With schools now back to normal in-person learning throughout the United States, facilities are starting to see the same wear and tear they experienced before the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, foot traffic from students, teachers, and administrative staff gradually decreases the quality and cleanliness of the facility’s flooring. While hallways, gymnasiums, cafeterias, and bathrooms are typically floored with vinyl or wood, the majority of school classrooms, teachers’ lounges, and foyers have carpeting installed on their floors. Carpets act as a passive filter for free-floating particulates, so they can help to reduce dirt movement throughout a building. However, this means they need routine maintenance throughout the school year and a deep cleaning at least once a year to keep carpet fibers from becoming permanently damaged. Deep cleans with hot water extraction are the most effective methods for removing ground-in dirt, stains, and odors. At ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration, we find the summer is the perfect time for schools to take advantage of expert deep carpet cleaning in King of Prussia, PA, and the local region.
Like offices and other workspaces, carpets in school get a lot of traffic. Year-round traffic brings in a lot of contaminating factors, such as road salt during the winter and pollen in the summer. Unlike those workspaces, schools also get the additional traffic that comes from children.
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Almost all of the school customers we have worked with in the past for professional carpet cleaning have additional dirt that the daily presence of kids typically bring.
Types of Traffic
Standard traffic: In workspaces with heavy traffic there will certainly be more cleaning to do than in a home where carpet exposure to people is much lower. This includes mud, pollen, dust, dander, food, and general debris from the outdoors and human bodies. It also includes caustic road salt particulates during the winter, which can burn and discolor carpet fibers. In some cases, ash and mold may be an issue in these carpeted spaces.
School traffic: In schools, we see all of the standard traffic factors previously listed with the additional contaminants that come from children. Let’s face it, kids are messy and they typically are a lot less self-aware than adults. Even high school students can leave much more debris in carpets than adults at their work sites. Food and drink spills are increased in school spaces, art supplies like paint and clay are often present, and with younger children, bathroom accidents can happen. As we all were children once, we also have all been in the room when a vomiting incident occurred at school.
A deep clean with hot water extraction addresses all of the standard traffic and school traffic messes that can build up in carpeting throughout the year. Summer is the best time to get that deep clean while everyone is out of the building.
To learn more about our carpet cleaning in King of Prussia, PA, contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration at (610) 524-8003 to reach our main office.