PRSM Association Releases ‘Best of Janitorial’ Best Practices

by Katie Lee

Dallas — The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), the authority on retail, multi-site facilities management, has released its newest publication, Best Practices: Janitorial, a collection of PRSM’s most actionable and dependable case studies that support facilities management professionals as they develop and execute janitorial programs.

The 12 best practices featured provide insights into the different aspects of a janitorial program such as: developing the scope of work, establishing a cleaning schedule, how to maintain different floor surfaces and in-house vs. out-of-house programs. The case studies include:

  • Self-Performing vs. Third-Party Service Delivery in Floor Care and Janitorial Trades
  • Consolidating a Locally Managed Janitorial Program into a Corporately Managed Program
  • Janitorial Program Management – Self-Perform / Subcontract / Both
  • The Importance of Quality Assurance
  • Attendance Tracking by IVR or Geotag/Geofencing
  • Hours-Based vs. Performance-Based Contract
  • Cleaning Service Bundling: Increased Results & Efficiency
  • Floor Care Scheduling
  • Keep Floors Inviting and Clean—No Matter the Type
  • Hard Floor Care That Makes Retail Shine—A Holistic View
  • Extending the Life of Your Carpet
  • Creating a Standardized Cleaning Chemical Program

“Janitorial is one of the retail industry’s largest expenses,” says Bill Yanek, CEO of PRSM. “In fact, according to PRSM 2017 Retail Facilities Maintenance Industry Overview, janitorial expenses are the third largest expense for retail brands — representing 13% of a retailer’s annual maintenance expenses.”

Click here to download a copy of the PRSM Best Practices: Janitorial.

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SOURCE: PRSM Association

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