Happy Holidays Begin with Healthy Shoppers
With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to prepare your retail facility for the influx of holiday shopping foot traffic. Shoppers bring germs and dirt with them, so it’s imperative your facility’s cleaning team is prepared to tackle the increased cleaning needs. In fact, 85% of consumers want to see proof that the facility they are entering is clean. Therefore, maintaining a clean and inviting environment is crucial for both patron satisfaction and facility health.
Upgrade your Matting Program
The increased holiday season foot traffic can exert additional strain on your floors. People often track debris into a facility on the bottom of their shoes. This can negatively affect your floor’s finishes, stains or sealants. To put this into perspective, after 1,500 people have walked into your facility, up to 42% of your floor’s finish can be removed within the initial six feet of the entrance. Addressing these damages can be both time-consuming and expensive. That’s why it’s crucial to implement a comprehensive entrance matting system as a proactive measure. It’s recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that our entry mat system be at least 20 feet long, as wide as your entry doors and include a scraper, absorption and finishing mat.
Cintas High-Performance Series™mats, part of a tri-mat system, come in a variety of options to fit your entrance matting needs. To create an effective tri-mat system, you can combine a Cintas Active Scraper® mat outside with an Xtraction® floor mat and a Cintas Photo® or Cintas Traffic® mat inside to help keep dirt and water from coming in direct contact with your flooring. Our rental mat service experts handle professionally laundered mats on a regular basis to help provide you with consistently clean mats.
Maintain Pristine Restrooms
Maintaining the cleanliness of your restroom is important in leaving a good impression on shoppers. Around three-quarters of consumers say dirty restrooms would cause them to have a negative perception of a business. Maintaining a clean restroom also helps reduce germ transmission. Restrooms, on average, harbor 500,000 bacterial cells per square inch, making them a hotspot for germs.
To maintain a clean restroom, deep cleaning and properly stocked dispensers can make all the difference. Cintas UltraClean® services include a regular restroom deep cleaning, allowing your team to focus on basic day-to-day cleanliness. With our Signature Series®, we offer regular restocking and maintenance of soap, sanitizer, toilet paper and paper towel dispensers. This helps to ensure your restroom always has the proper hygiene supplies stocked, even with the influx of holiday shoppers.
Keep Cleaning Supplies Stocked
Ensuring your cleaning team has all the necessary supplies to upkeep your facility’s hygiene standards is a crucial part of tackling the holiday season. The increase in shoppers at your facility means an increase in cleaning demands. Cintas Signet® Cleaning Chemicals includes a certified range of cleaning solutions that can be tailored to your facility’s needs. Our representatives will work with you to develop a plan this holiday season for what cleaning supplies you will consistently need. Additionally, our commercial towel and mop services help ensure your facility always has clean mops and stocked towels every week. We take away the distraction of ordering, stocking and storing these supplies. Our representatives will work with you to develop a plan this holiday season for what cleaning supplies you will consistently need.
Be Prepared This Holiday Season
Maintaining a hygienic shopping environment this holiday season is important to customer satisfaction. Adding an efficient entrance matting system, keeping restrooms clean and well stocked and ensuring enough cleaning supplies are on hand can help create a welcoming environment for all who visit your retail facility.
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