Check out all of the amazing janitorial services trends for 2017!
The Best Janitorial Services Trends for 2017
2017 has been a fantastic year for the advancement of cost-effective and technologically advanced janitorial services and products.
Scientific and medical research, combined with consumer and occupant surveys, have established a strong correlation between the cleanliness of educational facilities and workplaces, and the performance, engagement, and satisfaction of students and employees.
These improvements have translated into better test scores and placement for students, resulting in more prestige and funding for schools, as well as higher profit margins and improved consumer approval for businesses.
Before we begin, what is sure to be an even more impressive year in 2018, we would like to take a moment to review some of our favorite advancements and trends.
Electrostatic cleaning appliances positively charge disinfectant as it passes through a specially designed nozzle.
Most surfaces in schools and offices are neutral or negatively charged, which allows the positively charged particles to adhere to them without dripping, as well as automatically covering a surface without wiping.
This process significantly reduces the amount of time and physical labor required to safely sanitize a surface while ensuring challenging to clean, three-dimensional surfaces, such as computer equipment, school desks, and office furniture is thoroughly disinfected without missing large gaps in hard to reach areas.
The Value of Clean
In the past, janitorial services, especially those of the outsourced variety, have been essentially classified as a ‘necessary evil’– a cost that must be absorbed by schools and businesses with little to no inherent value or return on investment.
Recent studies have established a direct relationship to not only how well a facility is cleaned, but the chemicals that are used in the cleaning process, and how that affects individuals who occupy those spaces.
As it turns out, conventional cleaning methods have been contributing to several hundred billion dollars in lost productivity and healthcare expenses per year–and that’s just in the United States.
Conversely, ‘greener’ safer cleaning practices and products have been shown to decrease absenteeism by as much as 46% while adding a 2% to 8% improvement in productivity.
Green Schools and Classrooms
Green school initiatives go well beyond the concept of creating a more naturally safe learning environment for children and focuses on the notions of creating a sustainable healthy environment for everyone in the community.
A core concept behind this focus is the need to improve the indoor air quality that students and teachers are confronted with every day– an environmental factor that has proven to have long-term health effects on all building occupants that can follow children into adulthood, and impact their future educational and employment prospects and performance.
Additionally, waste management, a serious issue in nearly every city and town, has come to the forefront in recent years, leading to community-wide engagement in recycling programs.
These initiatives have led to a substantial decrease in student and teachers absences, as well the financial burden associated with illness and spending on ineffective cleaning products and processes.
As the realization that ‘business as usual’ is no longer sustainable, schools and private industries have led the charge in implementing new and innovative methods to reduce their impact on resource use and their local communities while improving the performance of their facilities.
These initiatives range from the complete elimination of toxic cleaning chemical and pesticide use, onsite cleaning product generation, improved product purchasing requirements, and recycling programs, leading to hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings per year for larger organizations, and endearing smaller companies to prospective consumers who have loudly proclaimed their preference for environmentally conscientious industries.
This past year has been an exciting one for the outsourced custodial industry, with improvements coming from complex technological advancements, as well as simple cost-effective recycling programs.
These programs have improved the future outlook for the organizations that have adopted them, showing gains in worker and student performance and engagement, as well as profits and customer satisfaction.
If you would like to learn more about the fantastic trends taking place in the outsourced janitorial services industry and how they can help your school or business, contact us today for a free quote!
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