Carpet Care & Maintenance

It may not be the first thing on your mind when you purchase commercial flooring but it’s essential to protecting your investment. In fact, an effective maintenance program will extend the life of your carpet—reducing life cycle costs and maximizing your commercial floor covering investment. Following these four steps can help your carpet last longer and reducing cost less.

Four Key Steps to Protecting Your Investment

Good maintenance includes keeping soil from entering your building. Soil that makes it in to your building will be most visible and damaging to your carpet in high traffic areas. Incorporate these 5 important steps in your program:

  • Keep outside areas clean
  • Use soil barriers such as walk-off mats
  • Designate eating and drinking areas
  • Protect desk areas
  • Maintain your HVAC system

Good maintenance includes keeping soil from entering your building. Soil that makes it in to your building will be most visible and damaging to your carpet in high traffic areas. Incorporate these 5 important steps in your program:

  • Keep outside areas clean
  • Use soil barriers such as walk-off mats
  • Designate eating and drinking areas
  • Protect desk areas
  • Maintain your HVAC system

Although spills are inevitable, permanent stains do not have to be.  Most stains can be avoided or removed by immediate, or at least same-day, treatment.  

  • Have spot cleaners, stain removal products and equipment on hand for immediate use.
  • Treat spills quickly with spot cleaners
  • Basic removal process - Blot away spill, apply cleaner, pat in the cleaner, wait 3 minutes, blot again and then rinse and blot to dry

Even the most effective, consistent vacuuming may leave some soil behind. Periodic cleaning improves appearance, removes oily, sticky soil and can extend the life of carpet.

  • Choose cleaning method based on carpet compatibility and traffic levels
  • Select methods and products, like ResisTech® 5 and ResisTech® HWE, that remove soil and reduce likelihood of re-soiling

An effective maintenance program will extend the life of your carpet—reducing life cycle costs and maximizing your commercial floor covering investment.


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