Many large-capacity facilities are taking advantage of the benefits that technological innovation presents in maintaining cleanliness. Ensuring that custodial staff is promptly dispatched to the correct location has often been a struggle for facility managers. Because of limited staff and high traffic, custodial teams often struggle to keep heavily-used areas adequately clean and stocked.
The use of technology has corrected many of these struggles.
Implementing new technology into facility management is a venture that an increasing number of high-occupancy facilities are embracing.
Utilizing technology to improve custodial operations benefits both facility management and visiting patrons in the following ways:
In addition to these benefits, smart technology records logs of typical facility behaviors to predict and plan maintenance and cleaning protocols in ways that closely fit real-world facility behaviors.
This means that the technology utilized to keep facilities clean, working order collects information on patron occupancy and predicts when specific facility locations will likely need maintenance. This saves time and labor compared to depending on custodial staff to check each facility multiple times a day personally.
By utilizing technology and data analysis to improve custodial operations and facility management, high-capacity facilities can dispatch custodial staff to complete tasks based on need.
These efforts reduce the time spent by custodial staff on cleaning tasks in general. By using a demand-based approach, facilities can reduce their custodial costs while improving hygiene at the same time.