Did you know that right now is the best season to have carpets cleaned in schools and other commercial buildings? Summer carpet cleaning is exactly what your building needs to flourish. Summer also marks a prime opportunity for custodial teams to implement carpet care best practices.
If you’ve already had your commercial carpets cleaned this summer, you may think your job is done for the time being. However, in this blog post, we’ll guide you through some best practices for maintaining clean carpets in between professional cleanings to get the most life out of your carpet and to ensure the healthiest possible environment for everyone in your building.
We’ll also include a couple spot cleaning tips for common stains found in schools and commercial buildings.
Best Practices For Maintaining Clean Commercial Carpets:
Entryways- A well-designed entryway flooring system helps trap excess dirt and moisture near the door, reducing the amount that’s spread to other areas. It also provides adequate traction for safety.
Vacuum – Schools and commercial buildings see a lot of foot traffic so be sure to follow a map or plan to keep track of which rooms have already been vacuumed. Using a dual-motor, upright canister or backpack with power heads to vacuum daily can reduce 80 percent of dry soil. Use a vacuum with a quality HEPA filter and concentrate on high traffic areas. To ensure maximum effectiveness, bags should be changed when they become half full.
Spot Clean- Vacuums are designed to pick up loose debris. However, you’ll also want to treat any spots to increase the longevity of the carpet. The crucial thing to keep in mind is that they need to be treated as soon as possible. Regardless of the type of spill, there’s one rule that goes across the board when it comes to cleaning a stain: Blot, don’t rub.
Replace Air Filters – This is often overlooked but should be a part of your regular building maintenance. Air filters need to be changed and cleaned regularly. The dirtier they are, the more dust will be spread out onto your carpet.
Common Stains Found In Commercial Buildings:
Coffee – The first step to cleaning a coffee spill is to soak it up with a towel. Next, you’ll want to rinse the area with cold or room temperature water and then blot again. If there’s still a stain, you can mix a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with two cups of water.
Mud – To clean mud out of carpet fibers, you first need to let the mud dry. Once it’s dry to the touch, vacuum up as much as possible. Next, mix a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with two cups of water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed. And then repeat until the stain disappears and then sponge with water.
Carpet Cleaning and maintenance probably doesn’t top anyone’s list of favorite activities, but it’s a necessity, especially in a commercial environment because it protects your investment and extends its lifespan.
If your building is in need of a professional commercial carpet cleaning, we’re happy to assist. We clean all commercial carpets, such as, but not limited to; Restaurants, offices, schools, malls, hotels, cinemas, retail shops and many other commercial spaces.
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