5 Huge Problems Your Industrial Facility Could Face without Proper Cleaning

Posted on March 16, 2015

Did you know that your industrial facility could face huge problems if it isn’t cleaned properly? While it may be tempting to cut corners, a professional, top-notch janitorial service like Carolina Services of the Triad is going to save you time and money in the long run.

Here are five big problems that will be knocking on your door if you don’t invest in proper cleaning:

Problem #1: Employee Safety Issues

Depending on the product you manufacture, if you don’t clean properly, your employees could get injured on the job. Just a little dust or splatter can make walkways and climbing surfaces extremely hazardous. The accumulation of debris can also be a problem, since employees could trip and fall. Paying for janitorial services upfront is a lot cheaper than paying for a lawsuit, and keep in mind that your insurance might not cover you, if it’s found that you were negligent in keeping areas clean for employees.

Problem #2: Employee Health Problems

Not only does a dirty industrial facility make it more likely that employees could be injured during work, it also means that their health could be affected. Dust and residue can, when it accumulates, cause respiratory problems for employees while at work. This could lead to a number of issues including sick days and on-going health issues for the employee.

Problem #3: Lack of Efficiency

Even if your unclean industrial facility doesn’t cause illness or injury, it could still mean that work is less efficient. Employee morale goes down when working conditions aren’t sanitary, and you’ll probably face a high turnover, which means that you’ll spend a lot of time training new employees.

In addition, if employees have to walk around debris, constantly move items to get to other items they need, or otherwise deal with trash in their way, it will take them longer to complete every task.

Problem #4: Machinery Malfunction

When your industrial facility is dirty, it has a negative impact on your machinery. Without proper care, you’re severely shortening the life of everything in your plant, including machines that cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace. You’ve heard the term “well-oiled machine,” right?

Problem #5: Regulatory Fines

Your industry is probably governed by a regulatory organization that has rules about the conditions of your industrial facility. You probably have at least an annual if not quarterly (or even more regular) inspection, and you might also face surprise, unannounced inspections.

Carolina Services of the Triad can keep your building clean and inspection ready so that you can avoid fines, tags, and other obstacles that might cause a temporary shutdown of production.

Ready to learn more about the cleaning services we offer? Call us today at 336-996-9883 to learn more about how we can help you.

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