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Operations Checklist: Keeping Your Industrial Floors 100% Safe and Durable

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 Operations Checklist: Keeping Your Industrial Floors 100% Safe and Durable

Main­tain­ing indus­tri­al floor­ing is crit­i­cal to pro­mot­ing employ­ee safe­ty and pro­duc­ing a qual­i­ty prod­uct. But how do you know if your build­ing main­te­nance team has the skills and resources nec­es­sary to meet your indus­try best practices?

Know What Your Indus­try Requires

As with oth­er work­place health and safe­ty stan­dards, what you must do to main­tain, pro­tect, and clean your indus­tri­al floors varies accord­ing to your field and indus­try. Some indus­tries require oil-resis­tant or chem­i­cal resis­tant floor­ing. For oth­ers (health care, food pro­duc­tion or pack­ag­ing, etc.), antimi­cro­bial treat­ments for all sur­faces (includ­ing floor­ing) is necessary.

What­ev­er your indus­try requires, it is essen­tial to inte­grate floor­ing guide­lines into any project plans for changes and ren­o­va­tions, as well as your over­all facil­i­ty pre­ven­tive main­te­nance plan.

Expert Rec­om­men­da­tions for Indus­tri­al Floors

Going above and beyond when it comes to installing, clean­ing, and main­tain­ing your indus­tri­al floor­ing is a great invest­ment in your busi­ness. Make sure your build­ing oper­a­tion team considers:

  • Epoxy Coat­ings: Epoxy is a safe, func­tion­al and effec­tive coat­ing to pro­tect your floor from abra­sions and cracks. Appli­ca­tions will vary, depend­ing on exist­ing imper­fec­tions in your flooring.
  • San­i­ta­tion: Pro­tect­ing your floor­ing from harm­ful fun­gi and bac­te­ria pre­vents it from spread­ing fur­ther, com­pro­mis­ing the health of your team mem­bers, or con­t­a­m­i­nat­ing your product.
  • Con­crete Pol­ish­ing and Repair: Min­i­miz­ing imper­fec­tions in your indus­tri­al floor­ing is more than visu­al­ly appeal­ing. It reduces acci­dents and allows you to stop and fix floor­ing issues ear­ly on, before they do seri­ous dam­age to your facil­i­ty (or your productivity) 
  • Mois­ture Mit­i­ga­tion: Keep­ing dam­ag­ing mois­ture from effec­tive­ly migrat­ing though your con­crete indus­tri­al floors is essen­tial to their struc­tur­al integrity.
  • Joint Repair: If your con­crete expan­sion and con­trol joints break or are under threat of dam­age, they will not be able to sus­tain heavy loads. The result­ing issues lead to safe­ty risks, not to men­tion detract­ing from the aes­thet­ic of your indus­tri­al floor.
  • Floor Clean­ing: Sim­i­lar to floor­ing instal­la­tion, indus­tri­al clean­ing meth­ods for your ware­house or fac­to­ry floors have unique stan­dards and best prac­tices. Make sure that clean­ing is a part of your upkeep and main­te­nance plan.
  • ESD Pro­tec­tion: Elec­tro­sta­t­ic Dis­charge (ESD) results from con­tact between your indus­tri­al floor­ing and volatile prod­ucts or sub­stances. Treat­ing your floor to min­i­mize ESD keeps every­one safer, while pro­tect­ing the integri­ty of your prod­uct and materials.

Pro­fes­sion­al Sup­port With­out Interruptions 

There are numer­ous health, safe­ty, lia­bil­i­ty, and aes­thet­ic con­cerns which can be effec­tive­ly addressed by thor­ough upkeep of your facil­i­ty floor­ing.

If your floor­ing has numer­ous cracks or wors­en­ing dam­age, you may need to con­sid­er an epoxy mor­tar resur­fac­er. The more proac­tive you can be when it comes to tak­ing care of your floors, the less like­ly it is that floor­ing issues will under­mine safe­ty and productivity.

Your facil­i­ty oper­a­tions team may need guid­ance to ensure that your indus­tri­al floor­ing issues don’t con­tribute to human error or equip­ment fail­ure. This is where a sup­port team of painters and main­te­nance con­trac­tors can be espe­cial­ly help­ful to your team.

As you search for and inter­view paint­ing con­trac­tors, make your safe­ty and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty a pri­or­i­ty. Be clear on the impact of painter and clean­er pres­ence on your oper­a­tions, and don’t com­pro­mise your suc­cess for their convenience.

Work­ing with Kaloutas means your paint­ing or main­te­nance project gets done with a zero work stop­page guar­an­tee. Request an indus­tri­al floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call to get answers to all your project questions. 

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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