Winter has arrived in full force throughout the nation, with towns from coast to coast being blanketed in snow. Keeping up with removing salt, ice, and snow may seem like an overwhelming undertaking for facilities managers. Every visitor and employee’s feet track in ice melt and debris, possibly harming flooring and increasing the danger of slip and fall incidents.

Cleaning during the winter might be difficult, but these methods can help you keep your floors safe and clean this season.

The Risks of Snow and Ice on Floors 

Garbage, ice, salt, and snow may wreak havoc on your facility’s flooring. Employing the same cleaning methods you used in the spring and summer will not suffice in the winter. Additional precautions must be taken to avoid slip and fall incidents and injuries among your personnel and visitors.

Winter weather may harm both hard-surface and carpeted flooring. Salt brought in from boots can strip the coating off of tile and wood surfaces, and moisture accumulation can cause mold and other issues on carpeted floors.

Vacuuming to Keep Floors Clear of Snow and Salt

Keeping ice and snow off your carpeted and hard-surface floors is more critical than ever during the winter months. While installing floor matting at entrances can help reduce the amount of ice melt, debris and snow that gets tracked into your facility, regular vacuuming will be needed to throughout your space to keep it clean and safe.

Related Questions

  • Can you vacuum up snow?

    Snow vacuuming is a safe and cost-effective method that prevents roof damage caused by shovels.

  • Which is better a bagless vacuum vs bagged?

    Bagged vacuum cleaners are often more efficient than bagless ones since they have an additional layer of protection for their filtering mechanism. If someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, it’s in your best interest to get a model that filters the air as thoroughly as possible.

  • What is the advantage of bagless vacuum?

    Suction power is one of the advantages of bagless vacuum cleaners. These vacuum cleaners don’t lose their suction often as compared to their bagged counterparts. Bagged vacuum cleaners tend to lose suction when the bag fills. Even if they lose suction, these vacuum cleaners can readily locate a blockage.

  • Can I use bagless vacuum for water?

    Vacuum up Liquids
    Water and other liquids are not picked up by standard vacuum cleaners. If you are ever tempted to run the vacuum cleaner over a puddle of water, remember that you run the risk of electrocution and serious damage to the machine.

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