Tips for speeding up commercial cleaning jobs


WEST CHICAGO, IL CFR (continuous recycling extractors) recently created a list of seven ways carpet cleaners can speed up commercial jobs, allowing them to move on to other jobs more quickly and increase revenue, according to a press release.

“In the carpet cleaning industry, time is money. Charges are based on the amount of area cleaned, so the faster a job can be completed, the more profitable it is. This is especially true in commercial carpet cleaning,” the company says in the release.

CFR’s seven things to consider before beginning a commercial job in order to improve efficiency are:

  1. Work order: Prepare a work order listing all areas to be cleaned, when to start/end work, emergency contact information as well as all of the items listed below.
  2. Parking: If using a truckmount, locate a parking space where the vehicle can stay parked or, at the very least, moved less often.
  3. Hookups and hoses: Locate water hookups inside and outside the facility, as well as the safest areas to run hoses both into and within the building.
  4. Fill and dump: Filling and dumping tanks are usually the biggest time wasters with conventional portable extractors; along with water outlets, know where soiled water can be dumped.  If using a recycling carpet extractor, this will be less of a concern.
  5. Carpet mapping: Map out the entire carpeted area to be cleaned; note partitions and furniture that cannot be moved, as well as trouble spots where there are spots, stains or excessive wear on the carpet; if possible, place a piece of tape on trouble spots for quick identification.
  6. Corner guards: Installing corner guards around cubicles, wall corners, posts, etc., ensures the hose does not get snagged, which can slow down cleaning.
  7. Ever-working wand: In most commercial cleaning jobs, there will be two technicians using one portable machine; if one technician must take a break, make sure the second tech is ready to take over.  Always keep the wand working.

CFR Brand Manager and frequent cleaning writer Doug Berjer also recommends keeping “all your tools and equipment nearby and handy." He adds, “Next to filling and dumping, needing to look for a tool at the last minute can really slow you down."

For the original release, please click here.

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