During the winter there is typically and ongoing war between the salt, dirt and moisture we track in on our feet and our office floors. Maintaining clean office floors during the winter is important not only to keep your business looking clean and professional, but keep it safe for your employees as well. Dirty floors increase the chances of slip and fall accidents in the workplace. Here are several ways in which you can protect your office floors during the winter and keep your employees safe.
Entrance Mats: Salt, dirt and moisture can pose a serious threat to your office floors and employees during the winter. Tracked in debris can degrade your floors and create a potential slip hazard for your employees and customers. Entrance mats provide a first line of defense for your floors. Entrance mats will also save you time and money spent on keeping your floors clean.
Floor Cleaning and Maintenance: Regular basis floor cleaning and maintenance is the best way to care for your floors. Over time floors become dirty and as a result they degrade which can cause them to lose color. Regular basis floor cleaning will also ensure that dirt, salt and moisture are removed and do not permanently damage your floors.
Wet Floor Signs: During the winter it is important to keep your employees safe and healthy. Entrance areas with hard surface floors can become very slippery because of moisture that gets tracked inside. It is important to clearly identify and alert others to areas that are slippery to reduce you and your employees chances of sustaining a slip and fall injury.
Increase Vacuuming: During the winter you should increase vacuuming not only to remove salt and dirt but dust as well. During the winter dust build-up increases and carpets act like giant sponges soaking up dust and the allergens it carries. Vacuuming your carpets more frequently during the winter will increase air quality and reduce damage from salt, dirt and moisture.