Do not let your children walk barefoot in a grocery store! David Serville, CEO of New Zealand–based commercial cleaning company Crewcare, warns that, even if the floors look clean, they might not be. “When the floor is freshly polished, customers would be convinced that it’s genuinely clean,” he says.
“But mopping and polishing aren’t all there is to it. What you need to be careful of are the grocery items located right next to the floor: dusty bags of chips, squished juice boxes that can lead to spills (and attract ants!), and unidentifiable products left on the floor for a long time. These are the things you need to pay attention to.”