While we may not give it much thought, floors are one of the largest areas in a commercial building, and one of the most important elements in creating a positive customer experience. However, because commercial carpeting gets a tremendous amount of traffic it is highly susceptible to accumulating dirt and grime quickly.
Dirt and grime contain oils and abrasive materials that break down carpet fibers, so keeping it clean is critical to extending its life. Here are the top ways to extend the life of your commercial carpet.
1. Clean Entryways and Parking Lots
Parking lots and entryways contain a lot of grease, dirt, and grime. This material gets picked up on shoes and is then transferred to your indoor spaces. Keep the outside area clean by getting it pressure washed regularly.
2. Use Walk-Off Mat systems
Place walk-off mats at all entrances and exits to reduce the amount of dirt that makes it to the floors and carpeting.
3. Use Under Chair and Desk Mats
The areas around a desk are highly susceptible to dirt, spills, and damage from the chair. Under desk and chair mats provide an important protective barrier that can help preserve the carpet.
4. Vacuum and Sweep Daily
If the flooring has a mixture of hard surface and carpeting, sweep the hard surface and vacuum the carpeting daily. Dirt from the hard surface can easily transfer to the carpeting and damage the fibers. Any dirt that remains on the carpet will get ground in and cause additional wear on the fibers.
5. Clean Spills Promptly
Spills are bound to happen. When they do, clean them up promptly to prevent staining. A sticky spill will attract more dirt and oils and make it even more difficult to clean completely.
6. Deep Clean Regularly
Clean carpets regularly. The more highly trafficked the area, the more frequently it will need to be cleaned. This will remove the materials that can not be removed with daily vacuuming, and help prevent damage and staining.
Facility Maintenance Services California
Although it is easy to delay maintenance amid the current labor shortage, facility maintenance services in California can help you avoid costs and ensure safety. Sierra Group facility Maintenance Services serves the following areas:
- Irvine, CA
- Los Angeles, CA
- Long Beach, CA
- Santa Barbara, CA
- San Diego, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- Oakland, CA
- San Mateo, CA
- San Jose, CA
- All-Greater Bay Area Cities
- Dallas, TX
- Fort Worth, TX
- Houston, TX
About Sierra Group
Sierra Group is a service-focused company specializing in Commercial Construction, Electronic Security, and Facility Services. Our highly skilled field technicians offer a wide range of services and are ready to help with projects of all scopes, or with our ongoing preventative maintenance programs.
When failure is not an option, the most demanding organizations trust Sierra Group to get the job done right.
David Garrison | division manager – facility services | Sierra Group
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