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Save Money With A Commercial Carpet Maintenance Program

Posted by Dennis Stathakis on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 @ 04:33 PM

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The Benefits of a Carpet Maintenance Program

The cool winter months are often one of our biggest motivators to stay inside, and that’s why these months are often the hardest on your buildings hard flooring and carpet. Not only do the cooler months come with rain, snow, and sleet, they also come with salt, dirt, water and grit carried into your facility impacting your flooring. Needless to say, this isn’t optimal for your building’s flooring. Michigan’s winter months can really make it challenging to keep your facility looking good throughout the year. So it is important to make sure that your flooring and carpets are getting the attention they need. A commercial carpet cleaning company can keep your carpets looking in their best, prolong their lifespan, and keep your work environment healthier and the air cleaner. Is your carpet cleaning company doing all they need to in order to meet your goals this season and beyond?

 

Consistent Carpet Cleaning Protects Your Investment

Unfortunately for us, we can’t hit the gym once a year and spend the rest of the time chomping chips and slurping soda and expect to stay in peak shape. Much like you, your carpet can’t get a once a year cleaning and stay in its best condition the remainder of the year. Regular maintenance is the best way to keep your carpets looking their best and can greatly extend its lifespan. Spot removal and deep cleaning are important, but consistent daily vacuuming of carpets to remove dust, debris and more is a significant part of keeping your carpets looking good. For instance, daily vacuuming helps carpets last longer by removing the often sharp and jagged dirt that can actually cut, tear and wear at carpet fibers if left to be walked upon and ground further into your carpet. Another good way to safeguard your carpet is with a well designed mat program. Mats that are placed at your buildings most traversed entry points will reduce the amount of dirt and other particles tat make their way into your facility and that wear away at your carpet’s fibers as well as protecting people from falls.

 

Treating Stains & Wear Patterns Without Delay

We’ve talked at lengths about the importance of regular maintenance, but we cannot neglect the other critical factor that affects your carpet’s health: spot removal. Removing stains quickly and with the right tools and solutions is an important factor in keeping your carpet looking its best.If you partner with a commercial carpet cleaning company that is knows their business, you can utilize them for periodic carpet stain removal. These companies are aware of the right practices and stain removers that make all the difference in the end result. Working with an knowledgeable, effective and professional commercial carpet cleaning service will ensure the best outcomes and that your carpet always looks fresh and clean.

 

Planning and Budgeting Become Easier with a Good Carpet Maintenance Program

A good carpet maintenance program targets the heavily trafficked areas in your facility like walkways, hallways, lobby areas, waiting rooms, and dividers between floor and carpet that can show wear and tear much faster than other areas of your facility. These high-traffic areas are likely to require maintenance long before the rest of your building’s carpeted areas need cleaning. Further, standard maintenance in these areas can help you delay carpet cleaning longer and budget for more regular, ongoing carpet maintenance. Intermittent cleaning can utilize the dry carpet cleaning methods like Whittaker’s encapsulation carpet cleaning. A chemical solution is used on the carpet that rapidly dries and crystallizes particles in the carpet making it easy to vacuum up. As an added bonus, because this method is dry, carpets can be quickly used again after cleaning.

 

When Do Carpets Need Deep Cleaning?

While the dry cleaning method can be effective for intermittent maintenance, every once and a while a deep cleaning with the hot water extraction method can go a long way. As per your carpet’s warranty, we recommend doing this once or twice a year to remove even the most deeply ground in grime and dirt. This carpet cleaning method utilizes the truck mounted hot water extraction cleaning for the best results everywhere possible in your building. And, for areas that are perhaps not accessible with the truck mounted system, a portable hot water extraction carpet cleaning machine shines. This method uses a very hot water emulsion that is pushed into your carpets to bring up dirt and other particulates that have taken up residence in the depths of your carpeting to leave your carpet looking brand new.  

  

How Carpet Cleaning Creates a Healthier Workplace

While it's important to keep your carpet clean to make sure your facility looks presentable, it’s even more important to assure a healthy workplace. Your carpet catches dirt and dust that it continues to circulate in the air as people walk around. In a sense it acts as an air filter as long as it is regularly cleaned and well maintained. By keeping your HVAC working and your carpets clean, you can significantly improve the air quality in your facility.

 

An Industry Professional You Can Count On

At Stathakis, we offer the businesses of Detroit and southeastern Michigan expert commercial carpet cleaning and floor maintenance. Using the latest in proven technologies such as hot water extraction carpet cleaning, low moisture carpet cleaning, Whittaker Carpet cleaning, and portable machine carpet cleaning, we offer your carpet a way to improve its appearance, extend its longevity, and improve the air quality of your facility. Not only can you save money and time on trying to schedule cleaning with various different services, your carpets will be treated by certified industry professionals. For more information on how you can keep your floors cleaner than they have ever been, please contact us at #800-278-1884.

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Getting Effective Commercial Carpet Cleaning Without the Hassle

Posted by Dennis Stathakis on Thu, Aug 09, 2018 @ 01:39 PM

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Most Facility Managers don’t randomly think “hey, you know what I really could use, some commercial carpet cleaning in my facility.” But perhaps you have noticed your carpets are looking a bit beat up, dirty, have seen more spots or a discernable wear pattern developing in your high traffic areas or the carpets smell vaguely of some unpleasant combination of 3 day old takeout and dust.

If so, it’s likely time to consider bringing in a carpet cleaning service to return your carpets to a fresh, clean, good-as-new appearance. The trick is finding the right commercial carpet cleaning company for the job. Like every industry, carpet cleaning services will have issues with staff, issues with service, equipment malfunctions and consistency problems that will impact the quality of your carpet cleaning as well the price.

Your task, as the Facility Manager, is to find the company that will manage this critical part of your building’s maintenance effectively without blowing your budget on a single cleaning. We might be initially tempted to, for that reason, hire the cheapest commercial carpet cleaning provider we can find. However, overly low prices are often a sign of inexperience, illegal hiring and subcontracting, dated and potentially damaging equipment, as well as a poor quality of cleaning. 

