How often should businesses clean their carpets? This is a question that we get asked all the time. And the truth is, there’s no one answer.
Keeping your carpets clean and fresh not only promotes a happier work environment and good first impression for customers, but also helps protect the carpet as an investment. It’s simple. Regularly cleaned and maintained carpets have more longevity, which can save you from spending money to replace them more often. (This is a good post on why you shouldn’t ignore the floors!)
So, how often should you clean your commercial carpets? It depends on the type of business your run, the amount of foot traffic, the size of your office space and the quality of the carpet itself. And cleaning times could range from once a month to every 18 months.
For retail spaces, daycares, medical facilities, nursing homes or other commercial buildings with heavy foot traffic, cleanings every three to six months are ideal. For automotive or trucking companies, industrial companies or restaurants that deal with not only foot traffic but other things like oil that can be messy, scheduling a cleaning once a quarter is a good rule of thumb. For other buildings such as small offices or churches that experience less foot traffic and wear and tear, once a year is usually just fine.
In addition, climate can play a role in how often you commercial carpets need to be cleaned. In Minnesota our snowy winters are filled with slush and salt, and all that gets tracked inside and in our carpets. So, it may be a good idea to consider two cleanings a year: one before the winter weather starts and one immediately after. This way carpets are debris and dirt free going into the season, and then can be immediately restored after its all over.
Basically, you should be scheduling a cleaning in order to prevent the continued buildup of stains, mold, mildew, dust or other particles. The more traffic you have, the more often you’ll need to clean your carpets.
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