Winter brings its own challenges and hardships when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. While most of winter can be quite mild, extreme weather like a snowstorm can be unpredictable and damaging to your facility. It’s important to be prepared for such occurrences and with the tips in this article your facility can be better prepared for the unpredictability of the winter season.
Be Prepared for Bad Weather
To properly prepare for winter, it’s critical to be able to effectively manage snow and ice removal. In many cities and towns, you have a specific amount of time to completely get rid of any snow and ice on public sidewalks around your facility or else there will be consequences. Not only that, a slip and fall could easily become a lawsuit if you don’t act quickly. A simple tip that can help you prepare your facility is to pay attention to the weather forecast so that you know what to expect from the weather. To prevent your sidewalks from becoming eroded by salt, you can contact WOW! BMS to learn how we can help you!
Implement a Matting System
Having an effective matting system in place for your facility can help protect your floors and carpets from getting filthy with snow, dirt, and dust. In fact, having a proper matting system can effectively remove about 80% to 90% of dirt off shoes. Scraper mats for example, are a great way to get the grimy dust and moisture off shoes so when occupants reach your hard or carpeted floor, there will be little to no mess. An effective way to maximize a high-quality matting system is to first have scraper mats outside the entryway of your facility before occupants can walk in to remove the initial debris, moisture, or liquids. Then on the inside of your facility, you place wiper mats to remove any of the remaining soil and moisture minimizing any mess that will enter your facility. Also, to keep your mats from collecting unwanted debris over time, installing mats with drainage holes will help with drain out the moisture outside and decrease accumulation.
Floor Maintenance During Winter
During winter, even with a functioning matting system it is still possible for salt lines, dirt, and other types of debris to accumulate over time and get onto your hard floors. To reduce the chances of damaging your floors, it is critical to increase the cleaning frequency. When dealing with winter related debris, it’s also important to use the correct chemicals. By using the incorrect chemicals, you can potentially damage your floors and lose the aesthetics of your facility. Selecting the correct chemicals can often be a daunting task, however, WOW! BMS can help you make the right choice. Give us a call at 1-866-782-4WOW or click here for a Free Consultation!