Keep On Walking!
- Posted by Sonlight Cleaning
- On September 13, 2019
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The secretary of a mid-size to large office never has to worry about “getting their steps in” for the day. I’ve worked at a few churches and if there’s one thing I know about a church secretary, it’s that they are always busy. Across the hall to the workroom. Down the hall to open the side door for the women’s quilting group. Up to the front to answer the doorbell. Around the corner to the printer. Step, step, step… always on the go! Even though they have a desk, they rarely have a moment to sit at it because something is always demanding their attention.
But this came at a price… and the one to pay it was the front office and hallway carpet. You see, down the hall and on around the corner, there was a clearly-defined pathway–a mark worn by time and the day-to-day footsteps of a dedicated secretary. You see, no matter how wonderful the carpet looked the day it was installed, lack of care made the secretary’s everyday footpath as noticeable as a racetrack.
The commercial-grade carpet (which was light blue elsewhere) was an undesirable shade of brown-blue in the 18-inch wide pathway where our secretary daily walked. But it didn’t have to be this way.
There is a grave misunderstanding about commercial-grade carpet. Though durable, this flooring type (like all flooring types) has its limits. When cared for properly, commercial-grade carpet can last for years. As you can tell from this example, however, there are noticeable consequences when proper care is not taken. That carpet, which should have lasted many more years, ended up being replaced–a costly and disruptive solution that might have been avoided with a regular cleaning routine.
If you’d like to avoid this type of mistake and inconvenience in your place of business, church, school, etc., we have good news. Sonlight Cleaning Services takes a holistic approach to commercial carpet care that ensures the longest possible lifespan for your investment. Our care routine will keep even the most frequently-traversed areas both walkable and looking wonderful for years to come.
So what should you expect in a commercial carpet cleaning routine? In May of this year, the Carpet and Rug Institute introduced new cleaning standards. Their Commercial Carpet Standard for Maintenance and Cleaning outlines a 5-part approach to keeping commercial carpets looking their best:
- Soil prevention–for example, using mats and keeping exterior sidewalks clean.
- Routine maintenance–regular vacuuming with a commercial-grade vacuum.
- Routine spill, spot, and stain removal
- Interim maintenance system cleaning systems–for example, carpet bonneting and other surface-level cosmetic cleaning techniques.
- Deep cleaning systems–regularly-scheduled hot water extraction.
While at first glance this maintenance routine may seem daunting, it can help you avoid the expense and inconvenience of a premature carpet replacement project. And it’s nothing you can’t handle with the help of Sonlight Cleaning Services. We will walk you through the process of setting up a cleaning schedule that will keep your carpets beautiful for years to come… so you can keep on walking and let us do the work!