Did you know that July is carpet cleaning month? If the thought of maintaining or cleaning a carpet overwhelms you, you’re not alone. At MISCO, we know carpet care and have some tips and tricks that can make carpet care easy.
Carpet matting at the entrance to facilities is the first step you can take to protecting floors. Slip-resistant matting can provide moisture retention and help stop dirt at the door. A good rule of thumb is to have 9 to 15 feet of matting to get the full benefits.
A vacuuming routine will save time and money in the long run. Regular vacuuming will support good indoor air quality. When carpet matting is vacuumed, it can eliminate any buildup of dirt or dust.
The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) grants a Seal of Approval to products thoroughly tested to prove cleaning efficiency and constant improvement. Their scientific program tests seven performance factors:
- Soil Removal Efficiency
- Residual Moisture
- Surface Appearance Change
- pH Level
- Optical Brighteners
This program is designed to help consumers make informed decisions. Using the right products in your carpet cleaning routine is going to extend the life of your carpet. Our Majestic line provides some CRI approved products. As the CRI says, with its Seal of Approval, “the results are cleaner, healthier, and longer-lasting carpets.”
It’s essential to take care of stains or spills as they happen. A spot remover, such as Triple Action, is a great product to have on hand. By treating these spills quickly, you can stop the stain from setting.
Don’t skip deep cleaning. The CRI recommends having carpets deep cleaned every 12-18 months. Indoor air quality can be improved by hot water extraction while also enhancing the carpet’s lifespan by removing embedded soil.
A good carpet care program that uses Majestic products can reduce replacement costs and downtime. Guests can tell when carpet care is a priority, and they feel more welcome when it is. If facilities want to see long-term returns for their bottom line, as well as for the planet, a well-planned carpet care program is a must.