Many times 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, the dirt and grit has been there doing co damage for quite some time. The time to clean is before it looks like it 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 will make it more durable and extend its life.
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 roads 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
- 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:
- Daycare facilities
- Nursing homes
- Medical facilities
- Retail shops
One final tip
You can reduce the frequency of commercial carpet cleaning somewhat by laying protective floor mats around high-traffic locations and where food is prepared or eaten
James Roffey (Roffey carpet cleaning)