Scraper Mats

What Are Scraper Mats?

 

 

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.

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Why are Swan's Rental Mats Efficient?

What Materials Make Swan's Rental Mats Effective?

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. 

 

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Winter Is Coming

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! 

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Messaging on Mats

Messages and Company Logos On Mats

 

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;

  • Welcome
  • Quality is the key to success
  • Attention to detail
  • Safety First

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.

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Mop Up Messes And Make A Great Impression!

Swan's Rental Mops Save The Day

 

 

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.

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Keep Customers Safe From Slips And Falls

How Does Swan Help Keep Customers Injury-Free? 

 

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!  

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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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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. 

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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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Why choose an anti-fatigue mat for workers that stand?

Why choose an anti-fatigue mat?

 

 

All the wellness talk today is about “standing desks” and the need to get up and move around if you have a desk job that has you sitting much if the work day. However there are many workers that are on their feet all day to perform their job, so let’s consider the benefits of providing anti-fatigue mats for these workers.

 

At Cornell University, Ergonomists have long recognized that standing to work is more tiring than sitting to work. Standing requires 20% more energy than sitting and standing puts greater strain on the circulatory system and on the legs and feet.Prolonged standing at work increases the risks of varicose veins and according to scientific data, standing for long periods of time is particularly stressful and fatiguing.

 

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety states many workers will experience discomfort, tiredness, sore feet, legs, knees or hips after long hours of standing. These are the combined effect of several factors, namely the design of the work, the workers' footwear, and the flooring material where they stand. Regardless of the quality of shoes and quality of the floor covering, standing itself can cause tiredness after an entire working day.

 

There are several factors to consider when determining ways to improve employee productivity and comfort. The type of flooring used in the workplace has an important influence on comfort, especially on tender feet. Hard, unyielding floors, like concrete, are the least comfortable surface to work on. Walking on a hard floor is similar to the impact of a hammer pounding the heel at every step. Wood, cork, carpeting, or rubber - anything that provides some elasticity - is generally gentler on workers' feet. More than that, softer floor coverings reduce fatigue and improve safety by reducing slips and falls on slippery floors.

 

Anti-fatigue mats can provide a solution however in choosing a mat a number of items need to be considered. First the thickness of the mat; softer and thicker may not always be better. Choose a mat that provides some elasticity, but at the same time is not so soft that a person feels they cannot stand comfortably.

Know the environment the mat will be used in.

  • Mats should not slip, or create a trip hazard.
  • Mats should have sloped edges (sloped edges are less of a trip hazard, and allows carts to roll over them more easily)
  • Mats need to be kept clean. In areas, such as food preparation, maintaining cleanliness will be important.
  • Mats should be anti-static
  • Does the work area require a mat with holes that provides drainage for kitchens, locker rooms, food-processing areas, behind bars and in machine shops?

If you are unable to change the flooring and you wish to improve comfort for standing workers, for improved health, safety and productivity at your place business consider putting anti-fatigue mats to work for you.

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