According to a 2018 survey by CMM magazine, carpet is the number 2 trouble spot for facility managers and the top trouble area for those working in long-term care and retail facilities. Below are several tips for taking on carpets that may be giving your staff a particularly hard time.
- Deep Clean – Start by giving the carpet a good deep vacuuming. Use a machine with counter-rotating brushes that will pile lift the carpet fibers and remove the soil. If you are vacuuming in a residential facility, use a carpet groomer before vacuuming.
- Vacuum Deliberately – Make sure the carpet receives the most thorough care by taking slow, deliberate passes with the vacuum, particularly in the highest-traffic areas where the most soil is bound to appear.
- Create A Long-Term Game Plan – While it’s not necessary to vacuum the entire facility every day, know which areas need more frequent cleaning versus more sporadic. Access a blueprint of your facility and highlight the areas that require daily cleaning versus some other frequency, so your staff knows what areas to tackle when they come in for work.
- Consider Equipment Investments – You have to arm your employees with what they need to get the work done. Consider investing in a wider-profile machine, so employees can realistically tackle larger jobs.
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Credit: Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine