Over the last four years Swan has invested a great deal into our plant and equipment. This has resulted in a 7% decline in our electricity usage, 10% decline in our water usage and 17% decline in our gas usage.
First working with IESO we upgraded the lighting throughout the plant. Then we upgraded our hot water tank, water heater and water softeners, allowing us to be more efficient and reduce our energy costs in heating and treating our water. We removed four of our oldest washing machines and installed two new state of the art machines. On our other four washing machines, working with Gulter Industries, we invested heavily in a water recycling process. With this process, we are able to reduce our water usage when washing our mats and mops. We are proud of our team and the work they continue every day to be environmentally responsible.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers help to deter the spread of germs and bacteria.
Stop the Spread of Germs: According to studies, 1 in 5 people don’t regularly wash their hands. Of those who do, 70% don’t use soap. Providing hand sanitizer in key areas (entrance of businesses, bathrooms and kitchens) makes it more likely that people will use it to kill harmful bacteria.
Promote Good Hygiene and Health: A healthy building is a productive one. One study in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) found that encouraging the use of hand sanitizers in schools reduced absenteeism by almost 20%
It’s important you use hand sanitizer properly to ensure it does the job it’s meant to do – get rid of germs before they are able to spread:
Don’t Use Hand Sanitizer if Your Hands are Dirty: Hand sanitizers are not meant to clean your hands. Rather, they’re meant to disinfect residue. Oil or dirt will prevent hand sanitizers from penetrating down to your skin.
Use the Right Amount: When it comes to hand sanitizer, less doesn’t mean more. You need to apply enough to thoroughly coat every part of your hands.
Rub It In Until Your Hands Are Dry: This way you can be sure that it has come into contact with all of the most important surfaces.
When combined with other preventative measures like proper handwashing, using hand sanitizer will help to keep you and everyone in your building protected against viruses and other illnesses.
Many businesses require their employees to stand for longer periods of time, which can be very uncomfortable and cause physical fatigue. Anti-fatigue mats are designed to provide a cushioned surface that help relieve leg and back stress. They are also perfect for both wet and dry areas. If you are still unsure as to whether or not anti-fatigue mats are the right solution for your business, here are some more facts to keep in mind:
Drainage holes allow liquids to flow through
Grease and oil proof, and chemical resistant
High density closed cell Nitrile rubber cushion
Treated with an anti-microbial agent to guard against degradation from microorganisms, reducing the possibility of mats being the source of odours
Anti-static properties allow for use around sensitive electronic equipment
Recommended for kitchen and industrial applications
Rubber Door Mats are an excellent solution for the entrance of your business and will be the first step in preventing dirt and debris from entering your building. These 100% rubber multi-purpose mats remove dirt and grime from shoes, and traps it in molded recesses. Below are some facts about this product:
Superior molded tread aggressively scrapes shoes clean
Traps debris in the base of the mat
All-rubber construction of maximum durability
Easy to clean and maintain
Beveled edges for additional safety and prevention of slips and falls
Certified ‘high traction’ by NSFI
Call us today for more information! They are the perfect solution for high-risk and wet areas.
Microfiber dust cloths & mops are new products that Swan provides, and are much more effective than traditional cleaning cloths. They can be used to clean almost every business surface such as computer screens, keyboards, phones, eyeglasses, mirrors, furniture and countertops. Some of the other many benefits include:
Fine fibers leave no lint or dust
Attracts dirt without the need for heavy chemicals
Strong, versatile, & gentle
Highly absorbent & dirt-attracting
Capable of handling both wet and dry messes
Makes for a safer, cleaner environment
If this is something you think your business might need, please give Swan a call 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.
Why are mats and mops so important during the winter months?
Fall is coming to an end and the temperature is starting to slowly drop. Winter weather is creeping up on us, and soon businesses will need to start thinking about ways to keep the snow and salt off of their floors. Without proper matting, the risk of customers slipping and falling is much higher. This is obviously something that should be avoided at all costs as the safety of your customers should be the top priority. Plus, having mats and mops available to remove the salt stains off of your floors helps maintain a professional looking image.
Here are some of the many ways in which mats can keep your staff and customers safe during the winter months:
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.
Call Swan today for a free quote and be prepared for the coming snow!
Mats should always be a part of your business. Whether you are welcoming customers, or reminding workers about health and safety, Swan Dust Control offers many options beyond your company logo. Just a few examples of other messages that can be displayed on mats;
Quality is the key to success
Attention to detail
These subtle messages appearing in the workplace can reinforce important concepts. Digitally printed logo mats reproduce fine detail, fades and 3D images. There are twenty-five standard colours available as well as 300 accent colours. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you create your own messages on mats.
The hands are one of the most frequent transmission routes for types of infections. Therefore, practicing proper hand hygiene is the easiest way to help reduce infections. Swan Dust Control has the perfect solution! We are now providing Hand San 80, which is a Canadian made, hand sanitizing product. You will not be disappointed as it is:
80% Ethyl Alcohol
Health Canada Licensed
When soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Apply enough product to thoroughly wet hands, then rub hands together briskly until dry.
Swan provides both the dispenser and stand. Contact Swan for more information and a free quote!
Social Distancing Logo Mat- Special Promotion for July & August
With the current COVID-19 pandemic occurring throughout the world, it’s imperative that we continue to abide to social-distancing guidelines put in place by the government. Many workplaces are having to place stickers or arrows on the floor to ensure their customers maintain a safe space between other people in the building. Unfortunately, with the stickers in place, there often isn’t as much room for mats. However, mats are essential in keeping businesses clean, and cleanliness is what we are all striving for during this trying time. Swan has the perfect social distancing logo mat for your business. You can customize it with your company logo and colours of your choice. For more information, contact us for a free quote.