Facts About Dirt


The Facts about Dirt

Research has turned up some interesting facts on the troublesome problem of dust and dirt. Consider the following:

  • More than 80% of dust and dirt in public buildings is tracked from outside.
  • One square yard of commercial carpet can accumulate one pound of dirt a week and up to two pounds of dirt a week during wet weather.
  • Dirt and dust cause 90% of computer failures.
  • Over 30% of worker injuries are slip related.
  • Dust is a major source of indoor air pollution.
  • 91% of shoppers select a store to shop in because of its appearance.
  •   It is estimated that 90% of building maintenance cost is labour and 39% of all custodial time is devoted to floor cleaning and maintenance.

Clearly, dust and dirt are major problems and yet removing dirt from your premises can be labour-intensive and costly. For instance:

  • The cost of removing one pound of dirt from a building can easily exceed $500.
  • Only 10% of dirt is removed from floor mats with a vacuum cleaner.
  • Water and tracked-in dirt can quickly damage vacuums.

With high quality, attractive and durable floor mats and mat cleaning and exchange service, Universal Services can help you keep your premises free from dirt, dust and water at a fraction of the cost and hassle of doing this work yourself. Contact us to find out how we can help you and your business.

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