Many facility managers leave carpet cleaning off their to-do lists from December until spring, thinking that’s it’s best to put the task on hold during winter due to ice and snow. However, cleaning carpets should not be postponed during winter, and tackling the job during the coldest season actually brings many benefits.
Except for in the warmest climates, people spend more time indoors from December to March, and windows are shut. The lack of fresh air in facilities creates a stuffy atmosphere and traps pollutants and allergens in soiled carpets, which can have a negative effect on indoor air quality.
Waiting Makes Cleaning More Difficult
Cleaning your carpets regularly throughout the winter season makes spring cleaning easier. Soil becomes more difficult to remove from carpet as it builds up, and spots can quickly turn into impossible-to-remove stains if attention is not paid to your carpets for months.
Potential for Damage
The longer soil sits in carpet, the greater the risk of damage to carpet fibers. Every bit of soil in your carpets is like a teeny tiny dagger, and foot traffic plunges them further and further into the carpet, shortening its life expectancy and tearing away at fibers.