Spring Carpet Cleaning
It’s that time of year again, spring cleaning! Now that the snow is gone, what facilities should focus on is removing salt and other contaminants that came with the winter season. Below are carpet cleaning topics that facilities should address to their staff in order to keep carpets healthy and clean after the winter season.
Use at least 15 feet of walk-off matting before and after entryways. Stopping the soil at the frontline will significantly reduce the amount of soil and dirt that trails into the facility. Also, if possible, be sure to clean/sweep the sidewalk. This can significantly reduce soil buildup on walk-off matting and further improve their effectiveness. Check out the Soil Containment blog for more information.
This includes washing/cleaning the mats, vacuuming, and spot/stain removal. The cleaning frequency of walk-off mats is dependent on the weather and the level of foot traffic; mats can be cleaned up to three times a day. Depending on the type and material of the mat, the top of mats can be vacuumed or extracted, whereas the backing can be washed. Before placing mats back into service, be sure that the mats are completely cleaned and the backing of the mats are completely dried to prevent mat slipping and workplace accidents.
When vacuuming, use a HEPA vacuum with a HEPA filter. Studies have shown that HEPA vacuums and filters improve indoor air quality. When it comes to vacuuming frequency, vacuum more often in high traffic areas and less often in low traffic areas. An effective vacuuming plan can significantly cut cleaning time and cost.
Attack spots and stains immediately. The longer they sit, the harder they will be able to get out. Refer to the Multi-Clean Carpet Floor Care Method for specific spot and stain removal guides.
Spring is the best time to perform deep carpet cleaning. After winter, there’s going to be embedded salt, soil, dirt, and anything else that’s associated with the winter season. Now is the time to remove all of that before it damages the carpet. Be sure to use a detergent or a neutralizing cleaner while extracting. Water does not do justice. Refer to the Multi-Clean Extraction Guide Sheet for specific extraction cleaning procedures.
For more resources on carpet care, please refer to the Carpet Care Guide Sheets or the Carpet Floor Care Method Bulletin 1401. For a listing of Multi-Clean carpet care products, please visit Multi-Clean’s Carpet Care Products Webpage.
daily cleaning is good option, use vacuuming to remove dust and if big problem then call professional cleaners.
Carpets should be professionally cleaned at least once a year and spring is a great time to do it. Meanwhile regular vacuuming will keep your carpets cleaner and healthier especially if you use a a good quality vacuum like Sebo – not only has hospital grade filtration but the carpet brush will also lift the pile up giving the carpet a “like new” look
The weekly vacuuming of the carpets is a must but they also have to be dry or steam cleaned every now and then. This will keep them look like new and will remove any dangerous dirt and dust from them. Do not use bleach to clean your carpets because this will harm them irreversibly.
I think that choosing to do daily cleaning can definitely help as it prevents too much dirt and grime from building up. I also really like your suggestion to do at least 15 feet of matting before the doorways to help prevent dirt from actually getting into the building. I’m going to try this at our motel, but I’ll have to order up some longer mats first.
great ideas, daily cleaning will keep carpet looks fresh and clean. Also carpet needs to be steam cleaned every year.
Once it is time for my spring carpet cleaning in Houston, TX, I will be sure to check with my local cleaning service near me at Lone Star Pro Services in Houston, TX.
Daily cleaning of carpet is very important otherwise dust keeps accumulating and then it comes difficult to clean it yourself. I did this mistake of cleaning it on weekly basis and my carpet has become so dull and faded.
Hello Thank You for nice sharing. carpet cleaning is very important for dust and rug cleaning after carpet cleaning is look very new. and do steam cleaning in 2 or 3 time in years, so carpet looks fresh and clean.
It was nice reading this article. Carpet is really important to make it shine and look of your property.
I’m regular visitor of this blog. Thank you for sharing helpful information.