Commercial Carpet Cleaning: How Often Does It Need To Be Done?

Posted on 3/20/13 9:26 AM

Carpeting a commercial facility in Northeast Wisconsin can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. It’s a huge investment that facility managers want to protect – but only if they don’t need to rip it out and replace it!

What's the best way to give your carpet a longer, healthier life? Regular professional cleaning.  

commercial carpet cleaningToo often we’re asked to clean carpets that are visibly soiled. We’re happy to help, of course, but by the time you see that your carpet is dirty, like in hallways and doorways, the dirt and grit has been there doing plenty of damage for quite some time. The time to clean is before it looks like it really needs it.

A regular schedule of carpet cleaning – once every 6 months, for instance – can remove the visible dirt and the “hidden” dirt that can quickly erode your carpet. Getting rid of these culprits will improve the look of your floor and, more importantly, will make it more durable and extend its life.  

Not only does cleaning freshen up the appearance of your carpet, but it also keeps the fibers from matting and crushing. This is the natural consequence of foot traffic, but a professional carpet cleaning will lift those fibers back where they’re supposed to be, and get all that dirt and grime that’s been matted down with it.

How often should you clean your carpet?

Everything that finds its way onto your carpet contributes to dulling its appearance, giving it a stale odor, and eroding the strength of its fibers. If you have any of the following being tracked in and through your commercial facility, you may need to have it cleaned every 4 to 6 months:

  • Winter salt from parking lots and walkways

  • Residual oils from car exhaust, factories, etc.

  • Fine dirt and grit that’s present on most outdoor surfaces

  • Sand from parking lots and certain types of production facilities

  • Chemicals used on grass and in manufacturing plants

What types of facilities need more frequent carpet cleaning?

Facilities with high foot traffic, prepare food or that are open primarily to the elderly or very young will need carpet cleaning approximately every 3 months:

  • Restaurants

  • Daycare facilities

  • Nursing homes

  • Medical facilities

  • Retail stores

One final tip

You can reduce the frequency of commercial carpet cleaning somewhat by putting out protective floor mats around high-traffic locations and where food is prepared or eaten, like break rooms, water coolers, elevators and doorways.

Give us a call and we can talk about a smart cleaning schedule that suits your type of facility and its traffic. Oh, and one more thing: We can help you keep those entryways and sidewalks clean so visitors aren’t tracking in quite so much dirt. Ask about our power-washing services!    

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