Commercial Customers Benefit Most from the Fresh ‘n Dri System
We’re more than happy to work after hours when the office is empty
- We’re more than happy to stop by and clean your dirtiest area for free. We’re confident you’ll be impressed and we’ll have your business forever.
- Carpets are dry in an hour, keeping downtime to a minimum.
- Our low moisture method prevents delimitation in commercial grade carpet.
- Odorless, non-allergenic cleaning solution keep sensitive customers/employee safe
- No “wet dog” smell or offensive odors lingering after we’re gone
- No hoses means getting to an upper-level floor is no problem.sdfsdfs
As you can see, we offer quick and easy commercial office cleaning in St. George, and our appointments are flexible.
We clean lots of carpets around town. Here is a small sample of who is getting their carpets done with Fresh ‘n Dri Carpet and Tile Cleaning:
- Air Care Professionals
- Inn on the Cliff
- Plumb Dental
Why is Floor Care Important?
By following a maintenance program for commercial office cleaning, St. George, Utah business owners can improve the appearance of their floor and prevent the wear and tear that high foot-traffic can introduce, reducing the life of the flooring. In addition to this, a good commercial tile cleaning keeps the floor free of fall hazards and keeps the building cleaner in general. While professional carpet cleaning services can be hired for commercial carpet and tile cleaning, it is possible to follow your own process.
There are several ways you can help protect the flooring at work. Here are some examples.
- Use a doormat for each entryway to prevent sand, dirt, grit, mud and substances like driveway sealer, asphalt, oil or other chemicals from getting onto the floor. Avoid using latex or coco-fiber mats on the floor, because they are liable to damage the surface or stain it; never use a mat that will stain the floor.
- To lessen the likelihood that you’ll track asphalt into the floor, it is recommended to use a latex-based sealer for the driveway.
- If extreme sunlight touches the floor, consider installing blinds or curtains to block this. Heat and sunlight are two major culprits of damaging floors and just about anything else that is in its way for long term exposure.
- Always be sure to use non-staining floor protectors with wide bearings to support furniture and machinery. Ideally, there should be at least an inch of protection in diameter when using hard plastic protectors that lay flat against the floor. A felt protector that does not stain the floor is also an acceptable tool to use.
- Casters that have at least 3/4 of an inch of flat width are suggested for furniture or machinery that can move. Be sure that any protectors made of metal cannot develop rust. Use wide-bearing furniture rests compared to narrow ones. If it is required to move heavy machinery across the floor, opt for hard runways to keep the floor from taking unneeded damage.
Initial Maintenance Tips — How to Start a Commercial Carpet Cleaning Plan
After installation or a repair, try to keep traffic light for the first day so that everything has a chance to properly set. If the floor was recently seamed, make sure you do not step on the sealer in the first day so it can dry properly. Do not wash the floor for 72 hours after a repair or installation. If needed, you can spot clean while avoiding the seams of the flooring. Finally, be sure to use wood protection when needing to transport heavy cargo across the floor.
Daily / Weekly Commercial Carpet and Tile Cleaning Maintenance
Once floor installation or repair is complete, consult the following checklist for daily and weekly maintenance:
- Sweep it at least once a week to remove any dirt that is plainly loose on the ground.
- Quickly wipe up spills to keep stains from occurring; grout cleaning can be done with hydrogen peroxide or even whitening toothpastes.
- Mop occasionally using a recommended cleaner. If sweeping doesn’t work well enough, it may be time for mopping. Follow the instructions according to the label, diluting the solution with warm water.
- Avoid using too much cleaner, or else a film may appear and dull the flooring. Similarly, it is important not to use dish detergent of similar solutions that are made for the floor, or else a dull film can develop.
- Over time, it is expected that a high-gloss floor will lose its shine. By using a recommended polish according to the instructions, which may require rinsing or buffing. Ultimately, it depends on the manufacturer recommendations.
- After applying polish, it may be necessary to strip and apply the polish again. This is especially true if grime and dirt have been building up for some time. In this case, it is important to use a recommended cleaner, rinse off the floor and dry it to bring back some shine.
- Floors with heavy traffic are more likely to need additional polish. Just be sure to give adequate time to dry in between the coats you apply.
Polishing / Finishing a Floor
There are three main reasons why you will want to polish your floor:
- Protection: Polish stops the abrasive damage and introduction of soils to the flooring. Similarly, it keeps stains at bay and doesn’t suffer the abuse of frequent cleaning.
- Appearance: Using polish on your floors gives it a restored shiny gloss, which makes it look cleaner and more attractive over all.
- Convenience: Adding polish to the floor makes it easier to clean, especially less frequently.
The most common types of polishes are water-based acrylics, used on commercial floors to enhance and protect high-traffic areas. There are finishers that are also designed to be resistant and durable, meaning they are more likely to withstand the abuse of cleaning solutions — with the exception of stripping solutions, which must be used to remove polish after several applications.
Depending on the culprit, you’ll need to take different courses of action to remove a stain:
- Food/Drinks: If the food was gummy, use a dull knife to scrape it away. Scour the area with an appropriate cleaner and either a brush with stiff bristles or a nylon pad. Take a bleach solution and use a white cloth to cover up the stain, letting it soak for under one hour.
- Oil, Grease, Tar, Paint: Like before, remove the excess parts using a dull knife, taking care not to damage the floor. Scour the area with an appropriate cleaner and a nylon pad. Instead of bleach, use isopropyl alcohol or painter’s naphtha to remove the remainder of the stain.
- Scratches, Scuffs, Marks: Apply a recommended heavy duty cleaner and use a stiff bristle brush to remove as much of the scuff as possible. Like with the previous stain, use isopropyl alcohol or lighter fluid to remove the stain, taking care to rinse the area after it’s clean.
- Burns, Minor Cuts, Gouges: Limit the traffic that goes in this area and use masking tape to cover it up. Contact the manufacturer for further information on what to do with this problem.
- Antiseptics, Lipstick: Use a dull knife to remove the excess. Use a heavy duty cleaner on a nylon pad to remove the next layer of the lipstick, and then wipe it all down with isopropyl alcohol or lighter fluid. Alternatively, the bleach solution can also work here, as long as it doesn’t sit for over an hour.
Whether you have carpet or tile, Fresh ‘n Dri is an experienced at commercial office cleaning in St. George, Utah. Call us at 435-767-1950. We can help!