“By increasing the annual cost of cleaning a carpet by 10 percent, a facility manager can extend the carpet’s useful life well beyond the manufacturer’s estimated life cycle, ultimately paying for itself in deferred replacement costs.”
(ISSA, The Value of Clean: How Cleaning Improves Your Bottom Line”)
Why do you need a carpet care program for your commercial carpet? In a nutshell: Money. Studies show that a planned carpet maintenance program may extend carpet life by two to three times over carpets that don’t have a proper maintenance plan. Most carpet care programs, therefore, have a favorable return on investment—in addition to being required for most warranties.
Brothers can help you build a strong business case for your cleaning budget by determining the financial impact of an incremental investment in carpet care. Our carpet preservation calculator uses industry data to determine the true cost and ROI of your carpet cleaning. In the example, below, an additional $1,000 investment in carpet cleaning yields annual savings of $1857.
Commercial Carpet Maintenance and Asset Preservation
According to the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), “by increasing the annual cost of cleaning a carpet by 10 percent, a facility manager can extend the carpet’s useful life well beyond the manufacturer’s estimated life cycle, ultimately paying for itself in deferred replacement costs.” It’s no surprise, then, that carpet manufacturers, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), and the Carpet and Rug institute (CRI) all recommend planned maintenance to extend a carpet’s life.
Unfortunately, commercial carpet often ends up in a landfill long before it should because it has not been properly maintained. The table below, based on data from the Carpet and Rug Institute, shows how a proper carpet maintenance plan extends the useful life of the carpet in your facility. The total cost of a planned maintenance program is significantly less than replacement.
Commercial Carpet Maintenance & Carpet Warranties
Most commercial carpet warranties require a documented cleaning program that includes preventative measures, daily maintenance, scheduled interim cleaning, and regularly scheduled restorative or deep cleaning. The procedures and frequencies depend on traffic conditions and other variables, such as weather.
Brothers can establish a cost-effective maintenance program for you that meets your warranty agreements and guidelines established by your carpet manufacturer.