Carpet is a great flooring addition, whether in your home or business. When it comes to businesses with carpet flooring, cleaning and maintenance is much different than how you would maintain your carpets at home. Additionally, it is now more important than ever to ensure that as many parts of your business involve environmentally sustainable practices. Carpet cleaning is one area where you can take certain steps to minimize your environmental footprint, and keep your carpets looking clean and healthy for years to come.
Clean Your Carpets
This sounds obvious, however many businesses will outright replace their carpets as opposed to just cleaning them regularly. Even if your carpets look bad… really bad… talk to a specialist first. Even if they don’t look great, most carpets can be salvaged and cleaned back to looking like they’re almost brand new over a weekend. In addition to reviving your carpets, a professional will typically be able to tell you how much life is left in your carpets, and when would be a good time to start think about replacing them. So instead of immediately trashing your current carpets, and filling a landfill with more fill, talk to one of our experts today. Here at Clean Earth Restorations, we consider ourselves to be top experts in carpet cleaning and restoration, and we are dedicated to serving our community and making sure that you get the most out of your carpets.
Find an Eco-Friendly Vendor
While there are carpet maintenance practices that you could perform yourself, like regular vacuuming and spot cleaning, it usually isn’t ideal or possible to handle regularly scheduled deep cleans. This is where you call in the pros. And as we talked about earlier, you’ll want to make sure that your vendor uses environmentally friendly and stable cleaning methods and products.
Look for Low Moisture Cleaning Methods
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, we have to keep in mind that water is a finite resource. For the past several years the state of California has been in a constant drought, and although we have officially been declared as no longer in a drought, an extra hot summer and a lack of rain in the next 12 months could potentially change things. While nobody can predict the future, it never hurts to practice sustainability whenever you can.
When it comes to cleaning our carpets there are several ways you can go about things. However, an ideal way would be one that requires the least amount of water to do so. Low-moisture cleaning methods help shorten the amount of water typically used during carpet cleaning, and have the same cleaning effect. Ask your vendor about their low-moisture carpet cleaning methods.
Getting Rid of Odors
Odors can arise out of any carpet, whether it’s at home or at work. Unpleasant odors, are, well… unpleasant. While grabbing the industrial carpet cleaner solution may be the first thought, don’t go reaching for those harsh chemicals just yet. Instead, try using a more natural and environmentally friendly cleaning option, such as tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil has anti viral, anti-fungal properties about it, and is also anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Not only is it a good addition to your medicine cabinet, but it is also effective at removing odors in carpet fibers.
Add Layers to Your Carpets
A simple yet effective way to improve the life and cleanliness of your carpets is to add a layer on top. This can be done with almost anything. You can add rugs, walk-off mats at entrances and exits, hallway mats, plastic covers to help swivel chairs move around a bit easier, or whatever else you decide. At the very least, mats at entrances and exits will make a dramatic difference in your carpets by helping trap dust, dirt, and debris, and keep them centralized to entrance and exit ways.
Make a Plan
The best way to keep your carpets looking great is to develop a long-term maintenance plan. While it is inevitable that your carpets will eventually reach the end of their life span and will have to be replaced, you can at least plan to get the absolute most out of your carpets and prolong their life significantly. By just using one of the tips listed above (we recommend it being the first tip we mentioned – Clean Your Carpets!) you will make a significant impact on the longevity of your carpets lifespan. For help with developing a long-term plan, or to schedule a professional cleaning of your facility’s carpets, give us a call at 619-284-4239, or contact us at cleanearthrestorations.com.