How to Keep Floors Clean During Heavy Foot Traffic

Aug. 9, 2017

Make sure your facility’s floors stay in quality shape with these tips.

If your facility is healthy, it is likely growing in size. Oftentimes your building is not growing by square footage, but by the number of people walking in and out of it on a daily basis.

Extra foot traffic can be a tremendous burden on the floors of businesses, especially in warmer summer months when people are out more often.

Facility maintenance and repair company MaintenX International offers some preventive maintenance tips to make sure your company’s floors stay in quality shape, even during times of high traction.

Below are a few proactive tips to maintain your floors.

Refinish floors

Wash down floors and apply a fresh coat of quality floor finish before your building gets too busy, if possible. This extra protective coat will help prepare floors for increased use and protect against stains, scuffs and scratches.

Sweep outside

The dirt that gets tracked into your facility starts outside. Be sure to sweep up leaves, mud and debris from the entrance to keep it from getting inside.

Clean carpets

Although most companies dread getting the carpets cleaned, it is a crucial step to prevent wear and tear during the summer season. Schedule carpets to be professionally cleaned to prevent contaminants from saturating carpet fibers. This proactive measure can also improve indoor air quality (IAQ).

Rely on rugs

Floors can take a brutal beating during inclement weather conditions, such as summer’s increased rainfall. To prevent water and mud from staining your wood, tile or carpet, place mats in all entryways. In addition to protecting against rain, mats will capture sand, dirt and other soils and prevent them from dirtying the building.

Proper maintenance

Finally, be sure to take part in proper floor maintenance. Routine maintenance will help identify cracks, divots and other defects in your floor. Getting these issues fixed right away will help avoid injuries to customers and damages to your building. By investing in a preventive maintenance plan, costly problems can be prevented before they happen.

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