As a facility manager, you know that maintaining a clean and welcoming environment in commercial spaces is essential for a myriad of important reasons. Beyond just promoting good health and wellness, a clean space reduces the risk of illnesses and allergies caused by dust, bacteria and other harmful particles, and creates a positive and professional image for both customers and employees.
Regular carpet cleaning plays a huge role in achieving the cleanliness and indoor air quality required to maintain your facility up to the standard required and expected from your building’s key occupants. From the benefits and advantages of regular maintenance, to the negative effects of neglecting your buildings carpets – commercial carpet cleaning services make up an essential part of your facility maintenance services roster and are an invaluable service that should always be included in your building maintenance scope.
In this blog, we’ll tell you how you can extend the lifespan of your carpets with the right service provider and improve your buildings overall health, appearance, and safety with regular carpet cleaning services.
It can be difficult to believe how much one part of your facility can affect the entire built environment and its occupants, but carpets are more than just a piece of furniture or a simple functional installation.
Carpets do a lot of both positive and negative things, absorbing the dirt and grime brought in as well as allergens in the air, adding to the overall look and feel of a space and creating comfort, warmth, and noise reduction.
Expert carpet cleaning can reduce the negative effects on your carpets, while also improving and enhancing their positive features. Benefits include:
1. Healthier indoor air quality for employees and visitors
People are now spending 90 percent of their time indoors – making indoor air quality vital for health – and regular carpet cleaning is the best way to maintain indoor air quality in commercial spaces, with consistent vacuuming removing 90-95% of dry soil and deep cleaning removing most dug-in soil, according to The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI).
2. Improved aesthetics and making a positive impression on clients
Professional carpet cleaning removes tough stains and unsightly blemishes that negatively impact the impression clients have of your building. The same goes for smells, which can nest themselves deep in carpet and make a space intolerable to be in.
3. Extended carpet lifespan and cost-effectiveness in the long run
There are real time and cost savings associated with regular professional cleaning. When your carpets wear out faster, they need to be replaced more often – which can be an unexpected cost that may not be budgeted for. Replacing carpet is also time-consuming for coordination and sourcing the same carpet, and can take valuable business hours.
Overall, the regularity of a professional carpet cleaning service is what delivers all of the benefits of commercial carpet cleaning, and makes the most of having carpets in your building.
Consistency is key, and if you don’t have a regular professional carpet cleaning schedule, you may be missing out on improved occupant comfort, aesthetics, and cost savings.
If you haven’t started it yet, it may not be too late for a deep clean and to begin seeing those benefits with our carpet cleaning program.
Many cost-conscious facility managers might be wondering, what are the benefits of expert carpet cleaning, as opposed to doing it myself or with the staff I currently employ?
While carpet cleaning might seem as simple as vacuuming, commercial cleaning companies use specialized equipment and techniques to effectively remove deep-seated dirt, stains and allergens. These companies also have a scope of work and schedule to ensure carpet cleaning is done regularly, and within the correct timeframes of the rest of the building.
In commercial spaces, aesthetics hold greater importance than the comfort of your own home. Much like a salon for hair, professional carpet cleaning enhances the appearance and lifespan of commercial carpets in a way that DIY cleaning does not – and your building needs to be presentable every day.
Cleaning your own carpets could also do more harm than good. In some instances, if carpet cleaning is performed incorrectly, it can cause the formation of mold – which can develop in as little as 24-48 hours.
Choosing a service provider like GDI ensures:
1. 100-year reputation in commercial spaces and positive client testimonials
2. ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems certified and trained team
3. Eco-friendly and sustainable practices – ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems certified Environmental Management Systems certified
4. Flexible and customizable service scope with competitive pricing for all your facility needs, including carpets.