The Benefits of Regular Carpet Cleaning

by | May 14, 2024

Regular carpet cleaning comes with many benefits. Routine maintenance keeps carpet  looking good and extends the material’s life. The practice also removes allergens and impurities, protecting your facility’s indoor air quality.

Carpet maintenance can also be a hassle. Cleaners often have to navigate around obstacles and tight spaces. And areas with mixed flooring materials demand workers juggle multiple machines to get the job done.

Still, regular carpet cleaning is a must for forward-thinking businesses. Here’s how regular carpet cleaning keeps your customers happy and safe.

The Benefits of Carpet

While commercial flooring choices abound—think luxury vinyl tile, vinyl composite tile, terrazzo, ceramic tile, and more—carpet remains an important element of commercial interior design. In fact, in 2022 Floor Covering News estimated the value of the commercial market at $3.32 billion with specified contract sales at $2.535 billion and Main Street at $787 million.

That’s because soft flooring offers benefits other materials cannot. Carpet dampens noise and improves acoustics, creating a less distracting environment overall. The material adds warmth and comfort while providing insulation and thermal resistance.

Plus, carpet sets the mood. The material feels luxurious and elevated. Designers use carpet’s endless variety of colors and textures delineate areas, guide people through spaces, and level the experience up.

Carpet Cleaning Basics

Carpet, like any commercial flooring, needs daily care. A well-developed maintenance routine will extend the life of carpet while keeping the material looking fresh for years. The Carpet and Rug Institute produces a standard for commercial carpet maintenance and cleaning that offers many tips.

The first tip is stopping messes at the door with a robust matting system. They recommend a combination of exterior and interior mats to capture dirt and soils. Using between nine and 15 feet of entrance mats will trap 80 percent of soil and moisture from entering the space.

Vacuuming and Spot Cleaning

Vacuuming and spot cleaning should also be completed daily. Proper vacuuming is the easiest and most effective way to keep carpets clean. It eliminates dirt, dust, and allergens from the environment, improving indoor air quality. Vacuuming also removes large debris that can scrape and scratch carpet fibers, causing them to look old and worn.

When vacuuming be sure to:

  • Vacuum the entire surface including corners, edges, and under furnishings
  • Work slowly and steadily, allowing the machine to do the work
  • Look out for power cords, a major tripping hazard for employees and customers
  • Remove and replace paper filters often

Spot cleaning is also vital for carpet maintenance. While most modern carpets are stain-resistant they are not stain-proof. To keep carpet in top shape, address spills quickly.

One Machine Can Do It All

Cleaning floors requires the right equipment. For businesses with a mix of hard and soft surfaces that may mean having an autoscrubber, wet and dry mopping systems, wet and dry canister vacuums, and backpack vacuums. 

Storing, maintaining, and training employees on such a large fleet can be a burden. That’s why forward-looking companies rely on the All Floor™ from Kaivac. The All Floor cleans  high volumes of hard flooring and carpet with one multi-use machine.

The All Floor’s industrial strength vacuum motor generates powerful lift to capture dirt and debris like a wide-area vacuum. It also includes a wand and 15-feet of hose to reach around and under obstacles, eliminating the need for canister or backpack vacuums. A carpet and upholstery extractor allows workers to remove spills before they set into stains.

The machine includes Aquatic Air Scrubber technology. This feature traps and holds on to dirt, protecting indoor air quality while removing the need for paper filters.

Powered by lithium-ion batteries, the All Floor can clean up to 25,000 square feet an hour. With no power cord, the All Floor reduces trip and fall risks, keeping  employees and customers safe.

Rely on the All Floor to keep carpets (and the rest of your flooring) clean, safe, and attractive for years. Learn more here.  

Amy Milshtein covers design, facility management and business topics for a variety of trade publications and consumer magazines. Her work has won several awards, most recently a regional silver Azbee Award of Excellence.She lives in Portland, OR with her family and Clyde, a 15-lb tabby cat. Once an avid hiker, these days she finds herself on the less-challenging -but-still-exciting 'creaky knees' trails.
Amy Milshtein
  • No products in the cart.