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Carpet Maintenance, Soft Floor Best Practices and D.I.R.T.

​​It begins at ground level. How your floors look is integral to the overall appearance of your premises. We’d like to share with you the D.I.R.T. principle for keeping your soft floors and carpets in tip top condition.

Daily Carpet Care
  • Frequency – Daily cleaning is recommended to remove still-loose particles from the pile and prevent them from being walked in to the carpet.
  • Result – High traffic areas benefit from daily cleaning to keep rooms and spaces presentable.
  • Action – Vacuuming is usually all that’s required to lift daily soil.
  • Equipment – Commercial vacuum cleaner, ideally with HEPA extraction, depending on environment.

Interim Cleaning Solutions
  • Frequency – Every month to 6 months, to bring the floors back to life. This clean lifts the pile, removes surface stains and refreshes the floor making it more visually appealing and more enjoyable to use.
  • Result – Dirt is removed without causing major disruption to the space’s regular use.
  • Action – Interim carpet cleaner, ideally one that utilises rapid-drying technology.

Restorative Carpet Care
  • Frequency – Every 6-12 months or possibly longer, depending on the environment and use. We recommend having the appropriate personnel schedule restorative carpet care.
  • Result – A good, deep clean is necessary to restore the carpet to its original appearance. It eliminates stains, deodorises the space, improves hygiene and adds longevity to the carpet, which saves money long-term.
  • Action – Extraction cleaning.
  • Equipment – Deep extraction carpet cleaner.

Treatment of Spots and Stains
  • Frequency – As required, preferably without delay.
  • Result – Fewer unsightly marks on the floor
  • Action – Prompt spot treatment is necessary to remove the specific stain before it penetrates deeper into the pile
  • Equipment – Portable spot cleaner/extract
​By adhering to the D.I.R.T. protocol, you extend the lifetime of the floor covering product and it will provide years of service, visual appeal, hygiene and comfort.

Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With a vision to become a global leader in sustainable cleaning innovation that empowers our customers to create a cleaner, safer and healthier world, Tennant creates solutions that are changing the way the world cleans. Tennant products include equipment used to maintain indoor and outdoor surfaces, as well as TennantTrue® financing solutions, equipment parts, service, and maintenance to help ensure superior cleaning performance from your Tennant machines.

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