A practical guide to cleaning your trolley shelter

If you have a trolley shelter, particularly if you have invested in a high-quality shelter from Ace Shelter, you want to keep it looking its best. How do you actually do that? Here are some key steps you can follow, to keep your trolley shelter in great shape.

Why clean your trolley shelter?

You may be wondering why you need to clean your trolley shelter at all. The reason is that your trolley shelter is an extension of your business, and the way it looks will reflect on the service you offer. You wouldn’t skimp on cleaning the front of your business premises, because a dirty and damaged frontage would be unappealing to customers. The same applies to your trolley shelter; if it’s damaged and covered in graffiti your customers are immediately going to get a negative perception of your business. Remember that customers often go to your trolley shelter before even entering your business, so it’s the earliest possible chance you have to make a good impression.

1. Establish a cleaning schedule

As with everything that requires cleaning, it’s best to establish a regular schedule as soon as possible. It doesn’t have to be every day. Depending on the location of your trolley shelter, how exposed to the elements it is, and how often it’s used, it can be anything from once a week to once every two months. It depends on your circumstances. The most important thing to remember is to get into that routine and make it an accepted part of your overall property’s cleaning and maintenance programs.

2. Use good quality cleaning products

When investing in cleaning it’s tempting to choose the cheapest products possible. This should be resisted, however, because in many cases you do get exactly what you pay for. Cheap cleaning products may not clean very wall, offer lasting protection, and could risk leaving smears and smudges on the screens. You don’t have to spend the earth, but it’s worth investing in decent quality products to ensure your trolley shelter is actually clean – otherwise the effort and time it takes to clean it is simply wasted.

3. Consider investing in external cleaning services

Many properties choose to outsource their cleaning requirements and car park management, and your trolley shelter can be a part of this initiative. Many cleaning companies will offer dedicated cleaning services suited to trolley shelters and other external structures. It means you don’t have to invest in cleaning products, cleaning equipment, nor indeed the staff time taken to clean it. The cleaning is handled on your behalf at regularly scheduled intervals. It’s a relatively small investment for considerable returns. Be sure you choose a cleaning company that has some experience handling the specific cleaning requirements of trolley shelters, however.

Keeping your trolley shelters looking their best

No matter the type of trolley shelters you have, but particularly if you have invested in the high-quality trolley shelters offered by Ace Shelters, they deserve to look their best. And as you can see with this simple guide, it’s relatively easy to achieve.