Is Your Concrete A Safety Issue?
Concrete surfaces often get relegated to the “necessity” department. They aren’t the shining star of your property, they aren’t a standout, and they aren’t always exciting.
But they are an integral part of your property’s curb appeal. And even more importantly? They have the potential to be a major safety issue.
Understanding the issues with dirty concrete
Let’s take a moment to give your concrete surfaces the credit they’re due. They are constantly – day in and day out – subjected to wear and tear from people, vehicles, and even the weather. The impact takes a toll.
But it can also have a dramatic impact on the safety implications of your property. 65% of slip and fall accidents occur on same-level surfaces – and dirty concrete can be a serious trigger for these mishaps. Consider the facts:
- More than 1 million Americans suffer from slip and fall accidents annually
- 1 in 6 injuries that account for lost work time are due to slip and fall accidents
- Slip and fall accidents cost an employer an average of $40,000 per accident
The simple explanation? The risk of a slip and fall accident isn’t worth it. Protect your customers, your employees, and yourself with regular concrete cleaning. You’re eliminating a serious risk in doing so – and upping curb appeal, too!