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Does mopping a floor increase someone’s chances of being hurt in a Georgia slip and fall?

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It depends. Slip resistance can improve with proper cleaning; however, it can also get worse when the wrong cleaning products are used. Additionally, even if the right floor cleaners are used, a floor can be left slippery if the proper cleaning procedures aren’t followed.

The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) conducted a test on many floor cleaning products and found that ten floor cleaners made floors more slippery. Some of the products included common household brands such as Lysol, Clorox, and Swiffer, among others. To see the research results, visit nfsi.org.

When the wrong product is used or applied not according to the manufacturer’s instructions, film can build up and cause floors to become more slippery. For this reason, it is critical that grocery store employees, commercial cleaning companies, landlords, and all property owners do the following:

  • Know which product is best to clean a specific type of floor
  • How to apply the product appropriately 
  • Techniques to increase friction

If you suffered an injury in a Peachtree City slip-and-fall accident due to slippery floors, improper floor cleaning could have contributed to your fall. To find out if you have a Georgia premises liability case, call a trusted Peachtree City slip-and-fall lawyer today at 770-487-8999. The Law Offices of Shane Smith will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with information about your rights in a no-cost, no-obligation consultation today.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia