A Few Tips to Clean Your Entrance Floor Mats

By using effective mats, you can save almost 200 hours of your labor in a year as per one of the cleaning experts of the USA. After the outbreak of COVID-19, the importance of entrance mats has further increased in offices, healthcare facilities, and schools. This is needed in addition to social distancing right at your front door.

So, then how can you keep your entrance mats clean? Over time they will accumulate tough dirt, debris that is trapped in the mats will pile up and that has to be removed. 

Let us discuss in this post how you will keep your Waterhog mats clean that are supplied by Ultimate Mats which is known for supplying various kinds of mats for different applications.

As per WHO (World Health Organization), at least 30 new infectious diseases have now emerged within the last twenty years and some of them are: 

  • SARS
  • Ebola
  • H1N1 (“bird flu”)  

All these are quite dangerous diseases and there is every possibility that all such diseases can be spread through your mats too.

The disinfection agent you use in your sanitizing mats is just as important as the type of sanitizing mat you use. It is always quite challenging to make your right decision. You can enlist the help of a reputable cleaning firm to sanitize your mats.

The following are a few tips that you can use for keeping your mats clean and disinfected.

  1. Use washing machine

If you are using any washable type of mats then you can use your domestic washing machine to clean them from time to time. If the size of the mat is bigger, then you can prefer commercial washing machine for cleaning.

  1. Wet and dry vacuum cleaners

Check with the supplier whether the mat is washable particularly if the mats are used in certain commercial and industrial locations. With such cleaning, you can pick up and collect all the hidden dirt and debris that are trapped, and then do the wet cleaning.

  1. Carpet Cleaner

Again, this might be a product that most businesses and perhaps some households have on hand. The carpet cleaner cleans deep into the carpet and extracts dirt. The carpet cleaner picks up water well and then dries your matting, making it excellent for indoor entrance mats.

  1. Vacuum

A regular vacuum cleaning is ideal for maintaining your mats and that can suffice long term for those areas having low to medium foot traffic. However, for areas having heavy foot traffic, you have to carry out a much deeper cleaning.

  1. Damp cloth washing or mopping

This is most suitable for any rubber mats, particularly those used in kitchen and bars.

  1. Shake out the mat

This can be done as part of daily maintenance and cleaning of mats. Whether it is an office or home this can be done daily.

Using these tips will help you to maintain your entrance mats and you can leave them in great condition. Also, it can help you to make a great impression on your visitors.

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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