How to Calculate Your Floor Maintenance Costs

You may not realize it, but your floor maintenance costs can put a strain on your budget. After all, don’t your floors get dirty more quickly than anything else in your business? With people coming in and out day after day, tracking in dirt, dust, grass, mud, leaves and more, buildup accumulates faster than you think. 

But how exactly do you calculate what this is costing your business? Here are three areas you should look at:

1. Supplies and Equipment

The first and most obvious cost is the supplies and equipment needed to clean your floors on a regular basis, including:

  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Brooms
  • Vacuums
  • Mops
  • Mop Buckets

How much are you spending on these items? And how often do they need to be replaced? All of this factors into the cost of cleaning your floors. 

2. Employee Wages and Time

The biggest and most regular strain on your business has to be the time your employees spend cleaning, or, alternatively, the janitorial services that you’re paying for on a routine basis. This is time and money that could be better spent on interacting with clients and customers, improving core services, and promoting your business. 

How much time are your employees or contractors spending cleaning your floors? And how much are you paying them for that time?

3. Repair and Replacement

It may not be immediately apparent, but over time, your floors are going to wear down and need serious repairs at some point. They may even need to be replaced! Hopefully, this doesn’t happen very often, if you’re paying attention to daily floor maintenance.

To give you an idea of how much replacing your floors can cost, 2019 prices can vary from $1,500 to $11,000, depending on floor type and the location of your business. 

How to Cut Your Floor Maintenance Costs

The best measures are always preventative. If you can reduce the amount of debris that gets tracked onto your floors on a daily basis, then you can reduce the amount of money spent on cleaning. So, you need reliable and effective floor mats. 

Floor mats can drastically reduce the amount of tracked-in dirt and moisture, ensuring your business floors look great not just after cleaning but throughout the day. With a detailed entrance floor mat plan, you can stop dirt both outside and inside your facility. And with a reliable floor mat service, maintaining and replacing your floor mats is a breeze. 

NorthStar Mat Service can supply your business with a wide variety of floor mats, from entrance mats to logo mats to scraper mats, helping you reduce your floor maintenance costs, prevent slip-and-fall accidents, and beautify your business space. Our floor mat experts will help you create the right floor mat plan for your company, no matter what industry you’re in! Additionally, we provide mop rental services so that you always have effective tools on hand when your floors do need some attention.

To learn more about our services and start cutting your floor maintenance costs today, fill out our contact form or give us a call! Our representatives are standing by.