Knowing how important first impressions are to clients and customers, it’s no wonder that professional commercial cleaning companies go to great lengths to keep areas not only clean but fresh smelling as well. While most people associate odors with restrooms many time odors stem from neglected carpets or carpets that have been cleaned improperly. Although carpet odors are uncommon they are important because when someone comes into a facility they will judge the cleanliness of that facility with their nose. It is vital to keep odors neutralized as foul carpet odors can have an effect not only on customers but also on office and building occupants and custodial staff as well.
Carpets usually comprise the major portion of a surface area of a floor and proper care impacts the appearance, health and asset preservation in many significant ways. If you allow carpets to develop odors you are inevitably setting yourself up for a major capital outlay for replacement or serious indoor air quality problems that could lead to health related litigation. A professional commercial cleaning company will work with you to develop a strategy to protect your assets and maintain your carpets over time.
Carpets don’t smell bad but odors arise from what’s inside carpets. Food, soil, human or animal waste and pollen became a source of odor if they get stuck over time in carpet fibers or backing material. In addition to these contaminants, moisture can be an issue. There are a whole host of issues that can produce moisture including floods or spills, over wetting during cleaning or high humidity. Wet carpets can produce mold or mildew which can quickly cause a stench.
Carpet is like a sponge soaking up water and like a sponge it’s often difficult to see that a sponge is full until too late. If the process you are using to clean the carpet is poor in quality it will exacerbate your problem. Poorly maintained vacuums or extractors can leave soil and dirt behind in carpets and insufficient or incorrect vacuuming or improper extraction can leave a layer of soap which will make your carpet more likely to become dirty in a short period of time. Also problematic are using the wrong cleaning chemicals, using too much water, inadequate ventilation or incomplete rinsing.
All in all, cleaning carpets is a daunting task and must be done correctly in order to prevent odors and preserve the life of your carpet. Carpet cleaning and odor removal is one of the most unique challenges in the cleaning industry. It is the only three dimensional surfaces that we clean on a daily basis. Trust your carpet cleaning and maintenance to your professional commercial cleaning company.