| We save you the
dirty work Floor mats placed in high
traffic areas protect carpets and floors from everyday wear and tear, as well
as controlling the amount of dirt and moisture tracked into a building. Yet if
those mats are not given a professional cleaning on a consistent schedule, they
become the equivalent of an overflowing dustpan-practically
With the best intentions, an employee may regularly clean a
building's purchased mats without realizing that he or she isn't getting them
clean. If floor mats are not properly cleaned, they will not effectively
control dust. And that means the employee's time and the employer's money have
In our increasingly litigious society, floor
mats have proven themselves indispensable in minimizing slips and falls
wherever the public and slick floors meet.
Many hard surface floors are
not slip-resistant, particularly when contaminated with dirt, sand or moisture.
Floor mats not only collect these contaminants but also provide a
slip-resistant surface that can help meet ADA requirements.
| Indoor air
quality In recent years, management has
discovered a new benefit of floor mats: properly cleaned mats greatly reduce
the source of dust particles in a building and are therefore an excellent tool
for improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
|It's a matter
of fact: rental service is right
Research has turned up some
interesting facts on the troublesome problem of dust particles. Consider the
simple fact that professionally serviced floor mats can catch at least 70% of
the dust tracked into your facility. Then consider that:
than 80% of dirt and grime in public buildings is tracked in from outside.
square yard of commercial carpeting can accumulate one pound of dirt a week and
up to two pounds a week during wet weather.
- The cost
of removing one pound of dirt from a building can easily exceed $500.
- Only 10%
of dirt is removed from floor mats with a vacuum cleaner.
- 96% of
building maintenance cost is labor!
The bottom line:
Business pressures dictate that
expenditures prove cost-effective. By making the decision to have professionals
manage your floor mats, you get what you pay for - clean mats that look
good, control the flow of dust, and help prevent slips and falls. In
addition, with a service there's no storage problem, no inventory of mats, and
no replacement costs. You pay only a nominal service charge and soiled mats are
regularly exchanged with freshly laundered ones as often as you
The decision to have a service provide floor mats is a smart,
cost-effective move that reduces maintenance costs, conveys a professional
image to customers, and ensures the safety and health of customers and
No one would dream of telling you how to run your business.
That's what you do best. Let us do what we do best-leave your floor mats to the
|More than 80% of dust, dirt and grime in public
buildings is tracked in from outside. Only 10% is removed from floor mats with
a vacuum cleaner.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
estimates that up to 30% of all buildings have poor IAQ, which can cause
flu-like symptoms, sore throats, and allergies. And according to the EPA,
problems with IAQ cost employers about $4.4 billion each year from paid sick
days and low productivity.
- Those numbers are
reason enough for every manager to install floor mats. Yet it cannot be
overstated that the effort is wasted unless mats are properly maintained and
You ask, " Why not just buy dust control mats and clean them
myself?" That's a good question.
The answer is twofold:
First, unless floor mats are engineered to wear and are cleaned on a regular
basis, they won't do what they are supposed to do-control dust. Second, the
price of a professional service is competitive with the expense of buying and
maintaining your own mats.
Research shows that it is a fact that clean
floor mats pick up dirt much better than dirty mats. And a rental service will
ensure that your mats are clean and attractive.
Plus, a professional
service frees your employees up for the other cleaning, such as overhead light
fixtures, vents and furniture.