As with anything, commercial carpet cleaning is often misconstrued to be something that it’s not. Commercial Carpet cleaning myths may cause you to pay for the wrong service or avoid carpet cleaning altogether. We’re here to put the myths to rest. Let’s debunk some common misconceptions about commercial carpet cleaning.

Carpet Cleaning Only Removes Dirt

Your carpet fibers hold on to more than just dirt. In fact, your carpet is a breeding ground for bacteria and toxins. Commercial carpet cleaning is designed to strip these elements along with dirt, soil and stains. Regular carpet maintenance will make the air in your office cleaner, just like replacing your air filter. The more foot traffic you have, the more cleaning you’ll need.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning Myth, All Cleaning Is The Same

False! Each business has unique needs. Your carpet cleaners will come up with a plan that suits the carpet in your building, as well as the foot traffic, the type of business you run, your budget and more. Some businesses need deep cleanings several times a year to remove stains and foot paths. Others only need regular monthly cleanings because their carpets are rarely used. At The Resh Company, we provide a custom care plan for every business.

Hot Water Extraction Works for Everyone

Hot water extraction is one of the most effective forms of commercial carpet cleaning on the market, but it is not the only option. Hot water extraction works well in residential settings because it removes set-in stains without the need for chemicals. Hot water steam cleans the carpet to make it look like new.

This does not always work for commercial carpet cleaning though because the carpet may not have padding underneath. The padding helps air flow under the carpet to dry it after the hot water is applied. In other words, your carpet cleaners may not be able to “extract” the water because of the way your carpet is laid. When that happens, the cleaning company must use a different approach to effectively clean the carpet.

All Cleaning Companies Offer Carpet Cleaning

This is a misconception that can quickly get you in trouble. Many janitorial companies say they offer commercial carpet cleaning, but they may not be equipped to handle all of your needs. In fact, some janitorial companies have been known to use residential carpet cleaning tools because they do not have access to commercial equipment. The result is sub-par carpet cleaning that will leave your floors looking dull and dingy. You’re much better off working with a company that specializes in commercial carpet cleaning.

Upholstery Cleaning Is Only Needed When Stains Occur

Upholstery cleaning is just as important as carpet cleaning. Your chairs, curtains, and cubicle walls have bacteria-trapping fibers. They may not look as dingy as the carpets, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t as dirty. The only difference is that shoes do not interact with most forms of upholstery. If you are setting up a plan for carpet cleaning, make sure it includes upholstery cleaning as well.

The Longer You Wait between Cleanings, the Better

Some people believe that waiting longer between carpet cleanings will prolong the lifespan of the carpet. In reality, carpets need to be cleaned regularly to prevent matting and remove soil early on. If soil and stains are left untreated, they will be even harder to clean later on. This may require the use of chemicals or advance cleaning methods that cost more money and put your carpet at risk.

To preserve your commercial carpeting and enhance the beauty of your office space, set up a carpet maintenance plan with The Resh Co. Call 410-780-9800 for more information.

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