Slippery Floor Solutions – Have you seen the latest internet sensation? Many people are filming short videos of friends and family falling or slipping over in public or at home. The falls look painful, are unexpected, and bring shock to the viewer.
The more videos that are being uploaded, the more dramatic these falls are becoming!
Many people believe that when the person falls over it is a result of a slippery floor, because the floor may be wet, or someone may have spilled some liquid.
The reality is that the danger of slippery floors can cause great pain to anyone who slips. It can cause injury to the knees, neck and back. Back injuries can be difficult to recover from and a person may need extensive physiotherapy to help rectify the problem.
In fact, many companies have known to be sued from slippery floors and uneven surfaces. If you own a commercial outlet, you need to ensure your floors are clean and not slippery, otherwise if someone falls over and seriously injures themselves, you could be liable. This can cause you and your business extensive stress and hassle, not to mention the money it costs to go through a claim in the courts. Your reputation could also be tarnished if word gets out that someone was injured on your premises. You may go through an inspection period and be under scrutiny by other authorities who will want to ensure it does not happen again.
Therefore cleaning your floors in your commercial property should be conducted outside of opening hours and carefully, to avoid spillages in cleaning solution. If you need to clean your floors in opening times when clients are around, it is best to put up hazard signs and even cordon the area off. Better to be safe than sorry!
Cleaning your floor is easy when you hire a professional company to help you. They will be able to look at your unique floor type and then decide what the best course of cleaning would be. For example, if there are any carpet areas, they may conduct a deep clean. If they are hardwood floors, you may benefit from a re-sand to keep them looking fresh.
At home, you should also ensure your floors are clean and slip-free. Although no one is likely to sue you if they slip in your home, you should avoid accidents by ensuring that you keep the floors clean and germ free. If you have a pet, dirt and hair can easily clog up the floors and they should be regularly maintained and cleaned to ensure that there is no build up of bacteria in your floor crevices. This makes things stay clean, especially if you have children crawling around the floors.