Keeping Your Clinic Winter-Safe

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As winter arrives, it brings along a lot of new challenges for veterinary clinics. One of the most important tasks is keeping the clinic clean and safe for both pets and humans. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of floor cleaning during winter and how using a floor mat can be beneficial.

During winter, veterinary clinics face an increased risk of salt, sand, and antifreeze being tracked in on shoes and pet’s paws. These substances can be harmful to animals and can also cause damage to the clinic's floors. Proper cleaning is essential to prevent these substances from building up on the floors and creating a potential hazard.

One of the best ways to keep floors clean and safe during the winter months is by using a floor mat. A floor mat can be placed at the entrance of the clinic and can help trap dirt, snow, and ice before it is tracked inside. This not only helps to keep the floors clean, but it also helps prevent slips and falls.

When using a floor mat, it is essential to clean it regularly. The mat should be shaken out and vacuumed daily to remove any dirt or debris that has been trapped. If the mat becomes excessively dirty or saturated with water, it should be removed and cleaned with soap and water or professionally cleaned.

In addition to using a floor mat, it is important to clean floors regularly during the winter. A neutral cleaner like OdorPet should be used to remove any salt or antifreeze residue that has been tracked in. Harsh cleaners can damage floors and should be avoided. A neutral cleaner is gentle enough to use regularly and can effectively remove dirt and debris.

It is also important to use a mop or floor scrubber that can effectively remove the dirt and debris from the floor. It is essential to use a clean mop or scrubber to prevent the spread of dirt and germs. Using a dirty mop or scrubber can actually spread dirt and bacteria around the clinic, making the environment less safe.

A concentrated effort is needed to keep your veterinary practice secure over the winter. The buildup of salt, sand, and antifreeze, which may be dangerous to both humans and animals, must be avoided with proper floor cleaning. The clinic may be kept tidy and secure by using a floor mat and washing the flooring on a regular basis using a neutral cleanser. We can contribute to making the environment safer and healthier for everyone by incorporating these actions.

If you have questions, please give our knowledgeable staff a call at (800) 222-5537 or email

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