We all know that carpets naturally get grubby and downtrodden over time, losing that lovely like-new look. Drinks get spilled, food gets dropped, and dirt gets walked in, no matter how careful we are, But busy commercial buildings such as offices, nurseries, public areas, golf courses, medical practices, doctors surgeries, schools, hotels & guesthouses, church halls, and other places get much heavier foot traffic than household carpets do. Combine this with walked in dirt, accidental spills, and goodness knows what else,and it’s no surprise that the expected life of a commercial carpet is around one fifth that of a household carpet.
Dirty stained carpets make businesses look bad and give a poor impression to clients and visitors. Particle soils wear out carpets quickly, by abrading the fibres, causing premature wear.
Spots and spills turn into stubborn marks and stains, and over time, become harder and harder to remove, until they can become permanent and the longer they’re left, the worse it gets.
Doing nothing will just make the situation worse, until replacement becomes the only option and replacing costs a small fortune. One medium-sized office can cost in excess of a thousand pounds, just for a moderate quality carpet.
Aside from the cost of replacing commercial carpets, there’s the lost productivity from the business having to close while the offices are emptied, the old carpet removed, and the new carpet is fitted.
A program of professional commercial carpet cleaning can more than quadruple the life of a carpet, but it also maintains the pleasing appearance of the carpet, and improves health ( yes a dirty carpet can carry numerous unhealthy bacteria and toxins).
So periodic commercial carpet cleaning makes sense and pays for itself.
The answer then is to have them professionally cleaned from time to time, to keep them looking their best and lasting longer.
Carpet manufacturers such as Shaw’s and Dupont recommend professional cleaning every 9 to 18 months depending on the use.
If your carpets are not looking their best, or haven’t been cleaned in a couple of years, now is a good time to do it.