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Oct 15, 2020

Floor Cleaning Service this Winter


The right public image is going to mean going far beyond choosing a green cleaning team because companies and public spaces are now being judged by their perceived efforts in mitigating the spread of disease.

Category: General
Posted by: scadmin

It is no exaggeration to say that 2020 has been a very strange year for Calgary business owners. But as the world keeps spinning, the seasons change, and the ordinary problems of winter need to be faced regardless of the state of everything else. So as we go into what’s being predicted to be a particularly harsh winter,  here’s why floor cleaning services may be more important now more than ever before.

 

The Right Public Image. For years, Calgary businesses have chosen to work with Strathcona Cleaners above other commercial cleaners because of our Green Cleaning services. Our eco-friendly practices and environmentally safe products provide businesses with an opportunity to show off their green-minded sensibilities to the public while providing staff and visitors with a fresh smelling, hygienic commercial space. 

 

This year, it’s not that simple. The right public image is going to mean going far beyond choosing a green cleaning team because companies and public spaces are being judged by their perceived efforts in mitigating the spread of disease. This is going to turn your floors into a battleground, as slushy, muddy floors are a clear indicator that a business is not taking cleaning seriously.

 

Professional Means Clean. Professional means a lot of things, but during a pandemic, the cleanliness of your location is a testament to your professionalism and your commitment to your staff and customers. During winter, this puts business owners in a tricky position. Every time someone comes in, their sloppy, snowy boots are going to get muck all over the floor. Solving this problem is threefold.

 

  • First. Invest in mats. Mats near the doors can help soak up and hold water, stopping the mess before it gets further into your commercial space. But mats get stinky, so be sure you have enough mats to change regularly and have dirty ones cleaned. Consider working with a winter mat service to make this more convenient.

  • Second. Small offices and clinics can provide disposable slippers for customers and patients to wear. Be sure to offer plenty of room to store wet shoes, and have a staff member greet visitors and explain the procedure for keeping everyone safe and healthy.

  • Third. Hire commercial flooring experts. Many commercial and public spaces have multiple flooring types, and you need a commercial cleaning team that’s experienced at washing and maintaining all of them. Be proactive by having your new floor cleaning experts on call at least twice a day. That’ll ensure a sparkling floor at the start of the day, and a reset to a pristine clean state during lunch.

 

Floor cleaning has always been an important part of every Canadian business’s winter cleaning strategy. Wet floors are a safety hazard. Mucky floors are unprofessional. Salt left on wood or carpeting for hours or days causes irreparable damage. But this winter, a clean floor means much more than preventing falls, demonstrating an attention to details, and protecting your flooring. Professionally cleaned floors mean signalling to any and all potential visitors that your business knows that spotless cleaning is what’s necessary to be open for business during a pandemic.