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How Often Should You Clean Carpet in Your Business?

Most carpeting, especially commercial carpet, is designed to camouflage dirt, so if dirt has carpets looking dull, it’s probably well past time for a commercial cleaning.

Why care about your carpet cleaning calendar?

Dingy carpet hurts your business far beyond merely looking a little ugly. Clean carpet serves your business in a variety of ways…

  • Regular cleanings extend the life of your carpet, saving you money.
  • Own commercial building space? Regularly cleaning carpets cuts down on complaints and liability for building owners and managers.
  • Clean carpets are part of the image your business projects, helping customers feel at home in your location and employees feel positive and productive.
  • Clean carpet reduces loose particles, protecting indoor air quality - and subsequently the health of your customers and employees. Keeping carpets clean has even been shown to reduce exposure to cancer causing substances that can be collected in carpet fibers.
  • Clean carpet reduces illness-inducing biological contaminants (bacteria, viruses, mold, etc.) that can negatively affect your business.

How often should you be cleaning your commercial carpet?

You should consider cleaning your commercial carpet a regular part your business maintenance needs. How do you define “regular”? "Regular" depends on a few different factors, including…

Carpet color and style
  • Color, nap, pile type, density, and more will all influence your cleaning frequency needs.
Foot traffic
  • Increased foot traffic trampling through your business means more dirt dragged in.
Type of commercial space
  • Child care
    • How often should I clean it? Daily.
    • Professional cleanings: Once per week.
    • Clean more frequently when: Disease outbreaks occur.
  • Nursing homes
    • How often should I clean it? Weekly.
    • Professional cleanings: Once per month.
    • Clean more frequently when: Humidity is high.
  • Restaurants
    • How often should I clean it? Weekly.
    • Professional cleanings: Once per month.
    • Clean more frequently when: Outdoor climate is dry and dusty.
  • Schools
    • How often should I clean it? Every month or two.
    • Professional cleanings: Every 3-6 months.
    • Clean more frequently when: Outdoor climate is dry and dusty.
  • Office buildings
    • How often should I clean it? Every 3-6 months.
    • Professional cleanings: Every 8-12 months.
    • Clean more frequently when: Your location is at ground level.

Carpet looking a bit rough around the edges? Rainbow International® can help. Contact us to start scheduling regular commercial cleanings today.