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Common Carpet Stains
Many facility managers stress about spilled coffee stains, but according to a recent study by U.S.Products, they should be more concerned with tracked-in sand, clay, and other gritty materials.
The most effective offense to extending the life of your carpet investment is to maintain it in the proper way, and stop contaminants from getting "tracked in." That means having proper matting placed at the entrances and following a consistent maintenance program.
The U.S. Products study found out of the top ten types of soil found in carpet, 80% are attributed to debris deposited from the soles of those visiting or occupying the building.
According to the study, the top five soils are:
1. Sand, clay, and other "gritty” materials
2. Natural fibers such as lint from clothing
4. Petroleum, oil, and grease
5. Human hair and skin
> Click here to read full list of carpet soils