There are numerous ways contract cleaners can make their floor-care programs greener, especially when it comes to stripping and refinishing. And while this is certainly a pressing issue for BSCs to look into right now, with more and more facilities in both the private and public sectors transferring from carpeting to hard-surface floors, green floor cleaning will become even more important in the years to come.
Several years ago, a cleaning contractor in Northern California took some time off in December to evaluate his business. The business had grown during the course of the year, but he became concerned about the types of accounts that he seemed to be adding to his client roster. The bulk of the new clients were small accounts, usually serviced once or twice per week at most. Only two new clients—both fairly large facilities—were being serviced five nights per week.