Recent Commercial Posts

Salvaging Electronics After A Fire In My Commercial Property

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

An electrical fire in your Bellingham commercial building doesn’t just destroy walls and ceilings. It can also cause fire damage to your valuable electronics, including:

  • Appliances
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Televisions

These electronics can even sustain smoke damage during a fire. That is because smoke actually has a magnetic charge. This, in turn, can short-circuit the electronic devices in your building. Smoke can also create a black film within electronics, which can lead to more frequent overheating and eventually cause the device to fail. The smoke additionally leaves behind acidic soot that can also lower the lifespan of your electronics. Your electronics are valuable parts of your business therefore you should contact emergency restoration professionals to ensure the items are cleaned properly after an electrical fire. However, there are some steps you can take to mitigate the damage before the experts arrive.

Dealing With Smoke-Damaged Electronics

Once it is safe to go back into your commercial building, be sure to turn off and disconnect any electronics. Running the devices before they are properly cleaned can cause short-circuiting and additional problems. You should also track down the warranties for the electronics. If your warranty is up to date, it may even cover water damage caused by the sprinklers in your building.

Salvaging Computers

Restoration professionals will have the proper tools for computer cleanup. Before the process begins, however, you should remove the hard drive housing the device’s memory and storage. You can then transfer this data to another device that wasn’t damaged in the fire.
Dealing with the aftermath of an electrical fire in your Bellingham, MA, business can be stressful and frustrating. Yet with the help of professionals, you should be able to clean both your property and your electronics. Hiring restoration experts can also save you money in the long run, as you won't have to purchase any expensive replacement devices.

Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Fire In Your Commercial Property

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Whether your Foxborough business was caught in the middle of a natural disaster or your pipes burst in the winter, flooding can cause serious damage to your office and its contents. Perhaps you’ve cleaned up the area and dried it out, but there’s still one thing that lingers: the smell. Mold growth and sewage loss can leave a pungent scent that’s hard to get rid of. What happens after a flood is that the gasses from the debris end up trapped in the building and remain there even when dried.

If you’re suffering with the smell of a recent flood, here are a few tips on how to disinfect and deodorize.

  1. Treat Carpets and Flooring

One of the main culprits behind bad odors left behind is the floor itself. If your carpet is installed over cement, you’ll have to remove the carpet to clean it. Then, before you reinstall the carpet, it’s suggested that you seal the floor with an antibacterial spray. This will help combat the mold growth that caused the odor to begin with.

  1. Use Household Cleaners

In case of the odor left behind after a flood, you have a few different tools that you can utilize. First, consider fabric refreshers and a combination of vinegar and baking soda for bad smells. In addition, consider disinfectant sprays. Disinfectant sprays can beat the smell at the source and create an environment that is unconducive to mold growth.

  1. Invest in Air Purifiers

An air purifier can help rid your building of more than just the odors caused by recent flood waters. With an air purifier, you can completely change the quality of your air. While it eliminates the cause of the odors, your house will smell beautiful in no time.

If your commercial property has a bigger challenge with odor after flood water has been removed, you can rely on a restoration specialist to help you. Recovering from a flood in Foxborough, MA can be intimidating, especially when you have a smell that just won’t go away. However, with these 3 simple tips you will be on your way to making it, "Like it never even happened."

Faster To Any Size Disaster

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes your Foxborough commercial property you need remediation experts who understand that time sensitivity is of the utmost importance, you need the experts at SERVPRO of Foxborough! In such an emergency setting, it is crucial that the initial hours of the loss be utilized effectively and efficiently. Water continues to cause damage to a property if neglected. Our Disaster Remediation Team is ready to respond 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including Holiday. With a fleet of vehicles, a warehouse full of professional grade drying equipment and multiple project teams SERVPRO of Foxborough has the ability to handle large scale losses at a moments notice. Not only can we remediate any size disaster, but with our in-house Rebuild Team, we can make you whole and get you back to business as usual faster than the competition. 

3 Basic Construction Safety Tips

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Busy construction worksites are often very dangerous places to be. Many things can go wrong throughout the process of a project, so it is in one's best interest to take the proper preventative safety measures. These three basic tips will help minimize any risk.

1. Find the correct Personal Protective Equipment to Wear on the Job.

Wearing the proper gear for a job proves to be very helpful in preventing injury. When lifting heavy objects, be sure to wear a secure back brace to limit damage to your body and the surrounding areas. Wearing proper construction footwear such as non-slip rubber soled shoes will prove to be very helpful in avoiding slipping and falling.

It is also extremely important to protect your lungs and wear breathing masks to avoid inhaling dangerous toxins around you.

