Failure Protection .
Fail to plan, plan to fail. This old adage applies to maintaining a clean facility.
Protecting a companies investment in property, health of it’s human capital and it’s brand are all very important elements of any successful business.
It’s easy to lose sight of these things in lieu of saving a few dollars or focusing on other critical elements.
Building maintenance issues can easily sneak up and without ongoing maintenance more serious problems surface.
Good examples of this include going too long between shampooing of carpets. Because of this, staining becomes imbedded in the carpet matting. This leads to traffic patterns that won’t come out with cleaning.
This is also common with vinyl composite tile (VCT) flooring where the floor finish is allowed to be worn completely off the floor (till the wear and tear is in the tile rather than the finish). As a result, worn VCT cannot be refinished and must be replaced.
In addition, loss of business revenue is a common result of poor housekeeping. High sickness rates can cripple a company. Lack of sanitization standards are the root cause and can lead to significant down time and decreases in production.
Most importantly, consider the protection of the brand of a business and it’s image. “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression”. A dirty facility can decrease the perceived value of any company. A firm’s products or services displayed in a clean environment displays company pride and gives the impression of efficiency. A spotless first impression enhances a brand’s value overall.
Also consider pervasiveness of social media causes word to spread quickly. It’s virtually impossible to put the negative exposure back in the box. The internet and it’s search engines have very long memories. A blemish to image can remain for many years due to negative feedback.
Failure protection through superior cleaning
Most of all, failure protection requires a proactive approach to maintenance. We suggest an investment in the correct janitorial service or commercial cleaning provider. Choosing wisely could be the best thing you could ever do to protect your company.