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Special Cleaning Considerations During Drought

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 18:09 -- Laura M. Pulliam

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has received only four inches of rain in the last three months. And with average temperatures during that time reaching well into the 90s, it’s safe to say that it’s going to be a hot and dry summer. When temperatures soar and the landscape is looking dry, there are two main (and somewhat different) proactive steps you need to take in order to ensure your facilities remain at their best. These two steps involve creating an enticing environment and dealing with additional particle pollution.

First, think about visiting your business from your customers’ perspective. When it is especially hot outside, people tend to avoid any unnecessary errands and appointments. But if you run a business, you rely on regular commerce, regardless of the weather. By thinking about your business from your customer’s perspective, you can get creative when it comes to creating a hospitable environment. What are some things you can do to create an appealing atmosphere so that your customers will look forward to visiting your facilities? For example, I can recall visiting a hotel during a particularly hot summer that offered a refreshing glass of cucumber mint water the moment I walked in the door--talk about hospitality! Maybe this specific example doesn’t fit your business, but there are plenty of other ideas out there that can be tailor-fit to your specific needs.

Second, remember to account for the additional dust that will be generated due to dry conditions. It may be tempting to think that added airborne particles due to drought won’t be an issue if you’re located in the city, far away from ploughed fields and parched landscapes, but did you know dust and dirt can travel across continents and even oceans under the right conditions? That means a few miles from the rural areas surrounding DFW to your front doorstep is only a short road trip for dust! Particle pollution is a problem not only for the cleanliness of your hard floors, carpets, windows, and walls, it is actually a matter of health. During drought conditions, physicians report seeing more breathing-related cases (such as asthma and allergies) than during wetter seasons.

As the chance of rain decreases, particle pollution increases. And as particle pollution increases, so will the likelihood that these particles will attempt to make their home in your place of business. Sonlight Cleaning Services stands ready to keep these drought-induced invaders at bay… so call us today for a free estimate!