Why Are Mats So Important During The Winter Months?
Monday, November 25, 2019
Keep Your Customers Safe From Slips and Falls This Winter
There are countless reasons as to why it is crucial for businesses to have proper matting on their floors during the long winter months. This type of weather tends to make floors much more wet and slippery, which can potentially lead to unnecessary slips and falls from both customers and employees. This is obviously, something that should be avoided at all costs as the safety of your customers should be the top priority.
Floor mats can help in the following ways:
- Prevent slips and falls, and reduce the risk of liability
- Reduce daily cleaning costs by substantially minimizing tracked-in soil. Research shows that overhead costs associated with cleaning greatly increases during the winter months.
- Extend the lifespan of flooring surfaces
- Help maintain a great impression with your customers.
- With Swan, your soiled mats are picked up at your location for each service cycle, and then exchanged with clean ones. The soiled items are brought back to our plant for professional cleaning. It’s as easy as that.
Keep your customers safe this winter. Call Swan today for a free quote.
The first step to ensuring your customers are safe from slips and falls is to place matting in entrances and heavy-traffic areas. However, not just any mat will do the job right. For instance, you don’t want to purchase mats that curl in the corners and cause customers to trip. Our rental mats are specially manufactured with premium high quality materials to provide an outstanding performance at your facility. Here are some of these materials:
Anti-skid nitrile rubber backing customized for hard floor surfaces or carpeted floors
Rubber backing helps prevent curling and cracking, and allows the mat to lay completely flat
Rubber borders facilitate transition and cart traffic
Cut pile yarn allows dirt to penetrate and hide in between fibers until the next service from Swan
Super absorbent 100% nylon cut pile carpet surface resists packing and crushing
If you’d like to learn more about our amazing products, call us today for a free quote.
Use A Standing Desk? Save Your Legs With Anti-Fatigue Mats!
If you work in an office, I’m sure you’ve discovered how sitting for long periods can be taxing on your muscles. Many offices are now providing standing desks as an option to try and combat this issue. In fact, research shows that using a standing desk can improve employees’ health, mood and productivity.
However, standing for long periods of time can also be detrimental to one’s health. Leg muscles can become totally static and constricted as they work overtime to keep the person in an upright position. Blood flow is also often reduced which causes pain and discomfort. This is where anti-fatigue mats come in. When a person stands on one of these mats, his/her muscles will subtly contract and expand as they adjust to the flexibility of the mat. This muscle movement increases blood-flow and increases the amount of oxygen reaching the heart. Plus, fatigue is significantly reduced. And let’s not forget the comfortability of anti-fatigue mats! Who wouldn’t feel happier at work when they feel more comfortable and at ease?
To learn more about the many benefits of an anti-fatigue mat, call Swan today!
Summer is coming to an end, and it is time to plan for the fall, which can include wet weather, and more dirt entering your place of business. With children returning to school, and vacations over, is your business ready for the additional traffic through your door?
It is important to think about first impressions of your business, and also the safety of both your customers and staff. Swan Dust Control will place mats in the high traffic areas, and entrances, so that dirt, dust, and wet weather are captured by the mat. Every two weeks the dirty mats are removed and replaced with clean mats, so that your business stays clean, and you can focus on what you do best, which is to serve your customers.
In the fall people start to spend more time indoors, and with kids back at school, cold and flu germs are spread more easily. Adding a Purell anti-bacterial dispenser can kill these germs and keep you and those around you healthy.
Contact Swan today for a free quote for mat and mop rental, and Purell.
We are glad that you asked. Swan Dust Control has operations in Waterloo, Brampton and London Ontario. We service a large part of Southern Ontario from these locations. However, we also have a network of service providers, so we are able to provide service all over Ontario.
We know there are other suppliers, but Swan Dust Control offers a high level of service, and quality of product that you will not find elsewhere. The cleanliness of your business is important, and you are paying for a service that should provide a superior product, whether it is Mats, Mops, Air Freshers, or Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer.
