Four Steps for Consistent Carpet Cleaning
Your carpet can be one of your company’s most expensive, and most abused assets. Protecting that asset with routine carpet cleaning can not only save you money in the long run, but will speak to the character of your organization. At Rozalado, we believe that your carpet should always look its best.
The Rozalado preferred choice of equipment for carpet cleaning is The Whittaker. Whittaker has a Comprehensive “Planned” approach that identifies the total program of maintenance for the proper care of any facility’s carpet. Our integrated, four-step process prevents the buildup of sticky chemical residues and soil, protecting the color and appearance of expensive, carefully chosen carpets.
Following these steps will ensure that you save time, save money, and that your carpets always look their best.
Preventative maintenance is the least costly yet most important and effective means to protect carpet appearance. Since 80% of soil is tracked-in on feet of building visitors and occupants, the goal at this level is to reduce the amount of soil that actually contacts the carpet to limit its accumulation. Components include:
Walk-off mats at all entrances and hard-to-soft transition points to remove dirt, grease, and oil from shoes prior to tracking.
Protective mats in areas where excessive matter is tracked onto carpeted areas, such as underneath a water fountain, coffee bar, or print station.
Frequent vacuuming of high-traffic areas will remove 80-90% of dry soil accumulation. Choose a commercial-grade backpack, canister, or upright vacuum meeting the certification criteria of the Carpet & Rug Institute. High-filtration vacuum systems have been proven to have longer life cycles and increased effectiveness, while containing dust better during daily vacuuming cycles. Check your filter bag daily. Assemble a spotting and stain-removal kit for the immediate cleaning of spills and tracked-on discoloration resulting from oil, grease, wax, beverages, and other foreign substances. It’s best to treat potential staining spots before they have time to dry, so daily visual inspection by members of the vacuum crew is recommended. Ideal solutions for daily stain-removal needs are the Carpet Roamer® Spotting Tool and Crystal® spot cleaning agents from Whittaker.
At Whittaker, we have discovered that the most effective, cost-efficient, and safest way to maintain incredible carpet appearance is with interim cleaning. This is the typical scenario in a facility that uses no interim maintenance and hot water deep extraction quarterly. Compare this to the result of implementing monthly interim maintenance with the Rozalado choice of equipment: Whittaker Smart Care® system. By reducing hot water extraction to once per year with monthly Whittaker treatments, you will maintain your carpet appearance at less cost while extending the life of your carpet! The goal of Interim Maintenance is to keep the carpet clean and maintain a consistent appearance level at the lowest possible cost. The primary focus is frequent low-moisture pile lifting and the removal of sticky residues that would otherwise trap soil in the carpet fibers.
This level of cleaning should only be performed on an annual basis, except in special cases such as poor scheduling of interim maintenance, flooding, or otherwise extraordinary conditions.
This service is performed with one of our professional Extraction machines.
Contact us today to find out more about protecting your company’s asset with routine carpet cleaning!