Whittaker in The News

Whittaker in The News

Commercial Carpet Trends Through the Years

January 2021

“Commercial carpet and the way organizations approach maintenance of their flooring has certainly evolved over the years. By taking a look back at the early days of carpet and today’s trends, we can get a better sense of how best to approach carpet care."

Read the entire article, Commercial Carpet Trends Through the Years , published by Cleanfax.

Whittaker Celebrates 60 Years in Business

January 2021

"2021 is an important milestone, as it marks Whittaker’s 60th year in business. Today, Whittaker is a leader in low-moisture carpet cleaning, offering high-quality Smart Care® machines and CRYSTAL® Chemistry."

Read the entire article, Whittaker Celebrates 60 Years in Business , published by Floor Covering Installer.

Keeping Carpet in Good Condition: Three Best Practices for Hotels

December 2020

"Given the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the hospitality industry, hotels can’t afford to disappoint guests due to a lack of cleanliness. Learn more about the impact of dirty carpet and best practices for maintaining carpet in lobbies, guest rooms and other key areas."

Read the entire article, Keeping Carpet in Good Condition: Three Best Practices for Hotels , published by Lodging Magazine.

Hotel Cleanliness Impacts Guest Satisfaction

November 2020

"More than half of Americans say the level of cleanliness in a hotel they visit would impact their intent to book a future stay at the property, according to a new survey from Whittaker."

Read the entire article, How Hotel Cleanliness Impacts Guest’s Perceptions , published by Cleanlink.

How Dirty Carpet Impacts Perception of Clean

September 2020

"Conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of Whittaker from Sept. 9 to 11 among 2,059 U.S. adults, the survey found that 54 percent of Americans would question the quality of care a long-term care facility offers after seeing dirty carpet at the facility."

Read the entire article, How Dirty Carpet Impacts Perception of Clean, published by Cleanlink.

The Perception of Cleanliness

August 2020

"The condition of flooring, carpet included, can have a major impact on how customers feel about an organization as a whole. Facility managers must understand the vital role that carpet care plays in the new post-pandemic era of cleaning, as well as best practices for maintaining it."

Read the entire article, The Perception of Cleanliness, published by Floor Trends Magazine.

Cleaning with Care

August 2020

"As businesses begin to reopen, customers expect to be met with a new level of clean. During this vulnerable time, it’s crucial that organizations demonstrate their commitment to cleanliness to put patrons and employees at ease. While thorough hard surface disinfection has been a focus, soft surfaces like carpet also require attention."

Read the entire article, Cleaning with Care, published by Facility Cleaning & Maintenance.

Dirty Carpet Puts Campus Commitment to Health in Question

July 2020

" A new survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Whittaker Co. found that among more than 2,000 U.S. adults surveyed, 82% would take action after seeing dirty carpet at a college or university’s campus. Among this group, 48% would question the college or university’s commitment to student and staff health and safety."

Read the entire article, Dirty Carpet Puts Campus Commitment to Health in Question, published by Cleaning & Maintenance Management.

Tackling Difficult Carpet Stains

June 2020

"Bodily fluid carpet stains may be uncomfortable to talk about, but should be taken care of promptly. Employees will see the best results if they use industry best practices and the proper tools and equipment. Having a predefined cleaning process in place can take the headache out of cleaning the least desirable stains and keep carpet clean."

Read the entire article, Tackling Difficult Carpet Stains, published by Healthcare Facilities Today.

Establishing a Sustainable Carpet Care Program

May 2020

"Increasingly, individuals and organizations are looking for ways to be more sustainable and are no longer turning a blind eye toward certain practices. Establishing a green carpet care program can reassure building visitors and occupants that facility managers and organizations are taking the right steps toward a sustainable present and future."

Read the entire article, Establishing A Sustainable Carpet Care Program, published by Facility Executive.

The Dos and Don’ts of Carpet Care

March 2020

"High traffic facilities can face unique carpet challenges over time. To maintain carpet appearance and avoid costly issues, it’s essential to implement a carpet care program that incorporates the best tools and methods."

Read the entire article, The Dos and Don'ts of Carpet Care published by Cleaning and Maintenance Management.

In-between Carpet Care: Why Interim Maintenance is Essential

February 2020

"To keep carpet looking its best, facility managers should understand the benefits of interim carpet maintenance, and the essential equipment, solutions and training that this process requires."

Read the entire article, In Between Carpet Care - Why Interim Maintenance is Essential published by Building Services Management.

Maintaining Carpet in a Busy World

January 2020

"Unfortunately, in addition to often managing long to-do lists and tight budgets, facility managers must also deal with frequent employee turnover. In fact, JanSan industry estimates put turnover as high as 200%. For this reason, for buildings with carpeted areas, it is important to establish a user-friendly and effective carpet care program coupled with comprehensive training that supports employee satisfaction and the bottom line.”

Read the entire article, Maintaining Carpet in a Busy World, published by American Cleaning and Hygiene.

Image Starts from the Ground Up

November 2019

“Floors are often the first thing that residents, staff, visitors and even potential residents and employees notice upon entering a building. Thus, they should always be free of loose contaminants like dirt, salt and sand, as well as moisture and stains. Owners and managers of long-term care facilities should understand the importance of carpet care, common stains and best practices for effective carpet care.”

Read the entire article, Image Starts from the Ground Up, published by McKnight’s Long Term Care News blog.

Preparing for Winter Carpet Care

“While year-round carpet maintenance is essential, care is especially important during the winter months. From snow and salt to sand and mud, heavy winter boots and shoes bring various contaminants into facilities and onto floors. As cleanliness is such an important part of a facility’s image, managers of buildings with carpet must find ways to keep soils and moisture from wreaking havoc on carpet fibers.”

Read the entire article, Preparing for Winter Carpet Care, published by American Cleaning and Hygiene.

Debunking Common Carpet Care Myths

August 2019

"Carpet can easily last for 15 years or more, but only if it’s properly maintained. Unfortunately, carpet often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Facility managers are frequently pulled in many different directions and may overlook carpet care, especially if carpet appears clean. Additionally, carpet care myths exist that impact how often carpet is cleaned and what methods are used. Taking a closer look at these misconceptions will help facility managers develop an effective carpet care maintenance routine.”

Read the entire article, Debunking Common Carpet Care Myths, published by American Cleaning and Hygiene.

Summer Carpet Cleaning Guide

July 2019

“As temperatures rise and more people travel during the summer, places like retail stores, airports, hotels and museums see an influx of building visitors looking for clean and air-conditioned interiors. However, summer also introduces numerous carpet care challenges. As flooring is often the first thing visitors see, it’s important to properly care for carpet by both preventing spills and addressing soils immediately with the right equipment and chemistry.”

Read the entire article, Summer Carpet Cleaning Guide, published by American Cleaning and Hygiene.

The Ins and Outs of Encapsulation Cleaning

July 2019

“Every facility wants its carpet to look its best and impress visitors, building occupants and employees. Proper carpet maintenance is not only crucial for upholding brand image, it extends the lifespan of a carpet, thereby reducing replacement costs, facility disruption and unnecessary landfill waste. Understanding carpet care challenges and encapsulation cleaning best practices can help facilities protect their investment.”

Read the entire article, The Ins and Outs of Encapsulation Cleaning, published by American Cleaning and Hygiene.