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Soft Floor & Carpet Care Best Practices

Like all floors, you need to have a reasonable and methodical schedule to clean carpet that includes a variety of techniques. We have 2 top tips to help the longevity of carpets

  1. Vacuuming – it helps keep the carpet neat and clean, however if you over vacuum it will create wear and tear. Remember, a low traffic area, vacuum once a week. A high traffic area vacuum daily. That way you will create a balance between the life of the carpet and the cleanliness of the facility.
  2. Rapid-dry carpet cleaning - will keep your carpet well cared for. Every three to six weeks consider using the interim cleaning and then introduce a restorative carpet cleaning after six months to a year.

Get the DIRT on Carpet Care

A great way to remember your floor-cleaning routine is D.I.R.T: Daily carpet care; Interim solutions; Restorative care and Treatment of spots.

Daily Carpet Care

  • Frequency: every day
  • Result: clean daily dirt from high traffic areas
  • Action: vacuum
  • Equipment: vacuum cleaner

Interim Cleaning Solutions

  • Frequency: 1-6 months
  • Result: remove dirt with limited disruption
  • Action: interim carpet cleaning, preferably with a rapid-drying system
  • Equipment: carpet cleaner equipped with a rapid-drying technology

Restorative Carpet Care

  • Frequency: 6-12 months or more
  • Result: deep cleaning
  • Action: extraction
  • Equipment: carpet cleaner suitable for deep extraction

Treatment of Spots

  • Frequency: immediately as needed
  • Action: spot treatment
  • Equipment: portable spot cleaner / extractor

Additional Floor Cleaning Tips:

  • Vacuums with true HEPA filters help control the levels of airborne particles including those associated with allergens. Lower quality filters fail to capture the smallest of these particles, so vacuuming can stir up them up and degrade air quality.
  • Fast-drying interim cleaning products, paired with spot cleaners, can allow you to gently and quickly clean areas far more frequently. This means that dirt and grime does not stay in the carpet, which decreases the chance of permanent staining. Quick drying times mean that interim cleaning is far more convenient than older processes as well. With some of the newer products on the market, drying times are as little as 30 minutes.
  • Keeping entrance or barrier mats at entrances can help remove soil before it gets tracked into the building. That way when the mats life is exhausted, you can simply sub it out for a brand new one rather than trying to restore carpet.

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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