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Caring for carpets in winter

December 18, 2013

On the heels of several hard-hitting winter storms from the Midwest to the East coast, its important to remember that carpets can take quite the beating in the winter months.

When creating a winter maintenance plan, cleaning professionals tend to think of the impact rain, snow, ice, ice melt, sand and grit have on the hard surfaces of a facility.

However, with the amount of time building occupants spend inside each day, fighting to stay warm, carpets that are uncared for and allowed to become dirty and saturated with the tools of fighting icy sidewalks can actually be a detriment to indoor air quality and the overall health of a building and its occupants.

Here are a few tips to make your carpet look its best all winter long:

Winter carpet care tip #1: Identify and assess peak busy times and key traffic patterns in the facility.
Winter carpet care tip #2: Know your type of facility and how it is used.
Winter carpet care tip #3: Clean and care for entrance mat systems at and increased frequency.
Winter carpet care tip #4: Use hot water extraction.
Winter carpet care tip #5: Apply a protective, stain-resistant coating to carpet.

Fore more in depth tips from Doyle Bloss, marketing and chemical brand manager for HydraMaster and U.S. Products, click here.