6 Tips for Cleaner Carpets this Winter

January 15th, 2017 by Lilian Radke

Carpet Cleaning

A carpet cleaner in action on a contemporary rug.

As the temperatures begin to drop and the snowfall looms in the not so distant future, this is the perfect time to review your plan to keep your facility clean and healthy during the toughest months of the year. Did you know soiled carpets can send pollutants and allergens into the air? With the extra time spent indoors during the winter this can have a negative impact on air quality and affect the health of employees. Luckily, keeping carpets clean is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve both the look and health of your building. Here are some helpful tips:

  • 1.Keep your vacuum nearby – Carpets are your best defense against winter weather. They keep sand, rock salt and other contaminants from spreading throughout your facility. Frequent vacuuming of carpets will keep your entryway looking pristine.
  • 2.Deep clean – Floors and door mats take a real beating this time of year. Consult with your janitorial service to establish a plan of attack for keeping these spots clean.
  • 3.Extend the life of your carpets – Soil on carpets can cause unnessasary damage to the fibers of your building’s carpets. As people walk on soiled carpets, they cut away and dig deeper which can mean replacing costly carpets sooner than necessary.
  • 4.Use the “Rule of 15” – Floor mats are most effective when there is 5 feet of mat outside the building, 5 feet in the doorway and an additional 5 feet to catch any lingering winter mess. Mats also help reduce slip and falls from wet conditions. The best way to reduce cleaning costs is to prevent dirt from entering a facility.
  • 5.Act fast– Before it’s too late and tough stains have set in, be sure to schedule your cleaning. As soil builds up it becomes harder to remove, consistent cleanings are the key to preventing permanent stains.
  • 6.Winter is the best time- Carpets dry faster in winter because of the increased dry air, which decreases down time. In addition, because of the salt and snow tracked in at this time of year, cleaning your facility’s carpets has a huge impact on the appearance of your building. Clean carpets set the tone for all who enter so this is a can’t skip area.

Need some extra help taking care of your facility this winter? Unicpro offers free quotes on carpet cleaning and a wide variety of other services.  Customizing services to fit your needs and your budget is our specialty.

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