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How Data Analysis Manages Custodial Activity

By TRAX Analytics
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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Keeping up with hygiene demands is one of the most crucial elements of operating a physical business. Cleanliness is a basic human need, which is apparent because visitors think more highly of clean business environments, and workers feel more productive in a clean office.

Ensuring proper sanitation is essential for custodial teams, whether creating a clean, safe environment for guests or providing a better workstation for their coworkers. Custodial teams often cannot spread their efforts effectively over extensive facilities despite the importance of hygiene.

Thankfully, commercial cleaning teams have become more capable of dispatching services effectively by implementing data collection and analysis.

By considering the following factors, custodial staff can adequately manage their activities even in time constraints and limited numbers.

Activity-Based Custodial Work

Collecting and analyzing data keeps track of how many people move through an accessible area and provides insights into how traffic works in that space.

For example, an airport may have thousands of people coming and going from it on any given day. However, only certain areas are going to see a lot of traffic and utility, while other spaces will see very little. The public spaces will need more thorough cleaning services than areas only frequented by a select few staff members.

In determining how custodial services should be dispatched, traffic and the extent of a space’s usage are necessary to consider. Data collection and analysis help make sense of how cleaning processes should be handled.

Predicting Need

On top of using data to determine the ways spaces are visited and used, data can predict inventory needs in public facilities. Businesses can rely on data to ensure that high-traffic areas (like restrooms) are adequately stocked to meet standard traffic needs.

By maintaining sanitation standards and inventory needs, custodial teams can prevent the buildup of bacteria where the concern is most prominent. By keeping high-traffic areas clean and well-stocked, the spread of germs can be reduced throughout the rest of the facility.

Traffic Monitoring

Commercial office buildings can monitor their traffic by collecting and analyzing data. By taking a closer look at numbers, custodial teams can determine which restrooms, meeting rooms, open spaces, and utilities are used most often.

As a result, custodial staff can use this information to prioritize cleaning services in high-demand areas over those with minimal traffic.

Understanding data can aid janitorial teams in designing the most cost-effective cleaning practices that make the most of time limits and staff availability.

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