Winter season generally is very tough and messy season for all carpeted areas and flooring in most commercial and residential buildings. Even though winter is associated with clean white snow, traces from grit, sand, rock salt and general dirt can be found on the carpets and specially areas with heavy traffic. As carpets are made of millions piles of fibers which are trapping all the dirt and soil brought in with the shoes, the carpet could hold enormous amount of soil (almost its own weight) and still look clean. Invisible soiling during the winter months could be very damaging for both the carpets and the people as walking on soiled carpets cuts and scratches the fibers and turns it into fine dust which airborne during dry seasons.
That’s why comprehensive programs for preventing soiling and efficient carpet cleaning are needed to deal with the challenges of “winter dirt”. The most important and swift steps include:
It will be much more difficult to clean after.
Preventing and removing the soil and dirt from entering the buildings on regular bases will keep it from spreading and settling through the rest of the building. There for all entrances and areas with heavy foot traffic should be vacuumed regularly, at least once a day or more to achieve maximum results. In long term this minimum investment of time will pay off in prolonging the live of carpets and other flooring and significantly reducing off sick time taken from staff.