Make sure you have the ice melt supplies you need, and know when and how to properly apply ice melt to keep your guests, grounds, and facility safe this winter. Follow these simple 6 tips for safely using and applying ice melt.
As a cleaning professional, you know that floor care is one of the most time consuming and expensive tasks within a facility. During the winter, floor care becomes even more expensive and labor intensive when trying to clean and protect floors from damaging winter-specific soils.
To help protect floors during the winter, building managers turn to preventive matting systems that provide a number of benefits not only during the winter months, but all year long.
Millions of dollars of damage are caused each winter due to poor ice melt formulas and misleading information being passed to buyers pertaining to these formulas. Two particularly destructive and misleading elements commonly found in leading ice melters are Magnesium Chloride and Calcium Chloride. Be sure to educate yourself on how to safely use ice melt, and understand the different elements that make ice melters effective and safe. Read below to learn common terms and elements of ice melters and review side-by-side comparisons of specific formulas.
Proper Hand Hygiene is the Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Health and the Health of Your Business
A recent study conducted by Medical Mutual of Ohio and GOJO Industries was the first to prove a direct link between the availability of a comprehensive hand hygiene program and a reduction in absenteeism and health care insurance claims1 tied to hand hygiene preventable illnesses. The study found that a comprehensive hand hygiene program not only reduced healthcare claims by over 24%, but also reduced absenteeism by over 13%.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the single most important thing we can do to prevent getting sick, spreading illness, and reduce absenteeism is to wash our hands. All workplaces, schools, health care facilities, food service establishments, office buildings — every business everywhere should help educate staff and guests on when and how to properly wash their hands.
Your First Line of Defense Against Rising Floor Care Costs
According to a study conducted by the ISSA, if 1,000 people per day enter a building over a 20-day period where no matting is installed, they will track in about 24 pounds of soil. Per the study, it costs about $600 to remove one pound of soil, which amounts to a staggering $14,400 just in this 20-day time period.
With approximately 85% of all dirt in a building being tracked in by foot, dirt stopped by entrance matting is dirt that does not spread throughout a building meaning less dusting, mopping, vacuuming, and grout cleaning. Overall, removing soil from a mat can be less expensive than removing it from an entire building as the soil is concentrated in a localized area.
Unlike Good Reviews, Bad Customer Reviews Spread Quickly and Can Negatively Impact Your Business
A study conducted by Harris Poll revealed that 93 percent of U.S. adults would not return to an establishment if they experienced some type of issue related to the facility, with cleanliness issues including bad odor (78 percent) and dirty restrooms (66 percent) being the top two reasons1. With 88% of consumers trusting online reviews as much as personal recommendations2, and 90% of consumers reading online reviews before visiting a business2, reviews regarding cleanliness directly impact the success of your business.
Avoid negative online customer reviews on sites like Facebook and Yelp by following these simple solutions and cleaning not only for appearance, but also for health to ensure positive customer experiences.