While we may love walking in a winter wonderland, we prefer the snow, mud and salt to stay outside. Keeping the floor clean during the winter months takes a few more steps than in the summer when the outdoor elements aren’t quite as harsh. Here are 7 tips to help keep your floor clean at home and at work.
Whether at home or work, using an outdoor mat for wiping feet, as well as an indoor mat will help reduce tracking in of dirt and snow. Non-slip, washable mats, or durable all-weather mats, such as Chilewich, will help to stop the yuck from coming further indoors.
Keep Floors Clean at Home
In addition to indoor and outdoor mats, consider a shoe tray for immediate removal of wet, dirty boots and shoes. If you don’t have a mudroom, create a temporary space with a large mat for wet clothes to be removed and a bin or rack for them to be placed to dry.
For uncarpeted areas, consider keeping a broom for salt or debris near the door for quick clean up, followed by a quick brush from a mop or Swiffer.
On carpeted areas, protect the floor with a rubber-backed runner or rug that can be tossed into the washer. Treat the carpet right away if dirt is tracked in and consider renting or buying a steam cleaner for spot treatments.
Keep Floors Clean at Work
In commercial space, not only can dirt, mud and snow be tracked in, but it can cause a slip and fall hazard, resulting in physical and possible financial damages. In the workplace, be sure to have salt or other snow and ice melt being used on a regular basis to prevent the dangerous buildup of ice.
This solution however does tend to create a problem when sand or salt is tracked in, so be sure to protect the floors again with rubber mats. Keep a broom and mop station handy with periodic check-ins near entrances.
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