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 carpeting can be a more cost-efficient solution than a flooring option, it is a significant investment and requires regular maintenance to keep it in great shape.

Carpet in high-traffic commercial space can face unique challenges over time. It’s valuable to have a carpet cleaning 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.

What NOT to do:

Don’t clean every six months – Caring for carpeting requires daily maintenance. Do not wait for a large stain to appear. It will make cleaning more difficult.

Don’t use the wrong vacuum – According to the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), routine vacuuming removes about 90% of the dirt. Select the right vacuum. Different types of carpets may require different types of vacuums.

Don’t use too much water – If water is not adequately removed and dried, it can lead to a mildew problem.

Don’t use the wrong chemistry. There are many different stains, including wine, coffee, paint or oil; how you clean will depends on the stain. If you have urine or vomit, it requires a cleaning product that eliminates odor. For oil and grease stains, use a water-based and non-flammable product.

Follow proper procedures.

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

Here are some recommendations will set you up for success:

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

Here are some recommendations that will set you up for success:

Low-moisture carpet cleaning helps maintain appearance, extends carpet lifecycles, and reduces the dry time to as little as 20 to 30 minutes. 

Watch for spots and stains and address spills immediately.

Have a variety of cleaning productson hand. Look for low-moisture products that prevent the buildup of sticky chemical residues and soils. Look for environmentally friendly and safe for all carpet types.

Maintain equipment. Wash and disinfect brushes. Clean any buildup in the spray nozzle that may interfere with cleaning.

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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