutting down for Christmas? It's the ideal time to get your factory cleaned

Christmas is fast approaching, which means many businesses are thinking about winding down for the year. If you have plans of shutting down for the Christmas or New Year break, the state of your workplace will have an impact on how you’ll feel when you return to work at the beginning of the year. You would want to revitalize the overall appearance of your workplace and to feel as though you’re starting fresh, so it is essential that your workplace is cleaned, de-cluttered and organised. It is also the perfect time to have your factory or warehouse cleaned or schedule a professional industrial cleaner to do the job.

Here are some tips:

Smart Ways to Achieve Warehouse Improvements

If you are managing a warehouse, it is essential to the success of your company that you find ways to make improvements, from receiving goods through to the shipping process. As your business grows, so will your customers’ demands. This will further complicate your warehouse and stock management systems. If you are unable to meet customer demands it could result in a decline in profits. With a bit of forward thinking and careful planning and these easy to implement warehouse improvements, your business will continue to grow:

Troubleshooting: What To Do If Your Air Conditioner Is Not Blowing Cold Air

Is your work place air conditioner malfunctioning and not blowing cold air? This is not only inconvenient, but it can also cause health and safety problems for the storage of chilled foods.

Here are some common reasons why your air conditioner unit isn’t blowing cold air and how to troubleshoot them:

Helpful Tips to Prevent Warehouse Accidents

If you are managing a warehouse, safety is a crucial aspect of your business. Common warehouse accidents can put your employees and company at risk. However, these accidents can be prevented with proper maintenance and safety practices.

Here are ways to avoid warehouse accidents and to create a safer environment for your employees:

How To Maintain Rubber Flooring

Rubber flooring is one of the most long-lasting and low maintenance types of flooring. It a popular choice of floor covering in many businesses or places with heavy footfall because it is resistant to impact, mould and mildew, and it doesn’t absorb dirt or debris.

However, even if rubber flooring is durable and requires less maintenance, it is still important to maintain the material to keep it in good condition. If you are using rubber flooring in your business or warehouse, these care tips will keep it looking new and preserve its quality for many years to come.

Why You Should be Leaving Industrial Cleaning to the Pros

When you are managing a warehouse or factory, you have many things to attend to at any given time. And included in the long list of your responsibilities is ensuring that your work environment is clean and organised at all times.

This is definitely a big challenge especially for large-scale industries with huge production areas with heavy machines. In large warehouses, factories and distribution centres, basic cleaning practices and methods won’t always be sufficient. Instead, seeking the services of a professional industrial cleaning company will ensure you remain a productive, healthy and compliant workplace at all times.

How to tell if your condenser and evaporator coils need cleaning

If your factory or workplace has an air conditioner, coil cleaning should be part of the maintenance to make sure the unit is running at optimal level. To briefly explain the function of these coils, the evaporator coils absorb the heat and humidity from the air in your work space, and the condenser coils release the heat outside of your building.

So when dirt and debris build up and cover these two important components of the air conditioner, it can’t transfer heat effectively and can result in all kinds of performance and efficiency problems.

So how do you know if your condenser and evaporator coil need cleaning and what can you do to prevent dirt buildup on your coils?

Importance of Housekeeping and Cleanliness in Your Warehouse or Factory

Your warehouse or factory is where all your services begin and is a critical part of your business. Neglecting basic and regular housekeeping leads to blocked aisles and exits, cluttered storage spaces, trips and falls and disorganised inventory.

In addition, many warehouses are evolving to be distribution centres, so instead of mainly storing products, customers and potential partners are now coming to your workplace. In this scenario, creating a good impression is a must to let them know that you are serious about your business.

Let’s explore in detail the importance of regular housekeeping and cleanliness:

Dangers of Poor Housekeeping in Your Warehouse or Factory

Housekeeping is essential for a safe and productive warehouse or factory. Poor housekeeping can have grave consequences on the safety of your employees, your operations and the image of your company.

Here are the dangers of bad housekeeping:

Easy Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Warehouse

It’s that time of the year again - spring is here! This season is a great time to do some industrial cleaning, remove items you no longer need and get more organised. This project can overwhelm warehouse managers and business owners, so we are sharing these helpful tips to help you get started.

Top 3 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Air Conditioner

Failing to properly maintain your air conditioner unit can result in several problems, such as higher energy bills, decreased system efficiency, effectiveness and safety. It can also cause health problems such as the transfer or bacteria and microorganisms, asthma and allergies. Thus, it is important to avoid these top 3 mistakes to get the benefits of an efficient AC unit:

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