Contracting with such a company will only make their plethora of problems yours. So, how do you select a prospective commercial cleaning company and what should you be on the look out for when considering which Detroit commercial carpet cleaning company to partner with?

  

Partnering with the Right Commercial Carpet Cleaners 

A commercial carpet cleaning isn’t a weekly necessity for your facility, but it isn’t a once-a-year type of service either. Having regularly scheduled cleaning not only keeps your carpet in its best condition, but it is often mandated by your carpet’s warranty. While at first glance it might seem that having more frequent professional carpet cleaning done more often might cost more, the extended life of your carpet and warranty protection it offers is often a much better long term investment.

The right carpet cleaners can assess your needs and make recommendations that fit your facility, your carpets and your budget. Maybe it is a twice yearly deep cleaning with hot water extraction. Maybe it is periodic dry cleaning with the Whittaker method for carpets that quickly return to service. Maybe you need in between spot cleaning service or a quick cleaning of high traffic areas. Whatever the needs are of your particular building, an experience and professional commercial carpet cleaning company can help come up with a plan that works for you and your facility.

 

The Key is Knowing Exactly What You’re Paying For

An important quality of any prospective carpet cleaning company is transparent pricing. As a Facility Manager with budgets, the last thing you want to see is a bill that is three times what you agreed to pay when you contracted. Any experienced carpet cleaning company can give you exact pricing on your facility after inspection and break down the bill by exactly what needs to be done where. Not only does a clear price point protect you from hidden charges, but it also provides a clear idea of what your carpet cleaner agreed to do enhancing accountability and setting expectations. 

And, as we said above, when looking over quotes on your carpet cleaning, the lowest price isn’t always the best price. As they say, sometimes you get what you pay for. That being said, the top end isn’t always the best choice either. The best carpet cleaners offer effective service AND value. If you get clear, precise quotes, you can compare both services and prices to determine who is really providing you the best VALUE.

 

The Best Carpet Cleaning Method Yields the Best Results

Not all carpet cleaning methods are created equal. Many a carpet cleaning method will leave moisture behind in your carpet giving it that freshly cleaned look at the beginning but attracting more dirt soon after. Other methods, like the Bonnet carpet cleaning method, are so abrasive and unnecessarily rough on carpets that your carpet manufacturer will void your carpet’s warranty if you use them. So, which carpet cleaning methods will give a reliable clean without damaging your carpet?

Most experienced, professional carpet cleaning service providers agree that truck mounted hot water extraction carpet cleaning offer the longest lasting, least abrasive, most effective deep cleaning. Not only is this carpet cleaning method versatile, but it removes the water from your carpet meaning that it won’t immediately pick up dirt that enters the office. Similarly, dry encapsulation carpet cleaning, a simple, wallet friendly cleaning method works great to quickly clean carpets and high traffic areas between regular or periodic deep cleanings.

 

Staff Problems = Your Problems 

The core component of competent, professional service businesses are the people they choose to represent THEIR business in YOUR facility This is even more so the case with the advent of new technology and methods that require technicians be well trained and highly skilled. The best commercial carpet cleaners have the best people. Everything from how to clean certain types of stains to operating equipment, carpet cleaning technicians need to be intimately familiar and well trained in their trade to yield the best results. When your carpet cleaning services company doesn't offer competitive pay, complete training or competent management, you are far more likely to be the victim of high turnover that will ultimately result in less effective service and a reduced value for you and your facility.

 

Let Us Help You With Your Carpet Cleaning

Here at Stathakis, we are committed to providing the businesses of Southeastern Michigan with expert Building Services, including commercial carpet cleaning solutions. Our truck mounted hot water extraction carpet cleaning, low moisture carpet cleaning, and portable machine carpet cleaning methods are second to none and can greatly enhance your carpet appearance, lifespan, and even indoor air quality. Now is the best time to get your carpets cleaned, or, sign up for our subscription based carpet cleaning service to save yourself money and time. For more information on how you can keep your floors cleaner than they have ever been, please contact us at #800-278-1884.

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Is Your Commercial Carpeting On Its Last Leg?

Posted by Mitch Hesson on Mon, Jul 09, 2018 @ 09:14 AM

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Don’t Let Dirty Office Carpets Dull Your Facility’s Reputation

When you walk into a building and the carpet is dirty, discolored, or otherwise disheveled, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Perhaps it’s that the carpet is a reflection of the company's commitment and overall standards. Or, that a company that leaves their facility looking dirty is clearly inexperienced and doesn't have the ability to properly meet your needs. The appearance and cleanliness of your facility sends a message to potential and returning customers about the quality of your work and the depth of your experience whether they realize it or not.

Commercial carpet that is on its last leg might need replacement but it might also just need an effective, deep, commercial carpet cleaning. Consider enlisting the help of one of Detroit's best professional carpet cleaners before you replace this expensive building asset. The right commercial carpet cleaner can often take a carpet that looks like it has been in service longer than you can imagine and breath new life into it for a fraction of the price of its replacement cost. That being said, picking the wrong commercial carpet cleaning company could make your worn and dirty carpets look even worse or even permanently damage them. You risk voiding warranties, damaging the carpet, and further shortening the brief time your carpet has left.

Experience & Quality Equipment in Commercial Carpet Cleaning

You’ve probably seen everything from a single person with a consumer grade steam vac to big national franchise carpet cleaning companies, all who could potentially clean your carpets. Size isn’t necessarily what is important to a successful, effective and professional carpet cleaning service. It’s all about experience and equipment. An experienced company has had time to streamline and improve their carpet cleaning processes offering you services that have been aligned and refined. Along those same lines, busy, experienced carpet cleaning companies typically do a high volume of business and a company that has a high volume business says two things: first, that other facilities have found their service to be professional and effective and second, that high volume carpet cleaning companies have the resources to afford the latest and greatest in carpet cleaning equipment. By looking at these key components you can avoid companies that cut corners with older and antiquated equipment as well as the newbies of the industry that may not yet be competent carpet cleaners.

 

The Fastest Way To Fix Office Carpet & The Fastest Way To Destroy It

Did you know that there are numerous and varied ways to clean commercial carpets? Some commercial carpet cleaning companies use everything from Bonnet cleaning, to dry carpet cleaning methods, to steam cleaning, the Whittaker carpet cleaning method, to hot water extraction carpet cleaning and more. Many of us have never heard these terms before, but you had better believe they matter with regards to your facility’s carpet. For instance, some cleaning can leave too much water behind and residues in your carpet that attract new dirt and grime the second someone sets foot on it again. Other methods, like the Bonnet carpet cleaning method, are too aggressive and can destroy carpets, especially if they are already on their last leg. Bonnet carpet cleaning even voids some carpet warranties. The industry standard is truck mounted hot water extraction cleaning. Not only does it provide a deep and thorough cleaning, the lack of chemicals used in this processes leave no residues that can later pick up and trap more dirt. In between these deep cleanings, the dry encapsulation Whittaker carpet cleaning method also offers a great way to keep dirt from being ground in and to keep your carpet looking fresh and clean.

  

Murky Pricing Is As Dirty As Your Carpet

America is the land of the deal, but there are a couple of red flags that you should be aware of when shopping for a carpet cleaning service. First, a company that has murky pricing, no matter how good the deal, likely can’t be trusted not to upcharge you or add hidden fees and upcharges later. Further, without knowing exactly what you’re paying, how can you compare prices upfront allowing you to choose the best value for your facility? The second red flag is companies that offer prices that seem too good to be true. Cheap carpet cleaning may sound like a dream come true when you are working with razor thin budgets but ask yourself “how is this company offering such cheap rates when the rest of the industry isn’t?” Everything costs money. From labor to equipment to solutions to insurance and while it is possible to price reasonably, some costs simply can’t be cut. It is far more likely that this lowball deal is a result of things like illegal subcontracting, insufficient training, and solutions and equipment that is far below industry standard. A high price doesn't guarantee a high level of service, but an incredibly low one likely guarantees an incredibly low level of service.

  

Commercial Carpet Cleaning Best practices & Why They Matter

The janitorial cleaning industry has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last decade. Services have been made infinitely more effective and the industry has embraced its environmental responsibility by investing in green solutions and equipment. If your janitorial company is living in the past, they aren’t providing you with the level of service that has become the new industry standard. Eco-friendly products are a must along with professional and complete training in the latest and greatest cleaning equipment and procedures. Everything from truck mounted carpet cleaning to proper stain and spot treatment requires up to date knowledge that companies that haven’t kept up simply don’t have.

At Stathakis, we’ve been keeping area facilities looking their best for over thirty years with a widespread reputation for effective, professional, and communicative services. Not only do we offer the cutting edge solutions for your carpet cleaning, we cover all types of building maintenance and cleaning. Our service is customized to the needs and budget of your facility and our numerous and innovative carpet cleaning solutions mean we can offer exactly what your workplace needs. We offer truck mounted carpet cleaning, portable machine carpet cleaning, low moisture carpet cleaning, and dry carpet cleaning so that we have the solution for any and all of your carpet cleaning needs to make sure your carpets are cleaner and look and smell better. Not only can we renew the life of your carpet, we can increase its lifespan all while staying on budget. We offer both on-demand carpet cleaning and subscription based carpet cleaning programs that can net you real value and reduce the hassle of planning continued carpet maintenance. For more information on Detroit area commercial carpet cleaning and how you can keep your floors cleaner than they have ever been, please contact us at #800-278-1884.

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Rethinking Your Commercial Floor & Carpet Cleaning

Posted by Dennis Stathakis on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

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Often when you walk into a facility, the first thing you notice are the floors. This is because they stretch out in front of you, an unbroken expanse of either clean and well-maintained flooring or grimy, dull flooring, tiling or carpet that has seen better days. Well-maintained floors are an integral part of your building and the overall image of your facility. Scuffed, dull and grimy floors or stained and worn carpet can signal to customers, employees, tenants and visitors a cumulative lack of satisfactory maintenance. While poorly cleaned flooring can leave a poor first impression, clean and shiny floors or fresh, spotless carpet also sends a message and can stand as a sign of the overall quality of both your facility and your business. Clean, well-maintained flooring can elevate your professional image and provide a safe, healthy environment for anyone that enters your building. Still, as a Facility Manager, you must balance keeping your facility optimally maintained AND keeping costs down and meeting your budgets. This can make Facility Managers want to stretch the time between floor and carpet cleanings trying to get more bang for their buck. But does it make financial sense to put off maintenance? And if you are trying to get quality service and the best value for your building maintenance budget, what’s the best way to approach your commercial floor cleaning?

 

Getting More From Your Hard Floor Cleaning

What Facility Manager doesn’t love hard flooring? It is relatively easy to keep clean and incredibly durable but it does still need maintenance in order to keep hard floors looking their best year after year getting you more return on your original investment. Improperly or infrequently cleaned hard flooring can tarnish the overall image of your facility, cause premature wear and even put your building’s occupant at risk for slip and falls. Periodic, well-timed hard floor cleaning can revive old floors making them like new again and protect the investment you have put into new flooring. A typical hard floor care program could include floor stripping, sealing, waxing and buffing for a myriad of hard floor surfaces. Commercial floor restoration quite often incorporates removing old sealers and finishes from flooring, cleaning, resealing with a long-lasting protectant/sealer and then buffing to the preferred gloss. The right hard flooring sealers help you to get more life from flooring by lessening scuffs and even offering protection against dirt and damage actually penetrating the floors surface. Furthermore, the best janitorial services can even include in your hard floor maintenance program the application of slip resistant finishes and mat service that both protect against slip and falls and limit the amount of dirt, grit, grime and water that make their way into your facility.

 

Getting Effective, Safe Carpet Cleaning Every Time

While hard flooring offers unique durability, carpet in your commercial facility can offer an upscale, high-end feel. Beyond the luxury, there is also the comfort, sound dampening benefits and reduced slip and falls to consider. Still, carpeting is costly and if you are going to invest in this material for areas of your facility you must get the most usable years from it in order to justify the cost. In order to keep your carpets lasting long and looking their best, you need a professional, experienced, and effective commercial carpet cleaning company. What should you look for when considering commercial carpet cleaning companies? First, does a prospective janitorial company utilize the latest carpet cleaning technologies? Like many things, commercial carpet cleaning has benefitted tremendously from more recent technological advancements. Not only is old and dated equipment less effective, it can be far too rough on your carpets. For instance, Bonnet cleaning doesn’t clean effectively and is so tough on carpets it can actually void your carpet’s warranty. What works better? Truck mounted hot water extraction and low moisture encapsulation carpet cleaning methods, like the Whittaker carpet cleaning method protect your carpeting from unnecessary wear and give you the clean, fresh results you are looking for.

 

Don’t Stretch Carpet Cleaning & Floor Cleaning Too Thin

Of course you need to be cognizant of costs but you should not put off regular, periodic maintenance on your hard flooring or commercial carpets. If you wait until your flooring or carpet looks super dirty not only does your facility look not so great in the interim, but spots, stains and wear can be harder to address and even cause long term damage. Of course, carpeting and flooring that are visibly dirty should certainly be cleaned, still it is ideal to regularly clean your building’s floors before the looks dirty. Left too long between cleaning, scuffs and soils can begin to penetrate the floor itself and not just the clear protective coating. This damages floors faster potentially requiring premature replacement. Similarly, carpeting that isn’t cleaned periodically allows dirt, grit and material to settle into your carpet’s pile. If you looked at this grit and soil under microscope, you’d see jagged, rough and sharp edges that allowed to collect in carpet actually cuts at carpet fibers as it is walked upon creating unnecessary wear and over time, making carpets look dull and worn, especially in high traffic areas. Furthermore, stains and spots that are left to linger on carpets become increasingly difficult to remove the longer they sit. When you go too long between carpet and floor cleaning, you risk creating spending more than you save ultimately.

 

Get Expert Floor Care & Professional Carpet Cleaning Company That Won’t Break the Bank

Is it time you had your commercial floor or carpets cleaned? Interested in extending the lifespan of your facility’s flooring? Need a solid value and effective service from your commercial floor care? Here at Stathakis, we offer the businesses of South Eastern Michigan hard flooring care, commercial carpet cleaning results and carpet maintenance programs made-to-order. We make use of the most up to date carpet cleaning technologies in order to offer our customers the most effective service, clean carpets and flooring and maximum value for their building maintenance budget. We offer customized hard flooring solutions, truck mounted carpet cleaning, portable machine carpet cleaning, low moisture carpet cleaning, dry carpet cleaning all designed to get floors clean, improve their appearance, extend the life span of this your investment. Whether you are interested in hard floor cleaning or a subscription based carpet cleaning service, we are ready to help. For more information please contact us at #800-278-1884.

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When Commercial Carpet Cleaning Goes Wrong

Posted by Dennis Stathakis on Mon, Mar 05, 2018 @ 01:16 PM

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Don’t Let The Wrong Carpet Cleaners Damage Carpets

Whether your carpets are brand, spanking new or on their last leg, do not let the wrong commercial carpet cleaning service near your carpeting. Finding reputable, professional, knowledgeable and effective carpet cleaning services can be challenging but it is worth putting the time in to do it in order to protect this expensive building investment. Why is it so tough to find an office carpet cleaning company up to the job? For one, it is a pretty crowded marketplace. For every one, solid Detroit commercial carpet cleaning company there are probably twenty in the ‘no thank you’ pile. Second, there are differences in equipment, training, technicians, procedures and more that matter a great deal in terms of positive outcomes in carpet cleaning, but that can be hard to determine before you actually get your carpets serviced. Third, often the signs of poor carpet cleaning are not immediately obvious. Sometimes it is weeks later that you begin to notice revealing signs of subpar commercial carpet cleaning like quick resoiling, residues or visible damage. While picking the right Detroit commercial carpet cleaning company isn’t an easy feat, the wrong commercial carpet cleaning services can bust your carefully planned budgets and leave you with more problems than you started out with. 

 

How Do You Choose Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services That Won’t Leave You Hanging?

Choosing a commercial carpet cleaning company isn’t easy but there are some main things you can look for that are likely to predict quality carpet cleaning services. What factors matter most when it comes to safe and effective carpet cleaning? The answer is people, training, equipment, cleaning chemical products, management and quality assurance. People are so important because they are on the front line delivering the carpet care. You can have the best, latest and greatest equipment and solutions and if the person using them isn’t well trained, the work will suffer. Not only must your Detroit carpet cleaning sufficiently train their teams, anyone entering YOUR facility must be thoroughly screened including criminal background checks and drug screening. After all, the security of your staff and your facility is paramount. Carpet cleaning technicians must know how to evaluate your carpet, recognize stains and determine the best stain removal products for the issue. Likewise, they must identify wear or damage that can be made worse by improper or unnecessarily aggressive cleaning methods. And while people are paramount, the right carpet cleaning equipment matters too. Commercial carpet cleaning has made significant advances in recent years and outdated equipment can be ineffective and too rough on carpets. Similarly, your Detroit commercial carpet cleaning company should be using green carpet cleaning products wherever possible. Lastly, the right office carpet cleaning company must put training, systems and processes in place in order to assure a dependable level of quality.

 

Price Is A Factor But Don’t Let It Be The Only Factor

Commercial cleaning prices can be all over the place. And unfortunately, price doesn’t necessarily equate to quality or value. Of course you have to consider price when choosing a commercial carpet cleaning service, but don’t let commercial carpet cleaning prices be the only factor when choosing important services for your facility. Very low prices can be especially tempting but if one or two contractors are coming in significantly lower than the other carpet cleaning bids, you have to ask yourself, why can they charge so much less for the same services? Super low prices very well may indicate illegal hiring and corner cutting. On the other hand, high prices are no guarantee of ‘white glove’ service. Some companies just charge more with little correlation to quality or value. It really makes choosing carpet cleaning services for your facility harder than it should be right? So how CAN you use pricing to make a good decision about office carpet cleaning? First, prices should be clear and based upon good information. Clear pricing helps you compare carpet cleaning prices and get an idea of what you are getting and for how much. Ultimately, you should look for those carpet cleaning companies that as discussed offer the best people, training, equipment, cleaning chemical products, management and quality assurance, and then compare prices to find the best value for your facility.

 

Get Professional, Safe & Effective Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Keeping carpets looking their best will give employees and visitors an overall positive impression of your facility and business. Likewise, regular carpet cleaning will get you significantly more years of usable lifespan. Contract with a Carpet Cleaning Company that offers the effective cleaning and value you need, and you get great service, at a fair price without the hassle. At Stathakis, we offer South Eastern Michigan commercial carpet cleaning customized to the specific needs of your facility. We hire great employees, train them to be knowledgeable and competent technicians, provide them with state of the art carpet cleaning equipment and methods utilizing green cleaning products and then we help manage them and guide them to offer our valued customers optimal results, every time. Whether you are looking for an on-demand carpet cleaning or even a subscription based carpet cleaning program, we are here to help. For more information on how you can keep your floors cleaner than they have ever been, please contact Stathakis at #800-278-1884.

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Commercial Carpet Cleaning As We Move Into Spring

Posted by George Stathakis on Wed, Feb 07, 2018 @ 10:47 AM

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Right now Michigan is in the middle of a cold, wet winter. School closings abound, flu season is in full swing and spring seems like a teeny tiny speck so far in the distance. In fact, Pennsylvania's groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last week and you know what that means, welcome to six more weeks of winter. And yet, thankfully, before we know it, the long, dark months of winter will be behind us and spring will have sprung. As hard as winter can be on us here in Michigan, it’s even tougher on our flooring and carpets. The snow, sleet, slush and salt can make even the most well maintained facilities look and feel grimy and water logged. Water, snow, grit, sludge, dirt and salt all make their way into your building on the hundreds or even thousands of feet coming in and out, day to day. It can be tempting to wait for winter to be over to clean up the mess it brings, but maintaining your carpets over the cold and wet season can not only keep your facility looking top notch, it can prevent irreversible damage to your office carpets and protect your carpet’s lifespan.

 

No Two Facilities Are Alike, Your Carpet Maintenance Program Should Be Specific to Your Needs

 A regular, well thought out carpet maintenance program should include regular care, spot cleaning, high traffic area cleaning and deep cleaning in order to protect carpets and even delay costly carpet replacement. A professional carpet cleaning company will carefully assess your building’s traffic and use patterns when developing a carpet maintenance program. By taking the time to visit your building and working to understand your individual challenges with regard to floor and carpet maintenance, the right commercial carpet cleaning company can help develop a carpet maintenance program that meets your needs in an efficient, cost effective way. Even better, the best carpet cleaning companies will recognize and evaluate high-traffic times and even seasonal shifts to determine when it makes most sense to address flooring and carpet cleaning for minimal interruption to business as well as optimal results. Partner with the right commercial carpet cleaning company and you will get a carpet maintenance program that is careful with your dollars and your carpeting investment by performing maintenance where it is needed, and skipping or delaying it where it may not be.

 

Is Your Carpet Cleaning Company Using Appropriate Equipment?

The best commercial carpet cleaning companies get to know your facility so that they can prescribe carpet cleaning solutions that fit your needs, but they also use the right equipment. Far too many carpet cleaning companies still utilize old equipment that has proven to be too hard on carpets, even commercial carpeting which is designed and manufactured for high traffic. Out of date methods like Bonnet carpet cleaning are significantly too rough on carpets and may even void your carpet’s warranty. Why don’t carpet manufacturers cover damage caused by Bonnet carpet cleaning? Because it happens too often, they know Bonnet cleaning is simply too hard on carpets. Not only is Bonnet carpet cleaning too harsh, it isn’t really effective beyond removing surface soils and pushing dirt and deeper into your carpet. Dry carpet cleaning methods like the Whittaker method are superior when it comes to periodic maintenance and truck mounted hot water extraction carpet cleaning is best for a deep and thorough carpet cleaning.

  

Get Ahead of the Winter Wear With Professional Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Periodic office carpet cleaning and even a carpet management program can help keep your facility looking great throughout the year as well as protect your valuable building assets. Odors and stains can plague carpets that are not cleaned regularly. Many commercial carpet warranties also require yearly or twice yearly cleaning because they know regularly cleaned carpets wear better. At Stathakis, Detroit and Southeastern Michigan businesses expert commercial carpet cleaning and floor maintenance. With proven carpet cleaning methods like truck mounted hot water extraction carpet cleaning, portable machine carpet cleaning, and low moisture carpet cleaning, and Whittaker Carpet cleaning, we get carpets cleaner, looking and smelling better all while extending their lifespan and even improving indoor air quality! Need Detroit office carpet cleaning? For more information on how you can keep your floors and carpet looking their best, please contact, Stathakis at #800-278-1884.

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Carpet Lasts Longer, Look Better With Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Posted by Dennis Stathakis on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 @ 01:11 PM

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Comparing Price & Value With Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Where commercial carpet cleaning is concerned, price and value are two very different things. Of course, most of the Facility Managers we know are always looking for ways to cut costs without throwing their overall building maintenance into a tailspin. And certainly, carpet cleaning can be a not so insignificant expense. But the cost of cleaning your existing carpet is just pennies compared to the cost of replacing carpets early. So when you have made the decision to extend the life of this costly asset by having it cleaned, you need to determine which commercial office carpet cleaning company will deliver the best value. Price is what you pay, value is what you get. A poor cleaning that leaves your carpets dirty, or worse damages them, isn’t a good deal at any price. In order to secure real value, you must get effective, professional carpet cleaning at the best possible price.

 

Just Because Carpet Doesn’t Look Dirty Doesn’t Mean It’s Clean

Your carpet might look visibly dirty with stains or wear patterns but if it doesn’t look dirty, that doesn’t mean it is clean. Dirt, grit and worse make their way into your carpet carried in on the feet of the people coming in and out of your facility. Over time, this dirt, grit and grime work their way into carpets where they can be abrasive, cutting and tearing at carpet fibers. Left to accumulate on carpets, this grit and dirt can do significant damage to the overall appearance and life span of your commercial carpets. Similarly, this dust and particulate material can exacerbate indoor allergies and reduce overall indoor air quality. When you put off necessary Detroit carpet cleaning, you run the risk that you are damaging carpets requiring expensive replacement years earlier than would otherwise be necessary.

 

With Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services, Not All Equipment Is Equal

When it comes to commercial carpet cleaning, not all cleaning methods and carpet cleaning equipment are created equal. For instance, bonnet cleaning has fallen out of favor among professional carpet cleaning companies. Why you might ask? Because bonnet carpet cleaning utilizes a rotary machine that was created for hard flooring and adapted to carpet cleaning, over time, carpet cleaners became aware that bonnet cleaning while easy and cheap, was unnecessarily hard on carpets. In fact, Bonnet carpet cleaning can potentially void your carpet’s warranty as manufacturers know it is simply too hard on carpets. Commercial carpet cleaning has undergone tremendous modernization in the last decade becoming better, greener and more efficient. Abrasive, often damaging carpet cleaning methods like bonnet cleaning are out and safe and effective deep cleaning methods like truck mounted hot water extraction are in. Even for interim maintenance, low moisture (dry) carpet cleaning, like the Whittaker carpet cleaning method have proven to be effective and safe.

 

Get Cleaner Carpets That Smell & Look Better & Last Longer

Dirty carpet doesn’t just wear faster and look bad, it smells bad too. That dirty, dusty, musty smell can lead to an overall impression of poor cleaning and facility maintenance. It can also negatively impact your facility’s air quality. Regularly cleaned carpet looks better and smells better thereby giving visitors and occupants alike a better impression of your facility. Periodic carpet cleaning cleans and brightens carpet and significantly improves carpet appearance. Carpet lends an overall high end look and feel to your facility however, if it isn’t well cared for, it looks even worse than dirty hard floors. Most commercial carpets are made for the wear, tear and soils that come with busy, high traffic building, Facility Mangers always seem so surprised by how one cleaning can bring them right back to looking clean and like new.

 

Assure a Healthy Workplace & a Healthy Bottom Line With Green Carpet Cleaning

Not only is green carpet cleaning easier on the environment, it can be easier on your bottom line too. Green carpet cleaning technologies can help you earn LEEDs points. And not only are many of these technologies better for the planet, they are more effective and less wearing on carpets helping you get extra years from this costly asset. Currently, Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning is the single recognized and accepted LEEDS method of carpet cleaning. In order to meet the Carpet and Rug Institutes Seal of Approval, vacuums must operate below 70 decibels. Carpet cleaning equipment must meet the Carpet and Rug Institutes Seal of Approval certification and fulfill low moisture and green product requirements. Even if LEED points aren’t a part of your plan, green carpet cleaning still carries a host of benefits from cost to air quality and more.

  

Partner With Experienced, Effective Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services

Partner with the right Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services and you can secure both effective service and reduced overall costs. Periodic carpet cleaning and maintenance nets you a better looking/smelling building as well as more years from this expensive building asset. At Stathakis, we offer South Eastern Michigan businesses individualized commercial carpet cleaning services. We use advanced carpet cleaning methods to save you time and money while getting your carpets cleaner than they have ever been. Here at Stathakis, we offer truck mounted hot water extraction carpet cleaning, portable machine carpet cleaning, low moisture carpet cleaning, Detroit carpet cleaning, and dry carpet cleaning all designed to get you a deep clean, improve your carpet’s appearance, extend the life span of your carpet and improve the indoor air quality in your facility. Whether you are interested in on-demand carpet cleaning or even a subscription based carpet cleaning program, we are ready to help. For more information on how you can keep your floors cleaner than they have ever been, please contact us at #800-278-1884.

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The Facility Manager’s Expert Guide On Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Posted by Dennis Stathakis on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 04:21 PM

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Commercial carpet cleaning is one of those things you really need if you have carpet in your facility, but you probably don’t think too much about. When you notice your carpets are looking dirty, dingy or even smell dusty and musty, you just want to be able to call someone and have your carpets returned to a clean, fresh appearance. But like most things, finding the right commercial carpet cleaning company isn’t always a straight line. Like other janitorial services, carpet cleaners can have people issues, service issues, consistency problems, equipment snags and more, all impacting the quality of carpet cleaning you get and the price. As a Facility Manager, it is your job to balance both your building’s maintenance AND your budgets. This means that when you are shopping a service like office carpet cleaning, you must consider price. And yes, low prices can be very attractive to a Facility Manager looking to operate lean. But know this, extremely low prices are often a sign of inexperience, illegal hiring, future upcharges and worse. Unfortunately, the second an inexperienced or ineffective carpet cleaning company walks into your facility, their problems become your problems. So how do you as a Facility Manager find a commercial cleaning company that is worthy of your facility? And what should you be on the look out for when considering prospective Detroit commercial carpet cleaning companies?

  

Detroit Commercial Carpet Cleaners Need to Be Part of Your Team

While a commercial carpet cleaning service isn’t a daily need, it should be a part of your planned and scheduled maintenance. Not only does planning it make sure it gets done, regular carpet cleaning protects your investment as is often even required by your carpet’s warranty. Regular carpet cleaning protects the longevity of this pricey asset while keeping your building looking its best around the clock. While carpet cleaning is a periodic service, it is no less important to work with a Detroit commercial carpet cleaning company that recognizes the specific needs of Facility Managers and large, commercial facilities. The best commercial carpet cleaners, the real deal? They understand what you are up against. They know both quality, effective service AND pricing matter. They understand having state of the art cleaning equipment protects your carpet and gets better results and even makes the process itself quicker and more efficient. They know you want green cleaning solutions that help maintain a healthy work environment. And the best carpet cleaning companies know they need well trained teams and technicians that can deliver results in your facility.

 

Transparent Pricing Is the Cornerstone of Effective Carpet Cleaning

Transparent pricing is a non negotiable when it comes to your commercial carpet cleaning. As a Facility Manager, the last thing you need is a surprise bill. Any and all carpet cleaning costs/services should be discussed well in advance so that you know exactly what you are getting and precisely how much it will cost you. Transparent pricing not only helps you compare, budget and make choices for your facility, it provides a clear detailing of what you and your carpet cleaning company have agreed to. This sets expectations and enhances accountability. And when looking over carpet cleaning quotes, keep in mind, the goal isn’t the lowest price but rather the best value. Price is what you pay while value is what you get. A poorly done carpet cleaning isn’t a good deal at any price. On the other hand, high commercial carpet cleaning prices don’t guarantee the best job either. In order to find effective carpet cleaners, you need to know what experienced they have, how they find and train their people and what equipment they utilize in their work.

 

Solid Carpet Cleaning Equipment Yields Better Results

Carpet cleaning methods are NOT all the same. Some methods leave residue and moisture behind that draw more dirt to carpets making that clean and fresh look temporary at best. Some carpet cleaning methods, like Bonnet carpet cleaning are so rough on carpeting that manufacturers will not allow you to use them without voiding your carpet’s warranty. What carpet cleaning methods are safest and most effective? It is the opinion of most experienced commercial carpet cleaning companies that hot water extraction carpet cleaning offers the most effective, lasting, deep carpet cleaning. Truck mounted hot water extraction carpet cleaning offers maximum power while smaller, portable machines work extremely well for places in your facility that are not accessible with truck mounted equipment. Similarly, dry encapsulation carpet cleaning modalities, like Whittaker carpet cleaning, are a simple, affordable way to keep your office carpeting clean and fresh between deep cleanings.

 

Don’t Let Janitorial People Problems Become Your Problems

Carpet cleaning is a service and like all service businesses, the core component of effective service will always be people. Even more so with the newer, more technological equipment, effective carpet cleaning requires properly trained and skilled technicians. The better your carpet cleaner’s people are, the better service you will get. Whether it is the products used to treat stains or how to operate the equipment, carpet cleaning technicians need to be trained to get you the best results possible. Those janitorial services comapnies not offering competitive pay, sufficient training and effective management will be far more likely to suffer from high attrition and turnover which means a revolving door of new people mat of whom are not likely to be receiving adequate training.

  

Expert Carpet Cleaning Services At the Ready

Here at Stathakis, we are committed to providing the businesses of Southeastern Michigan with expert Building Services, including commercial carpet cleaning solutions. With proven carpet cleaning technologies like truck mounted carpet cleaning, portable machine carpet cleaning, and low moisture carpet cleaning, we give your carpets a deep clean, improve their appearance, extend their lifespan and even improve indoor air quality. Get your carpets cleaned now or get on track with one of our subscription based carpet cleaning programs that can net you a cost savings and reduce the hassle of planning your ongoing carpet maintenance. For more information on how you can keep your floors cleaner than they have ever been, please contact us at #800-278-1884.

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Worried About the Chemicals Used In Commercial Carpet Cleaning?

Posted by Dennis Stathakis on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

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Safety & Clean Should Go Hand In Hand

Clean carpets are an essential part of a solid facility maintenance plan. But as important as clean carpets are, safety and a healthy work environment are even more important. So when shopping for commercial carpet cleaning services, how can you determine which companies are using carpet cleaning solutions, chemicals and methods that are in line with your green cleaning goals, healthy indoor air quality and other factors that can impact a healthy work environment? It is understandable that you are worried about what your commercial carpet cleaning company is using to clean your carpets. The more you understand about commercial carpet cleaning methods, chemicals and best practices, the better you can evaluate commercial cleaning companies in order to protect your building’s occupants, your carpeting and your facility’s reputation.

 

Understanding Commercial Carpet Cleaning Chemicals & Their Impact On Your Facility

There are two things you need to know about the chemicals and products used to clean your carpets. You want to know whether they are safe and whether there is any possibility they might damage your carpets. In the past, carpet cleaning solvents presented a number of health and safety concerns. Today, most carpet cleaning chemicals are formulated to be safer for both people and the environment. To be sure, if you know what products a prospective carpet cleaning company uses you can determine whether or not it has the Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI), Green Seal and other certifications that signify a commitment to green building practices and non toxic chemicals. While some carpet cleaning chemicals could damage carpeting, what is more likely is that cleaners will be used incorrectly, meaning carpets get cleaned less effectively and residues are left behind that lead to carpet resoiling. If you want to assure your carpet won’t be damaged by either the method or the cleaner, you should always check with your carpet’s manufacturer. In fact, many carpet manufacturers expressly forbid the use of certain carpet cleaning methods, like Bonnet Carpet Cleaning, which will often void your carpet’s warranty.

 

Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge is power when it comes to choosing commercial carpet cleaning companies and janitorial services companies. Sure you can’t make it your full time job and yet, equipping yourself with good information and the right questions to ask can help you make sure you end up with the right commercial cleaning partner. It’s in your best interest to ask questions and inform yourself about the carpet cleaning process and the chemicals and solutions used. Not only is it just good information to have, simply asking the questions puts prospective carpet cleaning companies on notice that you are informed and paying attention. Furthermore, cleaning companies that can’t answer questions about their process and products indicate they are uninformed, unprepared or purposefully evading questions and not the right company to partner with.

  

Getting Commercial Carpet Cleaning That Is Safe, Effective & Cost Effective

Your commercial carpeting is a substantial investment. Treating and cleaning carpets wrongly can cost years of your carpet’s lifespan and force you to replace this expensive asset far earlier than you should have to. It pays to do your homework, ask your questions and be informed so that you find a partner who will help you keep your building looking good, protect your carpet and do their part to ensure you have a healthy work environment.

Here at Stathakis, we offer customers commercial carpet cleaning services that are made-to-order. We know every facility is different so we know that not every problem entails a ‘one size fits all’ solution. We utilize a variety of modern, effective carpet cleaning technologies in so that you benefit from the most effective solution for your facility, your carpet and your budget. Looking for truck mounted carpet cleaning, portable machine carpet cleaning, low moisture carpet cleaning or dry carpet cleaning? Interested in getting carpets deep cleaned? Looking to improve your carpet’s appearance and even get a few more years from your aging carpeting? Hoping to prolong carpet’s life span and even improve indoor air quality? Let Stathakis help you keep carpets well maintained and your facility looking its best. For more information on how you can keep your floors cleaner than they have ever been, please contact us at #800-278-1884.

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Are Carpet Stains & Spots A Problem In Your Facility?

Posted by Dennis Stathakis on Fri, Jul 07, 2017 @ 12:40 PM

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Don’t Let Carpet Spots & Staining Be the First Thing Visitors See In Your Facility

Carpet spotting and carpet stains can turn a visitor or occupant in your facility off quickly. Unlike a scuffed floorboard or even chipped office furniture, stained and spotted office carpeting looks, well, dirty. Carpet is both functional and beautiful in commercial buildings, but if it isn’t cared for properly, it can be an eyesore and tough on your facility’s reputation. Nothing registers quite so quickly as unsightly mystery spots, stains, an off smell and wear on your building’s carpet. As important as keeping your carpets clean is WHO cleans them. If you contract with an inexperienced commercial carpet cleaning service, they can do far more harm than good. Not only may they fail to effectively remove spots and stains, they may leave behind excess moisture and detergents that draw more soil and dirt to your carpets making them appear soiled and grimy faster. Don’t pay good money for bad carpet cleaning.

 

Don’t Pay Good Money For Commercial Carpet Cleaning That Is Ineffective

When it comes to commercial carpet cleaning some methods and cleaning solutions are definitely superior to others. If you aren’t certain what your carpet cleaning company uses on your carpets, you should find out. What shouldn’t your commercial cleaning company be using? For one, we do not use or recommend Bonnet Cleaning for carpets. Bonnet carpet cleaning isn’t an effective way to get carpets deep cleaned and it is way too aggressive. In fact, Bonnet cleaning is so potentially hard on your carpets that most carpet manufacturers state that Bonnet cleaning voids the carpet’s warranty. With improvements in carpet cleaning technology has come better, safer ways to keep your commercial carpets looking their best. Janitorial companies that are still using ineffective, dated methods like Bonnet carpet cleaning are doing so because it benefits THEM, not you the customer. Between it being cheaper than upgrading to good equipment and being easy to train people on-- forgoing the need for well trained technicians, Bonnet cleaning can trim costs for a failing carpet cleaning company. But you can be sure, they won’t charge you less for their subpar, potentially damaging cleaning.

 

Will Your Commercial Carpet Cleaning Company Deliver Results?

So if Bonnet carpet cleaning is entirely the wrong method, what SHOULD commercial carpet cleaning companies be using to get your carpets looking clean and smelling fresh? Here at Stathakis, we recommend those carpet cleaning methods that we have seen the best results in our own buildings and those of our customers. These are truck mounted hot water extraction, portable hot water extraction and dry cleaning encapsulation methods like Whittaker carpet cleaning. Truck mounted hot water extraction is the gold standard in commercial carpet cleaning because it is effective in both spot removal and deep cleaning. Very hot water deeply penetrates your carpet getting in cleaned from top to bottom lifting and removing stains and soil rather than delivering a cursory, surface clean. This means cleaner, better smelling carpets that stay cleaner longer. In fact, we have seen stains that seemed fixed and permanent come out with hot water extraction leaving customer carpets cleaner than ever. This can help delay expensive replacement and get you a few more years from carpets you might once have thought needed certainreplacement. While truck mounted hot water extraction is the gold standard in commercial carpet cleaning, some areas of your building are better served portable hot water extraction machines. The portable machines are very similar to the truck mounted method except being portable, they can reach harder to access areas of your building or can be more efficient for spot cleaning in between more extensive cleanings. Additionally, for periodic maintenance, we recommend dry carpet cleaning like the Whittaker method. These three methods, used appropriately, will help keep your carpets cleaner, longer.

 

What Do You Need Right Now From Your Commercial Carpet Cleaning Company?

Your professional carpet cleaning company should be able to tailor their services to meet your most pressing needs. Likewise, they should be able to make recommendations for your carpet’s long term maintenance. Whether you need a long put off deep carpet cleaning or just a few spots that must be treated, a professional carpet cleaning team using the most safe and effective chemicals and carpet care methods will get you the best results. If spotting and staining are at the top of your list, a trained carpet cleaning technician offers the best chance of removal. Why not give yourself the best chance of getting your carpets looking their best and even getting extra years of use from this costly building asset? Even better, you can combine spot treating and stain removal with deep carpet cleaning and interim carpet cleaning to create an individualized carpet appearance management program that keeps your carpets and facility clean and fresh at any given moment.

  

Get Value & Results With the Right Detroit Commercial Carpet Cleaners

Carpeting is a substantial investment in your building. In order to reduce costs and maximize value, you need to protect and even stretch the years of use of your carpeting. Treating and cleaning carpets incorrectly can cut years of life from your carpet and necessitate replacing this pricey asset far sooner than you should have had to. Partnering with a reputable building services company to clean and maintain carpets can save you big money long term. Here at Stathakis, with over 30 years as a building services contractor, we offer customers commercial carpet cleaning services that are tailor-made. Every facility is unique so we know that ‘one size fits all’ solutions don’t work as well as solutions designed to specifically address YOUR pain points. Here at Stathakis, we the best in modern, effective so that we can offer the most effective carpet cleaning at the best value. Let Stathakis help clean your carpets and keep your facility looking its best. For more information on how you can keep your floors cleaner than they have ever been, please contact Dennis Stathakis, Stathakis Special Projects Manager at #800-278-1884.

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