The many benefits of mat rental

Why rent mats?

 

Let me count the ways....Seriously though there are many reasons and I will cover a few of them here.

  1. Your business is important to you, and you want to create a positive first impression when customers enter your business, and see a clean dry surface.
  2. A clean, dry floor is a safe floor to walk and stand on. Swan's mats are very absorbent so rain, snow and slush are in the mat, not creating a slip and fall hazard on your floors
  3. The mats protect your floors, capturing dirt, salt and water that will damage the floor.
  4. Rubber backing on the mat keeps it from slipping on the floor. As a business owner you are taking a precaution against accidents, should a slip and fall accident occur on a wet floor without a mat.
  5. You and your employees can focus on serving the customer, and let Swan remove dirty mats and replace them with clean. No mat cleaning needed for you or your employees.

Our sales professionals can come to your business and provide a no obligation, free quote. Every two weeks our customer service represetnatives come to your business to remove the dirty mats and replace them. It's that simple. Contact us today.  

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Washing 1000 pounds of knitted fabric

Canada 150 project becomes a big washing project for Swan

 

Cambridge Textile artist Sue Sturdy created a Canadian Flag from donated knitted fabrics and textiles. It was vast, hundreds of feet across.  Nearly 100 canoes and kayaks delivered the knitting to the park from Linear Park. Grand Woolly River Ride was designed to honour the importance of textiles and the river to the city’s history, while creating a fun event involving as many people as possible.

It was a thing of beaty for all of Cambridge to enjoy. The Flag's materials will then be it will be cut up, washed and repurposed into scarves, blankets and other items for people in need in the community.

Enter Swan Dust Control. Sue called and asked if Swan would pick up and wash all of the materials, which were about 1000 lbs. Always up for a challenge, Swan agreed. Happy to help. Wow, what a challenge it was. Knitted fabrics are much more deleicate than rubber backed entry mats. They all had to be put in "delicates" bags and washed in cold water, on a gentle cycle. 

Well, it is done, and the fabrics can now begin a new life, helping those in need. 

washing machine with knits insidelarge pile of knitted fabric in cart

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We care about the safety of your building

Swan cares about the safety of your business

 

You need to focus on your business and your customers, it's what you do best. So let Swan be a partner with you in keeping your place of buisness clean and safe for both your employees and your customers.

 

Our Hassle-Free, Care-Free Rental Programs provide the latest in floor mat solutions, Purell hand sanitizer, dust and wet mops, we will help your business improve productivity and lower your maintenance costs while enhancing your image by keeping your floors and critical areas clean and safe, on a regular basis. 

 

We can be a partner in your Green Building efforts by providing a rental of floor mats and anti-bacterial dispensers. Keep your customers and staff safe, and maintain a clean, eco-friendly workplace.

 

We provide pick-up and delivery to your location to remove your soiled mats and mops and replace them with clean ones. No inventory or quality control issues, we do that for you, so that you can focus on your business.

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Swan covers Canada

Canadian flag

​Swan serves all of Canada for Mats and Mops

 

​Swan Dust Control has locations in Waterloo, London and Brampton. So how can we provide service to all of Canada? We have a network of local service providers that enables us to deliver to your door across Canada, with a few exceptions in the North. 

 

Swan prides intself on providing a better mat than our competitors too. Have you ever noticed when entering a business that the mats are not clean, are faded, or are generally in poor condition? You will not find a Swan Dust Control mat like that. When you see the small white swan in the corner of the mat, you can count on the quality.

What do we do when our mats become faded, or thin? We donate these mats to third world nations where they are used in many settling such a schools, hospitals and other places that may not have proper flooring.

Do yourself a a favour, if you are currently receiving service from one of our competitors, contact Swan for a free quote, and you will be surprised to find we can save you money and provide a better product.

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Planning for Fall

Is your business ready for Fall?

open sign hangs on store door

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 cusomters 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, so that your business stays clean, and you can focus on what you do best, which is to serve your customers. Contact Swan today for a free quote for mat and mop rental, and Purell.

 

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 on a stand or wall mounted, can kill these germs and keep you and those around you healthy. 

 

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Benefits of a mat rental service

Benefits of a rental service

black entry mat on floor

You take pride in your business and how you present your business to your customers, counts. With clean mats at your entry and throughout your business you provide a clean and safe environment for your customers and your employees.

Some of the benefits include;

  • No up-front investment
  • No inventory to store
  • Continuous clean item supply
  • frequent pick-up and delivery
  • lower maintenance costs

Swan offers logo mats, scraper mats and anti-fatigue mats, as well as wet and dry mops. Keep your business clean and safe from slip and fall accidents by letting us do the dirty work. We offer a large range of mat sizes to meet your needs. We take the dirt away, so that you and your employees can focus on what you do best, serving your cusotmers.  

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Managing Dirt is a Year Round Job

Managing dirt in your workplace is needed year round

 

dirty footprints on floor

 

The Spring/Summer is the time to review and renew your preventive maintenance programs.  An effective matting program can save thousands of dollars in cleaning costs and potential liability from slip and fall accidents.  Good quality mats, placed in the proper locations, serve as an accident prevention system averting injuries before they happen.   Additionally, mats can capture, trap, hold and hide dirt and moisture, keeping it from being tracked into the facility.  The end result provides a safer, cleaner, and healthier environment for customers and employees while lowering maintenance costs and enhancing the preservation of expensive flooring.

  • The features and benefits of a year-long floor mat service are as follows:
  • Reduces slip and fall accidents that could result in injuries and legal issues
  • Provides a safer and cleaner environment for your customers and employees.
  • Lowers maintenance costs by preserving expensive flooring.
  • Improves cleanliness of your facility which equates to enhance customer experiences increasing revenue and profits.  
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Make a positive first impression on customers

First Impressions are important

 

Research has also found that customers would not frequent a store if they found it unclean. According to a 2010 retail consumer study  performed by M/A/R/C Research and National In-Store, 14 percent of consumers would cease visiting a store if it didn't meet their cleanliness standards, while 29 percent reporting they'd only patronize a dirty store if it were absolutely necessary.

 

Making a positive impression on customers can translate into more business and more success. A customer that has entered your place of business is getting an impression of you, your employees and the business space well before any transaction takes place.

 

According to The National Research Council of Canada, "People are affected by your appearance, whether or not they realize it, and whether or not they think appearance is important." In short, your visual presentation has consequences.

 

A customer should be able to enter a clean establishment and be greeted appropriately by the staff. A dust-free environment is imperative. If a customer touches dust as they're picking up an item, selecting a new set of wheels and rims, or when browsing for any other type of product, the experience can be less than pleasant and can place your brand in a negative light.

 

Focus on the floors. According to CDI research, 42 percent of people look at the floors first when judging the cleanliness of a business. Make sure to place heavy-duty mats to collect dirt at the door, and regularly spot-check any messes throughout the business day. A thorough sweep and mop should be done at the close of business.

 

Most business owners know it can be very difficult to continue keeping the floors clean, especially in high traffic areas. This can be remedied by placing floor mats both inside and outside the entrance. These mats will trap dirt and debris and keep it from being tracked throughout the business. Also, depending on the type of establishment and number of daily visitors, you may need to clean the floor a few times a day. Just remember: the floor is one of the very first things a customer notices upon entering the establishment.

 

How does your business smell? Air Freshener dispensers can neutralize odours rather than masking them. These can be placed in the business and they never stop working, ensuring the air is clean and fresh.

 

We all know how important good service is to customers, so make sure that the first impression is a positive one so that your business will get the opportunity to really “shine” for the customer.

 

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