7 Commercial Rug Maintenance Tips

Floors are one of the most visible areas in a commercial building, and customers and employees alike will notice if the rug becomes frayed or stained. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of traffic, commercial rug is prone to accumulating a large amount of dirt in a short period of time.

While keeping commercial rugs clean may appear to be an ongoing task, the effort is worthwhile because clean flooring helps to reduce allergies and illnesses while also maintaining a business’s positive reputation in the community. Use these commercial rug maintenance tips to extend the life and appearance of your rugs.

  1. Maintain Cleanliness In Outdoor Areas

The cleanliness of the building’s exterior has a significant impact on how much dirt is tracked inside. Spray parking lots on a regular basis, and have the maintenance crew keep sidewalks and entrances clear of debris. Direct water runoff away from the building to avoid mud.

  1. Vacuum frequently

The frequency with which your building is vacuumed is determined by the traffic flow as well as the activities that take place inside. A child care center or restaurant, for example, may require the cleaning team to vacuum every day, whereas a small office may only require a weekly vacuum.

  1. Make Use Of A Desk And Chair Mats

Plastic mats can be purchased to place beneath chairs and desks. While these are intended to keep tracks and heavy furniture marks from marring the fibers, they also act as a stain barrier. Arrange for these to be placed in areas where you know employees frequently eat or drink at the desk.

  1. Avoid Common Stains

Some commercial building areas are prone to excess dirt and liquid spills. If possible, arrange for waterproof mats to be placed on the rug near wet areas, such as sinks in the breakroom or near the coffee maker. Most spills will fall on a surface that is easy to clean.

  1. Promote Proper Spot Cleaning

Each member of the cleaning crew should be trained on proper rug care. For example, they should understand how to address stains immediately to prevent them from setting in while also taking care not to damage the rug.

Use the blotting method for most common stains, such as a coffee or soda spill. Blot up as much of the spill as possible with a clean, dry cloth. Then, using a suitable cleaning solution, remove the remainder of the stain. Always use a rug cleaning solution that has been recommended for that specific rug type.

  1. Schedule Regular Deep Cleanings.

A commercial building’s rug can become heavily soiled in a short period of time due to heavy traffic. Regular professional deep cleanings remove dirt that has become embedded in the rug fibers and are not always possible to remove with a standard vacuum.

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