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As the saying goes, walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, and you might just track their dirt into the office carpet. Before spring cleaning is in full swing, consider commercial carpet cleaning to tend to a space which gets a lot of foot traffic. As a leading provider of certified carpet cleaning in the DC Metro area, Mister Kleen’s specialists can guide you through your facility’s specific needs.
If your carpets and upholstery appear to be dirty, your tenants and visitors could get the impression that your facility is not clean. Carpet cleaning is more than just improving the aesthetic appearance of a space, if done properly, it can also extract pathogens, winter salt, dirt, sand, and debris– contributing to the overall wellness of a building and its occupants.
When seeking carpet cleaning services, businesses should ensure that their provider doesn’t damage the carpet or underlying surface. Companies like Mister Kleen that are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) are professionally trained to avoid making mistakes like following the wrong processes, using the wrong equipment or chemicals on your carpets.
Carpets are porous surfaces meaning they have small pores, or holes, which can trap germs and debris. To start the carpet restoration process, carpets are first cleaned using high-power vacuums to remove loose soil and other substances. Once cleaned, carpets can be sanitized with wet or dry techniques depending on the surface and the facility’s needs.
Hot water extraction is best for carpets that have not been cleaned in a while. With this method, a hot water cleaning solution under high pressure is forced into the carpet and then extracted immediately back out of your carpet.
If you happen to have carpet tiles or sensitive wiring underneath your carpet, then using a low moisture encapsulation (LME) method is recommended. The LME method is a newer technology in which encapsulation carpet chemicals are manufactured with ingredients that do not leave a harmful sticky residue on your carpet.
While hot water extraction and LME are the most common methods Mister Kleen employs, there are other carpet restoration methods such as cylindrical cleaning, rotary and extraction, and very low moisture which also offer cleaning solutions.
Cylindrical cleaning is a less aggressive process which can be used for short-piled carpets. It uses a cylindrical coil rotary brush designed to extract lint and debris. The rotary and extraction method can be an excellent choice to use when seeking to restore heavily soiled carpets back to their original condition. The dry-cleaning method, very low moisture (VLM) can be performed during business hours as the carpets dry faster than other methods.
In addition to restorative cleaning, Mister Kleen can use some of the above methods to provide ongoing services to maintain your carpet’s appearance. The health and overall well-being of your carpets should receive care from a reputable IICRC certified company.
Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services. For more information, contact us at 703-719-6900.
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a non-profit organization that certifies and develops standards for inspection, cleaning, and restoration among building service contractors. The IICRC also serves as a valuable consumer referral source for certified technicians and firms, of which Mister Kleen is a member