How Often Should a Business Steam Clean Their Carpets?

Plus Why Just Vacuuming Isn’t Enough to Keep Your Carpets Clean

Dirt has a knack for finding its way into every crack and crevice of your business. But have you ever wondered about the dirt that gets into your carpets? If you’ve ever removed and replaced carpet, you’ll know just how much dirt can accumulate under the carpet pad if the carpets are really old or haven’t been well cared for! 

Why Vacuuming Just Isn’t Enough

While it’s good to regularly vacuum your carpets, vacuuming just doesn’t count as cleaning. Seriously! Vacuuming is carpet maintenance. And while a good vacuum can pull out a lot of dirt and debris, getting your carpets professionally cleaned gets rid of more dirt and keeps them looking nicer for longer. In fact, some carpet manufacturers require you to get your carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis in order to keep your warranty valid. 

A Healthier Indoor Environment for All

Beyond keeping your carpets looking nice for employees and guests, plus keeping your warranty valid, getting your carpets professionally cleaned actually helps improve your indoor air quality, making your business healthier for everyone. Did you know that indoor air quality can be 2 to 5 times worse than typical outdoor air quality? What causes poor indoor air quality? Factors include chemicals used in furnishings, mold, chemical cleaning solutions and debris dragged in from outside (like dirt and pollen). With people spending around 90% of their time indoors each day, poor indoor air quality can have some adverse health effects. 

Cleaning Solutions and the Commercial Cleaning Company Matters

Because traditional chemical cleaning solutions can affect your indoor air quality, it’s important to choose a commercial cleaning company that uses green, LEED certified cleaning solutions. These environmentally friendly products and practices are not only better for the earth, but also help to create a safe and healthy space for your employees, customers, tenants and visitors. 

More Often than You Think

So just how often should a business be getting their carpets professionally cleaned? While it can depend on your carpet manufacturer’s warranty, businesses should get their carpets professionally cleaned on a more regular basis depending on the level of traffic in their carpeted areas. Don’t believe that myth that getting your carpets professionally cleaned too often can shorten the lifespan of your carpet. In fact, it’s the exact opposite and you should be getting your carpets professionally cleaned more often than you think! For high traffic areas, we recommend getting your carpets professionally cleaned one or two times per month. For medium traffic areas, we recommend 4 times per year, and light traffic areas should be at least 2 times per year.

Work with an Experienced Green Commercial Cleaner

AK Building Services has over 25 years of experience and an extensive portfolio. Our LEED certified team is committed to using environmentally friendly products and practices to help you create a safe and healthy space for everyone. Contact us today to learn how we can tailor our services to your business’ needs. 

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