No matter what type of facility you own or work at, it's important to have the commercial property's carpet's cleaned on a regular basis. You can do it yourself, but if the facility is very large, you may want to call on the help of carpet-cleaning professionals

Not only will deep-cleaning the facility's carpeting keep it looking and smelling fresh, it will actually make the flooring easier to maintain in between the treatments. Depending on how busy the facility is and how much foot traffic it gets, you may want to consider having the carpets professionally cleaned monthly or every other month. 

If a professional carpet cleaning isn't in your business's budget, or if the facility is small, you can either buy or rent a commercial-quality carpet cleaner and refresh the flooring yourself. You can also purchase heavy-duty carpet-cleaning solutions as well.

Following are some the benefits of deep-cleaning a facility's carpets regularly:

1. Maintain a Professional Appearance

No one wants to frequent a business that has dirty carpeting, so keep your flooring clean to maintain a professional appearance. This is especially important if you are in the business of making or selling food or beverages. Clean flooring will help keep pests, such as cockroaches and ants, away from the facility.

2. Keep the Facility Smelling Fresh

Since people track all different types of debris, including food crumbs, dirt, mud and even animal excrement, into facilities on the bottoms of their shoes, the flooring can cause the building to have an unpleasant smell. A steam cleaner or a professional-grade cleaning product will help lift the debris out of the carpet's fibers, removing bad odors as well.

If the flooring still has a slightly offensive smell after the cleaning, you can treat it with commercial-quality odor-eliminating sprays made especially for carpeting. As a more natural option, sprinkle baking soda, which has odor-absorbent qualities, over the carpet, allow it to rest for at least a half an hour, and then vacuum it up. 

3. Reduce Allergens

Allergens such as dust, mold, mildew and pet dander can grow and accumulate in carpeting, causing people to sneeze upon entering your facility. They can also be dangerous for people with asthma, as they can trigger attacks.

Improve the building's air quality and make it a safer, healthier place for clients and customers by cleaning and maintaining the carpeting on a regular basis. Vacuuming and steam-cleaning the flooring often will help remove harmful allergens.