Commercial carpet cleaning is in fact different than residential carpet cleaning. The primary differences are going to be in the amount of traffic each endures. In industrial facilities, office buildings, hotels and more, there is a substantial amount of dirty traffic.
People in a commercial or public setting do not remove there shoes (unless in Japan). In a study conducted by Dr. Chuck Gerba of Arizona State, some remarkable findings came to light. The average shoe bottom carries the following:
- 421 Thousand Different Germs Linger on the bottom of shoes
- E. Coli – 96 percent of shoe soles carry traces of fecal bacteria and coliform
- Klebsiella pneumonia – a gram-negative bacteria that can rapidly destroy lung tissue and in 25 to 50% of patients will cause death.
- Serratia ficaria – causing gallbladder empyemas and sepsis as well as biliary infections.
- disgusted yet?
What can be done with to clean these carpets?
It is key to have a plan. Since we are all obviously bringing in these germs on a regular basis , it is important to be aware. Many of these factors which create concern are outside of the control of property management. Instead, there are certain protocols facilities managers can put into place to keep these variables from prematurely wearing or damaging carpeting.
These procedures include daily vacuuming, interim processes, periodic deep cleaning and training staffs as to the proper chemical and equipment selection and employing ideal procedures to match specific tasks.
In many cases it does not seem fiscally responsible to train a staff to not only be aware of the safety hazards associated with contaminants but it is also difficult and expensive to acquire new chemicals and equipment. That is why we recommend hiring a commercial cleaning service to manage the headaches of commercial carpet cleaning.
When you think of commercial carpet cleaning, think of Lynn Marie’s Commercial Cleaning Service. We have the equipment, expertise and continuing training necessary to maintain and lengthen the life of your carpets and rugs. We will also contribute to your bottom line by lowering the amount of sick days created by the onslaught of germs in your office.
Contact us today get a quote on how we can help you with your carpet cleaning needs.