Wherever there is a logistics operation, dust is sure to follow. It’s a natural byproduct of everyday activities like vehicles coming and going, people moving boxes or pallets and machinery operating. It can feel like the dust is materialising out of thin air – often faster than companies have time to clean it.
Commercial cleaning can be expensive, and it’s not long before the dust reappears and settles on any available surface – including goods and machinery. It’s not safe to inhale, it causes machinery to break down, and it presents a bad image to customers.
If your facility relies on contract cleaning without addressing dust accumulation, it’s losing money that it doesn’t have to. Implementing an industrial air cleaning solution can cut the costs and frequency of cleaning your facility.
This overview below helps you find out where the dust in your facility might be coming from.
Tasks like cutting, packing and transporting cardboard boxes and moving wooden pallets generate more dust than you might realise, especially if they’re carried out in a rush. Similarly, the assembly of cardboard boxes for packing or display purposes – like to display products in a supermarket – is a huge dust generator that makes commercial cleaning costs skyrocket.
When in motion, a forklift’s wheels rub against the floor. This abrasive motion generates a lot of dust, which is then blown into the air. Once the dust is airborne, the forklift engines suck it in, similar to a cyclone vacuum cleaner, and distribute it around the facility.
Every time your workers open and close your facility’s dock doors, they are letting in dust and dirt from outside. What’s more, when trucks stop outside, their harmful emissions can get blown into your logistics facility, posing a risk to employee health as well as cleanliness.
Dust is bad for business. It increases your commercial cleaning costs – but that’s just the beginning. Operating a facility with unclean air can have a host of effects on a business, many of which you may not even have considered.
Check out the average financial benefits of installing an industrial air cleaning solution: