A well planned carpet maintenance program is essential to retain the original texture and appearance of the carpet for as long as possible and maintain a healthy indoor environment
Be sure to seek advice when formulating a carpet maintenance plan for your facility and refer to the carpet manufacturer’s warranty statements as well as the Australian and New Zealand standard AS/NZS 3733 – Textile floor coverings – Cleaning maintenance of residential and commercial carpeting.
Main Elements of a Good Carpet Maintenance Plan
Mats should be placed at entrances to the building to collect soiling material before it reaches the carpet inside. Consult a flooring expert to assist in matting selection.
Regular Vacuum Cleaning
85% of dirt in carpet is dry dirt and can be removed by effective vacuuming. Vacuum cleaning equipment should be maintained in good working order.
Staying on top of the day to day spots will keep the carpet looking good and performing at its best.
Regular deep cleaning by an experienced carpet cleaner is required to remove oily dirt that represents 15% of the soiling content that accumulates in high walking traffic areas. These areas are scheduled for cleaning on a frequency that prevents the buildup and spread of this dirt.
Carpet Cleaning Professionals
Use experienced carpet cleaners preferably a member of a recognized industry group.
The following are members of the Carpet Institute:
- Individual Cleaners Association of Australia and New Zealand
- Specialised Cleaning and Restoration Industry Association
- The Andrews Group