When it comes to professional commercial floor care in the winter, we have experience on both coasts, with our main locations situated near Philadelphia, PA and Los Angeles, Irvine, and San Diego, CA. Whether you’re dealing with increased rain, snow, sleet, salt, or ice, we’re one of the most experienced commercial floor cleaning companies to provide you with top tips.
Keep reading to find out why it’s important to keep floors clean, especially in the winter, and some practical tips on how to achieve this.
Clean Floors Means a Safe Environment for Staff & Clients
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits annually – that’s over 20% of all emergency room visits. And, according to the National Safety Council, slips, trips, and falls account for more than 25% of all workplace injuries.
Regardless of what type of industry your company falls under, and what kind of floors you have, keeping them clean is critical to ensuring a safe place to do business. It’s no surprise that with the elements being tracked into the door even more during the winter than at any other time of year, this is the season to pay extra close attention to commercial floor care.
Floors Are Expensive to Replace, but Proper Maintenance Ensures Longevity
Winter is hard on floors, which are likely one of the most costly elements of your business. Snow, slush, and the like will inevitably enter the facility. Snow and ice are particularly abrasive, and can rip apart carpet fibers and scratch hard floors.
Not only do the floors not look as presentable as before when winter hits, but the elements can cause lasting damage. For this reason, winter floor care will require more of your attention than at other times of the year.
A properly thought-out maintenance plan, tailored to your specific floors, business, and foot traffic, will extend the life of your carpets and floors. Investing in a cleaning program for your commercial floors will save money down the line, when you don’t need to replace them after just a few years.
Winter Floor Care Tips You Can Start Implementing Today
As indicated above, you’ll need to tailor your floor care plan to your specific floors, but here are some general tips to follow:
- Place entrance mats at all entrances and clean them regularly
- Ensure snow and ice is routinely removed from outdoor walkways and entrance areas
- Check your facility has proper ventilation, as excess moisture from humidity can damage floors
- Avoid over-mopping, which can lead to excess moisture on floors
- Vacuum carpets more frequently and take care of spills and stains immediately
- Consider implementing a floor sealant to protect against moisture and salt
Floor sealant, or flooring sealer, is a chemical solution that can be applied to different types of materials that helps protect them against damage and bring out shine.
A floor neutralizer could be another tool to look into. Floor neutralizers can help to dissolve ice melt residue and remove traces of snow and salt. (Note, this is different from a neutral floor cleaner.)
Trust the Experts to Get Your Commercial Floors Where They Need to Be
Commercial carpet cleaning and floor care is all we do. We have decades of experience in the industry, working in a variety of locations with different weather conditions, from the Philadelphia/New Jersey/Delaware region to Phoenix, Arizona, and Los Angeles and Orange County, California.
We work with a variety of industries from healthcare facilities and schools, to hotels and manufacturing warehouses.
When you partner with us for your commercial floor cleaning needs, we ensure a custom maintenance and cleaning plan that will keep your floors clean and your employees and guests that much safer from falls all year long.
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