How To Clean A Warehouse Floor

Friday 27th January 2023

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With warehouses getting bigger and busier, your warehouse floor is likely to see more leaks, spills, dirt, and damage. If you are not regularly cleaning the floor, you are putting your staff at risk of injury and could scupper your operational efficiency.

At ICE Cleaning, we offer warehouse cleaning services for floors, bays, windows, equipment, washrooms, and offices. Our experienced and fully trained technicians can quickly make your workplace safe and efficient, again.

Read on to find out how to keep your warehouse floor clean.

The importance of a clean warehouse floor

Throughout the day, a lot of dirt, debris, grease spills, leaks, bacteria, chemicals, fuel and tyre marks can accumulate as workers go about their duties.

Not only could this create a number of trip hazards for employees, visiting customers are likely to be put off by a scruffy-looking warehouse. You might get their products dirty or dusty which will affect their customer experience, as well.

Any spillages and leaks can cause staff to slip, too, and if a dangerous oil or a chemical has spilled, exposure may put people’s health at risk.

There are also lots of benefits to having a clutter-free, clean warehouse. You can find out more in this blog.

  • An organised warehouse is much more pleasant to work in, and often results in smoother operations and higher employee satisfaction.
  • Without the risk of staff tripping and falling, you can keep your team safe and reduce the risk of legal action.
  • Regular cleaning ensures your flooring lasts longer so you don’t have to pay for repairs or new flooring.
  • Cleaning prevents contamination and removes bacteria and dirt which is critical for certain businesses, like those operating in the food industry.

Why you should not clean your warehouse floor yourself

Unless your staff are cleaning specialists, don’t leave it up to them to clean the warehouse. They probably will not have the time to do regular, deep cleans, and may just clean up when a serious spill happens or someone trips on debris, for example.

Your employees also will not have the expertise to pick the right equipment or use it effectively. For example, they might not sweep the floor before scrubbing it, resulting in the scrubber pads collecting gritty materials. This could damage your floor and reduce the scrubber’s effectiveness.

You need to bring in warehouse cleaners who have the tools and knowledge to properly clean your floor, and let your staff focus on their duties. Our technicians have the state-of-the-art equipment and experience to restore your workplace’s cleanliness without affecting operations.

The different ways you can keep your warehouse floor clean

Even though only specialists should deep clean your warehouse floor, there are lots of things you and your employees can do to keep it clean.

Create a daily cleaning schedule for your warehouse

Regular sweeping can remove the dry particulate soils that might damage your flooring and make it dirty. This should not take too much time away from your staff’s duties, either. Make sure you store cleaning materials near workstations, too, so any mess can be taken care of when it happens.

Have all spills and leaks cleaned up by professionals

Spills and leaks are a common problem, especially when it comes to fuel. You must not remediate oil and chemicals yourself as you may not remove all of it, and could put yourself and others in danger. Our technicians can clean oil and chemical spills for you, no matter the size or substance.

Regularly clean your warehouse bins

One of the biggest causes of dirt and debris ending up on the floor is overflowing bins. Make sure there are plenty of bins placed around the warehouse so they can easily be accessed by employees.

Incorporate taking out the bins into your cleaning schedule, as well, to reduce the chances of them overflowing.

Hire warehouse cleaning specialists for periodic deep cleans

Frequent deep cleans will ensure the warehouse floor does not get very dirty, and means your staff only have to complete small cleaning tasks. You can find out more about the benefits of hiring a professional cleaning company in this blog.

Get in touch

Our IPAF-qualified technicians have plenty of experience cleaning warehouses and are available wherever you are in the UK. They can also offer COVID-19 surface protection, should that be required.  

Contact our team on 0208 066 0360 or at for a free site survey and no-obligation quote for our industrial warehouse cleaning services.

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