Winter Weather Calls for the WaterHog

How are your business entryways handling the winter weather? Snow, slush, dirt, salt – they all can make a mess of your business. Wet floors are also a slip hazard for your customers and employees.  According to National Safety Council Injury Facts, compensation and medical costs associated with employee slip and fall accidents is approximately $70 billion annually.

The good news is that having the right floor mat program in place can help to reduce slips, trips, and falls. Huebsch often recommends using our WaterHog mat to stop dirt and water at the door. Here are a few of the reasons why.

Clean Floors

The WaterHog Plus scrapes dirt and moisture from shoes and traps it below shoe level to prevent the tracking of it through your business. The unique water dam border keeps moisture off your floors, holding up to 1.5 gallons of water per square yard.

Safe Floors

The WaterHog Plus is a heavy rigid mat that will always lay flat with beveled edges that provide a safe transition from floor to mat. It is certified high-traction by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI).

Environmentally Friendly Floors

The polyethylene terephthalate fabric in the WaterHog Plus is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic from beverage bottles.

What does that mean for you?

Ben Fraenkel, Route Service Manager in our Eagan location has seen the customer benefits to using the WaterHog.

Fraenkel stated, “Our clients love the waterhog mat because of its unique design but most importantly the amount of debris it catches and contains.”

One of our Eau Claire route managers, Alex Kalish, hears the benefits from customers in his territory often, “Waterhogs are a super absorbent, heavy duty “well” style mat.  They’re made to hold a large amount of salt, sand, water and stay in place due to their stability/weight.  They are great for heavy traffic areas, and also areas with wheelchair traffic as they do not tend to move easily.  Our competition does not offer this mat so we’re a step ahead of them.” said Kalish.

Our Eau Claire Sales manager, Klaus Bauer added, “The Waterhog Plus mat with its unique design gives our customers the peace of mind to trap and hold dirt and moisture right at the front door. Especially customers with concerns of the performance of the mat regarding wheelchair, walking aids and other “wheeled” traffic appreciate the heavy rubber design and beveled edges.”

Contact us today about your floor mat and facility needs. We’d love to learn how we can help you!

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