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How Often Does Your Branchburg Commercial Business’ Carpets Need to be Cleaned?

12/15/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to your business, first impressions are everything and cleanliness is next to godliness.

Customers and clients want to enter into a building that looks clean and pristine, and clean carpets in the entryway, lobby, etc. - are a crucial element to instilling customer confidence.

But how often do your Branchburg commercial business’ carpets need to be cleaned? Every business is unique.

Here are some specific examples of carpet cleaning schedules:

  • Churches - at least once a year, have a thorough cleaning and protecting done. Depending on the size, multiple cleanings can be done on entrances during the year.
  • Schools - every 3-6 months.
  • Office buildings - every 6 months to annually, office buildings should clean their carpets. You must also consider what kind of dirt is being tracked in by employees and customers, as well as the number of employees and customers coming in on a daily basis.
  • Retail stores - every 3-6 months.
  • Nursing homes/medical facilities - Regarding the sanitation and cleaning of healthcare facilities, there are numerous regulations. It has never been more important, considering the increased awareness of airborne contaminants today, for healthcare facilities to increase their deep carpet cleaning schedules.
  • Bars/restaurants - at least quarterly, carpets should be cleaned and protected in bars and restaurants. Among other things, kitchen grease that gets tracked through ad spills make this an essential duty.

Let SERVPRO of West Somerset County clean your commercial carpeting and more. At SERVPRO, we can also help with upholstery cleaning, should you feel you can benefit from that. When it comes to commercial cleaning, in fact, we cover all the bases. WE service military and government buildings, industrial and manufacturing locations, high-rise residential buildings, big box/large retail stores, hotels/motels, restaurants, and much more.

Reach out with any and all of your questions and inquiries: (732) 805-9944

About SERVPRO Team Harvey
SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan is proudly owned by Lance and Jennifer Harvey - a husband and wife duo that owns three other SERVPRO locations, including SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan, SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City, and SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel.

We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “like it never even happened.”

Professional Recommendations to Help Spring Cleaning

4/15/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO today at 732-805-9944 for your deep spring cleaning!

Beginning with the right tools will help this year’s spring cleaning go quickly

It looks like it’s finally really spring in New Jersey, and that means spring cleaning! To help you out we have some recommendations from the professionals at the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  Our SERVPRO crew members are certified by the IICRC so you know we have the training and experience to help you if you want to take your spring cleaning to the next level.

The IICRC identifies the following eight tools as the best to keep on hand for cleaning your property:

  1. Microfiber cloths attract more dirt than you ever thought could be present, and distilled water is one of the most powerful solvents available while also being safe. The combination is unstoppable!
  2. One damp and one dry cloth to follow it to make sure you pick up all the dirt and prevent streaking.
  3. A white or blue non-scratch scrubbing sponge or microfiber cloth for hard to remove dirt. Green sponges usually have a risk of scratching surfaces. Remember that sponges can harbor germs, so keep the bathroom and kitchen separate.
  4. A plastic or metal spackling knife or spatula to cover with a cloth and reach into edges and other tight spaces and between louvered door slats.
  5. A NEW toothbrush – that’s right. While cleaning is a great reuse for an old toothbrush, consider getting a new one or even a scrub brush in a similar design to attack the difficult areas with the extra force of new bristles.
  6. A razor blade, when used carefully and safely, can be irreplaceable in removing residue from hard surfaces such as tape or paint on a window. Always test first to make sure it won’t damage the surface you are trying to clean, and use at an acute angle to the surface.
  7. A general purpose cleaner and a tile cleaner will take care of heavy dirt and mold better than distilled water.
  8. Carry a plastic bag with you to collect trash and debris, saving you from having to clean up after your cleaning.

Bonus: A cleaning caddy with a handle or a bucket with pockets will be indispensable in keeping all your tools together as you move through your home or business.

Making a plan of the order in which to do your cleaning will give you direction and purpose and make sure you are thorough, completing each room before moving on to the next. Another good tip to keep in mind is to clean each room from the top down, that way you won’t have to clean the floor again if you knock dust off a high shelf.

If even after all these tips you think you may have a job for the professionals, call SERVPRO at 732-805-9944 and our experienced and IICRC-certified crew will be happy to give your commercial or residential property a deep clean!

Source

Building Services Management Magazine: April 2014; Eight Tools for Spring Cleaning and IEQ.

http://www.iicrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/bsm-1.pdf