Warehouse and storage facilities come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing is the same across them all. Dirt and debris seem to build up in a warehouse overnight, and if left, the situation can get out of control.
An unclean warehouse or storage facility can have a surprising impact on your business. Here we take a look at five aspects that highlight the importance of a clean warehouse.
- Warehouse safety
Health and safety are always of the highest priority in a warehouse environment. A variety of hazards, such as loose dirt, grease, and oil, can cause a slip or fall. An employee, or worst still a potential client, could trip over rubbish left in the aisles such as box ties, boxes, or even shrink wrapping.
The ramifications of an industrial accident of this type can be costly, both financially and in lost working hours.
- Accurate inventory management
With a build-up of rubbish, it is hard to keep track of your inventory on a day-to-day basis, reducing the efficiency of your operation. The problem can be confounded when it comes to the accuracy and time taken to complete stock takes.
- Maintenance costs
A build-up of grit can end up causing damage to pallet trucks and forklift trucks. This will raise maintenance costs and reduce the lifespan of your warehouse equipment. Breakdowns and more regular maintenance will have a direct impact on your expenses and turnaround times.
A dirty warehouse creates an unappealing atmosphere and this can lower the moral of your workforce. A clean warehouse instils pride, and so raises efficiency. Cleanliness will also help you create the right impression with potential customers, helping you win new business.
- Cleaning costs
Using a commercial warehouse cleaning service will save you money in a number of ways. There is no need to spend time and money finding and training staff. Your business will also avoid the costs of purchasing expensive cleaning equipment and avoid maintenance costs.
Ratcliffe Cleaning has the right tools to clean surface dirt and perform deep cleaning to remove dirt and grime that might have been embedded over many years. We have the technical knowledge to clean your warehouse and conform to health and safety standards.
For all your commercial cleaning needs, speak to us today.