Day cleaning continues to gain popularity in commercial facilities. Although not all custodial work can be done during normal business hours, floor care equipment has evolved to help minimize the amount of after hours cleaning.

The average noise level in an office environment is 64 to 68 decibels. To prevent disturbing occupants, cleaners use equipment with low-decibel ratings. Many manufacturers offer these options to departments in need.

In addition to reducing distractions, cleaners must minimize safety concerns while working around building occupants. Damp mopping or using floor machines with faster dry times will help reduce slip-and-falls and battery equipment that doesn’t use electrical cords can prevent tripping hazards.

Finally, to avoid an unsightly appearance, all equipment should be in good repair.