The ups and downs of commercial cleaning
Escalators are used hundreds of thousands times a day in the UK in many different environments. Shopping centres, department stores, airports, arenas and business centres to name but a few. They are put in for the benefit of the customers using that particular place, and do keep the flow and volume of people moving around more quickly than small lifts do.
The questions I have to ask are these:
- How often are your escalators cleaned?
- Are they promoting a good image for your business?
I have seen many shopping centres for example where the floors look clean and new, but when using the escalators they looked like they'd never seen a cleaner, ever!
By using a professional escalator cleaning machine you can get your escalators looking like new again. And by making it a regular part of your cleaning routing they can be kept in tip top condition.
Escalators carry the dirt, grease and grime that is brought in from outside on visitors footwear, this gets ground into the grooves on the escalator steps which conventional cleaning will simply not remove. There is sometimes grease on steps that may have dripped from the escalator drive and step chains when they were lubricated. Whilst they have drip pans to catch any excess oils that may have dripped, if the containment trays are not emptied and cleaned they will overflow.
When there is a build up of grease and dirt there is also a risk of mechanical damage or failure which only increases maintenance costs. Vibrations on escalator steps or handrails that are shaky will cause concern to users whilst a dirty appearance gives customers a perception of a poorly run environment.
Then of course there is the safety aspect. Once a user's footwear comes into contact with the grease they can slip and injure themselves leaving you liable.
So bearing all this is mind, the implications of not cleaning your escalators regularly and in the right way could cost you dearly.
Clean Sweep UK hires out escalator cleaning machines across the whole of the UK.
No lengthy contracts as we can hire out by the day, week, month or longer if required. Call a member of our experienced team for more information.