If you are currently dealing with someone else for these needs, just give Swan Dust Control a chance to provide you with a quote. We believe you will be happy to compare our price and our product and service with that of our competitors. Get a no obligation quote from Swan today.
First impressions are important, which means the entrance to your business is especially crucial, as it is the first thing that your customer interacts with. Why not take advantage of our summer special throughout July and August, where you can have a special message or your company logo added to a single-entry mat, or several mats within your business. Our digitally printed logo mats reproduce fine detail, fades and 3D images. Plus, there are 25 standard colours and over 300 accent colours available. Swan will continue to pick up your mat(s), clean them and deliver them back to their positions within your business.
Contact Swan today for a free quote and to learn more.
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 occur from wet or greasy floors.
We have wet mops, treated mops and dry mops. Our wet mops are made with a synthetic blend of absorbent antimicrobial fibre. Plus, it has a 50% reduction in drying time compared to cotton blended mops, along with increased resistance to chemicals. Our treated mops have a unique, tightly twisted yarn construction, which gives the mops unparalleled durability. They will not fray or snag, and withstands repeated laundering.
Swan changes them out with clean stock, taking the dirt away and leaving you with 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.
We’re glad you asked! At Swan Dust Control, we strive to make things simpler and less time consuming for you so that you can focus on what’s most important- your customers! We realize the number of hours that can be spent cleaning up your business; especially when you don’t have mats to help keep the dirt off of your floors. Swan provides a mat rental service for all kinds of businesses throughout Southern Ontario. Our rental service has several benefits:
- No Up Front Investment- We provide several different items (mats, mops, air fresheners, and Purell dispensers) on a rental basis, which means that you do not have to purchases these times, nor worry about keeping an inventory.
- Continuous clean item supply- you will always have a continuous, un-interrupted supply of clean items on a regular basis.
- Professional washing, drying, and sanitizing- your soiled items are picked up at your location, and exchanged with clean ones. The soiled items are brought back to our plant for professional cleaning. This means you have more time to focus on your business.
- Lower Maintenance costs- when you factor in the cost and time spent in purchasing items like disposable mats, plus the money that goes into cleaning them, your overheads will be higher than what you spend on the right rental program.
- Helping the Environment- service rental programs are based on recycling items and cleaning materials. By doing so, we help the environment, and avoid disposable items that end up in landfills.
The list goes on! If you want to learn more about the benefits of our rental mat service, give us a call. We will provide a no-obligation facility assessment by one of our representatives.
Spring Fever is not a medical term, and not a disease or malfunction of the body, but it is recognized as something that affects many that live in northern climates. The additional sunlight and warmer temperatures have a positive affect on mood and energy level.
People feel lighter, can tend to eat less, and have a desire to unburden themselves, often recognized as wanting to "Spring Clean". If you’re a business owner, you might be feeling the same way- might this be time to order those mats for your business to keep things clean, and let Swan Dust Control pick up the dirty mats and deliver clean ones? Having a clean work environment not only impresses customers, but it can also impact the productivity of your employees. Mess and clutter can cause feelings of stress, whereas a clean environment can improve an employee’s ability to focus and get the job done! It’s a win-win situation for everyone! For more information about our products and services, call Swan and receive a free quote.
It's Spring, so enjoy, get outdoors, take up activities like walking and golf, and enjoy Canada's wonderful parks. It's been a long winter and Spring is finally here!
During the long winter months when it’s wet and slippery outside, it’s crucial for businesses to ensure that they have proper safety precautions in place to prevent customers from slipping and injuring themselves. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most general industry incidents involve slips and falls. Sadly, an estimated 20-30% of people who experience a slip or fall will suffer moderate to severe injuries.
Let’s not wait until an accident happens before we take the proper steps to create a safe environment for both customers and employees. Swan has several options to help keep your floors clean and your customers injury-free. We provide rental mats, which reduce the dirt, mud and moisture tracked into the building. We also provide scraper mats which provide a slip-resistant surface, and work wonders for high-risk and wet areas.
Finally, we have treated mops which help keep floors looking shiny and professional.
Prevent potential safety issues and liability- call Swan today!