Constant Struggles Commercial Business Owners Face When Dealing with Winter Fatigue and Tracked in Muck and Ice

too many coats of finishFatigue is most likely going to happen for a lot of people during the winter. Except for those who absolutely love the snow and outdoor sporting events, the constant clearing of snow and ice from driveways, walkways, steps, and other areas, clearing it off of cars, having to trudge through this white substance to and from work, can all create a sense of fatigue.

For the commercial business owner as well as the maintenance department, it can also happen to them.

It’s not easy trying to keep up with cleaning those commercial floors, keeping them safe, and especially looking good through the long winter months. Winter in the greater Toronto area starts, realistically, sometime in October and won’t completely end until sometime in April, sometimes May.

That’s a long time to keep up with the cleaning.

It’s a long time to constantly mop up the entryways, as slush, snow, and ice is constantly tracked in. It’s a long time to spend extra effort cleaning the floors, polishing, buffing, and waxing. It’s a long time to take away from other maintenance efforts.

Still, it needs to be done.

There’s no escaping that simple reality; for the commercial facility that does not keep up with regular cleaning schedules, especially during the winter when those schedules are increased, more safety issues arise and the integrity of the floor surfaces becomes compromised.

How to stay focused.

Provide the maintenance personnel with the right equipment. Older equipment that is costly breaking down, is too heavy to lug around, is too slow, or has other issues is only going to make matters worse. Old equipment may even be causing damage to the floor surfaces.

There’s no need to take those chances. Make the right investment by choosing a quality, efficient, powerful, and lightweight commercial floor cleaning machine. It may not have any impact on winter, but it can certainly have a positive influence on the mental focus of the maintenance department when this season seems to be dragging on a bit too long.

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