How to Select the Right Floor Cleaning Equipment for Your School

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Originally appeared in Private University Products & News, authored by Nilfisk Global Product Manager

Students learn best in clean environments. That’s not just common sense — it’s supported by research. A study conducted by APPA found that a lack of cleanliness is a distraction to learning and that most students (84%) want their learning environment to adhere to a high standard of cleanliness.

For facilities managers trying to manage tight budgets, achieving this standard can be a challenge. Fortunately, the right floor cleaning equipment can help you keep your facility spotless while also saving you money on labor.

Starting with Prevention

The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is perhaps nowhere more true than when we talk about cleaning.

It’s far less expensive to keep dirt and grime out of your facilities than it is to get it out after it’s there. That’s why you should always start your cleaning program where you get the most bang for your buck — outside.

Here are a few easy things you, your staff, and your students can do to prevent dirt and grime from getting through the door:

  • Regularly clean your entrances
  • Install matting at entryways
  • Filter air to reduce airborne dust
  • Encourage students and staff to pick up outdoor trash and litter when they see it

Tackling Floor Cleaning Challenges

Floors pose a cleaning challenge in any building, but especially in schools because of the sheer amount of foot traffic. Let’s look at the two main cleaning challenges — carpets and hard floors — and the equipment that can help you solve these challenges efficiently and effectively.

Visit the original PUPN article to read more about the top floor cleaning challenges.

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