Interim Maintenance System: Cleaning for appearance improvement, which can postpone or limit the need for deep cleaning. Interim maintenance cleaning systems utilize low-moisture carpet cleaning technology with a goal of maintaining a carpet’s uniform appearance (Refer to carpet manufacturer for specific recommendations). Typically, such systems are intended to be high production and return the carpet to use quickly.
Frequency of cleaning depends on carpet location, use, and exposure to soiling along with determining effectiveness of soil prevention, routine maintenance, and need for restoration. Interim cleaning may be performed in all exposed carpeted areas or performed with a focus on soil-prone areas. The frequency of interim cleaning depends on such factors as the size of the facility, the carpet’s location, color, use, the type and buildup of soil, and the effectiveness of routine cleaning efforts and frequencies, both outside and inside the building (e.g., parking lot and entry maintenance, vacuuming, and power pile brushing (counter rotational brush (CRB)), and spotting. In addition, it is recommended that the objectives of building or facility managers be taken into consideration.