The Do’s and Don’ts of Commercial Carpet Care

Commercial facilities often install carpet to create a comfortable, visually pleasing environment for visitors and occupants.

You can choose from numerous types, including plush, bold carpet perfect for an at-home feel in an upscale hotel or modern carpet tiles that make for easy installation and maintenance in large airports. Although carpet can be a more cost-efficient solution compared to hard flooring options, it is a significant investment and requires regular maintenance to keep it in great shape.

Carpet in high-traffic facilities can face unique challenges over time. To maintain appearance and avoid costly issues, it’s essential to implement a carpet care program that uses the best tools and methods. Lakeshore Cleaning and Restoration is a great option when you don’t have staff to train.

With so many types of carpet care equipment, chemicals, and tools on the market today, it can be overwhelming to understand the benefits and drawbacks of each.

Consider the following don’ts of carpet care:

Don’tPerform carpet care infrequently. In some facilities, carpet cleaning is considered an afterthought. It is not until a large stain appears that employees take action. Caring for carpet requires daily maintenance and care.

Don’t—Use the wrong vacuum. Routine vacuuming removes 90% of all dry soil, according to the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI). Not all vacuums are suited for the same carpet type and construction, so it is important to select and use the right vacuum.

Don’t—Frequently use large volumes of water. Some hot water extraction methods require hundreds of gallons of water. If that water isn’t properly removed and quickly dried, it can lead to mildew and dry rot.

Don’t—Fail to match the type of chemistry to the stain or spot. From wine and coffee to paint and oil, spills happen. Your cleaning approach should depend on the type of stain. Removing a stain caused by urine or vomit requires a cleaning product formulated to eliminate odor-causing contaminants Oil and grease stains require a formula that is water-based and non-flammable.

Follow proper procedures.

Carpet care requires a proper procedures and involves the right equipment and tools to ensure carpets looks their best.

The following recommendations will set you up for success:

Do—Low-moisture carpet cleaning helps maintain consistent appearance, extends carpet lifecycles, and reduces the dry time to as little as 20 to 30 minutes. It can be repeated regularly to remove soil particles from carpet and prevent resoiling.

Do—Keep a sharp eye out for spots and stains and make sure to address spills immediately.

Do—Have a range of cleaning products on hand. Look for low-moisture products that prevents the buildup of sticky chemical residues and soils. They should be environmentally friendly and safe for all carpet types.

Do—Prioritize proper maintenance of equipment. This can include washing and disinfecting brushes and addressing any buildup in the spray nozzle that may interfere with cleaning.

Carpet care done right.

Proper carpet care has numerous benefits. To properly extend carpet lifecycle, identify best practices that don’t harm carpet in the long run.

If you do not have staff to train or time to clean carpets yourself, get the advice and help from professionals like Lakeshore Cleaning and Restoration. Our professionals work efficiently and thoroughly and will work with your schedule.

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