Keep your business clean and mop up messes

​Swan offers all sorts of mops to meet your business needs

 

We can provide your business with clean mops so that you can stay ahead of wet floors, and any dirt or mess that enters your workplace. You protect your floors, and save money on cleaning  products. Your workplace stays safe from slip and fall accidents that can occfur from wet or greasy floors.

 

We have wet mops, treated mops and dry mops. Swan changes them out with clean stock, taking the dirt away and leaving your iwth a fresh stock.

Protect your investment of flooring, and maintain a safe place for both workers and customers by mopping away dirt and spills.  Contact us today for a free quote.

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Keep the air fresh and clean

How do I keep my business smelling clean?

 

When a customer enters a business they get a first impression from what they see, but also what whether the place of business does not have any unpleasant odours. In the cooler months doors and windows are closed and very little "fresh" air can circulate. 

Swan Dust Control has a solution. Keep a nice, fresh fragrance in the air with our automatic air freshener for restrooms, or any room that may need some freshening. The air freshener works as a room deodorizer as well as an odor control product. There are many fragrances to choose from. We provide the unit and replenish the fragrance.    

Why not contact us today to get a free quote.

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Swan mats for animal shelters

Animal shelters benefit from Swan mat donations

 

Where do Swan's old mats go when we determine they are no longer a suitable quality for our customers? The garbage, the land-fill? - No. We always donate to causes that can use the mats. In an earlier Blog post I write about the mats being shipped to third world nations, where they line dirt floors in some schools, and provide non-slip protection in hospitals and other places.

 

Now Swan is happy to provide some of these mats to animal shelters that rescue and shelter animals in need. These mats will be used in a number of ways, Some mats will be used to cover crates, line crates, or provide pathways for disabled dogs that can slip on a bare floor.

We hope our mats can make each day just a little better for those animals that need it.

 

terrier with stethoscope in his mouth

 

 

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42,000 workers fall in Canada annually

 
How can you prevent accidents from slips and falls in your workplace?

Statistics show that 77% of slips and falls happen on the same level from slips and trips. Slips happen when there is too little traction between footwear and walking surface. Common causes are occasional spills, wet or oily surfaces and weather hazards. 

Having a mop to clean up wet floors and spills, and placing mats in areas that may be wet from weather or other spills, are cost effective ways to manage these hazards that can occur in your workplace. 

Canadian weather offers us many challenges, as much as Canadian are accustom to our seasonal changes, safety is always in season

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has other tips on ways to keep your workplace safe. 

man in suit falling

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Keep cold's and flu away

Hand Washing and anti-bacterial gel help t keep sickness away

 

This time of year viruses and bugs are spread indoors by touching phones, door handles and many other objects, becasue without being aware, we often touch our face, and we transfer these unknowingly. Washing your hands often with soap and water is important as a first line of defence, however there are times hand washing is just not convenient. Keeping a product like Purell in your place of business can help to keep both staff and customers safe from germs, that can cause illness.

Swan can provide both wall mounted and free standing floor models so that it is always convenient for use. When we service your mats and or mops, we check and refill the Purell dispenser.

Ask us today for a free quote on adding a Purell dispenser to your place of business.

close up image of germsimage of Purell wall dispenser with hand underneath

 

 

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Custom logo mats for your business

   Welcome your customers with your logo on an entry mat

 

logo mat on floor

You know mats keep your business clean and your customers safe from slip and fall accidents, but put those mats to work with your company logo. We can come to offer you a free quote, and a wide variety of colours and sizes is available.

Tooth Fairy dentistry logo mat

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Toy Drive for Waterloo region

2017 official kick-off of Toy drive, crowd of supporters and firetruck
   Official kick off of the Knights of Columbus Toy Drive

Swan is proud to support this important initiative each year, alog with Morty's Pub, and the loca firefighters and Knights of Columbus. The tuck that is to be filled with toys sits at Morty's pub parking lot, on King St. in Waterloo. New Unwrapped toys for children of all ages are greatly appreciated. These toys make their way to many children that are less fortunate, thanks to the many volunteers that sort and deliver the donated toys. Help to make the holidays a little brighter for a child that would otherwise have little at this special time of year.

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Waterloo Park hosts Wonders of Winter

Not to be missed if you live in Waterloo Region

Looking to put a little "old fashion" Christmas feeling back in your December? Waterloo Park has a Free festival of lights with over 100 light displays. It opens Dec. 2 at 5:30 with candle lighting, and then 6:00 pm fireworks, which is also when the lights come on.

It is free to enjoy, along with Free Horse Drawn Trolley Rides. The hours are 5:30-10:30 pm every night until closing, which is Sunday Dec. 31 at midnight.

 

To learn more go to http://wondersofwinter.ca

Swan Dust Control is a proud sonsor of this event every year.

Santa with sun glasses driving car

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The many benefits of mat rental

Why rent mats?

 

Let me count the ways....Seriously though there are many reasons and I will cover a few of them here.

  1. Your business is important to you, and you want to create a positive first impression when customers enter your business, and see a clean dry surface.
  2. A clean, dry floor is a safe floor to walk and stand on. Swan's mats are very absorbent so rain, snow and slush are in the mat, not creating a slip and fall hazard on your floors
  3. The mats protect your floors, capturing dirt, salt and water that will damage the floor.
  4. Rubber backing on the mat keeps it from slipping on the floor. As a business owner you are taking a precaution against accidents, should a slip and fall accident occur on a wet floor without a mat.
  5. You and your employees can focus on serving the customer, and let Swan remove dirty mats and replace them with clean. No mat cleaning needed for you or your employees.

Our sales professionals can come to your business and provide a no obligation, free quote. Every two weeks our customer service represetnatives come to your business to remove the dirty mats and replace them. It's that simple. Contact us today.  

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Washing 1000 pounds of knitted fabric

Canada 150 project becomes a big washing project for Swan

 

Cambridge Textile artist Sue Sturdy created a Canadian Flag from donated knitted fabrics and textiles. It was vast, hundreds of feet across.  Nearly 100 canoes and kayaks delivered the knitting to the park from Linear Park. Grand Woolly River Ride was designed to honour the importance of textiles and the river to the city’s history, while creating a fun event involving as many people as possible.

It was a thing of beaty for all of Cambridge to enjoy. The Flag's materials will then be it will be cut up, washed and repurposed into scarves, blankets and other items for people in need in the community.

Enter Swan Dust Control. Sue called and asked if Swan would pick up and wash all of the materials, which were about 1000 lbs. Always up for a challenge, Swan agreed. Happy to help. Wow, what a challenge it was. Knitted fabrics are much more deleicate than rubber backed entry mats. They all had to be put in "delicates" bags and washed in cold water, on a gentle cycle. 

Well, it is done, and the fabrics can now begin a new life, helping those in need. 

washing machine with knits insidelarge pile of knitted fabric in cart

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