Why Winter/Spring is a Good Time to Check and Treat Your Industrial Flooring

By on Jan 14, 2016 in Industrial Flooring | 0 comments

Industrial flooring is subject to much heavier wear than domestic flooring and whilst these floors are built for purpose to withstand such use, it doesn’t mean that they are immune to damage and wear and tear over time.

Keeping on top of the maintenance and repair of your industrial flooring routinely will help to address minor issues in the early stages – saving you time, hassle and money in the long run. Whilst a lot of maintenance repairs are left until the summer months, winter and spring are in fact ideal times to carry out such maintenance.

Why start now?

One factor is that for many businesses, the winter and spring months are quieter times, so carrying out routine maintenance checks and repairs of the flooring will cause the least disruption. Timing is an incredibly important aspect to consider, as the continued productivity in any business needs to be upheld, despite maintenance projects.

In addition to this, winter and spring is the time where we’re likely to see the most dramatic changes in the climate and temperatures. The winter months bring cold weather, ice and in some cases snow, which then melts away as the warmer weather front comes. This can leave excess moisture on or inside flooring materials that can wreak havoc if not addressed. For example, in concrete based floors, you may see evident pothole, cracks and breakaways where moisture from beneath has forced its way outwards and upwards.

Furthermore, in winter your industrial floors are subject to a variety of chemicals, such as road salts and de-icers, which have high pH-levels and can be corrosive to the floor coating, leaving staining and weak spots.

Prevention is the Best Approach

However, early prevention is key. By working ahead of the game and checking and treating your industrial flooring during the winter and spring, you can better protect the surface from such chemicals and moisture to reduce the level of repair needed further down the line.

Industrial flooring may benefit from a scrub and recoat of the surface in the spring months to remove any residing dirt and grit and replace the protective layer on the surface. This maintenance effort now, will definitely pay off, as it’s perfectly ready to withstand the heavy use for the year ahead and through the winter until next spring.

For more on industrial flooring maintenance, why not contact us here at Ronjon Resins Ltd, for professional and expert advice.

 

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