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7 Reasons to Have Carpets Cleaned Year Round

As the weather warms and people head outdoors, it is important that custodial departments don’t lose sight of what needs to be done inside. There are many reasons why carpets should not be neglected.

Properly cleaning and maintaining carpets:

1. Prolongs the life of carpeting. Regular carpet cleaning using the extraction method can increase the life of carpets significantly, protecting your floor-covering investment.

2. Protects indoor air quality. Carpets trap airborne pollutants; however, eventually those pollutants must be removed in order to protect the carpet and maintain indoor air quality.

3. Makes carpets easier to maintain. Most carpet soiling is made up of dry soils; when carpets are kept thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis, most dry soils can be removed with regular vacuuming.

4. Removes spots and stains. As with other soils, spots and stains can attract more soiling. Removing them promptly protects carpeting from damage.

5. Prevents buildup of allergens and bacteria. Moist soiling of carpets can result in the buildup of several unhealthy contaminants.

6. Enhances the appearance of any room. Clean, well-maintained carpets speak volumes about the overall cleanliness of a home or facility.

7. Improves worker morale. Workers feel better about their work environment when it is clean. This includes the carpeting.


Carpet Care Tips for Commercial Facilities

Constant 24 hours a day 7 day a week use is both an opportunity and challenge for commercial facilities. How do you keep carpet in service round the clock—both in common areas and in individual rooms and offices?

How do you maintain and keep this heavily trafficked carpet looking beautiful day in and out?

Facility managers and executive housekeepers are not only under pressure from managers and owners to deliver these benefits, but they also deserve solid, practical advice on how to accomplish this objective.

Planned attack

The appearance or performance of carpet in common areas is often disappointing, particularly in lobbies, hallways and lower floor entrances to elevators.

Turnaround time on individual rooms, hospitality suites, ballrooms, and other guest spaces is critical. Often, the carpet is cleaned intermittently, after soil has built up and is visible. Preventing odours and sometimes mould growth in rooms is crucial.

In terms of sheer performance, we are asking a lot of carpet in hospitality environments.

Proper cleaning and maintenance must be carried out to ensure high performance. It is important, in this context, to realise that changing the flooring system does not change the

amount of dirt that is brought into the facility. Acknowledging this critical fact will help you provide maintenance planning and schedules that achieve real, satisfying carpet performance.

Carpet solutions

So from a practical, day-to-day maintenance point of view, where does the executive housekeeper begin? What should they do to keep carpeted areas clean and in constant service?

Cleaning the carpet once soiling can be seen just won’t solve the problems above. Deal with the dirt as it accumulates; this requires a planned attack.

Here are some recommendations that will make a significant, immediate difference in keeping carpet clean and contributing to a healthy physical environment.

This article was originally published on the Host Website.