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The Effects Winter Has on Your Floor Surfaces in Pittsburgh

December 14th, 2014 · No Comments

ServiceMaster Professional Building Maintenance combats salt, snow, and mold when providing floor cleaning in Pittsburgh, PA.

Winter is a beautiful season rich with picturesque landscapes and holidays, but it also is a time of harsh weather that can greatly impact the outside and inside of your office. While carpets are commonly known for taking a beating during winter months, hard surface floors also share in the damage. Snow, ice, water, frozen debris, and salt all take their toll on office flooring. While many try to remain proactive and take care of the damage themselves, it is important remember how hiring professionals can get the job done right, every time. ServiceMaster Professional Building Maintenance provides hard surface floor cleaning in Pittsburgh, PA that ensures that floors are not only clean once, but also that they remain clean throughout winter.

Salt on Hard Surface Floors
The one product that helps us get around outdoors is one of the worst enemies indoors – salt-based compounds for ice-melt. While most try to reduce the effects of salt using walk-off mats, it can easily be transported via hiding into the tread of shoes and other materials. Hard surface floors are greatly affected since salt will often strip the urethane coating off of wood and tile surfaces. Without this coating, flooring is susceptible to further damage from dirt, moisture, and abrasion.

Snow, Ice, and Mold on Hard Surface Floors
Once snow, ice, and debris are brought indoors, it doesn’t take long for it to turn into a mess of water and mud. When the moisture from the water and mud are left unattended, they can soak into floors causing a perfect breeding ground for mold. Excess moisture can cause warping and cracking of floor materials. Due to the potentially hazardous nature of mold, entire flooring may need to be replaced if left untreated, which can lead to immense expenses.

Winter weather is often unpredictable and its effects can quickly cause havoc inside of your office. The best defense is to work with a team of certified professionals that are experienced in hard surface floor cleaning in Pittsburgh, PA. ServiceMaster Professional Building Maintenance knows how to battle snow, ice, and salt damage to get your flooring back to its healthy, shiny state. Contact us today to learn more about our floor cleaning plans and have a safe and happy winter season!


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