Floors can contain more bacteria per square inch than the garbage can, especially in a commercial space with lots of people coming and going. The reason? The bacteria on the bottom of shoes. A study done by the University of Arizona found that bacteria from the bottom of shoes transfers to the floor up to 90% of the time.
Illnesses and infections are likely to follow when these bacteria are tracked in to the business. Fortunately, there are some ways to limit the presence of bacteria on the floor in commercial spaces such as stores and offices. Here are some tips:
- Entry Mats
Entry mats provide customers and employees a place to wipe off their feet before or right after entering a building. This can help reduce the amount of debris and its bacteria that gets onto the flooring. American Cleaning Service offers a mat rental program where entry mats can be exchanged and cleaned weekly, bi-weekly, or once a month. We have a variety of options for internal and external entry mats including assorted colors, styles, and materials.
- Regular Cleaning
Having a cleaning schedule with American Cleaning Service is a great way to ensure any type of flooring is regularly cleaned. We work with the business’s budget and operating hours to find a fit for everyone. Clean flooring looks great and has less bacteria on its surface.
- Deep Cleaning
Some flooring, such as carpet, has nooks and crannies that bacteria and debris can hide in. To effectively rid the carpet of this debris, the carpets need to be deep cleaned. Commercial spaces with a lot of traffic should consider scheduling a deep floor cleaning every few months.
For entry mat, flooring maintenance or other janitorial needs, call American Cleaning Service.