During winter, employees, visitors and clients can bring a lot more into the office than you’d like. Bad weather outside can unfortunately lead to bad housekeeping inside! Commercial flooring has to bear the brunt of people treading in mud, snow, wet leaves and other debris. Wet floors become the norm and keeping them clean becomes impossible.
Maintaining commercial flooring during harsh weather conditions is as much a safety issue as trying to keep your business clean and inviting. Wet shoes are more prone to slips, trips and falls which are a major concern for businesses. Floors should be cleaned often during wet weather, with wet floor signs clearly on display so visitors take more care getting around the building.
When the weather is against you, here is some advice for maintaining your commercial floors. Whether you own a busy store or a small London office, stick to these housekeeping tips and you’ll make sure your premises are safe and appealing.
Use large entrance mats
One of the best ways to stop leaves and dirt entering your building is by providing visitors with mats to wipe their feet on. The entrance mats can collect the majority of the debris brought in on people’s shoes, as well as absorbing excess water. This can stop floors becoming a dangerous slippery ice rink during a storm!
It’s important to know the times of day when footfall will be increased – for example in an office building there will be a rush in the morning and at the end of the working day. Have a cleaner or maintenance supervisor on duty at the doors, mopping up pools of water, displaying caution signs and keeping the area safe.
Increase level of cleaning
At this time of year, it’s difficult to keep on top of maintenance and housekeeping unless you have professional help. A commercial cleaning company will ensure your building is safe and clean during periods of bad weather, where the quality of cleaning needs to be maximised. Maintaining floors can be tricky at the best of times, but in winter you’ll definitely need the help of professionals.
A cleaning company such as Regional Services can arrange cleaning visits as often as required, whether it’s every day or once a fortnight. Whatever your flooring is made out of, the specialists will understand how to care for and maintain it to the highest standards. To keep commercial flooring looking its best, you may wish the increase the number of times it gets professionally cleaned throughout winter.