Carpets, rugs, cloth-covered walls and mats are used for aesthetic reasons, to provide warmth, insulation and comfort and to protect the underlying floor. They add beauty and glamor to a room and also give it a neat and professional look. Maintenance and cleanliness of carpets can become a challenge in large commercial spaces like offices, convention halls, event and exhibition venues, department stores, malls, shops and boutiques, theaters, schools/colleges, churches, hospitals, government buildings etc, and can determine the entire look and feel of the space. They may even pose a health hazard when not kept perfectly clean and in pristine condition. People may also develop allergies or adverse respiratory/skin reactions to ill-maintained carpets. In damp locations, the carpets become a trap for disease-causing organisms and fungus.
Hence, large institutions and corporations spend a lot of time and money to keep their carpets and floor coverings perfect. Many of these institutions may have in-house staff to carry out these services but in today’s world of labor-specialization, the best option is to enlist the services of a professional commercial carpet cleaning service. Often, these services are available in conjunction with other commercial cleaning services such as floor, furniture, furnishings and upholstery cleaning and the organization can get into a regular maintenance contract with these one-stop agencies that offer the gamut of cleaning services. The cleaning service chosen usually offers a customized solution to each organization’s unique carpet-maintenance issues.
Commercial carpet cleaning is a specialized job. The interval and frequency of cleaning required is determined by traffic in the area, usage, wear-and-tear and renovation requirements. This job requires in-depth knowledge of carpet manufacturing and the latest types of yarn, fabric and fibers used today. Some companies have technicians who are specially-trained in carpet-mills and are certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute and they are familiar with manufacturer-recommended cleaning techniques like hot-water extraction or steam cleaning, shampooing, wet-vacuuming, bonnet-cleaning, dry-encapsulation, stain-removal etc. Today, with the emphasis on environment-friendly cleaning-techniques, most services offer green cleaning materials and practices, ensuring that people are not exposed to toxic substances, fragrances or residue.
Quick drying is essential. Upholstery-cleaning and cloth-walls require different cleaning methods and these may also be offered by your service-provider. Many companies also offer carpet restoration facilities. This involves removing deep stains and accumulated soap/shampoo residues to get your carpets looking fresh and new. Static-removal is essential in dry locations and climate. It’s important to vet the commercial carpet cleaning service staff thoroughly before signing up. It is advisable not to pick a company that hires casual labor contract. Quality of service, follow-up, materials used, staff credentials and references, safety and insurance compliance, damage-insurance and sensitivity to the equipment and appliances used within the rooms are some factors to be kept in mind while picking the right commercial carpet cleaning service for your organization.