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Important Janitorial & Maintenance Equipment

Cleanup Products | July 20, 2021

Whether you work in warehousing or industrial manufacturing, it is important to keep your facility clean and maintained. A well-executed cleaning and maintenance routine can help to maximize safety by eliminating potential hazards. For optimal cleaning efficiency and results, you need to use the right tools for the job. With so many options available, it can be difficult to determine what tools and equipment are needed for your facility. As leading providers of equipment for facility maintenance and cleaning, the team at Western Equipment understands this challenge. That is why our team has compiled a list of important janitorial & maintenance equipment to help you ensure that you have everything you need to keep your facility in optimal condition.

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3 Types of Janitorial & Maintenance Equipment

The following types of janitorial and maintenance equipment are crucial for any facility:

Vacuums and Brooms

Industrial vacuums and brooms are ideal for any facility or warehouse as they excel at removing “dry” waste from surfaces. This helps to keep work environments free of dust, debris, and particulates, providing employees with a safer and cleaner space. Regular vacuuming and sweeping can also help to remove large debris from floors, keeping them away from equipment and eliminating potential tripping hazards. While smaller facilities typically only need a few brooms and a small vacuum, larger operations  should invest in multiple high-performance units to ensure optimal cleanliness.

Wipes, Mops, and Spill Kits

Wipes, mops, and spill kits are ideal for handling “wet” waste and spills. Spills are a major safety hazard for many industries that should never be overlooked. From automotive shops to busy warehouses, any facility can experience a spill. Whether you are dealing with oil, gasoline, or harsh chemicals, you will need to use the right equipment to ensure optimal safety and results. Every facility must ensure that they have quality wipes, mops, spill containment equipment, and PPE to handle a spill when it occurs.

Garbage Cans and Recycling Bins

Though they are often overlooked or taken for granted, garbage and recycling bins play a significant role in facility maintenance and cleaning. To encourage cleanliness for your facility, it is worth having numerous garbage and recycling bins at key locations. A lack of bins can result in littering or cluttering or waste, both of which can result in safety hazards and unsightly messes. By having bins that are easily accessible, employees will be far more likely to properly dispose of product waste and other debris, keeping it off your floors and shelves.

To learn more about the types of janitorial and facility maintenance equipment we offer, reach out to your nearest Western Equipment location. Our team can also be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.