2. Limit Crowding Within the Work Area

It is not uncommon for those working on a construction site to crowd around large and powerful machinery. Although it may often be unintentional, staying away from this powerful machinery is your best bet in limiting damage to other workers and even pedestrians. This rule should be strictly enforced on a construction site, and it is the responsibility of the foreman to ensure his surroundings are clear before engaging in his work.

3. Loading and Unloading Equipment Safety

Make sure there is ample room around you when loading and unloading heavy equipment off of machinery. Proper clearance of all obstacles and people around you is key in avoiding damaging any people or structures that are around you. Make sure that all objects are secured using the correct tie-down procedures.

By following these tips, you can make your construction site as safe and efficient as possible for you and your team. Although these tips may seem basic is should always be your first priority to practice the correct safety measures in the workplace.

Commercial Water Remediation Experts

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

It Is Crucial For Businesses To Have Commercial Water Damage Professionally Mitigated

We know commercial water damage is a stressful event any time it occurs in a property. It is crucial to have the water loss mitigated professionally to ensure, along with cleanup and restoration, there are no secondary issues such as foul odors or mold growth, which have the potential to harm your business.

When SERVPRO answers a call to assist a retail business in Millis with commercial water damage, we gather information during the call to ascertain the type of water spill, whether it is clean water from a pipe break or biohazard-level cleanup with more severe water intrusions such as a sewage backup or groundwater.

Towels and mopping are never enough to clean up water adequately. Water migrates to places difficult to reach such as behind baseboards, under flooring and wicked into sheetrock. Our certified technicians spend extra time extracting water from the property using portable pumps and specialized extractors for removing moisture from hard to access areas. This attention to water removal speeds the restoration process along, which reduces the drying time and lessens closure time for the business.

SERVPRO of Foxborough techs hold certifications in a diverse array of restoration sciences, and we use specialized equipment and proprietary techniques for remediation which enable us to help business owners save more of their contents from water loss. Our goal is always to restore rather than have a customer replace an item.

We know the longer a business stays closed for remediation, more revenue is lost. To save time, when pack out of contents is not necessary, we dry furnishings in place on raised blocks, so there is as little disruption as possible.

After cleanup and drying, we wipe all surfaces to ensure they are sanitary for both employees and customers. Our location has certifications for mold remediation, and once we finish the cleanup and restoration, we take measures to ensure conditions are not favorable for mold growth or foul odors.

Contact SERVPRO of Foxborough at (508) 533-5305 at the first sign of commercial water damage. Our certified technicians handle all types of water loss for your business or organization and make it "Like it never even happened."

Is Your Commercial Property Under Siege By Mold

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

What to Expect During Commercial Mold Damage Remediation

As the proprietor of a Wrentham business, you know you have the responsibility to arrange for abatement if mold growth occurs on your property. Understanding how mold remediation professionals approach, plan for, and implement a project helps you prepare your employees, protect your customers, and put a brake on any panic you may feel. Our team has the training, experience, and equipment to complete your mold remediation job with minimal disruption to your business.

Mold Inhibition Is About Moisture Control

When coping with mold damage affecting your Wrentham business, learning about the life cycle of these organisms helps put everything into perspective. Mold spores are everywhere in our environment, inside and out. Airborne or settled on surfaces they cause no concern, so small they are invisible. They need two things to grow and multiply -- oxygen and water. When a moisture source is available for at least 24 to 48 hours, colonies can develop.

Zealous Cleaning Can Accelerate Mold Growth

Often the commercial cleaning products used in your business are mostly water. Preparations your cleaning staff might use to target evidence of mold damage such as staining can contribute to an ongoing mold issue. Diluted bleach solutions used to clean up mold rarely penetrate deeply enough to eliminate all hyphae, the filaments that comprise the “roots” and other structures of mold organisms. SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) learn strategies that either remove an active outbreak or interfere with the mold’s ability to continue growth and production of new spores.  

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Protocol

SERVPRO of Foxborough mold remediation technicians follow a procedure developed by the EPA to manage mold infestations in schools and commercial buildings. The steps include:

  • Locating and determining the perimeters of the mold damage.
  • Containing the space to prevent the spread of the moldy materials with plastic sheeting and negative pressure air-scrubbing technology.
  • Mechanical removal by scraping, brushing, and use of gentle abrasives.
  • Double-bagging of mold and irretrievably contaminated porous materials.
  • Disposal of the bagged materials following local regulations.
  • Cleanup with HEPA-equipped vacuums.
  • Preventive measures such as application of EPA-registered antimicrobials and consideration of mold inhibiting coatings.
  • Finding and arranging for elimination of the moisture source that fuel the original mold outbreak.

Commercial mold removal is a specialty of SERVPRO of Foxborough, and our experts know how to abate mold with minimal disruption to your operations. Call us at (347) 590-9902 to schedule an inspection, evaluation, and planning session.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Franklin / Walpole can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

Commercial Restoration Services

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

If your business suffers a major loss, call (508) 533-5305.

