Good for Your Environment and Good for You
The environment, both indoor and out, have become hot topics for the past two decades. In the past, carpet cleaning and maintenance has been viewed as a means of preserving a carpet’s appearance. Today, employees’ attitudes have shifted, and more and more facility managers recognize the importance of carpet maintenance in terms of health and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). As a result, carpet maintenance is done as much for health purpose as it is for appearance.
Respiratory problems are often created or aggravated by tiny airborne particles such as dust, fungal and bacterial spores, dust mite body parts and their fecal matter. Although HVAC filtration and high filter vacuum bags help catch these particles, conventional vacuuming and filtration cannot trap all these particles.
Carpet Acts as a Filter
Unlike other flooring surfaces, carpet acts like a filter. Actually, this “filter effect” is a big carpet advantage by capturing dirt and particles. But, eventually the filter becomes full and requires cleaning. Thus, carpet needs to be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis, through daily vacuuming and scheduled professional maintenance.
A Clean Indoor Environment is a Productive Environment
The psychological benefits in cleaning and maintaining carpet is very real. A well maintained carpet and facility contributes to the morale and productivity of both employees and visitors. By removing dirt, odors and maintaining the appearance of the carpet environment, people simply feel better about themselves, and their work environment. While psychological benefits may be hard to measure, they are certainly perceived by co-workers and visitors alike.