Did You Know These Facts About Dirt And Building Maintenance?

  • 70% to 80% of dust, grime and dirt in a building is tracked in from the outside on people’s shoes, permanently damaging floors
  • One square yard of carpet can accumulate one pound of dirt a week; two pounds a week in inclement weather
  • It is estimated that the cost to find and remove a single pound of dirt from a building can run in excess of $600 in cleaning costs.  As few as 150 people entering a facility can track in one pound of dirt in a 5 day work week, costing over $30,000 dollars annually to remove
  • By utilizing a high performance entrance matting of at least 10’ to 15’ as recommended by the U.S. Green Building Council and the Carpet and Rug Institute you can capture as much as 85% to 95% of contaminants, saving maintenance dollars and protecting building assets
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