The world has been dealing with the effects of COVID-19 for almost 2 years now. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be leaving us anytime soon as the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been spreading quickly. According to WHO, Omicron has been called a variant of concern based on the evidence that it has several mutations. While findings have shown that Omicron might be less severe than the Delta variant, it appears to be more contagious.
Of course, there are several ways to protect your staff and customers from the spread of Omicron including getting vaccinated, wearing masks, and physical distancing. Hand Sanitizer has also been a staple throughout this pandemic and Swan has been providing thousands of customers with this added protection.
Our Hand San 80 is 80% alcohol, meets the WHO standard and is Health Canada Licensed.
Swan Dust Control has wall mounted or free-standing dispensers. These rented units will be refilled with sanitizer on a regular basis by one of our client service representatives. Give us a call for more information.
Reducing our Carbon Footprint with the CDF 18-6 Flat Mat Washer
In order to avoid climatic disaster, firms are now getting serious about reducing their carbon footprint. According to the Carbon Disclosure Project (GDP), a firm’s Supply Chain accounts for up to 4x the carbon footprint of a firm’s direct operations. Firms are increasingly pushing suppliers to become more carbon efficient in order to earn their business. The floor mat service industry is utilized by most businesses, however, the services typically come with a large carbon footprint, 2 billion lbs. of CO2 emissions in Canada each year.
Swan has been paying close attention to this and is dedicated to using environmentally-friendly processes to clean and treat our products. That is why we have decided to incorporate new low carbon cleaning technology that aims to lower its carbon emissions by 9 million pounds annually.
We will be installing the CDF Flat Washer, which is a mat cleaning technology developed by a Canadian firm in Piney Manitoba.
Some of the many benefits include:
Decrease in water consumption
The CDF Flat Mat Washer uses less water than a traditional tunnel or front load washer. It requires only 900 US gallons first thing in the morning. The water is then recycled all day through our washing process until the clean up at the end of the day
Top-notch customer service and quality product
This process washes more mats in less time
Improves the life span of our mats. The current process of tumbling washers often results in having to tug and pull tangled mats apart from the pile created by traditional washing machines, which can be hard on a floor mat
The CDF flat washer washes and dries the mat flat, which eliminates any potential damage
The CDF-Flat Mat Washer also can process a wide range of mat types, including waterhog, bristle, logo, plush, vinyl, anti-fatigue, and scrapers
Provides superior wash quality
Swan is excited to see the positive changes that will come from the CDF Flat Mat Washer. For more information, click the link below to watch a video on how the CDF Flat Washer works.
Having clean business floors are always welcoming. At times, however, maintaining a clean and shiny floor can be a challenge. This is especially true in high-traffic areas.
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 makes the mops highly durable. They will not fray or snag, and Swan changes them out with clean stock, taking the dirt away and leaving you with fresh.
Millions of square feet of flooring are cleaned every day with Swan mops. Our floor care system will pick up the dust and dirt that others leave behind.
Protect your investment of flooring, and maintain a safe place for both workers and customers by mopping away dirt and spills.
Swan is the largest supplier of treated mops in North America. Our mops work great for many floor surfaces including concrete, hardwood and tile. We get dirt left behind by others.
The treatment is evenly distributed throughout the mop. This treatment enables superior pick-up and retention of dust and dirt. It grabs the dirt and holds it, which means it isn’t released into the air. This allows for less time cleaning, and a healthier environment. Removing dirt from the floor will protect the floor surface, avoiding scratches and damage to the surface.
Our mops come in five sizes, and there are three different mop handles to choose from.
Our mop rental and cleaning service will take the dirty mops away and replace them with clean stock. Experience what thousands of other customers already know. Our mops are safe enough for daycares and healthcare environments.
Contact us today to get a free sample, and see for yourself.
The entrance to your business has a lot of traffic, and with that foot traffic comes water, salt, and mud. All of these factors can damage your floors. Having clean, no-skid mats at the entrance and leading into the business can help to save your floors from damage.
Discoloration and Stains:
Whether that's from water, salt and mud, they leave floors looking dirty and stained.
If your floor has a finish, both salt and dirt from shoes can scratch the finish. Once the finish is worn, the floor can be penetrated, leaving it dull and damaged.
Salt pulls moisture from the floor, further damaging it and leaving it susceptible to water and dirt.
Using a rental mat service provides you with clean mats delivered right to your business, with the dirt and salt taken away. Non-slip mats can also protect against slip and fall accidents that can be caused by wet floors.
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.