As the temperatures drop, it’s time for businesses, offices and other facilities to prep for winter and the hazards it can bring, especially in areas that are more likely to receive ice and snow.
ServiceMaster Clean knows you want to keep your employees, clients and visitors safe year-round and that winter presents unique challenges. Before you switch the thermostat from cool to heat, learn how to get ready for winter in commercial settings to ensure that all of your people stay safe this season.
Keeping your air-conditioning clean
Replacing your air-conditioning/heating unit filters and making sure the ductwork, vents, registers, coils, drain pans and all other components are clean supports healthy indoor air quality for everyone in your premises.
That’s why we’d recommend getting your commercial building’s air-conditioning/heating system inspected before winter each year and cleaning the ducts if it’s necessary. Keeping the filters, vents and ductwork clean help allow for proper air circulation and ventilation.
Prepare your slip and fall solutions
Melting snow and ice can quickly become hazardous when tracked into your building or pooled around it outside. The best way to prevent slip and fall incidents in the workplace is to prepare to handle them before the winter weather hits – inside and out.
Outside, arrange for regular snow removal services to keep paths, walkways and parking lots as free of snow as possible. Maintain a protocol for salting or sanding icy areas to reduce the risk of slips and falls on-site.
Inside, place non-slip mats at all entrances to reduce the spread of melting snow and ice on floors. Schedule regular office janitorial services during the holiday season to help maintain hazard-free areas and further reduce the risk of avoidable accidents when you’re too busy to take care of the cleaning yourself.
Remove salt from your floors
Ice melt and salt are great at preventing slippery patches outdoors during the winter.
However, these chemicals are easily tracked inside on shoes and rolling bags, leaving ugly white stains and even damaging your floors. Regularly cleaning ice salt off your floors will help maintain the beauty of your carpet, hardwood, tile and other flooring materials. Luckily, the professional janitorial teams at ServiceMaster Clean can help keep your floors shining all season long, too – whether you waited too long to get ready for winter or just need a little help to keep up.
We know it’s important for your business to look pristine and stay safe year-round, even during the worst of the winter weather.
Ensure your offices are COVID safe
Unfortunately, COVID-19 will still be impacting the UK and businesses during the coming months and well into 2021, therefore you’ll need to ensure your office is being regularly cleaned as per COVID-19 cleaning guidelines.
Trust the teams at ServiceMaster Clean to help you get ready for winter this year, and keeping your premises COVID safe, by letting us handle all your commercial janitorial needs. We know what it takes to keep a business looking its best all year long. Find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean and find out more about our services today.