Carpet is an important part of any facility’s interior design, affecting the look and feel of the space as well as occupant wellness and comfort. It can be a challenge for both facility managers and building service contractors to develop safe, sustainable carpet cleaning programs at a profit. This is why Whittaker has developed a comprehensive carpet care system that provides a consistently clean carpet appearance level, increases production rates, reduces employee turnover, and creates minimal facility disruption with 20-30 minute dry times.
The Whittaker Smart Care® System can be tailored to meet the specific needs of office buildings, healthcare, education, hospitality, and transportation facilities. Fragrance-free and low-VOC chemistry formulations protect sensitive populations such as long-term care residents and children, and rapid dry times reduce the risk of slip-and-fall incidents in transition areas between carpet and hard floors.
We developed our Smart Care® System using the Common Sense Carpet Care℠ approach: improve carpet appearance levels with sustainable chemistry, retain employees with easy training and safe work practices, and increase carpet lifecycle with mill-recommended low-moisture pile lifting. Keep reading to see how common sense cleaning can save you time and money.
Common Sense Carpet Care℠
A comprehensive carpet maintenance plan will help your carpet last longer and allow your operations to be more cost effective. Whittaker’s integrated four-step process includes:
- Preventive Maintenance – walk-off and protective mats
- Daily Maintenance – frequent vacuuming of high traffic areas and treatment of spots and stains with our CARPET ROAMER® and CRYSTAL SPOTTER®
- Interim Maintenance – use our triple counter-rotating cylindrical brushes to agitate carpet fibers, lift the pile, and encapsulate embedded soil
- Restorative Cleaning – recommended hot water extraction every 12-24 months or as needed
Interim maintenance performed with Whittaker’s low-moisture encapsulation technology keeps carpet looking clean between restorative extractions. Smart Care® machines agitate and pile lift at the same time, helping remove deeply embedded soils without damaging carpet fibers and at third-party verified production rates faster than conventional bonnet cleaning methods. There is no complex training needed to introduce the system to employees; frontline workers can be trained in minutes on how to use the Smart Care® System.
Carpet Warranties and Industry Approvals
Unlike some other cleaning methods, Smart Care® meets the warranty requirements for all leading carpet mills.
Our products are recognized as safe and effective by both carpet manufacturers and industry standard-setting groups including The Carpet and Rug Institute, WoolSafe®, Green Seal, and Clean Seal®.
Restorative Cleaning with Smart Care®
In some cases, the Smart Care® System can even restore carpets that have not been properly maintained. Our Deep Cleaning Chemistry CRYSTAL EXTRACT® and CRYSTAL® QUICK RESTORE can both be used as a pre-spray for hot water extraction, and CQR can act as an alternative to extraction when fast dry times and low disruption are needed.
Adding interim maintenance with Whittaker’s Smart Care® Systems to your carpet care plan just makes sense. Help your carpets stay cleaner, look better, and last longer with low-moisture encapsulation cleaning. Read more about our proven soil appearance measurements and the benefits for your carpet in the Science of Cleaning. Contact us at 800.422.7686 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or to get started with Whittaker today.
Our Brand Commitment –
Making sure that every square foot of carpet adds to the beauty of a facility as its manufacturers, architects, designers, and installers intended.