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Why Your “Clean” Carpet is Anything But

Commercial businesses know that the busiest time of the year is almost upon us. Last-minute administrative tasks and preparations for the holiday hustle don’t leave much thought to Dallas janitorial companies. However, Dallas Building Maintenance Co. offers an essential service for year’s end that may not have yet crossed many minds: carpet cleaning.

When business owners consider the hierarchy of hygiene in their business, it is common for carpets to fall low on the list. After all, when a business hires commercial cleaning in Dallas, they want to concentrate on high traffic areas like commonly touched surfaces, couches and chairs, and bathrooms. While Dallas Building Maintenance Co. offers carpet cleaning services, other factors such as budget restraints or the belief that carpets don’t need to be regularly cleaned can push this task to the bottom of the list. Not to mention, people’s hands and faces don’t spend much time close to carpets.

Perhaps the worst transgression is the belief that skipping carpet cleaning is okay because the carpet “looks” clean. A glance at a carpet does not always betray dirt or stains, so it is not unreasonable that floors are a low-level priority when hiring Dallas janitorial companies. However, DBM Janitorial Services urges businesses to understand that carpets are not only always dirty, but full of extremely harmful microorganisms that shouldn’t be ignored.

A study done in households by the UK retailer ScS found that carpets can hold up to ten times the bacteria of a toilet seat. The reason is simple – while toilet seats are smooth and easily wiped down, the fibers in carpets hang on to everything it encounters. When employees, customers, and clients tread over a carpet, they bring with them a wealth of unwelcome visitors, from bacteria to microscopic bugs. Pathogens such as Norovirus and Staphylococcus aureus thrive in carpets, and risk infecting anyone who is exposed. Other microorganisms, as well as dust mites and carpet beetles, easily hide in carpet fibers and populate. Additionally, simple spills from water or coffee can dampen a carpet and create a warm place for mold and bacteria to thrive.

While many businesses endeavor to vacuum regularly, simple vacuuming is not enough to eradicate these pests and contagions. It may make a carpet look clean, but some studies have shown that one square yard of carpet can hold up to a pound of dirt and still “look” clean. Only commercial cleaning in Dallas offers the extent of cleaning needed to properly sanitize the carpeting.

The end of the year rush will bring more foot traffic to commercial businesses, and now is the perfect time to ensure your carpets enter this busy season clean and ready to take on the challenge. Not only can DBM Janitorial Services help lengthen the lifespan of your carpets by protecting them from infestations, stains, and spills, but will also give your business the best way to protect the health of your employees, customers, and clients by ensuring they have a safe space to tread.

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