The factors in a Structured Carpet Maintenance Plan. Use these items when organizing your regular carpet maintenance program. Together with choosing the right cleaning system and cleaning frequency to maintain your carpet.

A Structured Carpet Maintenance Plan

In brief, the absolute objective of any maintenance program is to be protective and preventive rather than curative. A properly monitored program will be able to accomplish this.

Correspondingly, the frequency of the procedures will be dependent on the amount of foot traffic entering the building. Additional circumstances to consider are weather conditions and the amount (or lack of) landscaping around the building.

When establishing a new carpet maintenance program, give a certain amount of consideration to outside areas around the entrances to the building. Similarly, routine cleaning of outside stairwells and sidewalks will reduce the amount of soil from entering the building.

Interim Cleaning
Employ interim cleaning when carpet fibers become slightly soiled

Interim Cleaning can be explained as in between, or a speedy surface cleaning reducing the down time of a carpet. This cleaning is intended to keep a carpet looking cleaner for a longer period of time. It must be kept in mind that interim cleaning is not a replacement for major or restorative cleaning.

Use a prespray just before extracting to loosen traffic soils

Regular Spotting
Work with good spotting products for daily spotting.

Restorative Cleaning
Inhibits permanent fiber damage from embedded soils.

These cleaning methods will achieve a thorough cleaning that is essential to the long term life of a carpet. The frequency is based upon the amount of soiling the area is subjected to. And if interim cleaning is performed regularly.

Restorative Carpet Maintenance Cleaning Choices:

Hot Water Extraction or Steam Carpet Cleaning (Most Widely Used)
Rotary Shampoo
Dual Process (Rotary Shampoo + Steam Cleaning)

Scheduled Vacuuming
80% of all soil tracked right into a facility is dry.

Walk Off Mats
Setting of mats at all entrances and service elevators.

The Cleaning of Soils Following 5 Simple Measures

Dry Soil Elimination
Vacuuming is necessary to extending the life of a carpet. It also enhances the overall appearance and improves indoor air quality; providing the use of proper filtration.

Soil Suspension
This is probably the primary element for successful cleaning. This involves separating the soil from the fiber so it can simply be removed.

Soil Elimination
This is the elimination of the cleaning solution and also the suspended soils which should leave the fiber fresh, clean and residue free. The rinsing procedure can take place before the fiber has a chance to dry as in hot water extraction or the soils can be absorbed into pads used for boonet or spin pad cleaning. The soils can also be extracted following drying as in dry powders or shampoo, which must be vacuumed after they dry.

Nylon and wool fibers must at all times be groomed after wet cleaning and just before drying, this will remove any wand marks or swirls from rotary machines. These fibers will take a water set which makes it impossible to remove these nap shadings.

Done as quickly as possible in order to avoid resoiling, mildew and odors. Also reduce drying times using air movers and proper ventilation.

Dry Soil Elimination

Determining vacuuming frequency needs:

Primary Areas – Areas of more foot traffic vacuumed day-to-day
Secondary Areas – Areas of lesser foot traffic vacuumed no less than weekly

Dry Soil Elimination Equipment

Beating Machine
Canister vacuum with attachments
Corn broom as well as handled dust pan
Mechanical hand sweeper
Pile lifter
Upright vacuum with a beater bar brush or brush

5 Major Reasons Why Dry Soil Elimination Is So Essential

Improving indoor air quality (providing the use of proper filtration)
Enhances the appearance
Cease resoiling
Lessen the wear and tear on the carpet fiber
Make the cleaning solutions more potent

With all of the stress placed on indoor air quality, it is equally important to remove as much dry soil as possible. The vacuums utilized must have the appropriate filtration. If not, the bulk of the soils are redistributed back into the air. Likewise, these redistributed soils will result in a decline to the indoor air quality.

Lastly, regular vacuuming prevents dry soils from working down to the base of the fiber where they cause a lot of damage. These deeply embedded soils can also bring about resoiling following wet cleaning.

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