Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start thinking about the winter. Although Vancouver has a moderate climate with mild winters, there are occasional extremely cold, snowy days that are crucial to prepare for. Here are some tips to help you prepare your business for winter, and ensure you are not scrambling last minute with other unprepared businesses.
Put Down Mats
Winter causes a mess when it comes to office and commercial floors. Wet boots, coats, and umbrellas lead to puddles and water being tracked in throughout the office. Ice melt causes staining, discolouration, corrosion, and is extremely harmful to pets. Mats are perfect for stopping snow and salt from being brought indoors, and preventing slips and falls. They should be placed in high-traffic areas such as entryways, lobbies, and hallways for best results.
Businesses are breeding grounds for bacteria in the winter. Cold temperatures, increased time spent indoors within close contact, and poor air circulation allows viruses to thrive. The best way to prevent business outbreaks is by cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing high-touch surfaces throughout the day, creating additional space between working areas, and encouraging frequent hand washing. Hiring a Vancouver commercial cleaning company to perform Electrostatic Disinfection or ULV Fogging is another beneficial method to remove unwanted germs.
Take Care of the Floors
Business floors require extra attention-to-detail during the winter. Moisture and exposure to chemicals such as ice melt can cause mould and mildew, stains, bleaching, and leave floors looking dull. The Calcium Carbonate found in ice melt leaves a white residue and creates streaky floors. Carpet cleaning and floor stripping and waxing are necessary to maintain office or commercial floors during the winter. They help clean, protect, and seal floors, reducing the chances of permanent damage or the need for replacement.
Clean Windows Frequently
In Vancouver, winter is wet, dark, and rainy. Clean windows can make all the difference! They allow natural light to enter, which can improve lighting and mood. Besides natural light, clean windows also create an inviting atmosphere and prevent wear and tear caused by rain and snow. Precipitation creates a build up of sediment on windows, which leads to streaks. When windows are consistently exposed to precipitation, it can cause mould and mildew growth or staining.
Hire a Snow Removal Company
If your business has sidewalks, a driveway, or a parking lot, snow removal and salting is crucial for safety. Salt can be difficult to find during a snowstorm. Stocking up early will prevent having to pay high premiums and search high and low when your business needs it. Skip the unnecessary stress of salting and shovelling each evening when temperatures drop by hiring a snow removal company.
At Clean Green Solutions, we offer snow removal and salting services on top of our regular office and commercial cleaning services. We use eco-friendly salt to reduce our environmental impact and minimize asphalt and concrete damage. Book your winter services in advance. Call (604) 644-8540 to secure a spot this winter.