WINTER CAN BE HARSH ON YOUR FLOORS
If you’ve ever walked inside after walking through snow, you know that you track some damaging stuff into your building. Even if you have rugs to clean your shoes, you track snow, salt, and dirt into your building during winter. The salt can stain your floors and eat away at hardwoods. Snow melts and leaves its impurities on your floor. Dirt gets smashed into the carpet and can leave serious stains. All of these reasons add up to spring being a great time to have your floors deep cleaned.
Tracking Snow on Your Floors
Walking in from the snow will almost always lead to chunks of snow being left on the floor. It’s difficult to get your shoes completely clean on rugs, and the snow then falls off all over the carpet and flooring. This snow contains impurities, and melts and can leave those impurities on the floor. This can leave white rings on your floors from where the snow melted, and is extremely unsightly.
Salt is Good Outside, Not Inside
To keep everyone around your building safe, salt is usually used to melt the snow and ice. It does great outside, but on the inside it can eat away at hardwood floors and discolor carpets. It also leaves small white tracks where it is crushing and crumbling. Salt is not a good thing to have ground into your floors for months. Clean that up before the summer rush!
In addition to harming the inside, salt can also damage parking lot and sidewalk surfaces. It’s a good idea to check out these surfaces in the spring and make sure no repairs are needed to keep them in good shape.
Dirt is An Obvious Problem
Dirt is never something you want in your building, but it can be even worse in the winter. Folks entering your building are in a rush because it’s cold and they may not completely clean their shoes. Now you’ve got mud stained carpet, and the rugs are unusable because they’re covered in mud. Cleaning your carpets and replacing your rugs is a necessity in spring. You should regularly clean your floors, especially in the spring after the harsh winter.
Winter can be harsh on your floors and exterior parking lots and sidewalks. Keeping these areas clean and safe is important for your employees, as well as your customers. A deep cleaning of your floors will make them last longer and look nicer. Keeping an eye on your parking lots and sidewalks will ensure everyone can enter your building safely.