How Often Should I Get My Restaurant Carpets Cleaned?

September 15, 2016

Commercial businesses like restaurants a lot more traffic than a personal home. In the United States alone there are over 629,488 restaurants at the end of 2015 according to Most restaurants invest in high traffic durable carpets that’ll last a long time. The problem is restaurant carpets get dirty faster and need cleaning more frequently. So, how often should you get your restaurant carpets cleaned?

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Carpet Maintenance

Cleaning your carpets is just like any other maintenance item in your building. You don’t want to wait for visible stains and signs of dirt before calling Upper Valley Cleaning. At this point, your customers are going to notice that your restaurant is not as pleasant as it used to be. Make sure you schedule regular carpet cleanings for your building with a local Upper Valley carpet cleaning service.


Cleaning Frequency

The recommended duration of cleaning for most office building and restaurants is every six months. There are exceptions to this rule. Here are some of the things to consider.

  1. How much daily traffic is there for each carpet?
  2. What does the carpet manufacturer suggest?
  3. How do the seasons affect your carpet?
  4. Do your carpets get vacuumed and spot cleaned each night?

Some businesses recognize that they have greater foot traffic like hospitals, daycares, restaurants, nursing homes, and retail stores. These companies schedule regular carpet cleanings every 3 months to prevent dirt buildup and stains from setting in. If you have routine maintenance for your carpets, typically you can extend the life of a quality carpet for 3-5 years beyond the suggested date.


Outside The Regular Schedule

Yes, it is important to maintain a regular schedule for carpet cleaning, but there will also be special circumstances too. Some of these conditions are:

  1. Wintertime weather
    Winter brings with is in New England salt, sand and lots of water from the parking lots and sidewalks.
  2. Exposure
    Most carpets today get exposed to chemicals like oil or some other chemical that stains the carpet. You don’t want to leave these stains, clean them right away or they can damage your carpet.
  3. Foot Traffic
    Great, you hosted a special sale for your business. That increase in foot traffic can leave visible dirt and debris on your carpet cause the fibers to break down.


Protective Measures

To prolong the life of your carpets in your restaurant make sure you use protective mats near all your entryways. Don’t worry about the emergency exits, just the high traffic entryways need protective mats. Most of these areas are near the front entry, elevators, stairs and lobbies. Encourage your patrons to wipe their feet as the enter the building to reduce the spread of debris.

Make sure you purchase a durable entryway mat and not a cheap one. The cheap ones wear out quickly and will force to you replace them repeatedly. A good entryway mat will cost you around $150 to $200.


If you have not had your carpets cleaned recently, give us a call at Upper Valley Cleaning for a free estimate on carpet cleaning. Also, ask about our carpet maintenance plan for your restaurant.

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