Commercial floor mats are an integral part of any business’ flooring solutions. Entrance mats protect against dirt getting into your business premises. 80% of dirt gets carried into buildings by the soles of patrons and staff.
No matter what type of commercial mat your industry uses, anti-fatigue mats, scratcher mats, or shower mats, they must be maintained effectively by being cleaned regularly. Vacuuming mats can only remove 10% of the dirt. This means mats won’t effectively keep dirt and mud out of your facility. This could result in slip-and-fall accidents, accounting for 50% of all reported incidents.
Inadequate Cleaning Can Lead To Damage
Commercial mats protect against the elements throughout the year and require a strict maintenance schedule. It is not surprising that they are subject to a lot of traffic daily. It is easy to find professionals with the right equipment and skills to keep your facility in top shape. Your facility will be not only clean but also safe for your employees. Your commercial mats should be in top shape to avoid slip and fall accidents. Cleaning the mat improperly can lead to more damage than normal wear and tear. You know that impressions matter!
How Often Should Professional Cleaning Of Mats Be Done?
Traffic load will determine how often commercial mats need to be cleaned. High-traffic areas include kitchens, lobbies, and entryways. They can accumulate dirt for as many as a few days. We recommend cleaning your area between 12 and 24 times per year or once per month, depending on the business. It is important to ensure that your anti-fatigue mats for essential workers are regularly cleaned.
Low-traffic areas like hallways or offices should have the mats cleaned every three months to avoid damage.
Here are some things you can do between professional cleanings to maintain your mats in top shape.
Your mats must be CLE professionals clean your mats don’t mean you shouldn’t clean yourself. Your janitorial staff should also know how to care for your mats properly. These are the basic steps to prolong your mat’s life expectancy.
Although vacuuming only takes up 10% of dirt, it is important to vacuum as often as possible with a wet or dry vacuum. This will pick up any debris that could cause damage to the mat’s fibers or cause problems later. After vacuuming, you can scrub the mat with a brush or a broom if necessary.
It’s Time To Get Rid Of It
Use a high-pressure water hose to spray the mat in high-traffic areas at least once weekly. A little soap can be used to remove dirt and grime. You will need to do this outdoors since it is not recommended that you clean mats while they are still working. The mats will need to be dried completely before being hung. Nylon mats need a longer drying time and should be placed in an area that can drain while they dry.
Commercial floor mats can be cleaned with special cleaners that are not likely to cause discoloration. We are happy to advise what each mat needs. Use a mild dish detergent or a non butyl-based detergent. Avoid harsh detergents and chemical-based cleaners. Avoid bleach and other butyl-based cleaners. You will also want to let your clients and staff breathes clean, not bleach.