As the snow begins to fall and temperatures begin to fall, it creates a unique hurdle for workplaces everywhere. With heavy foot traffic and an all-new set of hazards making their way through your doors and onto your property, there’s a lot to prepare for. Besides the mess of road salt and snow, you must think about the dangers of slips and falls. Metro Building Services is a commercial cleaning service, and we have the methods to help your business stay safe.
Winter Cleaning Tips
At Metro Building Services, we want to help you maintain a clean and safe workspace. The winter will bring dangers through your door that will require more attention than any of the other seasons. We offer a lot of services that you can take advantage of, but there are also precautions that you can take in your own workspace. In this blog, we’re going to discuss both of these strategies.
- Pay Attention To Your HVAC Needs
Your HVAC system is going to be working harder in the winter months, and you need to make sure that it well-maintained and prepared for the colder season. Replace old filters, make sure vents are free of dust and obstructions. Be sure to have your vents, registers, coils, and drain pans inspected to make sure everything is performing as it should.
Your indoor air quality is always a concern, but during this time you need to make sure your systems are functioning efficiently. Efforts like this will save you money and make your workplace a more comfortable place to be.
- Prepare Slip And Fall Precautions
Snow and ice will create hazards on the roads, but they will also create dangers in your workplace. They can be tracked into your facility, block driveways, or obstruct sidewalks for employees. You need to add clearing your exterior areas of snow to your winter cleaning checklist.
You can hire someone to clear your sidewalks and parking lots to prevent falls and people tracking hazards into your building. Inside you can make sure to have rugs down and any puddles need to be taken care of quickly before the worst happens. Schedule regular janitorial services throughout the winter season to keep your areas clear and clean.
- Make Sure Your Floors Stay Clean
All of this moisture can have a negative impact on the life of your floors and surfaces. Hiring a commercial floor cleaning service will ensure the quality of your floors for years to come and save you lots of money in replacing the floors later. Depending on your surfaces, you might need carpet cleaning or floor care for hardwood surfaces. This is not like home cleaning. These are not cleaning tasks for amateurs.
You need a deep cleaning for all of your surfaces, including wood floors or carpets. Metro Building Services offers the floor care you and even the floor restoration for your surfaces that have been damaged. This is an investment in the structure of your facility and will ensure quality surfaces in the future.
- Get Your Employees In On The Effort
There is a lot a professional cleaning company, like us, can do, but there are precautions your employees can take as well. Ask them to knock the snow off their shoes before they enter the building. Make sure they use safe practices in traveling from home to work and vice versa. Take care of your employees, and they will repay you with hard work and commitment.
The Metro Building Services Advantage
We offer personalized care to every client that we work with and, we believe in proactive care. That means your facility will receive a cleaning that is tailored to your needs and we will be on guard to resolve issues before they become problems. Contact Metro Building Services today to learn more about all of the services we offer and the winter cleaning precautions you need to know about.