Whittaker in the News

Frequent Carpet Cleaning is Key to Upholding Cleanliness

February 2022

Four in five Americans (80%) believe commercial facilities should clean their carpets at least once a week. Almost half (45%) think businesses should clean their carpet at least once a day, according to a Harris Poll from Whittaker.

Most Americans Equate Clean Carpet With Facility Hygiene

February 2022

An online survey of more than 2,000 adults conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Whittaker Co. found that 83% of respondents say a well-maintained carpet improves their confidence in a facility’s cleanliness.

Supporting Carpet Care Through Equipment Maintenance

July 2021

The way cleaning professionals approach carpet care can have an impact on guest satisfaction, brand reputation, and the bottom line. Learn key cleaning considerations for carpets and the importance of proper equipment maintenance.

Whittaker Outlines Carpet Care Best Practices in New Publication

April 2021

Whittaker has published a free white paper, “Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning and Hot Water Extraction,” which gives cleaning professionals easy-to-implement tips for two common carpet cleaning methods.

The R.E. Whittaker Company

April 2021

R.E. Whittaker Co. was founded in 1961 by entrepreneur Richard E. “Dick” Whittaker in New Castle, Pa. Dick’s pioneering spirit soon led to innovations that would position R.E. Whittaker Co. as a leading source for low-moisture carpet cleaning systems.

Five Tips to Selecting Carpet Machines

March 2021

Careful carpet care machine selection is critical, as different environments and custodial teams have different needs.

Commercial Carpet Trends Through the Years

January 2021

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

Whittaker Celebrates 60 Years in Business

January 2021

2021 is an important milestone, marking 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.

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 carpets and best practices for maintaining carpets in lobbies, guest rooms, and other vital areas.”

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.

The Perception of Cleanliness

August 2020

The condition of flooring, carpet included, can have a significant 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.

Cleaning with Care

August 2020

As businesses begin to reopen, customers expect to be met with a new level of cleanliness. During this vulnerable time, organizations must 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 require attention.

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 a 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.

Tackling Difficult Carpet Stains

June 2020

Bodily fluid carpet stains may be uncomfortable 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. A predefined cleaning process can remove the headache of cleaning the least desirable stains and keep carpets clean.

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 proper steps toward a sustainable present and future.

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.

In-Between Carpet Care: Why Interim Maintenance is Essential

February 2020

To keep the 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.

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. JanSan industry estimates put turnover as high as 200%. For this reason, for buildings with carpeted areas, it is essential to establish a user-friendly and effective carpet care program coupled with comprehensive training that supports employee satisfaction and the bottom line.

Image Starts from the Ground Up

November 2019

Floors are often the first thing that residents, staff, visitors, and 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.

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