Industrial flooring is the unsung hero of the workplace – it takes a beating day in and day out, yet is often overlooked until problems arise. Whether it’s wear and tear from heavy machinery or chemical spills that degrade the coating, understanding how to assess flooring damage is crucial for maintaining a safe and efficient workspace. In this article, we’ll explore essential tips for conducting your own flooring and coating assessments and how Unconventional Solutions can assist in this vital task.
Understanding the Signs of Damage The first step in assessing flooring damage is to know what you’re looking for. Common signs include cracks, chipping, discoloration, and uneven surfaces. In epoxy-coated floors, look for signs of peeling or blistering coatings, as these can be indicators of underlying issues.
Conducting a Thorough Assessment
- Visual Inspection: Begin with a comprehensive visual inspection of the entire floor area. Note any visible signs of wear or damage.
- Physical Test: Gently probe areas that show signs of damage to understand the extent of the problem. This can involve checking for loose coatings or tapping to find hollow spots.
- Chemical Resistance Check: If your floor is exposed to chemicals, assess any areas where spills have occurred for signs of coating failure.
The Critical Connection Between Damaged Floors and Workplace Safety An often overlooked aspect of damaged industrial flooring is its contribution to Trip, Slip, and Fall incidents. These types of incidents are not only OSHA’s #1 reported incident annually but also carry significant financial implications. The average cost of a Trip, Slip, and Fall incident ranges between $30,000 and $40,000. This highlights the importance of timely and effective flooring and coating assessments to mitigate these risks and ensure workplace safety.
The Role of a Professional Assessment While DIY inspections are a good starting point, professional assessments go a step further. Experts like those at Unconventional Solutions not only identify current issues but can also predict potential future problems. Their trained eye can spot subtle signs of wear and provide recommendations for the best repair methods or new coatings.
Why Choose Unconventional Solutions? Unconventional Solutions stands out in the field of industrial flooring and coating assessments. Not only do they offer expert advice on the products needed for repairs or new epoxy coated floors, but they also provide free coating assessments. This no-obligation service is invaluable in making informed decisions about your flooring needs.
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Get Your Free Coating Assessment Don’t let flooring damage go unchecked. Fill out the form below to schedule your free coating assessment with Unconventional Solutions, or call 248-735-7000 to speak to a technical expert now. Our team is ready to help you ensure that your industrial flooring is in top condition, safeguarding your operations and employees.