The Benefits of Regular Warehouse Cleaning 

Keeping workspaces clean is vital to any business, especially in a warehouse or distribution facility where dust, dirt, grime, and debris can easily get out of hand within a very short period of time. Regular warehouse cleaning services can prevent the build-up of dust and debris on equipment and machinery which can reduce operational efficiency and lead to downtime. 

A clean, clutter-free warehouse can help increase productivity by making it easier for workers to quickly find supplies and equipment and maintain more precise inventory levels. A dirty, cluttered warehouse not only takes away from efficient operations but can also pose health and safety risks for employees. Tripping hazards, liquid spills, and excess clutter are just some of the dangers that can affect employee safety. A warehouse should be a clean and risk-free work zone.

When it comes to warehouse cleaning, most commercial cleaning companies will offer it in their mix of services, but few actually specialize in warehouse cleaning, which requires specific training and skills. The warehouse cleaning process typically involves the thorough cleaning of facility floors, restrooms, rafters, high ceilings, lights, loading docks, heavy equipment, office spaces, breakrooms, receiving areas, and high traffic areas.

It’s important that cleaners understand the requirements specific to a warehouse environment. They need to be trained on how to effectively clean a facility without damaging, moving, or losing inventory, or disrupting the productivity flow of a business.

Warehouse floors

With the spacious, heavy volume, and around-the-clock nature of warehouses, it can sometimes be difficult to give your floors the attention they deserve. Yet with a lot of daily wear and tear, warehouse floor cleaning should be a high priority.

From spills to tire marks to dust and debris, a warehouse floor can become a dangerous hazard. It’s important that floors kept slip-free and danger-free. What would be more efficient – a warehouse with forklifts running over and avoiding debris or a warehouse with clear aisles where dust and debris is minimal?  

When floors are dusty, your products soon become dirty too, and no one wants to ship products that are dirty or dusty. This is why regular warehouse floor maintenance is so important. Keeping warehouse floors clean of spills, scuffs, and dirt with the use of large dust mops, scrubbers, and sweeper machines are some of the methods a commercial cleaning company will use.

Experienced warehouse cleaners know how to clean and maintain all different types of flooring such as concrete, stone, tile, rubber, carpet, and other types. A business that prides itself on a clean commercial facility needs regular floor cleaning.

Employee bathrooms

Making sure that warehouse bathrooms are clean is just as important as the main warehouse itself. Keeping facility toilets, sinks, and touch surfaces regularly cleaned and sanitized is crucial to employee health and safety and overall warehouse hygiene.

A reputable commercial cleaning service will be experienced in bathroom tile cleaning and scrubbing, porcelain toilet and sink decontamination, urinal descaling, and counter, touch surfaces, and door handle sanitization so that warehouse bathrooms are always clean and sanitary.

Cleaning hard-to-reach areas

High and hard-to-reach areas in a warehouse are just as important as the lower levels. Ceilings, high shelves, and windows are the perfect place for dust, dirt, grime, residue, and particulates to accumulate as well as fall down on surfaces below. With the use of microfiber cloths, high-filtration vacuums, and specialized industrial window cleaning techniques, these areas can be cleaned of dirt and debris build-up. 

Warehouse waste management  

With warehouse facilities and distribution centers operating at high volume, and around the clock, keeping waste, garbage, trash, and recycling under control is critical. When waste such as cardboard, paper, and general trash starts to pile up in bins, around equipment, or in high traffic areas, it can create a huge problem in regard to employee safety and productivity. 

Paper and cardboard are also the perfect harborages for cockroaches and other pests. so it’s important that the entire area is cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. A commercial cleaning service can help maintain and manage warehouse waste to help keep inventory and productivity moving.  

Food-grade warehouse storage 

Food-grade warehouse facilities should be clean, well maintained, and free of any conditions that could cause health problems (i.e., bacteria, rodents, insects, fungus, etc.). Operating under strict regulations, food-grade warehouses must be well maintained in order to ensure that stored products don’t get contaminated.

Any storage facilities that house food-grade products must follow strict Food and Drug Administration standards. They require a higher level of cleanliness both inside and outside and precautions must be taken to avoid cross-contamination. The most common types of food warehouses are dry storage, refrigerated storage, or frozen storage.

Floors, shelves, storage areas, and equipment in food-grade storage facilities must be kept clean and sanitized at all times. Fluids that leak from packaged goods, food spills, and general waste buildup can contribute to cross-contamination, health hazards, and pest infestation.

