Trends in Carpet Cleaning Chemicals
By Mike Sawchuk President & General Manager, Enviro-Solutions | October 2008
When it comes to most facilities, including hotel properties, hard surface floors and carpets can make a first-and lasting-impression. Glistening floors and clean and spotless carpets tell the visitor and hotel guest that this is a clean, well-maintained property.
However, just the opposite can have serious repercussions. Some studies have found that if common area floors and carpets of a hotel do not look well cared for or if there is malodor from carpets, the guest is "put on guard," looking to see if the rest of the hotel, especially the guest rooms, is also poorly kept.
For this reason, hotel managers and housekeeping departments must always place extra attention to floor and carpet care. This requires that all cleaning personnel be well trained and educated in floor/carpet care procedures.
Carpet Care Confusion
And when it comes to carpet cleaning, this can be more complicated because there are so many different methods to clean carpets, types of soils and fibers, an entire spectrum of carpet cleaning machines and extractors, as well as cleaning chemicals. A first step in clearing the confusion usually starts with a better understanding of the different types of chemicals now available for cleaning carpets and how to properly use them.
Case in point: