Keeping your floors clean and safe — proactive tips for summer floor care

by Brianna Crandall — August 7, 2017 — During the summer and other busy vacation times, more customers and visitors tend to come into many places of business. With this extra foot traffic, facility maintenance and repair company MaintenX International is offering some preventive maintenance tips to make sure your company’s floors stay in great shape. The service experts at MaintenX are available to help with floor care needs, says the company.

Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development, stated:

Your company’s floor is an important asset for any building or facility. Summer brings more patrons to your location, meaning your floors will see an increase in use and abuse. It’s important to maintain proper floor care to prevent costly repairs down the road.

For more than 30 years, MaintenX and its national network of knowledgeable and professional technicians have helped businesses with their facility’s floor maintenance. Below are a few proactive tips to help your floors stay in good condition this summer:

  1. 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.

  1. Clean 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.

  1. 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).

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

For more information about MaintenX and its floor care and other services, visit the company’s Web site.