Are Your Carpets In Need of Carpet Cleaning With Real Muscle?
Dirty, worn and soiled carpets stand out like a sore thumb. Even if other areas of your facility are well maintained, carpet that is in poor shape sends a message to visitors, tenants, customers and employees, and it isn’t the right message. In a facility, carpet can lend a high end feel and even reduce excessive noise, but it does need regular maintenance to look its best. Clean and fresh carpets are an essential element of a clean and welcoming facility that you simply cannot afford to overlook. Yes, there is a cost to having your office carpets professionally cleaned, however, this investment in keeping carpets look their best not only elevates the overall image of your facility, regular carpet maintenance protects and prolongs this valuable, costly building asset. Why prematurely replace carpet when you can spend a fraction of the amount maintaining it?
Want Real Muscle & Results From Your Commercial Carpet Cleaners, Experience Counts
There are so many carpet cleaning companies in the market. This might be good for a little old fashioned competition but it can make it really challenging for a Facility Manager to find the right fit for what they need in their facility. Like other areas of the cleaning industry, the low perceived cost of entry means we see many new start ups every year. Carpet cleaning seems like a no brainer but you know from your own experience, every job, business, industry and person in it benefits from experience. There are no shortcuts, no slam dunks and no easy buttons. Good work requires knowledge, experience and the willingness to continually improve and do your best. The reality is that carpet cleaning technologies have exploded over the last few years. The technology is miles ahead-it is faster, better and more effective. But this newer and better technology has required more training for technicians who must be able to identify staining, judge the condition of the carpet, prescribe fixes for stains, wear, spotting and issues without unnecessarily wearing carpets and of course, operate the equipment correctly. Companies that are not experienced and resourced with the best in carpet cleaning technologies not only cannot clean your carpets as effectively, they can even damage and wear carpets, putting this expensive building asset at risk. Furthermore, the subpar commercial carpet cleaning companies are not even always the cheapest. Because of scale, work loads, staffing and such, quite often the best, most effective commercial carpet cleaning services are priced in line with less experienced startups and poorly equipped hangers on. The most professional, experienced and effective carpet cleaning companies are those that have a high enough volume of customers and work to commit to keeping well trained staff busy and continually investing in advances in carpet cleaning that are better, quicker, more efficient and even cost effective.
Which Carpet Cleaning Methods Have Real Muscle & Science Behind Them?
There isn’t one or two machines or methods to clean your commercial carpeting. There are tons of machines and methods and some of them are better than others. As noted above, carpet cleaning equipment and carpet cleaning solutions have advanced at an increasingly fast pace. The technology just keeps getting better and better. Newer carpet cleaning methods are greener, more efficient, faster, less abrasive, safer on carpets, more effective at removing soil and stains and more. These strides in technology and information mean that we now know that some older, dated carpet cleaning methods just should be used anymore. For example, Bonnet carpet cleaning isn’t being used by many professional carpet cleaners anymore. It has simply proven to be too abrasive and too damaging to carpets without actually cleaning them effectively. More updated methods like truck mounted hot water extraction and low moisture carpet cleaning, like the Whittaker method, are the new standard in professional carpet care. Methods like these are not only proven more effective, they result in fewer chemicals (which can be much better for indoor air quality) and significantly faster drying times, which can be a must have in busy buildings.
Training Teams To Provide Strong Results Through Best Practices
Because the carpet cleaning methods themselves have advanced, the technicians have had to advance with them. With improvements and specialization, technicians have been required to understand the technologies and how to maximize results for their customers. The acquisition of new, better carpet cleaning equipment and the training of technicians to operate it optimally takes time and money. Not every carpet cleaning company is interested or able to move into the future. In fact, often many poorly performing carpet cleaning companies continue to use old, dated and ineffective carpet cleaning equipment and methods because they don’t want the expense or hassle of training employees on a more complex yet more effective method. Dated, harsh methods like Bonnet carpet cleaning aren’t good for YOU and your office carpeting but they are easy to operate and thus make it easier for a substandard carpet cleaning service to quickly train a continual stream of new hires. The most effective commercial carpet cleaning companies understand that finding, retaining, training and managing great people is their FIRST responsibility to the customer. So when looking for carpet cleaning ask yourself, is the company in question using the best methods? Are they effectively screening and training their teams? Are they employing techniques and best practices that will protect your carpet’s lifespan while getting it looking its best?
Don’t Let Carpet Cleaning Companies Strong Arm You Into Fuzzy Pricing
Now we get to the math and hardly anyone likes the math, right? But you have budgets to meet and as a Facility Manager it is your duty to protect the bottom line and maximize your building maintenance budget. While low price isn’t always going to get you good work, there is likewise no guarantee that paying a premium will get your carpets any cleaner. Price IS important, you have numbers to hit after all, but even more important is value. Price is what you pay while value is what you get. And you can’t determine value or price if companies dabble in fuzzy math or confusing pricing. A reputable, professional commercial carpet cleaning company will always give you precise quotes and clear pricing so that not only can you compare competing carpet cleaning companies fairly, but you can know exactly what you are getting and hold your janitorial company to their promises. Carpet cleaning prices should never sneak up on you. Poorly planned pricing can cause an inexperienced carpet cleaning service to try to tack on dollars somewhere else in the form of up charges or hidden fees. If you even get a sense of a lack of professional understanding on how to price their services or fuzzy math, move on. The best companies will detail the work they will do, what you should expect and how much it will cost you. A clear and agreed upon plan keeps everyone on track and accountable.
Find a Commercial Carpet Cleaning Company That Offers Effective Service & Strong Value
At Stathakis, we have built a strong reputation serving Southeastern Michigan for over thirty years. We mix experience, technology, training and even a little muscle to deliver the results our customers have come to rely upon. Our carpet cleaning services are customized to your requirements and your individual facility. No two facilities are the same therefore no solutions should be. We utilize a variety of modern, effective carpet cleaning technologies in order to maximize results and stay on budget. We offer both on-demand carpet cleaning and subscription based carpet cleaning programs that can get your carpets cleaner than they’ve ever been without breaking the bank or the continual hassle of planning your carpet’s maintenance. For more information on Michigan carpet cleaning and how you can keep your floors looking their best all year long, please contact Matt Brown, Stathakis Special Projects Manager at #800-278-1884.