March 30, 2022
Although spring’s arrival may mark the end of cold, harsh weather, it’s just the beginning of another season – mud season. This can cause your employees and visitors to track more dirt and mud into the workplace than usual.
This not only leaves a bad impression and makes your workplace look dirty, but it can actually be quite harmful.
As many as 5,000 bacteria can cling to just one square inch of footwear, a fact that’s only exacerbated during mud season. Among the types of bacteria identified on muddy footprints include Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, and Serratiaficaria, which can cause intestinal infections and diarrhea, pneumonia, and respiratory tract infections, respectively. As a result, you may end up spending a lot more of your time cleaning up and even more of your budget on costly cleaning supplies.
UniFirst can help you find the right solutions to help prevent mud and harmful bacteria from entering your workplace with a properly maintained matting system in place at all entryways. But, buyer beware, not just any mat will do, and different types of mats have very different purposes:
- Great Impressions® 2.0 Walk-Off Mats
- UniScraper® Rubber Scraper Mats
- Comfort First® Anti-Fatigue Mats
- Comfort Plus "Wet Area" Non-Slip Mats
- Custom Floor Mats (including Logo Mats)
In fact, our commercial mat laundering services help ensure maximum functionality because our ongoing thorough deep cleanings go well beyond mere vacuuming (which only removes about 10% of ingrained dirt) or basic scrubbing with soap and water (which innately leaves soiling in mats). If floor mats aren't regularly deep-cleaned and maintained, they can actually become a source of tracked-in dirt and a breeding ground for bacteria…not a barrier to it.
UniFirst understands the importance of having quality-made floor mats that are durable, expertly serviced, maintained, and certified by the National Floor Safety Institute. That’s why customers rely on our commercial floor mat services as front-line and essential to help keep their workplace clean and healthy during one of the dirtiest seasons. Businesses can choose from a variety of high-quality, commercial floor mats that have been specifically designed to trap and hold dirt and moisture before it spreads throughout your workplace.
Our mat service programs include regularly scheduled pickups of all soiled floor mats; placements of fresh, cleaned ones rolled out in place; professional laundering and maintenance of all items; and replacements of worn-out or damaged products as needed.
Regular professional floor mat cleaning and maintenance can also help:
- Reduce facility maintenance and upkeep costs
- Minimize slips, trips, and falls
- Shield sensitive equipment from potentially harmful contaminants
Which floor mat is right for your business? There are several floor mats options to choose from and UniFirst can identify the right mats for every location throughout your business, and we'll customize a program to fit your specific needs.