If you're the administrator in a public school, you probably look forward to vacation. The students are finally gone and you can take care of your administrative duties. However, if you haven't scheduled some maintenance during vacation, you're missing a perfect opportunity to get on top of some problems that might be plaguing the school. One of those problems is dirty carpets. The janitors may have been doing a great job of surface cleaning those carpets during the year, but that's not going to get rid of the dirt and grime that's hiding in the fibers. That's where a professional cleaning comes in to play. Now that it's time to send the kids out on vacation, it's time to schedule a professional facility carpet cleaning appointment. Still not sure you need it? Here are just four of the reasons you need to have the school carpets cleaned while the kids are away.
1. Removes Unwanted Odors
If you've ever walked into the gym after P.E., you know how smelly kids can be. Unfortunately, some of those odors have traveled through the school, and are locked away in the carpeting. All the vacuuming in the world isn't going to get rid of those smelly odors. However, if you have the carpets professionally cleaned while the kids are out on vacation, those odors will be neutralized, and your school will smell much better.
2. Reduces Premature Wear and Tear
Even if the carpeting in your school is the indoor-outdoor style, and it's designed to take a beating, it still needs to be cleaned. Dirt, sand, and gravel can all get tracked into the school, and onto the carpets. All those granules will tear away at the fiber if they're not removed. While daily vacuuming will remove most of the dirt, sand, and gravel, it won't remove all of it. Some of it will get pushed down below the surface, where it will destroy the carpeting. A deep cleaning by the professionals will remove the dirt and sand, and reduce premature wear and tear.
3. Eliminates Mold Growth
When it rains or snows, a lot of moisture gets tracked on to the carpeting. If the carpets don't get dried out quickly enough, which can happen during the winter, mold can start to grow in the fibers. Unfortunately, mold growth can lead to serious odors, and can make increase allergy symptoms and asthma. To eliminate mold growth in the school carpets, you should have them cleaned during vacation.
4. Kills Illness-Causing Germs
If you work at an elementary school, you know that kids sit on the ground quite often. Unfortunately, if your students are sitting on dirty carpeting, they're coming in contact with germs that could be causing an increase in sick days. You can help keep your students healthy by having the carpets cleaned. A professional cleaning will kill the germs that cause illnesses.