Keeping On Top of Your Commercial Carpet Maintenance
Deep cleanings taking up too much of your time? Check out our guide on carpet maintenance for helpful tips.
One of the biggest concerns in the commercial carpet world is the proper maintenance and care. However, what most people don’t realize is that cleaning your commercial carpet only when it looks soiled proves an inadequate amount of cleaning as most carpets are designed to hide the dirt and debris. The buildup damages the durability of these fibers and becomes harder to clean. Here are some ways to stay on top of your carpet, before it reaches the point of no return.
Tips for Commercial Carpet Care
- Install Effective Rugs/Doormats
This may seem silly, but installing a larger, durable doormat at the entrances and exits of your building will help your commercial carpet in the long run. According to Cleaning Maintenance & Management, “80 to 94 percent of the soil in a facility is brought in with foot traffic.” An effective rug can absorb a lot of the major soil and dirt that would otherwise track on the new carpeting, which in turn prevents staining and deep-rooting particles.
- Obtain Effective Cleaning Materials
A thorough cleaning of the commercial carpet is best assisted by appropriate high-end cleaning materials. Ditch the old vacuum and opt for a newer model, as new carpet certainly isn’t the same as it once was. Likewise, continue to opt for these low-moisture methods for consistent daily cleaning, as deeper cleans require more time for drying and settling.
- Vacuum (Correctly)
As mentioned before, vacuuming is an important step to maintaining your commercial carpet. However, there is more to vacuuming than pushing the device from room to room. Ensure that the brushes are clean and free of debris, the vacuum bag is emptied, and that the filter is in good shape (as they need to be replaced multiple times a year). It’s important that the vacuum is in near perfect order for the most effective results, as this type of constant maintenance keeps the carpet healthy for years to come.
- Shampoo Thoroughly
Shampooing your carpet should happen far less than vacuuming, but is a crucial step in the maintenance plan. After a vacuuming session has completed, apply any stain remover spray that fits the purpose as needed. Then use your rented/owned carpet cleaning machine starting from the corner of the room, until the entire room has been treated. You may need to give certain high traffic areas a second pass, as there’s more dirt and soil to address.
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