Follow up question, again if facilities cut back on carpet cleaning frequencies, how much faster is the carpet going to degrade? Do we know how much shorter the carpet lifespan will be?


Commercial carpeting that is properly maintained has an average usable lifespan of 11 years, when heavy traffic areas are vacuumed daily and medium-to-light traffic areas are vacuumed thoroughly at least three times a week. If cleaning frequencies are reduced, you can expect that lifespan to go down. The rate of decline will depend on the facility, its traffic and usage. — Jeff Stone National Channel Manager for BSCs at ProTeam, Boise, Idaho

Depending on how much they cut back, the appearance of the carpet will drop significantly — almost immediately — and the life of the carpet could be cut in half.
— Gareth Mason, President at NaceCare Solutions, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

It’s difficult to give a definitive answer, since so many variables affect carpet degradation. Examples of those include carpet quality; facility location (the beach); climate (snow, rain, mud); whether there are entryway mats or not; or if it is a high-traffic or low-traffic area. — Dalvin Green, Sanitaire Business Development Manager at Sanitaire Electrolux, Peoria, Ill.

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