If you own or manage an industrial facility, maintaining your industrial flooring should be a priority. Spot cleaning should happen on a daily basis, but it is important to have concrete flooring professionals in your corner who know your industry requirements and can keep an eye on your concrete flooring throughout the year to make sure issues do not go undetected.
What to Know About Industrial Floor Maintenance
Floor Maintenance Matters
Maintaining epoxy floors prevents a host of more costly issues down the line. Monitoring and maintaining the cleanliness and overall condition of your floors is a good investment of time and resources. For one thing, the appearance of your floors matters to customers and employees alike. Clients and customers will notice that you care about your work environment, and workers will be more productive in clean, well-kempt conditions.
Beyond these aesthetic concerns, industrial concrete flooring must be maintained to ensure the safety of all employees. Dirty, wet, cracked, or otherwise damaged floors can lead to a range of injuries, costing your business even more. All facilities and floors are different, and you may not know what to look for when maintaining your industrial floor. Please reference the link below for a quick guide to routine floor maintenance.
How Routine is Routine Maintenance?
How often you clean or repair your industrial floors may vary based on how many employees you have, what your facility produces, and other specific conditions. Generally speaking, however, you should sweep, vacuum, and wash your floors regularly. Implementing daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning routines are important to keeping these surfaces clean. Using the correct cleaning methods and products will lead to an overall better performing and looking floor.
For a deeper clean, it is good practice to perform industrial cleaning once or twice a year. This may include pressure washing, de-greasing, chemical scrubbing, and more. No matter how well you clean your floors, however, they can still incur severe damage from accidents, slab movement, and impacts. If and when this happens, concrete flooring professionals can help restore portions of the floor and/or floor coating by repairing joints, installing new floor resurfacers, or applying a new epoxy and urethane top-coat over your floor.
Preventing Physical Floor Damage
As mentioned above, while cleaning and coating floors can enhance their appearance, create a safer work environment, and give your floors a longer life, these measures cannot prevent all types of damage. Heavy machinery and other objects can severely scratch your industrial floors. Of course, these floors are made to withstand these heavy loads, and, for the most part, minor gouges can be repaired or coated over if necessary.
If you want to prevent these marks in the first place, you can take some precautionary measures when using industrial equipment. For instance, you might put down some plywood under jack stands when lifting large loads, or regularly inspect equipment for sharp edges and faulty parts to prevent scraping. Workers should wear the proper footwear that is slip-resistant and will not damage the epoxy flooring.
At Kaloutas, we are proud to take a service-focused stance to all our clients’ needs and to offer a wide range of essential services without stopping work. Contact us today for a painting or flooring estimate, or give us a call at 978−532−1414 to learn more.