Effective cleaning is essential when it comes to Floor Safety. More often than not, the products used to clean floors work against the Anti-Slip or Non-Slip products that have been applied to floors. For public spaces, it is important to provide a hygienic environment but also maintain floor safety.

Unfortunately, in most cases of slippery floors that we come across, whether or not there is a slip prevention strategy in place, the cleaning products in use are not even intended for floors. We have seen dishwashing liquid, ammonia countertop cleaning products and even pine gel used to clean a floor.

As tough as flooring is, the cleaning products used in the maintenance of the floor are very important to preserve the floor and promote floor safety. Clean floors allow water to be dispersed easier and make them less slippery. In very greasy environments like commercial kitchens, slip and fall accidents are a big problem. It is important to have a proper slip prevention strategy in place so that you don’t lose productivity. Its always advised using a high alkaline cleaner. These are best suited to cut the grease and break it up, but for general maintenance, a neutral PH cleaner will always work very well.

If a proper cleaning procedure is not followed a build-up can accumulate on the surface of the floor. This can potentially increase the risk of slipping and sustaining injury.

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