During the long winter months when it’s wet and slippery outside, it’s crucial for businesses to ensure that they have proper safety precautions in place to prevent customers from slipping and injuring themselves. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most general industry incidents involve slips and falls. Sadly, an estimated 20-30% of people who experience a slip or fall will suffer moderate to severe injuries.
Let’s not wait until an accident happens before we take the proper steps to create a safe environment for both customers and employees. Swan has several options to help keep your floors clean and your customers injury-free. We provide rental mats, which reduce the dirt, mud and moisture tracked into the building. We also provide scraper mats which provide a slip-resistant surface, and work wonders for high-risk and wet areas.
Finally, we have treated mops which help keep floors looking shiny and professional.
Prevent potential safety issues and liability- call Swan today!
While it is crucial to make a great first impression in regards to the appearance of the business, it is also vital to take note of the smell in the air. This is something that may attract or detract a customer from returning to a business. In fact, according to the American Marketing Association, people stay as much as 44% longer in businesses that smell good. They also go on to explain that scents have the ability to evoke an emotional response, and when used correctly, can increase feelings of happiness. Having a fresh smell in the air helps the customer feel and believe that they are in a clean environment.
Swan provides automatic air fresheners for any room that might need some freshening up. We have several fragrances to choose from. Plus, we provide the unit and replenish the fragrance.
When a customer walks into a business, they instantly make a first impression based on what they see. For instance, if they look around and see messy floors with salt stains and dirt, they may assume that the business lacks professionalism. The person may wonder, ‘If they show so little respect for their workspace, then will they treat customers in the same manner?’
Cleanliness also impacts the health and safety of those who come into contact with the building. Obviously, a customer will not want to return for a second visit if they feel their health and well-being are at risk.
At Swan, we strive to help businesses create a safe and professional looking workspace where both staff and customers know they do not have to worry about their well-being. We want to increase the likelihood of customers returning for a second visit because they were greatly impressed with the service and the cleanliness of the business.
Give Swan a call and let us help you make a great first impression with your customers. We provide both rental mats and mops, which work wonders at removing dirt, dust, and even stains!
Why Are Mats So Important During The Winter Months?
Monday, November 25, 2019
Keep Your Customers Safe From Slips and Falls This Winter
There are countless reasons as to why it is crucial for businesses to have proper matting on their floors during the long winter months. This type of weather tends to make floors much more wet and slippery, which can potentially lead to unnecessary slips and falls from both customers and employees. This is obviously, something that should be avoided at all costs as the safety of your customers should be the top priority.
Floor mats can help in the following ways:
- Prevent slips and falls, and reduce the risk of liability
- Reduce daily cleaning costs by substantially minimizing tracked-in soil. Research shows that overhead costs associated with cleaning greatly increases during the winter months.
- Extend the lifespan of flooring surfaces
- Help maintain a great impression with your customers.
- With Swan, your soiled mats are picked up at your location for each service cycle, and then exchanged with clean ones. The soiled items are brought back to our plant for professional cleaning. It’s as easy as that.
Keep your customers safe this winter. Call Swan today for a free quote.
The first step to ensuring your customers are safe from slips and falls is to place matting in entrances and heavy-traffic areas. However, not just any mat will do the job right. For instance, you don’t want to purchase mats that curl in the corners and cause customers to trip. Our rental mats are specially manufactured with premium high quality materials to provide an outstanding performance at your facility. Here are some of these materials:
Anti-skid nitrile rubber backing customized for hard floor surfaces or carpeted floors
Rubber backing helps prevent curling and cracking, and allows the mat to lay completely flat
Rubber borders facilitate transition and cart traffic
Cut pile yarn allows dirt to penetrate and hide in between fibers until the next service from Swan
Super absorbent 100% nylon cut pile carpet surface resists packing and crushing
If you’d like to learn more about our amazing products, call us today for a free quote.
Use A Standing Desk? Save Your Legs With Anti-Fatigue Mats!
If you work in an office, I’m sure you’ve discovered how sitting for long periods can be taxing on your muscles. Many offices are now providing standing desks as an option to try and combat this issue. In fact, research shows that using a standing desk can improve employees’ health, mood and productivity.
However, standing for long periods of time can also be detrimental to one’s health. Leg muscles can become totally static and constricted as they work overtime to keep the person in an upright position. Blood flow is also often reduced which causes pain and discomfort. This is where anti-fatigue mats come in. When a person stands on one of these mats, his/her muscles will subtly contract and expand as they adjust to the flexibility of the mat. This muscle movement increases blood-flow and increases the amount of oxygen reaching the heart. Plus, fatigue is significantly reduced. And let’s not forget the comfortability of anti-fatigue mats! Who wouldn’t feel happier at work when they feel more comfortable and at ease?
To learn more about the many benefits of an anti-fatigue mat, call Swan today!
Summer is coming to an end, and it is time to plan for the fall, which can include wet weather, and more dirt entering your place of business. With children returning to school, and vacations over, is your business ready for the additional traffic through your door?
It is important to think about first impressions of your business, and also the safety of both your customers and staff. Swan Dust Control will place mats in the high traffic areas, and entrances, so that dirt, dust, and wet weather are captured by the mat. Every two weeks the dirty mats are removed and replaced with clean mats, so that your business stays clean, and you can focus on what you do best, which is to serve your customers.
In the fall people start to spend more time indoors, and with kids back at school, cold and flu germs are spread more easily. Adding a Purell anti-bacterial dispenser can kill these germs and keep you and those around you healthy.
Contact Swan today for a free quote for mat and mop rental, and Purell.
We are glad that you asked. Swan Dust Control has operations in Waterloo, Brampton and London Ontario. We service a large part of Southern Ontario from these locations. However, we also have a network of service providers, so we are able to provide service all over Ontario.
We know there are other suppliers, but Swan Dust Control offers a high level of service, and quality of product that you will not find elsewhere. The cleanliness of your business is important, and you are paying for a service that should provide a superior product, whether it is Mats, Mops, Air Freshers, or Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer.
If you are currently dealing with someone else for these needs, just give Swan Dust Control a chance to provide you with a quote. We believe you will be happy to compare our price and our product and service with that of our competitors. Get a no obligation quote from Swan today.
First impressions are important, which means the entrance to your business is especially crucial, as it is the first thing that your customer interacts with. Why not take advantage of our summer special throughout July and August, where you can have a special message or your company logo added to a single-entry mat, or several mats within your business. Our digitally printed logo mats reproduce fine detail, fades and 3D images. Plus, there are 25 standard colours and over 300 accent colours available. Swan will continue to pick up your mat(s), clean them and deliver them back to their positions within your business.
Contact Swan today for a free quote and to learn more.
We can provide your business with clean mops so that you can stay ahead of wet floors, and any dirt or mess that enters your workplace. You protect your floors, and save money on cleaning products. Your workplace stays safe from slip and fall accidents that can occur from wet or greasy floors.
We have wet mops, treated mops and dry mops. Our wet mops are made with a synthetic blend of absorbent antimicrobial fibre. Plus, it has a 50% reduction in drying time compared to cotton blended mops, along with increased resistance to chemicals. Our treated mops have a unique, tightly twisted yarn construction, which gives the mops unparalleled durability. They will not fray or snag, and withstands repeated laundering.
Swan changes them out with clean stock, taking the dirt away and leaving you with a fresh stock.
Protect your investment of flooring, and maintain a safe place for both workers and customers by mopping away dirt and spills. Contact us today for a free quote.