Disaster Recovery Team

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

SMOKE & SOOT DAMAGE? ~ SERVPRO Can Give You a Hand with That!

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

SMOKE & SOOT DAMAGE? ~ SERVPRO Can Give You a Hand with That!

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Business.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your workplace, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke. Wet and Dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is different, each requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We, at SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole have the equipment, the expertise, and the experience to restore the fire and smoke damage caused to your place of business.  

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Contact Us TODAY! – SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole ~ Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Lead Clean up at the Gun Range

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Dust cleaning

Our crews were called in to this particular gun club for an extensive duct cleaning and removing the lead dust from the gun range. This is typically done often as the dust accumulates very quickly and can pose serious health issues to those that utilize the ranges. For more information on this please visit http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards/deleading-and-lead-safety/occupational-lead-poisoning-registry/shooting-range-bulletin.pdf

According to this article every year several shooters, instructors and maintenance staff become sick from lead poisoning they receive while on the range.

Our technicians are required to be trained in lead safe practices and wear PPE at all times to protect themselves from the dangers during clean up. 

Always remember to contact SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon to help with any and all your cleaning needs! 

SERVPRO Emergency READY Program

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Call our office today to schedule yours! 508-697-5439

Dealership with roof leak

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Ceiling tiles fallen due to roof leak

The contractor who was replacing the roof had tarped it but not very well which resulted in the building getting flooded during heavy wind and rains. Ceiling tiles had fallen and water was pouring into the dealership. We arrived on site within 2 hours of getting the call. The building was completely flooded with roughly 2 inches of water throughout. Our crews worked around the clock to extract the water and used lifts to remove the remaining ceiling tiles.

The job took approximately a week and a half to remove the water and complete the demo and dry out. Our insured was extremely happy with the outcome and how fast they were able to get back up and running.

Call SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole for all your commercial needs.

Commercial Duct Cleaning-Braintree, MA

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

This commercial company decided that it was time to clean the duct system.

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health. Most people will spend an average of 60 to 90% indoors. HVAC systems carry such micro's such as mold, fungi, bacteria and very small particles of dust. 

Research has demonstrated the cleaning the HVAC system may allow the system to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components, are less likely break down and provide cleaner air. 

The HVAC units should be inspect annually for cleanliness. Visually inspect the supply and return every two years. During your inspection you may see particulate matter being discharged from the vents, this is a good indication it it time for the cleaning of your vents.

SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole has trained and certified technicians that can come and clean the vents for you. Give them a call today at 508-533-5305

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Roof Leak at Pre-School- W'Bridgewatger, MA

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

This pre-school was replacing the roof when they suffered a water loss.

Big Buildings present big challenges, but when it happens at a preschool, it needs to be handled so as to not upset the daily routine. This preschool was fortunate, school was out when they suffered damages from a roof leak. 


No one is more prepared to tackle your commercial loss then SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole. We help building owners get their business up and running fast. 


Our number 1 priority is getting onsite, begin the assessment and immediately get to work. We work directly with you and your adjuster. When a business suffers a loss, any amount of disruption can effect the bottom line.


Virtually every job we perform is covered by insurance. We specialize in helping our clients with the insurance claim in a timely manor.   


If you are in need of service for your commercial property contact SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole at 781-341-1946 for your peace of mind.

Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Brockton, MA  commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole

SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

North Dighton, MA Smoke and Soot Cleanup

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Business

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  


Smoke and soot facts:



  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.

  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.


Different Types of Smoke


There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:


Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber



  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.


Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood



  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.


Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire



  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 


Our Fire Damage Restoration Services


Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  


Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – Franklin/Walpole 508-533-5305

Walpole, MA commercial Duct Cleaning

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Day care in Walpole concerned about the air quality.

Commercial air duct cleaning is different than residential air duct cleaning. HVAC systems are larger and more complex you will need more types of cleaning tools, and connections. . SERVPRO Franklin/Walpole has knowledgeable technicians that will walk through the process with you as well as determine what equipment is needed. 


SERVPRO Franklin/Walpole knows that commercial duct work can come in all shapes and size. Some are large enough to crawl through while other must be cleaned with various cleaning tools (power brushes, air whips, air washing, and contact vacuuming). Typically  duct work would be put under negative pressure from the vacuum collection system, and cut access holes and zone off as needed and then do your source removal. SERVPRO puts the Air back into Air Quality when it comes to cleaning your duct system. 


 Have questions call SERVPRO Franklin/Walpole today at


508-533-5305


 


 

Brockton, MA Sewage Loss

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

A Sewage loss in Brockton, MA caused from the use of to much toilet paper.

