If you’re an office manager or are otherwise responsible for the condition of a business facility, the topic of the condition of the floors is inevitably going to come up. Floors require a lot of maintenance that most people never think about. In this article, we’re going to talk about one of the most common floor coverings in the workplace environment: carpeting.
Carpeting: What Kind of Maintenance is Required
Everything in this world needs some kind of maintenance to be able to do its job properly. Carpeting is no exception. If your carpeting is not properly cared for, it will quickly wear out and no longer provide a pleasant sight for your customers’ eyes. Carpeting can even develop a bad odor if it is not well maintained.
On a day to day basis, the maintenance for carpeting is a thorough vacuuming. This removes loose material, dirt, debris, hair and other things from the carpeting. However, after even the best vacuuming, there will still be grease, oil, sticky grit, and other materials that made their way from people’s shoes into your carpeting. Because these materials get more tightly lodged in the carpeting, they’re difficult to remove. That’s why carpet cleaning – a process in which the janitorial service uses a special machine and products to wash those items free from the carpet fibers and then remove them via a powerful vacuum.
People often ask how often should carpets be cleaned. The answer to that question depends a lot on how many people are walking on your carpeting. In very busy, high-traffic areas, weekly carpet cleaning may be necessary. More common is monthly carpet cleaning, with some very small businesses opting to have the carpets cleaned once a quarter.
What are the benefits of carpet cleaning? First, the carpets look and smell better. Second, the usable life of the carpeting is significantly increased when the carpet is properly maintained. Have you priced carpeting lately? If taking care of the carpeting you have delays the need to replace the flooring you have by one, two, or even five years, that takes pressure of the organization’s bottom line.