From the cold temperatures to the slushy streets, the winter weather brings with it its own slew of cleaning concerns.

When the streets are filled with salt and slush, it eventually makes its way indoors on the soles of shoes and creates harsh conditions for flooring. Not only can it make non-carpeted flooring slippery and look unappealing, all the wintry weather can pose a risk to the longevity of your carpeted and non-carpeted floors. Scratches and cuts in the finish of your non-carpeted flooring can be caused by minor particles, which are amplified during the winter months with the addition of salt and slush. Additionally, carpeted flooring can easily show wear and tear, and the added wetness of winter weather can make your carpet take a beating pretty quickly and give off the wrong impression about your space.

Whether your space is full of non-carpeted flooring, carpeted flooring, or a combination of the two, it is important to care for them properly to ensure longevity. 


Non-Carpeted Floor Cleaning

Winter slush can make all non-carpeted flooring slippery and dangerous, and the increased amount of dirt and salt being brought in can cause constant abrasion and lead to floors degrading more quickly. Regular floor cleaning, especially during the winter months, can help with the visual appearance of your floor and facility, and can prolong its lifespan.

At Town House, we recommend a daily mopping, quarterly buffing and annual stripping and waxing, depending on flooring type, to really prolong the look and lifespan of non-carpeted flooring. And, while these services can be done at any time of the year, we recommend the annual waxing be done at the end of the winter season to really remove any and all winter residue.

Carpeted Floor Cleaning

A full carpet deep clean is recommended at least on an annual basis in commercial spaces where foot traffic is high. This helps to ensure dust, dirt and potential allergens that have settled deeper into the carpet fibers are being properly removed. While this service can be performed any time of year, we typically recommend this in the spring as the snow and salt from the winter season can be harsh on carpets.

If you’re interested in learning more about how the wintry weather is affecting your flooring, reach out to us today! 

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