Offices, schools, retail centers, and other places of business see significant foot traffic daily. Any business would want many people to use their services, but with all the traffic comes something else: dirt. A natural part of life, dirt enters buildings through people’s footwear, whether it rains or shines. Removing this dirt is a necessary part of running a successful business, which is why it is worth knowing the cost of removing dirt from floors and how you can save.
What’s the Cost of Removing Dirt?
It is estimated that it costs about $600 to remove a single pound of dirt from commercial flooring. Moreover, the foot traffic of around 1,000 people within 20 days can bring in about 24 pounds of dirt. In the short span of 20 days, you could have 1,440 dollars worth of dirt to clean up.
Anyone can agree that that cost is a lot; thankfully, you do not have to accept it as normal and can save an enormous amount of funds. We will discuss the solution shortly, but first, we’ll go over even more costs a dirty floor could produce.
Additional Potential Costs of Dirty Floors
Dirty floors contaminate indoor air, and polluted indoor air causes health problems for employees and customers alike. Part of running a successful business is ensuring your employees and customers can be in a healthy environment; a dirty floor can cost you employee productivity and customer satisfaction.
Dirty floors also lead to slips and falls, or at least a much higher risk for them. If an employee or customer sustains an injury due to unkempt flooring, the employer is responsible for covering the costs. It is the right thing to do. However, the employer could have prevented the injury with responsible floor care.
If dirt builds up enough, it can lead to stained and damaged flooring. The dirt could become ingrained in the floor and make your entrance look unsightly. The result is that you will have to replace the flooring much sooner and your business will create an unfavorable first impression.
The Solution? Durable, Absorbent Floor Mats
Installing outdoor and indoor commercial floor mats will significantly decrease the cost of removing dirt from floors. Lord Baltimore Uniform Rental can help you select and launder quality entrance mats, which will catch up to 80% of all dirt entering your building. Our rental dry and wet mops can help you take care of the remainder.
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To learn more about how employee uniforms can help your business, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224 or visit LordBaltimoreUniform.com. We also handle uniform and mat rentals and purchases for restaurants. Additionally, we also sell and rent uniforms, shop towels, fender covers, and mats for the manufacturing and automotive industries.