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Wet Mopping Increases Risk of Slipping

One of the most widely used methods of floor cleaning can also present a health and safety risk to all those who use the area that is being cleaned.

Using a wet mop and cleaning liquid to keep floors in good condition can be effective, but it can also be quite hazardous to passers-by, especially if it is not marked out correctly.

People slipping on wet floors where the spillage or liquid has not been clearly signposted is quite a common occurrence, and it can result in financial damage for the proprietor as well as injury to the victim.

Although using a mop and bucket is cheaper than buying a steam cleaner or floor scrubber dryer, it is far less efficient in terms of both time and results. Left to its own devices, water can take quite a while to completely dry up, and this means that there is a considerable amount of time where the floor is wet enough for people to slip over.

Mopped Floors Take 7 Minutes to Dry

A recent study showed that 2m2 of mopped floor took approximately seven minutes to dry, during which time it looked very similar to the dry areas of the floor. The similarity in appearance meant that people may struggle to differentiate between the wet and dry areas, making slipping a very real risk.

Wet floors are always dangerous, but in certain environments they are a much bigger risk than others. Professional kitchens, for example, where people are surrounded by hot foods, liquids and sharp utensils are very high-risk areas where care and attention is an absolute priority. To avoid injury to both staff and customers alike, it is vital that appropriate cleaning techniques are used and any wet areas of floor are clearly signposted.

Steam cleaners are the perfect tool for those who need to clean floors quickly and efficiently without having to wait for surface water to dry up. Able to manoeuvre around tight spaces and small areas such as kitchens, they can be used in a variety of environments. A lot of steam cleaners also come with different attachments that are specifically designed for different surfaces, from floors to clothes and ovens.

Here at Alpha Power Cleaners, we are specialists in stocking and supplying cleaning solutions from the world’s leading manufacturers. From steam cleaners to floor scrubber dryers, we have exactly what you need to keep your floors clean and hygienic, contact our team today.

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