CARING FOR YOUR COMMERCIAL BUILDING’S CARPET March 9, 2022 | Management , Maintenance | interio maintenance , cleaning , building renovation , office space , hotel , multi-family property , special purpose facility , apartment , condo The carpet in your building can quickly become neglected. Especially in high traffic areas, the material gets worn down and dingy, devaluing your property overall. But with just a bit of preventative care, you can keep your carpet in its best condition. Invest in a High-Quality Vacuum Dirt, rocks, and other debris that’s tracked inside can get ground into the fibers of your carpet. If you don’t clean it up quickly, you might find yourself fighting a losing battle trying to get the dirt out. Creating a vacuuming schedule for your building will help you get ahead of the problem before it becomes too big. For areas that see a lot of people passing through, you should aim to clean them more often. It can also help to get a more powerful commercial vacuum to cut down on your cleaning time and better handle the workload. Treat Spots ASAP Spills are bound to happen at some point, but you shouldn’t leave them to be absorbed into your carpet. Aside from obvious discolorations, large spots can make the fibers stick together and harden. The best thing you can do is try to remove the stain before it fully sets in. Start by first drying up as much of the liquid as you can. Then use an all-purpose cleaner to remove the rest and prevent a stain from forming. Use Protective Mats Heavy mats will help “shield” the carpet underneath from dirt, water, and other messes. Laying a few long mats down near your entrances will keep debris in one area. The mats also tend to be easier to clean and are cheaper to replace than carpet. They also come in a variety of materials that will remove most of the gunk off of people’s shoes. Clean Outside Your Building Yes, maintaining your carpet includes keeping the exterior of your building clean as well. If there’s nothing that can get stuck to shoes, you won’t have as much to remove inside! Sweep up any leaves and dirt, and try to push away standing water as well. In winter, shovel snow and salt or sand from the entrances. Spray Your Carpet with a Sealant There are special sealants made for commercial carpets to prolong their lifespan. A water-resistant sealant will make it easier to clean spills and keep them from staining. These are mostly applied to new carpets, so you may have to replace what you currently have in order to have a sealant applied. Hire a Professional Company If your budget allows for it, consider hiring a professional cleaning service. They’ll have all the tools needed to clean and protect your carpet. It’ll also help free up your schedule and cut down on the amount of work you have to do. It may be beneficial to research a few different companies beforehand, so you find one that fits your needs best. Whether you own a retail, residential, or special-use commercial property, it’s important to have it inspected by a company you can trust. A professional inspector from NPI can give you the information you need to make a quality purchasing decision. Schedule your appointment today !