5 Tips To Keep Your Door Mats Clean
By: Pinki Thu, 21 May 2020 2:29 PM
Effective matting alone can save approximately 200 hours of labour per year according to (Mr. Don Aslett, Americas #1 Cleaning Expert), however, if your floor mats are to do their job effectively every so often they will need to be cleaned. So what's the best and easiest way to do this?
The build-up of tough dirt, grit and debris trapped in your mats pile will need to be removed, so we've put together 5 helpful tips to do this and give your matting a step in the right direction!
* Washing Machine
For those mats that are washable there are two options. First is to machine wash in a domestic or commercial washing machine and second is to hose and dry, the latter being the most practical, easiest and not to mention the cheapest option.
To find out if your entrance matting is washable we always recommend double-checking with your mat supplier or referring to the cleaning instructions, checking a - if the item is washable and b - the weight of the product.
* Wet And Dry Vacuum Cleaners
Following on from tip 1, again for this tip always check with your supplier if the product is washable. This option may be more geared towards commercial and industrial locations as this type of cleaner is not often readily available, but by all means, if you have one at home use it! Most have a powerful motor that will pick up and collect most of the hidden dirt and debris trapped, they then wet and dry the carpeted pile to leave it clean.
* Carpet Cleaner
Again this may be a product that most businesses may have on-site and even some households. The carpet cleaner provides a deep-down clean and extraction of dirt. Similar to the wet and dry vacuum in tip 2, the carpet cleaner provides a superb wet pick up and then dries out your matting, ideal for indoor entrance mats.
A daily vacuum is ideal for the maintenance of your mats and may suffice long term for areas with low to medium foot traffic. However, for areas with heavy foot traffic eventually, you will need to carry out a deeper clean that tips 1, 2, and 3 discuss.
* Damp Cloth Wash Or Mop
This tip is most suitable for rubber mats, especially those placed in kitchens and bars. When daily cleaning is carried out simply mop over or damp wipe the mats at the same time. Again check with your supplier what chemicals can be used and that it won’t damage or break down the rubber, Alternatively as per tip 1 points out you can simply take the items outside and hose down and hang to dry which is similar to the damp cloth/ mop down.