Winter Floor Woes
|From your Pay-LESS Facility Maintenance Team|
When it comes to winter, there are things we cannot control. Snow and ice are going to happen. This brings along other problems such as salt, sand and debris. These items can attack with a vengeance and destroy carpet and hard floors.
Even with the best matting defense system, some snow and slush will make it into the building. For this, wet floors signs are critical. The next step is to remove any debris from carpet and hard floors. Again, salt on the floor will eat at the floor finish and chew up at the concrete. Auto scrubbing when available will be more effective than mopping, as it will pick up more salt and grit. Another option is a wet-dry vac. Once the floor is clear of debris, using a neutral cleaner, which neutralizes the pH of the floor, will lift the salt from the floor. This will also remove any haze look that the ice melt has caused on your floor. Taking these precautions as well as implementing a winter floor care plan will ensure safety and beauty to your building.