Entry mats are the first line of defense for your floors; they capture dirt and liquids that are trcked into your building. You need 12 to 15 feet of runner to allow for the mess to walk off with normal steps. However, even a small mat will encourage people to wipe their footware when entering the building and that will prevent dirtying the carpet further on down the hall.
While we often see matting in place, it is often filled with salt, ice melt chemicals, water, and sand to the extent that the mat itself becomes the primary source of trackked-in soils at the building entry. The outside walkway may be clean, but the mat is “loaded”.
Only clean matting wipes shoes and boots and prevents tracked-in soils from reaching the building’s interior flooring. One way to keep mats clean is to contract with a service that changes them every week and places clean ones where they are effective. We don’t offer that service, but can recommend one to you.
If you own your own mats, we can clean them for you at our modern facility. We are set up for mat cleaning and can provide a fast turn-around so you don’t need to buy dozens of mats. We can pick up "loaded" mats late on Friday and return them clean and dry on Monday before opening.
When the weather turns bad, call us for mat cleaning pricing for your facility. We are at 782-4437 and provide this service locally to the Watertown area.
Did you know?
Many see the value of matting in the commercial environment, but forget that dirt is tracked in also to the home every day on the shoes and boots of the occupants. It may take longer to "load" up a mat there than in a commercial setting, but the tracked-in soils will affect the flooring in that home, and you will face a major cleaning task.
Please consider using entry mat protection in your home!