Your business premises need to be clean – this is, in this day and age, critical to the smooth running and success of your business. The rise in standards and ever-growing focus on public health has meant that the commercial and industrial cleaning industries have experienced shifts in the importance of cleanliness as a driver for success. Put simply, a “clean” expectation is now a true competitive advantage for any organisation.
Clean spaces will have an effect on your longevity and success, period.
90% of consumers say they wouldn’t consider regular shopping at brands with negative cleanliness reviews
85% of consumers sat that visible cleanliness is critically important
25% of consumers say cleaning and sanitation is the top factor when deciding which brands to visit
And on top of that, there has been a increase in the overall cost of labour by up to 2.4% in 2020 and this accounts for 75-85% of most janitorial budgets.
A subject that always comes up for discussion is; how productive is the workforce for this contract? When asked, a manager will always say that improving the productivity of the labour force is a key priority. Data-driven cleaning fleets achieve higher productivity and customer satisfaction, and cleaning with a mechanical scrubber machine is up to 64% faster than the old traditional mop and bucket.
Health and Safety is somewhat tedious, and unfortunately very important. A typical lawsuit following a slip-and-fall injury can cost the employer between £15,000 and £30,000.
On top of that, up to 150 million workdays are missed each year, due to poor indoor air quality and the related health issues that it causes.
However, it’s not all doom and despair, as mechanised cleaning machinery can help to decrease 52% of airborne dust and 40% of bacteria found within a building.
With the use of automated equipment, literally hundreds of hours of labour time each year can be saved, and the money involved in that will amount to thousands rather than just hundreds of pounds worth… it is definitely a route that will save time and money for organisations.
A robotic cleaning machine, for example, (depending on the battery life) can run for many more hours a day than one with an operator. In addition to this, floor scrubber type machines can deliver up to 90% cleaner surfaces than conventional mopping.
So, in summary, a fleet of robotic cleaning machines would certainly increase your efficiency and would save hours of time. In addition, simply changing to using motorised scrubber dryer type machines to carry out the cleaning tasks, will also save time and ultimately, deliver a far superior level of cleanliness.
Put simply, whether robotic or not, mechanical tools are more efficient.