FORT WORTH, TX — Many parts of the country are now experiencing the wrath of winter, and facility managers and building service contractors (BSCs) must prepare for these months, ensuring their facilities are clean, safe and healthy, according to a press release.

Proper preparation for the winter season is probably one of the most important things managers and BSCs can do to ensure their facilities stay clean and safe, the release stated.

According to the release, among the steps that BCSs should take are the following:

  • Make sure that building entries are maintained to clean up snow, ice, salt, and soils as quickly as possible. Depending on the floor surface it will need to be swept, vacuumed and/or mopped.  
  • To help prevent the spreading of soil, mop heads should be cleaned or changed frequently and the rinse bucket emptied after each cleaning.
  • All building entries should be regularly monitored to ensure that they are kept as clean and dry as possible.  
  • Plenty of "wet floor" signs should be available and placed where needed to help ensure the safety of facility workers and visitors.

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