If you’ve got hardwood floors in your home or office, they shouldn’t be slippery. If they are, they need to be adjusted right away. For one thing, a slippery floor can put you at significant legal risk for covering the medical expenses for someone who slips and falls in your home or business.
In this issue, we’ll talk about common reasons hardwood floors becoming slippery, and what you can do about it.
Indeed, you could. Research tells us that slip-and-fall accidents are the direct cause for over 9 million visits to hospital emergency rooms throughout the country.
Digging further into the numbers, we see that such incidents are the primary cause for lost days at work. For people between the ages of 65-84 in particular, such falls are the second leading cause of death.
In addition to their medical bills, if someone falls and injures themselves in your home, you could be sued and ordered to pay for their lost wages and rehabilitative therapy.
Again, hardwood floors are not naturally slippery, but the most common cause for them becoming so is not cleaning them the right way and not often enough.
Reasons for this include:
For starters, you can take the smart approach and hire professionals to do the job of stripping and waxing your floors. For example, here at J&M Keystone, we take special care to:
Other steps you can take include:
It’s recommended that you have your hardwood floors stripped and waxed once every year – preferably by professionals, like the ones here at J&M Keystone, Inc. to ensure that the job is done correctly and safely.
To make an appointment, call us at 800-368-2757.