Why Carpet Maintenance Programs Matter

Business woman standing on carpeted office floorAn investment in the cleaning and maintenance of your carpet is an investment in your business.

There is so much to know about commercial carpet maintenance—dry soil removal, soil suspension, soil extraction, pile setting, spot and stain removal, drying—that it could be overwhelming to the average consumer.

However, implementing a carpet maintenance program is exactly what you should be doing. Whether you are a business owner, office manager, or property manager; professional carpet maintenance programs are essential to your company.

Need more convincing?

Let’s take a look at why carpet maintenance programs matter.

Routine Carpet Maintenance Saves Money

Commercial carpet installation is a significant investment to your company’s image. Sustaining the original appearance of your carpet by implementing a commercial carpet maintenance program will extend the life of your carpet; and extending the life of your carpet will save your business money.

Office meetingCarpet Maintenance Benefits Your Company

According to the Carpet and Rug Institute’s ”Carpet Maintenance Guidelines for Commercial Applications,” there are many benefits to an effective carpet maintenance program. Some of those benefits include:

  • The healthy reuse of space and materials.
  • Maintains property value.
  • Reduces rate of depreciation.
  • Contributes directly to personal security, comfort, and productivity.
  • Elevates a sense of well-being.
  • Promotes human dignity.
  • Ensures sanitation.
  • Reduces risk and prevents crisis.

*The Carpet and Rug Institute

What a Carpet Maintenance Program Entails

So, how do you know what program is right for your company? Let’s take a look at what a carpet maintenance program can entail.

  • Soil Prevention: preventive measures such as indoor and outdoor water absorbent entrance mats that should remove dirt as well as oils and other liquids that are tracked in from outside.
  • Routine Spot Removal: professional spot removal techniques.
  • Routine Vacuuming: scheduled frequency for removal of dry soil.
  • Interim Maintenance: scheduled frequency appearance cleaning for all traffic areas.
  • Deep Cleaning: scheduled frequent deep cleaning to remove residues and trapped soils.

*The Carpet and Rug Institute

Three Levels of Cleaning

There are basically three levels of cleaning that a comprehensive carpet maintenance programshould include. The frequency of which is determined by your company’s cleaning needs.

  • Routine carpet cleaning is performed daily, weekly, or more regularly and includes regular vacuuming and spot cleaning. Areas that involve routine cleaning include entry foyers, reception areas, elevator cabs, lobbies, corridors; and less frequently used areas such as private offices, meeting rooms and board rooms.
  • Interim maintenance cleaning is more for appearance and its frequency depends on the carpet’s location and use.
  • Deep carpet cleaning is intended to return the carpet to a relatively clean condition by extracting dirt and soils at a much higher concentration.

*The Carpet and Rug Institute

Develop a Plan

A company’s carpet cleaning needs depend greatly on the make-up of the facility, the budget, traffic flow, and the available resources to devote to carpet maintenance. A well-developed carpet maintenance plan is essential to getting the job done right every time.

  • Create a map of the carpeted areas. This visual will help to pinpoint what areas need the most attention.
  • Prioritize cleaning by need. The rooms that see the most traffic should take priority over rooms intended for “more important” use.
  • Develop your carpet maintenance plan. Decide what services should be performed on what days and its frequency, paying special attention to high-traffic or high-risk areas.

Creating an effective carpet maintenance program for your facility does not have to be difficult. Every company, no matter how big or small, needs to implement routine professional carpet cleaning.

How Woodard Can Help

When we say our commercial carpet cleaning programs are 100% customizable to match your needs, we mean it! Our 24/7 services mean we’ll never have to disrupt your job to do our job. Our team of account managers works diligently to develop personalized commercial cleaning packages that factor in:

  • Traffic Patterns
  • Budgeting Requests
  • Appearance Standards
  • Facility Requirements
  • The Need for Topical Treatments
  • Life Stage of Carpeting & Tiles, as well as Upholstered Walls, Office Furniture & Cubicles

Contact Woodard today!


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