It’s that time of year again. The time when kids no longer spend all day playing video games, but spend a good portion of the day at school. A mass of students returning to school means more maintenance for classrooms, and an opportunity to undo the mess that comes from kids in the summertime. Therefore, let’s list a few reminders on why it’s important to maintain carpets at school and at home.
The School Environment
In most cases, earlier grades put carpets at greater risk. That means a kindergarten carpet is more likely to endure spills, stains, and other issues than a high school or college carpet. Scheduling a professional carpet cleaning during school vacations makes sure that students begin with a clean slate beneath them as well as in front of them.
Bathrooms are another place that see plenty of germs and grime. Tile and grout often attract mold or mildew. Thorough cleaning by a professional cleaning team like Preferred Carpet Care helps to ensure such surfaces are free of hazardous microorganisms.
One last common education area that needs cleaning attention: dorms. Whether in the rooms, the hallways, the common areas, or bathrooms, college dorms are a shared learning space that you don’t want to overlook when it comes to cleaning. Whenever the residents are gone for vacation, it’s a good time to schedule a thorough floor cleaning.
The Home Environment
Students bring all kinds of things home with them. They’ve walked around with hundreds to thousands of classmates, meaning their shoes contain all kinds of germs. Nevertheless, initiating and maintaining a few small practices help to keep the home clean.
Taking shoes off before entering the home does wonders to help keep it clean and free of contaminants. It also keeps your carpet in the best condition possible. When kids get home from school, they often head straight to the kitchen or fridge for a snack. Keeping the snacks in the kitchen or dining room instead of the bedroom or living room removes the risk of spills of stains, and makes for easier cleanup. Older kids in higher grades may only get homework in the form of math problems or chapter reading, but younger kids often get homework involving crayons or glue (that differentiation is in no way exclusive). It might be a good idea to bookmark the articles we have on crayons and glue in our series, The Bane of Stains.
Be the Bane of Stains
Both at home and at school, the carpet is an important accessory. It’s the biggest air filter available, it helps to reduce noise, and often complements the décor. In both locations, however, the carpet takes a pounding from growing bodies. If you’d like further information – or dare we say, education – on maintaining your carpet as kids go back to school, please contact Preferred Carpet Care. You can reach us by phone or email using our online form.
- Posted by Rod Barth
- On September 8, 2022