Effective Use of Mats in Correctional Facilities

Cleanliness at correctional facilities is extremely important. These facilities are highly populated and residents live in close quarters where germs and disease can spread quickly. Proper and effective cleaning plays an important role in reducing and even preventing the spread of infection.

Ensuring that high traffic areas such as the facility’s commercial entrance mats and floor mats are properly cleaned is essential, as both the inmates and employees can be at high risk of contracting transmissible diseases.

Custom Floor Mats For Correctional Facilities

One of the ways that correctional facilities can effectively use mats as a way to keep the facility orderly and clean is to get custom floor mats specifically made for their facility. A rental mat expert can help create a commercial floor mat solution that will fit spaces precisely and ensure that the right type of mat is selected. In addition, custom floor mats will fit properly, eliminating bumps and uneven surfaces that occur from ill-fitting mats – a very common cause of slips and falls.

In addition to ensuring that the mat size is correct, other considerations should include:

  • Anti-fatigue mats. They are a good choice when it comes to commercial mats for correctional facilities. These types of mats offer support to employees that have to stand for a long period of their working hours such as guards or the facility’s kitchen staff.
  • Choosing the right type of mat. Not all commercial floor mats are created equally. Industrial level mats trap dirt and debris better than regular purchased mats.
  • Choosing the right type of mat backing. This will ensure that shower areas and other spaces that use water or other liquids limit slip and fall accidents.
  • Commercial entrance mats need to be changed out depending on the weather so that the winter or spring wet conditions aren’t tracked into the facility.

Once the right mats have been chosen, it is imperative that they are properly cleaned and maintained. In order to minimize the spread of disease, correctional facilities must ensure that their commercial floor mats are laundered frequently using a professional industrial laundering process that will get the mats to the highest level of clean after every wash.

Using a commercial floor mat rental company, like City Clean, is an effective tool in a correctional facilities efforts to keep all spaces clean, safe and sanitary. Using rental mats means that more dirt will be held and trapped in the mats, eliminating janitorial time spent sweeping and/or cleaning entrances and leaving more time for cleaning the many other surfaces that require attention.

Using preventive measures like commercial floor mats can go a long way in the overall cleanliness of a correctional facility. With more than 40 years in the rental mat business, City Clean can offer an expert opinion on which mats will provide the best health and safety support. Contact us to find out more about how we can work together and keep your facility at its best.