Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents in Apache Junction Arizona
slippery floors are an unfortunate and real part of life. When you have hard flooring, its hard to notice small incongruities until it’s too late. Maybe you dropped a piece of ice and didn’t notice. Perhaps your spilled some water doing dishes. Maybe your floors just have a very low level of friction. There’s any number of reasons why you can slip and fall in your own home, but luckily Walkway Management Group of Arizona is here to help!
To cut to the chase. The reason any slip happens, be that wet or dry is friction. To explain this in simple terms, friction is the the resistance produced when sliding an object. In physics gravity pushes downwards constantly, when you try to push something forwards there will be a force pushing you back. This generates energy. Have you ever rubbed your hands together until they became warm? or have you ever seen tires smoking after a burnout? these are both products of the same law of nature that causes you to slip in your home. Think of an ice skater that can seemingly glide on the ice because the force they produce is greater than the force resisting them. So the smaller the amount of friction the more likely it is for you to slide. A byproduct of having tile, or hardwood in your home is that it is very slick. Friction is low as it is on these surfaces. When another variable comes into play like stray liquids. You are almost definitely going to slip.
how we can help
WMGAZ makes friction our focus. The first step in finding a treatment for you is using our ‘BOT3000E’ tribometer to find the ‘slip coefficient of friction’ or the amount of force it takes to move an object on a flat surface. Think back to the ice skater, the amount of force they need to glide is quite small, while a tire burnout is quite high. Once we determine mathematically how slippery your floor is we can find a course of action. Using our friction maximizing ‘boost’ agents we can lower the chances of you falling by adding unnoticeable nanoparticles to the top layer of your flooring. Afterwards we will find a treatment to keep your floors safe and sound. All it takes is a clean, an etch, and a buffer, and we can extend the lifespan of your floors three to seven years. Call today to schedule an appointment at 480-454-8644