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Non Slip Floor Treatment Options for Retail Shops

If you own or operate retail shops in Cape Town then slip accidents can be a very real concern, both for visitors and for your employees and this can result in liability and costly litigation. Non slip floor treatment products and applications can help alleviate any concern over floor safety and help prevent these accidents effectively, but only if the right products, techniques, and professionals are used. There are many anti slip floor options to choose from if you want to detect and address slip fall risks on retail shop floors, and the best possible choice will depend on a variety of factors and considerations.

 

The Facts and Statistics

  • Close to 1 in 3 workers compensation claims are the result of a slip fall accident in the workplace.
  • Slip fall accidents in South Africa cost millions of dollars each year in medical costs alone. When the cost of legal action is included this total can be in the billions.
  • These types of accidents are a prime target for fraud. When retail shop floors have had non slip floor treatment applications this eliminates the possibility of a fraudulent claim, and helps to prevent any liability on the part of the retail shop owner.
  • More than 1 million people visit local emergency rooms around the world each year as a result of this type of incident.
  • In order to defend against a lawsuit for Duty of Care liability caused by a slip fall accident the average cost is around R1,000,000 per accident. The cost of applying anti slip floor treatments becomes insignificant.

 

Tips to Keep Retail Shop Floors as Safe as Possible

  • Non slip floor treatment should always be applied or installed by experienced professionals. This will ensure that the proper steps are followed and the end results are achieved.
  • Never perform floor maintenance or cleaning when customers are present if this is possible.
  • Clean up any spills, standing water, or moisture on the floor as soon as these are noticed. This will help prevent slip fall accidents caused by these substances.
  • Keep all cords and other items off the floor. If there are cords, cables, or other clutter these can cause someone to trip or slip and could lead to serious injuries.
  • Have a floor specialist test and evaluate the retail shop floor for any high risk areas or other floor safety issues.

 

Our company is an industry leader in floor safety and non slip tile treatment solutions for any type of property. We will quickly assess and evaluate your retail shop floors so you are aware of all relevant risks, and we can recommend affordable and effective solutions that will meet your floor safety needs along with the flooring types and materials involved.

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Ask for expert advice from our pro:

Allen Bestbier

Tile Doctor SA

Click here  http://www.tiledoctorsa.co.za/

COMMON ROOFING PROBLEMS AND WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY HAPPEN...

Most homeowners tend to forget about their roof because it is out of sight and therefore out of mind until something goes wrong. A small roof problem can easily result in a big disaster at home if not discovered and fixed on time. Roof damages can be prevented by regular roof maintenance. This helps you detect any roof problems on time and save the structural integrity of your roof. When it comes to roofing issues, knowledge is power. You should know how to identify a problem and the way to fix it. If you’re not familiar with common roofing problems, here is a list that may help on how to identify and fix them.

Leaking roof problems

Leaks are one of the common roofing problems experienced by homeowners. If you detect any roof leaks, you should act faster to prevent water damage in your home. You can notice it by seeing stains of water on your ceiling, in an exterior wall, in corners or missing shingles. If you notice such sighs, it is an indication of how damage is advanced.

You should contact a professional immediately to come and identify the problem source and fix it. To prevent this from happen, ensure your roof is examined at least once a year.

Roof ventilation problems

The roof ventilation should be working properly for the control of the temperature in your home. Most of the older homes lack the proper ventilation needed required for temperature maintenance at the roof and attic. Due to weather changes, issues are likely to rise in the long run.

To avoid such issues in the near future, contact a roofing professional to help you select the best roofing vents for your home.

Moss on the roof

Mosses are common on the roofs of homes that are have a most and cool climate. Moss thrives well on the roof especially if there is shade that blocks sunlight. This can easily cause debris and make the roof to hold more water which in turn reduces the lifespan of your roof.  

Most homeowner pressures wash the moss from the roof thinking it is the solution. This could cause more damage to your roof. Contact a professional who will use a special cleaning solution that will remove the moss. You can also remove a tree that could be causing shade on your roof.

Roof flashing problem

When your roof flashing is not working properly, it can cause your roof leaks. This should be repaired immediately to prevent water damages. Roof flashing could be damaged or warp over time.

Contact a roofing contractor to do for you the repair. However, of the height of your roof it not too high, you can fix it yourself using the patching material available at hardware stores. Regular roof inspection can help you identify any issues with your roof before it gets worse.  

5 COMMON CHIMNEY PROBLEMS AND HOW TO FIX THEM

There’s no other time that we enjoy the comfort and luxury of a working fireplace that during the cold winter season. Everyone tries to prepare their fireplace as soon as the weather starts getting cold. However, it’s always important to inspect and check your older chimney if you’re planning to use it. Utilizing a damaged chimney is more likely to result in more problems for your house. If you don’t know where to start when inspecting your chimney, here are some of the most common problems you should understand how to fix before you relax by the fire.

Buildup in the Chimney

The more you use your chimney, the more it will have soot buildup. Always monitor the soot buildup, also referred to as creosote, as it is combustible. You don’t want to just wake up to the realization that your chimney is on fire. The soot buildup usually has a brown and black crusty appearance and it should not be a problem to identify. Simply shine a flashlight and you’ll be able to see it. Don’t wait until the buildup has reached the third degree since this is usually highly combustible. Remove it when it’s still a first-degree creosote.

The best way of eliminating this dangerous buildup is contacting a chimney professional. It’s always a good idea to have your chimney cleaned at least once every year if you’re using the fireplace more often.

Chimney Blockage

Apart from the soot buildup, your chimney may have a blockage of tree debris or a bird’s nest. This can easily be removed. Just make sure you’ve inspected your chimney before you start using it. If these items are not removed, they can result in chimney fires. A chimney pro can help in removing a nest safely. It’s recommended to invest in a chimney cap as a preventative measure. The cap will provide protection against unwanted debris and animals.

Damage to Chimney flashing

Chimneys can also be affected by water damage. The only way to having a working fireplace is ensuring your chimney is water-free and dry. Water damage often results in exterior and internal damage of the chimney masonry work. This is common in older chimneys. Inspect your chimney flashing regularly and contact a roofing professional to repair any leakages or damage.

Cracks to the Chimney Crown

Many homeowners pay little attention to the topmost part of their chimney, known as the chimney crown. This part of your chimney plays a crucial role in protecting your chimney from the harsh weather. Over times, the chimney crown may start to crack due to freeze-thaw damage during winter. You can protect it by investing in a concrete chimney sealer.

Brickwork Problems

Brickwork problems are common in older homes. Usually, starts as small cracks then some missing bricks in the chimney. If not fixed immediately, it can develop into large cracks which are dangerous to the chimney structure. Always contact a masonry professional immediately you notice any signs of wear.