3 Best Ways to Clean Commercial Carpets
Good carpet maintenance can be a complicated part of any commercial cleaning and facility management program. There are endless choices and processes available. Deciding which carpet cleaning process or chemical to use can be very confusing. Below, there are three tried and tested tips for successful commercial carpet cleaning.
Up-to-date vacuums will reduce the amount of time it takes to clean different commercial spaces. Newer vacuum technology is making the process more efficient and thorough. In some spaces, the more conventional, upright vacuums simply cannot be used efficiently because of furniture and other items blocking the way.
For example, in an office containing many clusters of workstations, the speed of the vacuuming process will be slowed down a lot. The only way to speed this up is for the cleaner to have a backpack vacuum. Backpack vacuums are lighter and more comfortable to use. In congested office spaces, these types of vacuums work well. They allow the cleaner more mobility and flexibility. Another way to speed up the process is to have quick access to the necessary tools and accessories.
Carpeting should be vacuumed frequently. This may sound extreme but vacuuming as often as every day is recommended. Most manufacturers of floor coverings, and even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recommend a vacuuming schedule of more than once or twice a week. Foot traffic and airborne impurities like dust, pollen and other contaminants end up settling in the fibers of the carpet. They join the remnants of hair, dander, skin and dust mites. These contaminants are referred to as dry soiling. Naturally, removal of these contaminants will help increase the health of the work environment. Of all the methods explored, the most effective way to remove this dry soiling is to vacuum the carpet as frequently as possible.
Empower the Workforce
Getting employees involved is a great way to keep carpets clean on a regular basis.
Provide manual spot cleansers and tools to them so that they can perform regular spot removal. If these tools are provided, as the employees complete their work for the day, they can help by cleaning up before leaving. Doing this will prevent any need to haul out larger cleaning equipment from a closet for a couple of small carpet spots. When this is done daily, small stains will not accumulate, creating a dirty carpet. Routine, frequent maintenance is the key to make carpets last longer. Getting the staff to chip in and contribute is a great way to ensure this happens.
Keeping work spaces healthy is directly linked to the cleanliness of the environment. Carpets are repositories for dry soiling, so it is important that this is removed frequently, more than twice a week, in order to promote a clean workspace. Getting quality equipment like up-to-date vacuums, using them often, daily if possible, and empowering the workforce to get involved are three very good ways to keep commercial carpets clean.