Back to the Basics: 5 Tips on Establishing a Cleaning Checklist
Help Your Team Relearn the Value of Clean with a Cleaning Checklist
With various world conflicts like labor shortages, supply chain issues, and inflation impacting your business right now, it can be daunting to try to have a consistent cleaning checklist for your store. But even in these stressful times, it is essential to your business to have a proper cleaning checklist in place to clean everyday messes. By having your team relearn the value of clean and refer to a cleaning checklist, you will be investing in your store’s appearance which can help increase sales. To get back to basics in cleaning, read these tips on how you can clean and prevent common messes that happen in your business.
Tip #1: Clean Fuel and Oil Stains
It is an unpleasant experience for customers when they step out of their car and their foot lands right into a fuel or oil stain. Not only will it upset them, but fuel and oil stains will continue to make your concrete forecourt look dirty if left untreated. Thankfully, there is EXIMO® Waterless Concrete Cleaner which can easily clean fuel and oil stains. By using bioremediation, the microbes in EXIMO work deep into concrete pores, turning fuel and oil stains into water and CO2, leaving your concrete clean and spotless. Applying EXIMO to your concrete is a simple process that won’t take much time and can also help prevent new fuel and oil stains from settling in.
Tip #2: Spray Away Dirt and Grime
Whether it is outside in the forecourt or inside in the convenience store, dirt and grime build up over time. If you let it build up, then those dirty surfaces will be noticeable to customers, and they may not want to come back. OTIS Multi-Surface Cleaner can clean various outdoor and indoor stains like diesel, grease, soda, and coffee. OTIS can also be used to clean gas pumps as well as indoor equipment like hot dog roller grills. By using OTIS, you can quickly and easily get clean surfaces in no time.
Tip #3: Polish and Protect Surfaces
After using OTIS to clean your gas pumps, use PROTERO® Premium Surface Polish to polish and protect the pump’s frequently used surfaces. With PROTERO, you can protect your store’s equipment and surfaces from UV rays and dust.
Tip #4: Refresh Squeegee Bucket Solution
Squeegee bucket fluid accumulates dirt and bugs easily. With all that grime floating around and decaying, it produces bacteria and algae as well as an unpleasant odor that we like to call “swamp bucket”. To ensure your squeegee bucket fluid provides a good experience for customers, use ORUS® Squeegee Bucket Solution Concentrate. Formulated with a high-quality cleaner, ORUS actively works on reducing squeegee bucket odor and slime.
Tip #5: 10 Minute Daily Clean
Even with this new knowledge on how to get back to basics with a cleaning checklist for your business, you probably still have the issue of not having enough time to clean everything. You have probably found yourself having to prioritize certain tasks and cleaning just didn’t make the list. We recognize this problem and have come up with this strategic cleaning approach that will help you save time. By dedicating 10 minutes a day to cleaning your forecourt, it will help make cleaning less challenging.
Cleaning won’t seem as daunting as before when you focus on getting back to basics and keeping up with your cleaning checklist. Using the right cleaning products and organizing your time will allow your store to remain clean and will provide a positive experience for customers.
Check out CAF Academy where you can have customizable training based on your business’s cleaning program. We also have published a variety of other blog posts on our website that feature other common cleaning problems.
Questions about a particular cleaning issue? Contact us!