While every season has its unique beauties, the snow and ice of winter in Massachusetts can be really hard on your business’ floors. That’s according to a Plymouth janitorial company, who wants to remind local business owners not to forget carpet cleaning.
Understanding Why Winter is So Hard on Carpeting
In a perfect world, customers would carefully and completely wipe their feet before coming into your place of business. In real life, it may be that customers come into your business with snow, ice, grit, grime, sand, and salt on their shoes. As they walk around, these materials drop off of their shoes, into your carpet. The snow and ice will melt, creating wet spots that turn dirt, grease and sand into muddy stains. Additionally, these materials are abrasive and damaging, which can weaken the fibers in your carpet and cause lasting damage.
What About the Vacuum?
The odds are pretty good that either you or your janitorial service is vacuuming the carpeting regularly. Thorough vacuuming can remove the top layers of dirt and debris that are left on your carpet. However, all of the materials that are carried by melting snow and ice down into the deeper layers of the carpet will remain. Professional carpet cleaning uses equipment and products designed to raise the dirt and grime out of every layer of carpeting and remove it all.
Having the carpets cleaned will improve their appearance in a way vacuuming just can’t. Additionally, commercial carpet cleaning helps prolong the life of your carpeting, sometimes by many years. When you’re trying to keep your business expenses under control, it’s pretty easy to figure out that cleaning the carpets is always more affordable than replacing them.
How Often Should The Carpets in a Business Be Cleaned?
While some winters are definitely messier than others, as a rule of thumb, the typically busy business in Massachusetts should plan on having the carpets cleaned at least monthly. This will improve their appearance and prolong the life of the carpeting.