5 Strategies to Extend the Lifespan of Commercial Carpet

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5 Strategies to Extend the Lifespan of Commercial Carpet

From HVAC systems to plumbing to flooring, everything within a building must be properly maintained over time to function efficiently and cost-effectively.

Regardless of the type of building, location, or square footage, building owners and managers not only invest in products that will create an inviting and comfortable space, but also consider the intended lifespan and return on investment (ROI).

When it comes to carpet, life expectancy is based on use and care over the first several years. Proper carpet care can result in extending the life of carpet by decades. However, putting off carpet care for too long—allowing soils and stains to become permanent and wearing down or tearing fibers—can cut carpet lifespan down significantly.

Consider implementing the following strategies:

1. Vacuum every day. Nearly 85% of soil is tracked into facilities from guests’ shoes. Depending on the location and season, this can include everything from sand, salt, dirt, and more. When soil remains on the carpet, it sinks down into the fibers and accumulates, making it more difficult to remove. To effectively remove soils from carpets, it is essential to vacuum every day and invest in a high-quality vacuum certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI).

2. Install matting. In addition to dry soils, wet soils like rain, snow, and mud often find their way into facilities. Installing matting at entrances and exits, as well as in high-traffic and common areas, can help to reduce soils from reaching the carpet.

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3. Regular Spot Cleaning. If a spill is not attended to right away, it will stain the carpet. If soils build up over the course of a week, it is much less likely they will be effectively removed with one pass of a vacuum.

4. Conduct annual or biannual deep cleans. It is a good idea to determine a time to perform a deep clean each year to ensure any remaining soils are effectively removed. Using a certified company for hot water extractions is recommended to ensure it is done correctly and does not damage the carpet.

5. Hire a professional carpet cleaning company. Hiring a commercial carpet cleaning company like Lakeshore Cleaning & Restoration will allow you to focus on successfully running your business and give you the relief of knowing that one more task has been checked off your list.

Invest in your carpet’s future

To ensure your carpet lasts for decades, investing in proven carpet cleaning technology is a must. The state of your facility’s carpet impacts the satisfaction of your staff, guests, and occupants.

If your commercial carpeting needs a good, thorough carpet cleaning and you just don’t have the manpower to get it done correctly, contact Lakeshore Cleaning & Restoration in Oakville today!

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