Slip Resistant Floors: What is the Proper Way for Cleaning Them?

December 5, 2014

Looking at slip resistence, you may be wondering how you can keep a slip resistant floor clean without compromising its performance. So let’s see if we can’t answer that question, shall we?

 

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There are two general components of cleaning a slip resistant floor: Removing dirt and debris and cleaning the floor. Your janitorial staff can use the same general procedure for removing dirt and debris from the floor, either vacuuming the floor or sweeping up dirt. It’s really in the cleaning part that complications can arise. 

Ensure that staff are using a cleaning product that is especially designed to clean slip resistant floors and a product that is intended for use on the type of floor you have. A product formulated to work on slip resistant marble or terrazzo may not be effective of linoleum or vinyl, for example. Next, make sure that staff understand how to properly dilute the product and can follow instructions for application. These products are often highly concentrated, and so they must be diluted for application. Some slip resistence cleaners are meant to be washed off while others do not need to be washed off. In the latter instance, washing the floor after cleaning may actually negatively impact the slip resistance of the flooring. 

As always, when your staff cleans the floor, they must take precautions to warn passersby when the floor is wet. This can not only prevent people from trafficking dirt onto the clean floor, it can prevent dangerous slips and falls. This protects business by lowering the risk of falls-related lawsuits and maintaining a healthy staff. 

By following these steps, your staff can ensure a clean and safe working environment. Of course, if it sounds like too much to do you can always hire out a cleaning service, like ServiceMaster Quality Services, to provide cleaning services to your slip resistant floors. To talk more about this, or anything else, please contact us.

 

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