Proper care and handling of food products require a high level of sanitation and hygiene—both on the part of the facility itself and on the employees who work there. Additionally, food-grade warehouses must have a regimented sanitation schedule, that includes comprehensive cleaning and housekeeping. 

Employer responsibilities

Regular cleaning and maintenance of a company’s warehouse should be an integral part of a businesses’ safety practices. Under OSHA law, employers have a responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace. Key employer responsibilities include providing a workplace free from serious, recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules, and regulations issued under the OSH Act.

This may include controlling risks to slip and fall accidents, falling objects from shelves and racks, unsafe machinery and equipment, other potential work-related incidents.  

A clean, well-organized warehouse encourages a positive workplace atmosphere, increased efficiency, employee health and safety, and fewer accidents. The condition of your warehouse is also an important deciding factor on whether or not other professional services will work with you. Prove to others that you are a professional business that prides itself on a clean commercial facility.

Regular warehouse cleaning services will take the administration of janitorial functions off your plate so you can focus on what’s more important – safely and efficiently moving inventory in and out of your facility.

Warehouse cleaning services

A warehouse cleaning program should be specifically designed for the facility type, as well as the nature of the business’ storage operations. It often involves flexible scheduling, particularly for facilities that operate around the clock.

Cleanstart provides industrial cleaning for spaces of every size and purpose including warehouse storage facilities, manufacturing plants, shipping and distribution centers, and food prep and food-grade warehousing facilities. We provide the following warehouse cleaning services:  

  • General cleaning and housekeeping
  • Sweeping
  • Degreasing
  • Power washing
  • Floor cleaning and maintenance care
  • Wall and ceiling cleaning
  • HVAC and ventilation cleaning
  • Cleaning dirt and dust from rafters
  • Office, bathroom, kitchen, break room cleaning
  • Special research room cleaning
  • Assembly line cleaning
  • Supply room cleaning
  • Detailed elevator cleaning

Our team keeps the particular needs of each facility at the core of our service plan. We understand that your needs will be different, depending on the industry your warehouse serves. We clean and get out of your way. Our professional cleaners are trained to provide thorough industrial cleaning without interrupting the flow of your business.  

High-Quality Warehouse Cleaning Services in Greater Puget Sound

Call Cleanstart today for more information at 253-921-2593

Cleanstart is a professionally run commercial cleaning company with over 25 years of experience in the commercial cleaning and janitorial industry. Our experience, ongoing employee training, attention to detail, and high standards are what set us apart from other cleaning companies.

We will clean and maintain your facility using the most effective cleaning products, processes, and equipment. Whether you are looking for daily, bi-weekly, or weekly warehouse cleaning services, we can accommodate your specific needs and schedule.

Our stress-free services

When you hire Cleanstart, you can be assured that each of our cleaning crew members undergoes extensive vetting and receives a background check before they are hired. Our cleaning professionals are thoroughly trained in all aspects of cleaning, including the latest technologies, tools, products, equipment, quality standards, and safety. We are a licensed company and fully insured. Our cleaners are bonded and covered by worker’s compensation insurance.

Our customer satisfaction guarantee

You can count on Cleanstart for consistent, quality cleaning services with each visit. We stand behind the quality of our work and offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee: If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our service, give us a call within 24 hours. We will correct the issue within one business day at no additional cost to you. Our goal is to build strong relationships with our customers and establish trust. Simply put, we care and want to provide the best cleaning services possible.

✓ Over 25 years of experience in the commercial cleaning and janitorial industry
✓ Thoroughly trained and vetted cleaning professionals
✓ Commitment to the highest quality clean
✓ Local, licensed, insured, & bonded service
✓ 24/7 cleaning options & support
✓ Customized cleaning solutions
✓ One-time and recurring office cleaning services
✓ 100% satisfaction guarantee
✓ OSHA, HIPAA, EPA, CDC, AORN compliant
✓  A+ BBB-rating

If you would like more information about our commercial warehouse cleaning services or schedule a cleaning visit, please give us a call today at (253) 921-2593 or request a free online cleaning quote!  

Cleanstart provides quality commercial cleaning services in the following greater Puget Sound locations:

AuburnBellevueBellinghamBonney LakeBremertonFactoriaFifeGig HarborKentLakewoodOlympiaPuyallup, RentonSeattle, TacomaTukwilaUniversity Place, King CountyKitsap County, Pierce County, and Thurston County.

5013 Pacific Hwy E unit 16 Fife, WA 98424 • Phone: 253.921.2593 • Email: Caleb @ thecleanstart.com