Given all of the work they do in your facility, your Building Services Contractors (BSCs), including commercial carpet cleaning companies, play an important role in a building’s pursuit of LEED Certification. LEEDs, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a worldwide green building certification program established by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in order to advance environmental goals and responsible resource use with regard to design, construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings, homes, and more. Meeting the LEED requirements is a worthy target and goal for Facility Managers but in order to get the most from it, it helps to have Building Services Contractors, including carpet cleaning companies, who are aware of the LEEDs requirements and know how to best help you achieve your green goals. Whether it comes down to recycling, water conservation, reduced waste or green cleaning, your commercial cleaning company and janitorial services company can contribute to the efficiency and environmentally responsible operation of your building.
LEED Certification & Commercial Carpet Cleaning
Your janitorial company can help you earn LEEDs points in a variety of ways including with your commercial floor care. But of course, not every type of floor care and commercial carpet cleaning can lead you to LEEDs. Did you know there are specific requirements for floor care and that Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning is the only recognized and accepted LEEDS method of carpet cleaning? Vacuum machinery needs to be certified by the Carpet and Rug Institutes Seal of Approval or older Green Label testing program. Likewise, vacuums must operate at sound levels of fewer than 70 decibels. Carpet deep cleaning machines must also achieve the Carpet and Rug Institutes Seal of Approval certification and satisfy low moisture and green product requirements. For facilities intent on earning the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance or simply LEED: EBOM certification, Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning is the clear winner.
The Whittaker Carpet Cleaning System Is the Gold Standard in Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning
The Whittaker low moisture encapsulation carpet cleaning system offers the most effective, modern, green approach to interim carpet maintenance. First, a non-hazardous, no VOCs LEED approved cleaning solution is applied to your office carpeting using either a manual sprayer or a machine-mounted electric applicator. A Whittaker carpet cleaning machine is then used to agitate the solution deep into the carpet’s fibers dislodging deep dirt, grime and worse while lifting and opening the pile at the same time. The green carpet cleaning solution then crystalizes encapsulating soils and grime within it that can be easily vacuumed away in as few as twenty minutes. This encapsulation technology pairs an eco-friendly, no VOC cleaning solution with low moisture for an environmentally sound clean that uses the fewest amount of natural resources possible.
Need Some Help From Your Commercial Cleaning Company to Lead You To LEEDs?
Interested in learning how the Whittaker low moisture encapsulation carpet cleaning system can help you earn LEEDs points and achieve your Green Building goals? At Stathakis, we offer South Eastern Michigan facilities commercial carpet cleaning solutions and carpet maintenance programs that are custom tailored to fit their needs. With an array of state of the art carpet cleaning technologies, we offer the best in green carpet cleaning solutions that clean and protect your carpet, take into consideration the needs of your facility and your budget. We offer a multitude of proven carpet cleaning methods including truck mounted carpet cleaning, portable machine carpet cleaning, low moisture carpet cleaning, 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. For more information on how you can keep your floors cleaner than they have ever been, please contact Matt Brown, Stathakis Special Projects Manager at #800-278-1884. Stathakis has multiple methods of achieving effective results with a plan of service or carpet appearance management (CAM) program that is custom tailored to your facility's individual needs. We offer full building carpet cleaning, high traffic area carpet cleaning, and carpet spotting. By combining extensive experience with industry leading equipment and technology, Stathakis makes your carpet clean and your air quality fresh.