Is your business leaving a good first impression?
When cleaning, floors are often given less attention than other surfaces. Because floors are the first thing your customers see and interact with your business, it’s important to make sure they’re always clean and maintained.
Here are three reasons to give your floors a little more attention.
Dirt on your floors will wear out your flooring, faster.
According to Hardwood Floors Magazine, when a person’s foot comes in contact with coarse dirt resting on a wood floor, it can scratch the floor and cause damage. This can happen to carpet as well. The longer dirt sits on carpet and is walked on, the more the dirt and grime will tear at the fibers, ripping them apart. This will leave your carpet with a frayed and fuzzy look.
All of this damage to your floors can be prevented with regular sweeping and vacuuming.
Unkept and poorly maintained floors can present a safety hazard for patrons.
Sticky spills, debris and worn carpeting can cause falls and work-related injuries. To avoid falls ensure your floors are properly maintained and fix any loose tiles or carpeting as soon as possible. In addition, make sure your workplace has a spill kit on site. This will help you manage any type of spill that may occur.
For more information on cleaning spills, read How to Clean Spills in Every Area of Your Workplace.
Carpet traps dust mites and allergens.
According to the Mayo Clinic, carpeting can be a reservoir for allergens that trigger asthma and other respiratory illnesses. If you don’t regular clean your carpet this can seriously affect your associates’ health. To help protect your associates’ health make sure your cleaning company vacuums regularly and you have your carpets professionally cleaned every few months. You may also want to consider moving to hard surface flooring throughout your office. Hard-surface flooring such as vinyl, tile or wood is much easier to keep free of dust mites, pollen, and other allergens.
To keep your floors clean and reduce wear and tear, we recommend you:
Ask your cleaning company to sweep or vacuum your floors daily.
A daily sweeping will remove dirt that could potential get ground into carpet or scratch your hardwood floors. Give your floors a deep clean every 1-3 months to remove dirt and stains from high traffic areas.
Put a floor mat in your entryway to help trap loose dirt that get tracked in.
A simple floor mat can do wonders for your floors and help you avoid damage from loose dirt.
Keep essential floor cleaning supplies stocked.
Here are the floor cleaning supplies you need for each flooring type.
Carpet Cleaning Supplies
For carpet, you’ll need:
Tile Cleaning Supplies
For tile and laminate floors, you’ll need:
Hardwood Floor Cleaning Supplies
For hardwood floors, you’ll need:
Invest in a floor scrubber or carpet cleaning machine, depending on the type of flooring in your business.
Daily sweeping and vacuuming is great, but doesn’t get the ground in dirt deep beneath the surface of your flooring. Consider investing in a floor scrubber or carpet cleaning machine so you can deep clean your floors regularly.