Discover the Necessity of Access Mat Washing

Are you protecting your access mats as much as possible to extend their lifecycle and maximize your investment? Does your project have a built-in plan to adhere to environmental standards and reduce the risk of cross-contamination or transference between jobs? If you’re not taking advantage of the many benefits of having a dedicated access mat washing solution in place, you’re not just missing out, you may be putting your site and your crew at risk. GFI Solutions is proud to be one of Canada’s leading providers of full-scale access solutions, including dedicated washing and cleaning services for mats. Below, we’ll discuss just a few of the many reasons you need to stay on top of mat washing, as well as our available services Canada-wide. Read on to learn more!

Why Washing Matters

Canada’s topography can be unforgiving at the best of times, quickly caking mud, dirt and grime all over temporary access solutions. Left uncleaned, mats become at risk for premature failures, contamination issues if moved to another site before being properly sterilized, and, ultimately a poor return on your initial investment. By ensuring that you either have a remote option available or designated yard to have your mats cleaned at upon the completion of each project, you help to keep the environment, your crew, and your equipment safe both in the short and long term.

Contamination Doesn’t Need To Be A Risk

If your job site involves the transport or use of chemicals, fuel, or other materials that could cause harm to the surrounding environment or lead to a potential reaction down the line, mat washing is a must. Having a portable unit on site makes it easy to accomplish this with minimal disruption allowing you to proceed forward with confidence for the next phase or the next job. Removing the risk of decontamination also adheres to existing remediation standards on both the Provincial and Federal levels.

Safety Is Paramount

As we mentioned above, mat washing helps keep the entire job site and respective crew safe. Built-up mud can cause a wide array of issues spanning from complicating the hauling process to risking slips and falls for team members. Keeping your mats clear helps to avoid such issues, ensuring everyone has a safe, secure site to navigate.

Extend Your Life Cycle

Finally, as we mentioned above, cleaning your mats will help to avoid premature wear and tear, which increases your ROI job after job. Whether done directly on-site or in one of GFI’s many yards across Canada, mat washing serves to protect your mats both today and in the future, helping you to maximize your investment with every job.

Mat Washing and More at GFI

GFI Solutions is proud to provide comprehensive site access solutions throughout the Western Canada region, as well as nationwide. Our team of experts offers our customers access to 24/7 rental and sales service, as well as mat washing, installation, turnkey services, and more. Learn more about our products, including TerraLam® CLT mats by contacting our team today!