Carpet is an excellent commercial flooring choice for lower-traffic areas where moisture and
stains are less of an issue than in high-traffic areas.
Commercial grade carpet is usually less expensive to install than most hard floor materials, but it can have a substantially shorter life expectancy. Carpet is also more delicate than most other flooring materials (think coffee stains) and requires deeper cleaning more frequently.
This article will address a number of frequently asked issues regarding safeguarding your investment and prolonging the life of your business carpet with proper care and maintenance.
Consider the volume of traffic
Carpet in a small office in a multi-tenant building often receives significantly less foot traffic, mud, sand, and ice melt than carpet in the lobby. The lobby carpet may require cleaning on a regular basis, while the carpet in a tiny office may only require cleaning once or twice a year.
Upkeep on a regular basis
Frequent sweeping with a high-quality commercial vacuum cleaner is your first line of defense against early carpet aging.
Removing dirt and sand from carpet fibers on a daily or weekly basis will reduce wear and tear and prevent ugly traffic patterns from appearing. Regular expert cleaning extends the life of your carpet even further. Bacteria, dust mites, dander, pollen, and other allergens are also removed by regular vacuuming and expert cleaning, enhancing the air quality in your building.
Taking care of spills
Although a skilled commercial carpet cleaning business can remove many stains, it is more effective to avoid spills from creating stains.
Rubbing spots will simply force them to penetrate the carpet further. Instead, blot with paper towels or clean cloths until completely dry. If you opt to use a carpet stain remover, make sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions to the letter. Spot cleansers, when applied incorrectly, can remove a stain but also leave a residue that attracts dirt.
Mats for commercial use
Mats of commercial grade, strategically placed in high-traffic areas, assist extend the time between professional cleanings and the carpet's life. At each external door, fifteen linear feet of matting (also known as walk-off mats) permits most dirt and moisture to be "walked off" before reaching the unprotected flooring area.
Vacuuming the mats on a daily basis will help to limit the quantity of dirt and sand tracked into the building. Use a wet vacuum cleaner to collect water throughout the day on snowy or muddy days to reduce tracking.
What is the most effective approach for cleaning industrial carpets?
This answer is also contingent on a number of factors:
What is the age of the carpet? The day after you install your new carpet, start vacuuming regularly. Then, in consultation with your contract cleaning provider, establish a regular professional carpet cleaning program that is suited to your building's unique needs. Older carpets may require shampooing, followed by hot water extraction, or bonnet cleaning, to bring them back to their former glory.
What kind of upkeep has it received? Even if your carpet hasn't been properly cared for, a thorough shampooing followed by hot water extraction can significantly improve its appearance. Taking proper care of the carpet in the future will extend its life and give you and your organization a better image.
How long do you think you'll be able to keep people off it before, during, and after cleaning? Those that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week have a tougher time arranging carpet cleaning and floor care than companies that are closed at night or on weekends. While the cleaning itself may not take long, the setup and drying steps add to the overall duration. An expert commercial carpet cleaning business, on the other hand, will work with you to determine the most convenient time to complete the service. When possible, a faster dry foam cleaning can be done in between the longer hot water extraction phase.
At least once a year, commercial carpet should be professionally cleaned. Carpet that is subjected to increased traffic and harsher weather will need to be cleaned more frequently: seasonally, quarterly, or even monthly. For an accurate assessment of your building's specific carpet cleaning needs, contact an experienced commercial cleaning firm. Hinsley Cleaning is here to to help you keep your carpet looking pristine with our many professional techniques and experience. Leave it to us to have your carpet looking it's finest!