Finding Commercial Carpet Cleaning That Delivers Results & Value
You and your facility deserve commercial carpet cleaners that will deliver both results AND value. Clean carpeting impacts the overall image of your facility. Not to mention, carpet is a costly building asset that you don’t want just anyone cleaning. How terrible would it be to have cleaned carpets in worse shape than before? Whether you are just starting the search for the right professional carpet cleaning company for your facility or you have already gone through other carpet cleaners that didn’t deliver the results they promised, you can arm yourself with the information and tools to make finding the right commercial carpet cleaning service for you a little easier. You can get quality, value and customized service IF you know where to look and how to qualify the many, many companies out there. What important elements should you be on alert for when shopping prospective commercial carpet cleaning companies?
Expect Modern, Well-Maintained Commercial Carpet Cleaning Equipment
As the business of carpet cleaning has made strides in technology, so should your carpet cleaning company. The latest equipment is leaner, greener and cleaner. The most modern carpet cleaning technologies do the job more effectively, with reduced chemicals and resources and are often faster and cheaper owing to their efficiencies. And they are even easier on carpets while cleaning better getting you a much better chance of getting more years of usable service from your existing carpeting. Old, less effective equipment can be hard on your carpets while not cleaning them to the level they could be. If a prospective carpet cleaning company isn’t using the newer, better technology, you are getting shortchanged on results and value.
Say No to Bonnet Cleaning
If a prospective carpet cleaning company sings the praises of their Bonnet cleaning, walk away. Not only is Bonnet cleaning a dated, ineffective carpet cleaning method, it is hard on carpets and can even void your carpet’s manufacturer’s warranty. As noted above, higher tech carpet cleaning methods like truck mounted hot water extraction and dry encapsulation carpet cleaning have become the gold standard and offer a much deeper, dryer and safer clean. With Bonnet carpet cleaning, dirt, grit and contaminants are circulated on your carpet’s surface rather than pulled from carpets. With high speeds and too much friction, Bonnet carpet cleaning is unnecessarily aggressive and abrasive. At high speeds, Bonnet machines can even melt and damage carpet fibers. This is why most manufacturers not only do not recommend Bonnet carpet cleaning, they directly advise against it. Carpet cleaning companies serious about their customers and service are serious about their equipment and won't shortchange your facility and reputation with ineffective, inferior carpet cleaning methods.
Don’t Let A Commercial Carpet Cleaner’s People Problems Become YOUR Problem
Whether you like it or not, if a commercial carpet cleaning company has people problems, they are likely to become your problems too. Why? First, businesses that take short cuts with their employees probably take shortcuts in other places, places that can have an impact on your service and overall value. Second, shortcuts in hiring, screening and training mean that the people working in your facility, on your costly, expensive to replace building asset might do more harm than good. Carpet cleaning requires people to enter your facility, determine your needs, quote pricing, identify stains and prescribe removal processes, assess the current condition of your carpet and any precautions to avoid excessive wear and tear. All of this requires good, trained technicians who really understand their business. People are the very foundation of any service business, carpet cleaning is no different. Your carpet cleaners must adequately screen ALL employees. They cannot use illegal hiring or illegal subcontracting in any part of their business. They must properly train their teams and technicians. They must compensate and manage technicians well in order to keep very good people. Too much turnover and YOUR service suffers. Think about it, a revolving door of new hires, shortcuts with screening and safety, ill trained and unprepared, inexperienced technicians working on one of the most expensive assets in your building? No thanks.
Trained Technicians Make A Real Difference In Results
New advances and strides in commercial carpet cleaning require true technicians to achieve the best results. Don’t partner with carpet cleaners who fail to exhibit a high degree of professionalism about their people and their processes, it’s simply too important. Carpet cleaning is more efficient than ever, better than before but in order to get the best result, newer carpet cleaning technologies must be implemented by people who are knowledgeable and experienced. The best technicians are trained to use the new, innovative carpet cleaning machines, they are able to identify stains and match removal products, and they should be able to work directly with you to implement a carpet appearance management program to keep your carpets looking great throughout the year. It’s a simple equation, employees that are better trained do better work.
Professionalism Is Paramount
Professionalism is paramount, meaning without it, little else matters. Of course professionalism in hiring, screening and training people are all critical but really, professionalism must extend to every aspect of a business. But how do you as a Facility Manager identify whether or not a commercial cleaning company is operating with the professionalism to deliver the results you need? Do they offer clear, straight forward pricing? Are their people well trained and well equipped? What equipment do they use and how are technicians trained to provide optimal results? Are their employees uniformed? This professional benchmark clearly identifies people working in your building which provides security and a sense of safety to your building’s occupants. Furthermore, the equipment and trucks your carpet cleaners use should look clean and well maintained.
No One Size Fits All Solutions
Don’t let a prospective carpet cleaning company sell you on a one size fits all solution. There are a number of factors that determine what you need and companies that don’t consider these wont deliver the best result. Not only does your building have individual traffic and wear patterns, the specific carpet you have might determine what carpet cleaning methods are available. Likewise, the current condition of your carpet may determine which methods are likely to work best for you. And ultimately, you have budgets and prices in mind that must factor in to any proposed solution. The good news is that the best carpet cleaning companies work at a scale where quite often their quality services are priced no different than other, less professional, less well equipped companies.
We Understand Your Challenges
At Stathakis, we work hard to offer our customers the highest level of service, equipment and the professionalism needed to bring it all together to deliver effective carpet cleaning and value to the businesses of southeastern Michigan. Having been in the Building Services industry for over thirty years, we understand the challenges facing today’s Facility Managers. We offer individualized commercial carpet cleaning solutions utilizing the leading carpet cleaning technologies offering you the deepest clean and the best value. From truck mounted carpet cleaning to portable machine carpet cleaning to low moisture carpet cleaning, all of our carpet cleaning methods and technologies follow industry best standards.Improve your carpet’s appearance, extend its life and improving your facility’s overall indoor air quality. We offer both on-demand carpet cleaning and 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 Matt Brown, Stathakis Special Projects Manager at #800-278-1884.