With Thanksgiving behind us and holiday shopping in full swing, one thing is certain: the winter Q4 is here! Along with the influx of traffic and potential of ice and snow, the carpets in your commercial space are at risk of damage if proper measures are not taken to protect them. Preventing your carpets from being damaged might seem like a monumental task, especially if you have a large property. However, it is easy to keep your floors looking great if you have the right tools and knowledge, and in today’s post, we’ll review a few helpful tips to maintain beautiful looking carpet this winter season.

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Tips for Winter Carpet Care

As a business owner, you want your carpets to look good year-round. Depending on where your commercial property is located, you may need to take extra precautions to protect your carpet during the winter, and performing the below tasks can help boost the beauty and longevity of your flooring.

Use a Carpet Spotter

During winter months in particular, the more traffic your business sees, the more likely it is that unsightly stains will show up. Treating these stains before they become set in will make them much easier to remove during your routine extraction carpet cleaning. A great way to neutralize the stain and keep it from becoming intractable is to treat it with a high-quality carpet spotter and degreaser, such as Clean All™ by Brighton Professional™.

Vacuum Regularly

Because the fourth quarter tends to bring more foot traffic with the holidays, it may be necessary to vacuum more frequently to prevent dust, dirt, and other debris from being ground into the fibers. For low-pile carpet and entry vestibules, backpack vacuums are best. For high-pile carpet or walk-off mats, upright vacuums with a beater bar are best as they agitate the carpet in order to provide a deeper clean.

Remove Gum Properly

If your commercial property is open to the public, you will undoubtedly have to go through the frustrating process of removing gum from the carpet. In your attempts to rectify this eyesore, it is essential to use specially designed gum-removing products to ensure complete removal of the substance. Whether you choose a product that freezes the gum or dissolves it, be sure to test an inconspicuous area prior to use.

Strategically Place Walk-Off Mats

Protecting your carpet from snow and wet weather is especially important during the winter, and there is no better way to accomplish the task than by strategically placing walk-off mats inside and outside of all entries. Depending on your style and budget, there are a wide variety of walk-off mats available through the cleaning supply mart, including the popular Crown Needle Rib™ Wipe & Scrape Mat and the Crown Super Soaker™ Wiper Floor Mat.

Use Ice-Melt Products Carefully

As a business owner, the safety of your guests is of the utmost importance, and if you live in a region that is susceptible to icy conditions, ice melt is probably a staple in your supply closet. However, tracked in ice melt products are much more difficult to clean out of carpet than mud and grime. Using the right ice melt product and the proper cleaner, such as Formula 900®, to remove tracked in ice melt residue is essential.

Perform Maintenance Tasks Between Extractions

Finally, to ensure your carpets maintain their clean and professional appearance in between your regularly scheduled extractions, it is helpful to use a quality multi-surface machine and encapsulation product in main traffic areas daily or weekly. Likewise, using small, portable carpet extractors can be a very helpful and quite cost-effective means of keeping your carpets looking great between cleanings.

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