Why You Shouldn’t Think “Janitorial/Custodial Services” Anymore
Technology changes a lot of things doesn’t it?
Remember when a cell phone was a new thing only a few people had? Or how about the iPad or personal computers? Just 25 years ago, very few people owned a personal computer or a cell phone. Now it’s unusual if anyone doesn’t own these things.
Changes happen, sometimes quickly, and sometimes slowly. When you think of janitorial/custodial services, what picture comes to mind when you hear these words? You get a visual like the picture above.
You think of a person with a mop and a bucket with a wringer, don’t you? At many organizations, you never even see your janitors or custodians because they don’t come in until the late night hours. So, it’s easy to think that all they do is mop floors and clean toilets.
However, technology has changed things within the profession. And so has time. The focus is still on removing the dust and dirt and making the building look and smell good. But it is changing to sanitizing the building by keeping out, or removing or killing as much mold, mildew, allergens, germs and viruses as practical. In fact, in the very near future it may be common to see professionals in the sanitizing industry without a mop or bucket.
Check out some of the new things you might see sanitizing professionals doing now, that cleaning professionals did not do in the past.
Focusing on Sanitizing the Inside of Your Building Thus Improving the Health of Your Staff.
For example, instead of mopping the floors with a string mop and having the mop water get increasingly dirty and start spreading germs and dirt as you mop, Non- Core Business Solutions has a better way so that this does not happen.
Our sanitizing and cleaning professionals will use specialized scientific equipment to measure the microscopic particles in the air, and other equipment to measure them on surfaces. A sample of the air will be taken and sent off to a certified lab to be tested for total VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Although we will have shiny clean floors and sink handles, it will be the new “sanitors” main job to help reduce your staff’s absences due to health conditions caused by pathogens.
In turn, that means your yearly productivity increases. You don’t have to pay for employee sick time when they aren’t at work. If you run a school, children are sick less. Healthy children who are sick less learn more and this makes parents happier.
Using Highly Efficient Work Processes and Equipment to Reduce Your Costs.
When you hire most contractors of any kind, one of the largest cost included in the job is labor. A forward-thinking sanitizing services company will use sophisticated scientific principles to improve the health of your organization using the least labor possible.
Rather than using a standard vacuum that runs along the floor, equipment such as backpack vacuums are now being used instead. For our workers, that increases productivity more than 300%.
The leading sanitizing and cleaning companies of the future will take each task, break it up into its simplest parts, quantify it, and then find the most productive method of doing each part of the task. This process is sometimes more complicated than it sounds, but is the most effective method of completing the sanitizing and cleaning process.
There are few if any janitorial/custodial companies that sanitize. Many of these clean for health but cleaning for health is not the same as sanitizing. Look for companies who truly focus on sanitizing as well as cleaning in order to improve your organization’s health and productivity. Both of these are valuable and necessary outcomes.