My entrance mats are soaked. Help!

If your entrance mats are getting soaked due to snowy weather and high traffic, you’ll need to control the accumulation throughout the day. A wet dry vac is ideal for this.  Simply removing moisture from your mats frequently during the day prevents the water from ending up on your floors where it will require additional maintenance. Moreover, keeping excess water off your floors goes a long way towards preventing slips and falls and preserving the floor’s finish.  

BONUS TIP: The closer you can store the wet dry vac to your main entrance, the more likely (and more frequently) it is to be used.  

I have entrance mats, but how do I keep them clean?

Entrance mats see a lot of traffic and if they are doing their job, they collect a lot of dirt, which is why they need regular cleaning. Here are some of the ways to keep your entrance mats clean and increase their longevity: 

  • Daily vacuuming will remove excess dirt and debris. 
  • Clean up spills promptly to avoid stains and odours. 
  • Wet shampoo your mats when vacuuming becomes ineffective. Use a neutral synthetic detergent and a scrub brush. For excessive soils, rinse,  then use a floor squeegee to remove the excess water, then hang the mat to dry 

How much hand sanitizer do I need?

The answer depends on two variables – the size of your hands and the format of the hand sanitizer, (whether it is a liquid, gel or foam). The common gel format is used in an amount about the size of a quarter while a foam or liquid can resemble a few tablespoons, but the best indicator is simply coverage:  You need enough of the product to be able to cover your hands entirely; front and back, between the fingers, the thumb, and all around the nails. Once you have applied the product, count how long your hands remain wet.  In order for the sanitizer to kill the germs that can make you sick, your hands must stay wet with the sanitizer for at least 10 to 15 seconds.   If you weren’t able to cover every part of your hands or the product didn’t remain wet for the required length of time, reapply.

Does every surface need to be cleaned multiple times per day?

No. While COVID-19 has given us reason to ramp up our cleaning practices, cleaning every surface repeatedly throughout the day is unnecessary. Once you have done your overall cleaning, high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, handles and countertops are where you should focus added attention. These should be cleaned/disinfected several times per day in order to minimize the spread of germs as much as possible.

How often do I need to clean and disinfect my washroom to protect employees and clients from COVID-19?

As a rule, the more people use your washroom, the more frequently it will need cleaning and or disinfection.

If there are only a few employees sharing the same washroom, do a thorough cleaning and disinfection once per day and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at least twice a day. However, if clients and the public have access to your washroom, disinfect it every two to three hours.

If your building is in an outbreak zone, increase the frequency of disinfection to give employees and clients peace of mind.

Make sure the person responsible for disinfection has the proper tools, disinfectant, and training in how to use them correctly, including the exact location of germ hot spots, and adequate product contact time to ensure proper disinfection has taken place.

For Flawless Floor Finish Application

For inexperienced staff, applying floor finish can be quite difficult to master. Using a floor finish applicator tool such as Rubbermaid or 3M will ensure better results in less time. These systems are very ergonomic and lightweight.

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