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Is night time cleaning a thing of the past?

Industry Article

27 May 2015

They are known as the invisible workforce, part of a covert operation conducted under the darkness of night. When all is still and silent and no-one can be disturbed, the night-time cleaning staff unlock their equipment and set upon making the building clean and hygienic for all occupants and visitors.

But what would happen if the cleaning staff went against the norm and became daytime cleaners?

The idea of daytime cleaning has been gaining ground in recent years with one of its primary benefits being the positive impact it can have on utility bills. By heating, lighting and staffing the building all at the same time, less heat and energy is consumed.

No longer a case of out of sight out of mind, day cleaning can help to reduce staff turnover. By working alongside the building employees, the cleaning staff will have a greater sense of value and belonging, in addition to the opportunity to interact with others. More sociable working hours also protect the wellbeing of staff and help alleviate any worries that workers may have about travelling home alone at night.  

However, day cleaning is not right for every facility and in some cases the cons outweigh the pros. With disturbance to company’s employees often been cited as one of the main causes for concern, employees are filled with dread over the thoughts of trying to have a phone conversation over the noise of a hoover. Some companies may also have conference or training rooms that are strictly off limits during the day due to scheduled meetings and sessions.

Because of this, it’s not uncommon for companies to opt for a hybrid of the two, whereby certain cleaning tasks are carried out first thing in the morning and the remaining non-disruptive chores are undertaken throughout the course of the day.

Overcoming disruption

Apart from noise created by hoovers, one of the worst offenders when it comes to wreaking havoc on cleaning regimes is incorrect dosing and dilution ratios. This is commonly caused by operators guessing or estimating the amount of chemical to administer which often results in visible dirtiness and repetition of tasks.

Chemical dispensing systems such as Brightwell Dispensers’ ECOrange have been developed to help workers overcome such issues. The ECOrange enables precise dosing measurements to help eliminate the negative effects of inaccurate dosing and dilution. Over-dosing can damage surfaces and cause problems for health and safety while under-dosing can result in smeared surfaces, sticky floors and cross contamination. In both cases, the worker will most likely have to redo the task causing unnecessary interruption and disturbance to others in the building.

Brightwell’s equipment is designed with ergonomics and noise reduction in mind with particular attention paid to ease of use and size so that it can be stored neatly in an accessible way.

Our dispensing systems not only give cleaning staff the means to dilute and dose in an efficient and accurate manner, but it also gives cleaning companies the tools to offer a consistent level of cleanliness and hygiene with minimal disruption to building employees regardless of time of day.

Contact Brightwell Dispensers today to discuss our range of dispensing systems