Posts made in August 2021

Commercial Carpet Care Plays a Key Role in Occupant Health

Commercial Carpet Care Role in Occupant HealthAs commercial offices begin reopening across the county, much of the focus has been on sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces and high touch areas. However, as foot traffic and occupancy rates begin to increase, commercial carpet care plays a key role indoor air quality (IAQ) and occupant health. If you haven’t been maintaining your carpet, what’s lurking beneath the surface?

Think your carpets don’t need maintenance because your facility has been largely vacant these many months? Think again. While decreased foot traffic may have reduced normal wear and tear, there may be health hazards that have settled into carpet fibers. According to the EPA, without regular maintenance, carpets can be reservoirs for the absorption of dirt, humidity, pollen, mold spores, allergens, pesticides, and more.

“As exposure to people was reduced, unseen issues such as water leaks, vermin, insects or simply spoiled items left behind introduced other unique and localized issues cleaners may not have faced prior,” said James Tole, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Depending on how long since the carpets were last maintained, dirt and other issues have had months or even over a year to settle deep into the carpet fibers.

Regular cleaning and maintenance of commercial carpets and flooring is critical. Not only will it keep occupants healthier, but it will also help prevent wear and tear and extend the life of your assets. At Square Care, all our technicians and managers are specially trained and certified by the IICRC in carpet cleaning and maintenance. We are also USGBC practitioners. With our cutting-edge technology and low-moisture cleaning process, we can keep your carpets clean and looking good for 15-18 years, well beyond the industry standard of 7-9 years. Similarly, our expertise in upholstery and textile cleaning is a step up from our competition, utilizing a more effective vacuum tool with innovative chemistry and low water for better results.

Whether you need a full restoration or simply want to schedule regular carpet maintenance, Square Care has more than 30 years of unmatched results and experience. Contact us today for a quote.