Sewage damage is the most dangerous from of water cleanup. The possibility of blood-born pathogens and other contaminants is high. Should you suffer a sewage loss, SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole would like to share a few tips.

1: Advise any and all occupants that they should leave/evacuate the space.

2: Inspect for any possible hazards that might be in the environment, "I.E" electrical plugs that might be in contact with the loss.

3: Do not walk in the area of the loss to avoid cross contamination and try to clean yourself.

The the experts help you. SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole have certified technicians that will do the following.

1: Pump out the water and sewage.

3: Remove all unsalvageable materials from from the space including carpet, pads, flooring and drywall.

4: Set up a containment barrier if need be to prevent cross containment.

5: Clean and deodorize the area.

When you call SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole at 508-533-5305 you can be assured that we will take care of you "Like it never even happened."

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

7/1/2016 (Permalink)

Before and After

Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?


We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

SERVPRO® of Franklin/Walpole is always just a quick phone call away. Whether you are dealing with a Water loss or damage from a fire we can help. Emergencies do not work on a set schedule and can happen at any hour of the day or night. That’s why we are here 24/7, 365 to assist you should the need arise.

We are experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

Ultrasonic Content Cleaning

4/7/2016 (Permalink)

As a homeowner or even a renter, one of our biggest fears is losing everything we own to a natural disaster, especially the items that are most sentimental to us. When a natural disaster hits, it is much more than just a physical burden, it also takes a mental toll with everything that now needs cleaned and repaired. There are many different methods of cleaning, depending on the type of damages that are done, but one specific way could truly salvage items that you might have just given up on in the past. This method of cleaning is called Ultrasonic Content Cleaning.

Ultrasonic Content Cleaning uses cavitation action to access even the smallest of crevices on damaged objects. Cavitation is the formation of vapor cavities in liquid, meaning small bubbles that implode to send powerful shockwaves of pressure across the damaged or dirty object, successfully removing residue. This process can send the cleaning fluid in places that a hand cannot reach to clean.

According to TovaTech, the restoration process for smoke and water damaged articles includes a couple of different steps. First the objects are placed into mesh baskets where they are pre-washed with high agitation to remove as much loose residue as possible. Next, they are placed into the ultrasonic cleaning tank for the cavitation action to take place.  The bubbles from the cleaning fluid make their way through the items, removing the last of the remnants thoroughly cleaning the, what used to be, damaged items. The rinse station is next where the flowing reverse osmosis water (water that was put through a membrane removing tap water impurities) removes the soap residue and leaves that clean final touch. The last 5 minutes of the cleaning process go to the drying tunnel where the dyer covers the items in a continuous, down draft, hot air to make its way back to the customer.

According to besttechnologyinc.com, the assembly line layout of the Ultrasonic technology can improve cleaning and labor times by as much as 75%. This process has saved tons of money by restoring products instead of having to replace them. Items that look like they could never be used again have been restored back to beautiful looking items. Don’t give up on your items next time and give the ultrasonic cleaning a try.

Source - http://www.tovatech.com/blog/7816/ultrasonic-cleaner/contents-restoration-and-ultrasonic-cleaning

Don’t let the winter weather leave its mark on your Nashville business

1/29/2015 (Permalink)

 Magnify Photo

This time of year brings in the chaos, from cars bring covered in snow to carpet being stained with mud; there is no escaping the winter mess. The kids and pets come running through the front door leaving behind a trail of debris that will later take some time to deeply clean, but at least it’s just a small crowd. In a different situation though, what if those couple of kids and dog were hundreds of customers walking through your living room daily? Cleaning the carpeting of a small living room can even be a challenge, but it is nothing compared to a corporate office with 10 times the traffic. Maintaining a large office requires more attention and higher end equipment to ensure that the area is always up to professional standards.

According to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), “the first critical component in programmed maintenance and cleaning is routine vacuuming coupled with rapid response to spots and spills.” The longer dirt is sifted into the carpet by constant traffic, the more worn down the fibers get in the carpet, leaving stains or worn out spots that eventually require carpet replacement. Making sure that spills and stains are taken care of promptly can make a large difference in the amount of years that carpeting lasts and for a company, which can mean saving thousands of dollars.

Tricks to maintaining commercial carpeting:

  • Vacuum daily, especially after hosting large parties or events where the traffic throughout the house or office is more than usual. This will stop dirt and debris from being permanently embedded into the carpet or harder to remove at a later date.
  • All carpet should be deep cleaned at least twice a year. Some areas with more traffic should be deep cleaned quarterly. Deep cleaning the carpet consists of using a carpet shampoo vacuum to wash, scrub and rinse the excess dirt out of the carpet.
  • Treats spots immediately! Just warm water and mild detergent if treated right away can clean most spots. If the spots or stains are given time to settle, this could mean a more intense and expensive clean up for you later.