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One of the facility manager’s many jobs is to ensure that the floors in their building are constantly maintained. Dust and other allergens brought in by daily foot traffic can pose serious health threats to occupants and prove detrimental to your business’ workflow and overall performance.

According to OpenWorks,” Floors set the tone for your customers as soon as they walk in. A clean and shiny foundation provides them with a feeling of comfort and creates a sense of trust in your facility, whereas neglected floors make them question what the rest of it will look like—assuming they’re willing to tread onward.”

There are three primary reasons to maintain clean floors:

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Safety concerns

Dirty floors are a hazard to the safety of employees and visitors at your facility. Floors that are worn down by grit and grime are more likely to cause falls and slips, increasing the risk of injury - and potentially costly litigation.

A good building manager knows that preventative measures, such as daily cleaning, Fare simple yet effective in lowering safety risks.

Facility managers should also be aware of the chemicals that are used to clean the floors. Some cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can cause illnesses for those who are often exposed to them, such as employees working daily in the building, or even act as a poison.

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Dirty floors negatively impact business

Floorcare is complicated, no matter what kind of floor you have. Carpet, for example, gets dirty quicker than most other types of floors, so it requires more frequent cleanings. Tile can look dingy, and hardwoods can look scuffed or even dry out and warp.

But regardless of the type, unmaintained floors are visually unattractive to visitors and reflect poorly on your business. When the floor in your building is dirty, you will have fewer customers, fewer people will want to work for you, and other companies will be slower to partner with you. No one wants to walk around inside a building with visible mud or dirt on the floor.

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Dirty floors add unnecessary costs

When facility managers fail to maintain the daily cleanliness of their floors, problems will eventually compound.  Issues such as floor-cracking, peeling, warping, fading and/or breaking.  Again, this not only looks bad and can result in an accident, but it also may require you to replace portions (or the entire) floor. This is not an inexpensive situation, and good building managers realize proactive care and maintenance is less costly overall.

Clean floors are undoubtedly an integral part of maintaining healthy, effective building operations.

To avoid any negativity or liability, work with a trusted partner who understands your floor’s substrate and provides direction on the types of products you need for daily, weekly and seasonal cleaning to keep your floors clean, safe and attractive.

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