The Power of Commercial Mats
Since we are becoming more aware of the Earth and all the hazards that harm it, being eco-friendly is a now main concern of many facilities. Since a lot of facility buildings have big grounds to cover, facility managers may not think going green is an easy task. A commercial mat rental program can be the quick solution to start to making your facility eco-friendly. To show you how, we’ve outlined some of the best ways that mats can reduce your carbon foot print.
Improves Air Quality
Improving indoor air quality in your facility can have several different benefits. When air quality is poor, employees or customers can experience allergies, headaches, breathing issues and more. It’s hard for many facilities to pinpoint the exact cause of poor indoor air quality. When you factor in the dirt, dust and debris being brought in from the outside, it’s easy to see how things can decrease quickly. The best prevention method when it comes to trapping debris and dust quickly is stopping it at the source. Commercial mats act as a sponge to dirt and water and other air contaminates. When mats are placed outside these hazards can be stopped before they ever enter through your facility doors. This way the mats can be easily laundered, the dust can be taken care of and everyone will be able to breathe easier.
Cuts Down on Cleaning Chemicals
Are you tired of keeping up with facility maintenance? If your building experiences heavy foot traffic, then you know how daunting this task may be. Not only does this cost lots of money to maintain, it also seems never ending at busy times of the day. Facilities without commercial mats are forced to used heavy duty chemicals and cleaning supplies just to get rid of the dirt, dust and grime that’s being tracked from the outside in. Commercial mats reduce the need for maintenance and supplies for you. When placed in entryways and other high volume areas, they trap the debris so they never reach the floor. This means less time spent on maintaining floors as well as a reduced need for harsh cleaning chemicals. When less chemicals and energy is being used on keeping floors clean, the cleaner and more eco-friendly your facility will be.
Earns Your Facility LEED Credits
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) credits can set your business apart from the rest. Earning your facility these credits through facility maintenance will show your dedication to a cleaner and greener business. Your facility can earn LEED credits through the use of commercial mats. LEED credits are recognized by utilizing entrance systems and mats in your facility. This is due to the mats ability to eliminate dirt and avoid bringing it from the outside in. The standard recommendation for these credits is 10-12 feet of matting to be placed at the entrance of a facility.
For all these reasons and more, commercial mats are a sustainable way to create an eco-friendly and clean facility.