As more managers and owners choose environmentally-friendly and sustainable options in other phases of their business, many may wonder which method is a better carpet choice: Low-moisture cleaning options or standard hot water extraction.
There is a tendency to believe more is better in all types of cleaning situations. For instance, some building managers believe that, when it comes to thoroughly cleaning carpets, more water is necessary.
In order to avoid creating an attractive harborage for pests looking for food, water and shelter, it is important to consider factors such as vegetation type and position when planting around buildings.
Some cleaning agents are better for the environment than others, reducing the impact on local ecosystems and the health concerns of your staff. A green cleaning policy can help your business reduce its environmental impact and allow your team to develop safer, more effective ways of working.
Understanding the key distinctions between today’s carpet cleaning options — including hot water extraction, encapsulation, spin bonnet and dry extraction — will help you select an option that best meets your maintenance goals.
Many myths regarding the proper care of carpet still persist; it is time to clear up the confusion.
June 12, 2013
Many years ago when I was in the contract cleaning business, I mentioned to a customer that it was time for the facility’s carpets to be “steam cleaned,” as hot water extraction was referred to at that time.