Snow, ice and freezing temps have a big impact on cleaning procedures, floors and the products we choose to keep them looking their best. As we prepare for winter, learn how you can protect your building occupants, maintain the appearance of your floors and safeguard them from moisture below.
Preventing Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Ice and snow can create a hazard in your building. Each year, more than 20,000 people are injured in the workplace due to falls from snow, sleet and ice, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of those injuries resulted in a month or more off of work! The good news is that many of them can be prevented by maintaining your floors and limiting the amount of moisture and debris that comes inside your building.
Floor mats are the key to creating safer buildings during the winter months. The first line of defense against moisture, slush, snow, ice and debris, floor mats should be placed at all building entrances.
Maintaining Clean Floors
Mud, snow, slush and salt can take a number on the floors of your facility. While floor mats can catch a lot of this debris, they aren’t 100% effective at stopping it from coming into your building. You may still notice a white haze over your floors during winter due to residue from ice melts and salts.
Betco’s pHerfect is the ideal solution for removing these tough soils and neutralizing common salt and ice melt ingredients on hard floor surfaces. This formula speeds up the process of dissolving elements like hydrochloric acid, sodium chloride and calcium hydroxide (all common ingredients in ice melters). By neutralizing the salt quickly, pHerfect leaves your floors looking their best all season long!
Formulated with neutralizing agents and surfactants to both penetrate and clean tough soils and neutralize common ice melt ingredients, such as sodium and magnesium chloride, pHerfect is ideal for conditioning floors after stripping and before coating. No need for a two step process, neutralize and clean in one simple step. This amazing product leaves practically no residue!