Tips For Keeping Your Area Clean

They say cleanliness is next to godliness.  What they don’t tell you is the process a lot of hard-working people have to go through to reach this level of godliness.  In the janitorial world many people are misunderstood and underappreciated.  They don’t realize how hard cleaning is, the costs involved in purchasing custodial supplies and the long hours it takes to get a job done right.

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Dust is created by the accumulation of dead skin cells from people who are in the area.  Over time these cells will collect and fall to the ground.  As a result, a light grey film is produced that covers your furniture.  Janitors will use rags and cleaner to remove the dust from the surfaces of your furniture.  Over time if you don’t keep up with the dust your equipment may get clogged.


Mopping is the process of removing dirt and grime from the surfaces of our floors.  Each time we walk on the floor we are tracking in dirt and debris from the outside world.  When we mop our floors, we are removing these particles leaving the floor clean and shiny.

To mop you will need a bucket, water, mop, and some type of soap.  Start by squirting a small amount of cleaner into the bottom of the bucket.  Then with a hose and hot water fill the bucket creating suds.  Once the bucket is properly filled, you can then insert the mop into the water adjusting the water. 

Ring out the mop so that it is damp, then place the mop on the floor and move it in a side by side motion.  It is through this motion you will begin to remove the dirt from the surface of the floor.  Repeat this process of placing the mop into the bucket, ringing and side to side motion.

Cleaning is an art as much as it is a science.  Having the right tools and supplies will help you in your completion of janitorial tasks.