winter floor care
The same salt that melts the treacherous ice lining our roads, parking lots, sidewalks and walkways also wreaks havoc on your office floors. Smithsonian Magazine estimates more than 22 million tons of salt are scattered just on U.S. roads each year (137 pounds for every American). As our Stow commercial floor cleaning experts can explain, crushed and dissolved deicing elements routinely make their way from under our feet to over our floors, causing unsightly white or oily residue.
This residue can be difficult to remove. It’s likely to require pre-cleaning with a brush and probably more than one pass with a mop or autoscrubber. The more textured the flooring, the more scrubbing it’s likely to require. The same is true for high-traffic areas, like entryways (thick mats near the entrance can help cut down on some of the grime).
In addition to rock salt residue, workers and patrons can track in:
- Mucky water
We strongly recommend Northeast Ohio business owners have their floors stripped, waxed and buffed to protect it from these inevitable seasonal elements. It’s unwise to wait until winter is over because by then, not only will your floors be damaged with scuffs, scrapes and pocks, the debris will be more difficult (and more expensive) to clean.