After you’ve invested in flooring, you want to protect that investment. However, it often becomes an afterthought once the flooring is installed. With a regular preventative maintenance program, you can increase the longevity of your floors with routine care. For some companies, it may seem like an additional costly service to outsource commercial flooring maintenance. But that’s not always the case!
Here are three ways to save on commercial flooring maintenance:
1. Get an extended warranty
When you purchase new floors, ask your salesperson about any warranty or extended warranty that their company may offer. By taking advantage of warranties, depending on the manufacturer, any damages or defective properties found in the product may be covered, offsetting the cost back to your vendor or manufacturer.
2. Implement a routine maintenance program
There are many vendors who will work with you to ensure that you get the lifelong benefit of your flooring investment and can find help you find a suitable provider for regular maintenance, such as vacuuming and deep cleaning. Some vendors will provide discount packages if you commit to a certain amount of visits. Always be sure to ask as this can save you money in the long run.
3. Keep up with everyday foot traffic
In heavy areas, such as lobbies, foyers, and hallways, it’s important to vacuum daily and keep as much dirt outside as possible. Work with your internal maintenance team to devise a plan and prepare for seasonal changes. Additionally, you’ll want to update your facility plan in high traffic areas where things like salt, leaves, and soil may accumulate.
There are a variety of ways to save on commercial flooring maintenance costs if you plan ahead and partner with the right team. Floor Maintenance Group can help you do this!