Maintaining Cleanliness in High-Traffic Areas: Strategies for Success

High-traffic areas, such as lobbies, entrances and common spaces, can be difficult to maintain. With 85% of people wanting to see visible evidence of cleaning in the facilities they visit, this brings an additional challenge. The constant foot traffic makes it difficult to maintain a spotless facility. However, with the right strategy in place, you can easily tackle these areas to help maintain your cleanliness standards within your facility.

Here are some tips to help maintain cleanliness in high-traffic areas.

Schedule Cleaning Times

Finding the right time to clean high-traffic areas in your facility can be challenging. However, creating a detailed schedule of when and where to clean can help maintain your cleanliness standards. Opting for less busy times, such as the beginning or end of the day, can help facilitate effective cleaning of these areas. Additionally, regular disinfection of these areas helps prevent the spread of illnesses, fostering a healthier environment for all occupants.

Outsource Additional Help

At times, the workload that comes with cleaning high-traffic areas might feel overwhelming for your cleaning team. Bringing in additional assistance through outsourcing can alleviate some of this pressure. These professionals can help ensure your high-traffic areas are thoroughly cleaned, even during peak hours. It can also free up your cleaning team to concentrate their efforts on other pressing tasks.

Use Automated Machines

Traditional floor cleaning consumes a significant amount of time in your cleaning team’s schedule, especially with the relentless demand for floor care in high-traffic areas. Automated floor cleaning robots offer a solution by operating autonomously, freeing up your team from hours of manual cleaning labor.

At GSF USA, we use robotic self-guided vacuums that can work autonomously for up to three hours, cleaning around 50,000 square feet per week. These robots allow you to work with their built-in AI platform to create a cleaning schedule that works best for your facility.

Train Your Cleaning Staff

Training your cleaning team is essential for helping maintain consistent cleanliness across your facility. During this training, clarify your cleaning expectations, outline proper procedures and define each team member’s role. As a facility manager, ensuring everyone understands their responsibilities creates smoother operations.

Tackle Cleaning with Ease

Implementing effective strategies can help your facility maintain its cleanliness standards despite the challenges brought on by constant foot traffic. By prioritizing these measures, tackling the complexities of cleanliness in high-traffic areas becomes easier, ultimately helping contribute to a healthier and more welcoming environment for all occupants.

At GSF USA, we care about cleanliness and the people who deliver it. Contact us to learn how we can support your facility’s cleaning needs.