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You may have heard the term “encapping” when researching carpet cleaning for your facilities, but do you know what it means? It is a relatively new method of cleaning carpet and is much different than traditional wand or steam cleaning that offers a variety of benefits. Compared to other methods of carpet cleaning, encapsulation cleaning typically leads to far superior results. It is a method of cleaning carpet with minimal water and chemicals that offers deep, restorative cleaning.

Do you know that office worker’s hands touch some 10 million bacteria every single day? Workplace common areas are the most likely place that employees and tenants pass around germs. If these surfaces are not cleaned and disinfected properly, these commonly used surfaces could be harboring cold and flu viruses. With the addition of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to make sure that high touch surfaces are getting the disinfecting they need. Take a look at some of the places bacteria and germs could be hiding.

One of the most important factors tenants consider when leasing a residence is cleanliness. That includes everything from the odors they smell, carpet cleanliness, how clean public and private areas of the building or complex are, and whether trash holding areas are maintained and clean. Building managers and owners must decide the most effective way to ensure all areas of the property are maintained, clean, and odor free. Just one bad review can damage a property’s reputation. That makes it even more important for building owners and managers to know exactly who will be handling the cleaning tasks when they contract with a company.

Garbage discharge systems are used daily around the world by millions of people. Although most people know the benefits of these systems, they often don’t know exactly how they work and why – and how – they need to be kept clean at all times. Like many things, we only take notice of them when they aren’t working. That’s why it is important to know a few of the technical details behind trash chutes.

A trash chute, also known as a garbage chute, is a tube typically made of galvanized steel that allows trash to fall from higher areas of a building to lower levels. Chutes must be one length from top to bottom and must be installed and maintained by the National Fire Protection Agency. Now that you know the basics of trash chutes, lets discuss some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to these building workhorses.

Household carpet sees a lot – from last night’s spaghetti and wine to muddy footprints. And when the weather gets really bad, water damage can be added to the list. The pad underneath the carpet and the fibers of the carpet itself can absorb a lot of water which can lead to mold and mildew. Often times, restoring carpet after water damage is a job for professionals.

As the Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads across the U.S. and the world, those of us at Fresh Foam want to help you keep your business as safe and healthy as possible. While none of us know how long the strain will impact our lives, we do know that there are ways that you can keep your employees, customers, and business safe. By understanding the variant and taking precautions to prevent the spread and impact of the virus, we can help protect each other.

There are a lot of reasons why an odor may be hanging around your house. Some smells are indications of danger, such as decomposition or mold growth, while others are more of a nuisance and not so serious. To find out what could be causing your foul odors and how to fix them, read on.

When your dumpster develops an unpleasant odor, it is likely due to organic waste such as meats, vegetables, urine and other organic materials. Decaying waste and the foul odors it produces attracts insects and pests which can result in even bigger issues than just bad smells. Consequently, eliminating odors shouldn’t be limited to indoors. Eliminating these foul smells outside is an extremely important part of maintaining a healthy, clean facility.

As a business owner, you know that first impressions can make or break a deal. The first impression needs to send the right message about your business, and since commercial carpets withstand a lot of wear and tear, it is important they are part of that good first impression. However, that first impression isn’t the only reason to have your commercial carpets professionally cleaned. Read on to learn why you need professional carpet cleaning from our experts at Fresh Foam.

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