Orig Post hpconnect.com | Re-Post System4 12/01/2015
You’ve heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This rings very true for commercial carpet care in the winter. Most facilities enact a thorough spring cleaning plan in an attempt to undo what’s already been done to carpets. However, many preventive measures can be taken to protect carpets throughout winter’s tracking of salt, ice melt, snow and dirt.
Here are five tips to keep carpets clean throughout the inclement winter months:
1 – Create a seasonal cleaning plan.
What’s needed in the winter months may vary greatly from spring and summer. Your facility’s year-round checklist for the cleaning crew can be adjusted to implement weekly maintenance to prevent long-term damage to carpet. It may be necessary to do extra staff training or put reminders in place to get into the seasonal rhythm. Increased cleanings can prevent ice melt residue and dirt build up in carpets.
2 – Evaluate your entrance matting systems.
Entryway matting not only provides safety for your walking surfaces but also traps in dirt at the front door. During winter months, ice melt and snow residue inevitably finds its ways throughout the building. Prevent unnecessary soil on carpet throughout the rest of your office by ensuring that your current entryway mats can stop and store the soil and water produced by harsher, snowy months.