Knowing how to clean a warehouse guarantees that your business will run smoother. Nowadays, warehouses and distribution centers are running full bore, often 24 hours a day. Floors littered with dust, pallet chips, cardboard, and other debris will slow output down. Fuel, oil, and other spilled liquids can bring the operation to a screeching halt if an employee slips and falls.
Clean warehouse environments help foster better employees’ health and well-being which boosts productivity through the prevention of accident or illness-related absences from work. Protect your people and your business. Know how to keep your logistic centers and warehouses clean and keep your facility running smoothly all season long.
We tailor our services to your organizational requirements, frequency, and circumstances by working at low traffic times and integrating into your shift patterns to minimize disruption to your operations.
Logistic centers and warehouses are simple spaces. Keeping them clean, however, is surprisingly complicated for a variety of reasons:
Our standard logistics and warehousing cleaning checklist is below – please note that any specific needs or requests can be added during your booking. Just let us know either by phone or email:
1. High Ceilings and Structures
Dusting and wiping of ceiling, beams, T-Bar, electrical wires, pipes, and duct work. Remove all dust, dirt, grime, grease, oil, and debris by hand scrubbing and using specialty equipment. Clean lighting covers to restore lighting levels as well as diffuser area. Detailed cleaning of all vents and HVAC.
2. Walls and Windows
Vacuum window tracks to remove dust and debris. Polish interior glass, clean sills, and wipe down frames and hardware. Remove any stickers or residue of acrylic and silicone that is left during the construction. Clean switch plates, wall outlets, and charging stations. Wipe down doors on both sides including frames, knobs, locks, and hinges. Dusting and vacuuming of louvers and screens.
3. Steel Racks and Warehouse Shelving
Remove any cobwebs. Vacuum and wipe down all the accumulated dust, dirt, grease, and oil on steel racks and shelvings.
4. Concrete Flooring
Regular cleaning and resealing of warehouse concrete floors are very important to maintaining a clean and safe environment. Concrete is highly absorbent as well as attracting to dirt, oil, dust, and even pathogens. The result can be a hazardous environment that poses risks for your employees. Our cleaning process involves: Repair of cracks by sealing and resealing of floors for safety. Floor re-coating where required. Detailed removal of all dust and dirt. Gum and adhesive removal. Stripping of paint stains. Pre-treatment of soaked-in grease and oil stains. Use of powerful high-pressure washers and floor scrubbers to remove dirt, stains, grease, and oil.
5. Receiving, Packaging and Delivery Area
Dusting and wiping of roll-up door and pallets. Cleaning of weighing scales and work stations. Removal of grease, oil, and other residues. Wiping and cleaning of plastic bins.
6. Wash and Locker Rooms
Thorough cleaning of the lockers and benches. Check and remove residue of grout, paint, and cement on floor and walls. Wipe and sanitize the shower area, toilet, fixtures, handles, washbasin, and countertop.
7. Kitchen and Pantry
Clean interior and exterior of rangehood, refrigerator, oven, and other appliances. Make sure all the stickers or plastic cover are carefully removed in this way not to attract and keep the dust and dirt in the future. Thorough cleaning of countertop, sink, cupboard, cabinets, and drawers.
8. Reception Area and Office
Remove any visible cobwebs. Vacuum all floors, including door mat, ensuring you get into all corners and under desks. Dust and wipe all desks. Empty bins and replace bin bags. Wipe and sanitize door handles.
Cleaning the exterior is also important to overcome the power of nature to destroy. Once nature takes over, the structure will start to deteriorate. Mildew and mold, once it gets hold can damage your paint, materials, and surfaces. Proper cleaning of entrance area, walkway, and parking can prolong and preserve the property structure. Likewise, reducing the weathering process and eliminate insects, debris, and undesirable natural stain.