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Cleaning Up After A Snowstorm

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The winter of 2013-2014 has been one of the coldest that Southwest Virginia has seen in quite some time. And last week’s impressive accumulation of snow was enough to have us all singing the winter blues.

Even though we have our fingers crossed that Jack Frost is gearing up for a graceful exit, there’s always the possibility that a winter storm of some sort will hit our area right when we least expect it. Prepping our homes for a major winter storm seems routine, but business owners should also put careful consideration into ensuring that the workplace is well taken care of after a winter storm hits.

Here are some tips to consider:

    1. Slippery When Wet: There’s snow everywhere, so naturally your workers are going to track it inside. Make sure that you have plenty of rubber floor mats in and around high-traffic areas so that workers can wipe the snow from their shoes. Utilize wet floor signs so that workers can take extra precaution in messy areas.
    2. Say No To Snow: It may seem like common sense, but make sure to keep your parking lot and entryways clear of snow. Check high-traffic areas frequently and clean up any puddles that pool up in common areas.
    3. The Boots Are Made For Working: Encourage your employees to wear snow appropriate footwear, like boots. Dress shoes and heels increase the chances of injury.
    4. Bring In The Pros: Hiring a professional cleaning company, like CleanSmart, LLC, will allow you to focus on running your business. Our staff is trained to spot and fix problem areas before you’ve even finished your morning coffee.

And if you’re anticipating a storm, keep a watchful eye on the weather and make sure your employees are safe. Snow accumulates quickly and trying to squeeze in that extra hour of work might prove to be a dangerous gamble once driving conditions worsen. Power off, drive safe, and spend the rest of the day building an epic snow fort. Work will be waiting for you tomorrow.

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