How to Prepare Your Business for Spring Showers

How to Prepare Your Business for Spring Showers

April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring plenty of water into your place of business. People entering and leaving your building during or in the aftermath of spring rains are covered in moisture, from the umbrellas above their heads to the soles of their shoes to the pants, shirts, and jackets in between.

All of that water will make its way to your floors, where it can do a lot more damage than messing up your hairstyle. Water from spring showers can form puddles and slippery spots that can quickly cause employees and guests alike to lose their footing and crash violently to the floor. When that happens, serious injuries often result, injuries that could cost business owners tens of thousands of dollars in personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.

Fortunately, businesses can take simple and effective steps to reduce the amount and impact of any moisture that makes its way into their facility.

Water-Absorbing Anti-Slip Floormats

The first line of defense against slips and falls involves keeping water off of floors. And the best way to do that is with commercial and industrial floor mats specifically designed to absorb water and prevent slips.

As their name implies, Waterhog mats do just that: hog water tracked in on shoes and clothing. Made of crush-proof polypropylene material, Waterhog mats aggressively clean and trap moisture, dirt, and debris using signature “nubs” on their surface. Those nubs come in several patterns, such as diamond, basketweave, and diagonal patterns. Waterhog matting is best used in entryways, lobbies, and other heavy traffic commercial locations.

Umbrella Stands

When folks make their way inside to get out of the rain, they bring their wet umbrellas inside with them. Some people may even shake their umbrellas out on your floors to dry them off, depositing even more water on your floors, and then carry those wet umbrellas throughout your facility, leaving a trail of water in their wake.

Stylish and cost-effective umbrella stands strategically placed near entrances can take care of this common problem. Eagle Mat’s umbrella bag dispensers are freestanding structures that hold and automatically dispense two rows of disposable umbrella bags, making them easy for visitors to use. The sign on the stand reads, “Please take one,” urging guests to stow their wet umbrellas before they track rainwater throughout the building. 

Eagle Mat and Floor Products proudly offers the finest in Waterhog mats, umbrella stands, and other floor covering products in the marketplace. Our products are designed to provide safety, durability, and functionality in all types of environments.

Contact us today at 1-877-333-1018 to speak with a member of our knowledgeable sales team.