Sometimes the smallest details can make the biggest differences. Dust and dirt that settles into your carpet doesn't present an immediate issue. However, over time, debris can severely fray and damage your carpet while also negatively affecting the air quality of the space. Implementing a consistent vacuuming regimen is an important first step in achieving a cleaner office and better indoor air quality.
Summit Building Services has found that daily vacuuming using CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute) certified vacuums is simply the best and easiest method to maintain your carpeting. High frequency vacuuming is just one part of our office cleaning services, and just the beginning of our extensive carpet cleaning services.
The style of vacuum matters a great deal. To maintain the best possible Indoor Air Quality, vacuums should have a number of HEPA filters to filter air and collect debris during vacuuming. These filters collect dust, allergens, and all sorts of potential respiratory irritants. Without filters, the vacuum is only collecting a small portion of larger debris and recirculating dust throughout the space. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has a running list of vacuums that enhance indoor air quality: https://carpet-rug.org/testing/seal-of-approval-program/certified-vacuums/.
It is also important to note how it is crucial to regularly change the vacuum bags that collect your buildings dust and debris. Replacing these bags in a timely fashion improves vacuum performance and physically removes all of the collected dust and debris from your building.
Not all sections of your carpet are used evenly. As such, it's important to target high foot traffic areas for daily vacuuming. It is also very important to clean in the corners where the carpet meets the wall. The Carpet and Rug Institute recommends daily cleaning of high traffic areas, semiweekly cleaning of medium traffic areas and weekly cleaning for light traffic areas, edges and corners.
The key to keeping your floors looking great is a maintaining consistent cleaning practices. Higher frequency cleaning, while not completely halting the aging of your carpets, helps extend the life expectancy of your buildings carpets. In the long run, the inherent savings of upkeep on your carpets pale in comparison to the undertaking of more frequent replacement.
We are ready keep your office carpets looking great. We would love to put together a carpet maintenance program at your facility along with our office cleaning services. As often as your facility gets cleaned, you can know that we have given your carpets the full service they deserve. Schedule a meeting and we can get to work for you.
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