Simple Solution for Cleaner Buildings

Why risk a first impressionWhy risk a first impression, spotless appearance, or the threat of a slip and fall with a dirty floor? Dirt, salt, and moisture tracked onto your commercial floors are not only unattractive, but can endanger guests, employees, and customers by creating slick spots and other hazards.

That’s why more and more companies are enhancing their janitorial programs with floor and entrance mats. Floor mats are the economical choice, consider this information from the nationally renown cleaning experts at ISSA:

“Buildings without proper entrance matting will have a hard time keeping floors clean. According to ISSA data, facilities with foot traffic of up to 1,000 people per day will have approximately 24 pounds of soil tracked in during a 20-day period. Matting can reduce that number drastically. For example…12 feet of matting will remove 80 percent of soil. …Ultimately, you want to be sure your building has matting at each entrance and other major high-traffic areas to help maintain your floors. Matting also can improve Air Quality by preventing particulates from being tracked into the building.” – ISSA

This dirt can impact your bottom line! A dirty building incurs higher labor costs to clean, and increases wear and tear on your flooring. Overall maintenance costs for HVAC systems to sensitive computer equipment can go up. Even your employees’ health is a consideration.

How Much Matting is Enough?
Building a matting program isn’t complicated, but it must be done properly for maximum effectiveness. City Wide can help you build a matting program that fits your building size, soil level, and budget. We offer a FREE site analysis with industry experts who know where your building needs floor matting.

City Wide will make sure you have the proper combination of mat lengths and types at your entryways and throughout your facility to collect the most dirt and moisture. Floor mats must also be sized appropriately to reduce risk of trip and fall and maintain effectiveness. LEED recommends 6-10 feet of mats at high-traffic entry points for maximum impact.

Caring for Floor Mats
Mats are available in a variety of materials and styles for every budget and decor. They are even available with your company logo! But whether you rent or buy, mats must be vacuumed daily and deep-cleaned periodically to stay effective. The most effective program involves a regularly scheduled change-out and rotation of mats.

City Wide recommends floor mats for all of our janitorial clients as a dirt-control measure and the foundation of an effective floor care program. A simple investment here will save labor and time, and avoid slips, falls, and headaches down the road. Give us a call today to set up a mat program that meets your building’s needs.