Carpet performance is most effectively enhanced and maintained when the following exist:
•Scheduled maintenance that includes properly specified deep cleanings interim or appearance cleanings and timely spot, spill, and stain removal treatments.
•Proper, safe and effective use of solutions, carpet extraction machines, and vacuum cleaners
•Recognition that carpet care must be maintained in relation to the management of sources of unwanted substance that can get into the carpet, activity levels, design of carpet, and the environment in which carpet is installed, and ventilation.
A consistent management program emphasizes:
•Effective cleaning systems directed at maximum deep cleaning, minimum residue, safety, and ease of use.
•Cost effective cleaning strategy, plan, and schedule.
•Training of cleaning technicians (professional training organization, The Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI) Seal of Approval (SOA) Service Providers program, etc.).
•Periodic inspection, assessment, and management review of cleaning programs