Why is dry better?
Dry carpet care means little to no water. It saves time, doesn’t leave
residue, and is gentler on your carpet. But make no mistake, not all dry
systems are created equal. MilliCare’s Dry Care polymer system leaves your
fibers smooth and clean. Other systems leave water and soap residue behind
that can cover up the fibers, cause rapid re-soiling, and leave your
carpet susceptible to mold and bacteria growth.
My carpet is new. Why do I need to maintain now?
The best time to begin a maintenance regimen is when the carpet is new.
Over time, dirt and soil will break down carpet fiber and cause long term
damage. By the time you can see the carpet is dirty, the damage to your
investment has already begun. Once per year, a restorative cleaning may
bring the appearance back to your carpet, but a consistent, proactive
maintenance plan with a safe and proven product will keep your investment
in good condition for a longer life.
How does the cost of MilliCare compare to hot water
MilliCare works with you to develop a complete carpet and textile care
plan that gives you the best results available for your budget, while
keeping your workplace truly clean. Our Dry Care cleaning process is also
gentler on your carpet and will extend its overall life on your floor.
Can I buy the MilliCare products and have my
people do it?
MilliCare is a system, not a product. To effectively maintain carpet over
its lifetime, training is required to understand the type of carpet you
have, the condition of your work space, and the type of soiling in your
situation. MilliCare’s certified and trained technicians are uniquely
qualified to assess your space, suggest a program to fit your needs and
your budget, and to take that worry out of your work day. If your location
happens to be in an area that does not have an immediately accessible
franchise partner, just contact Corporate and we can help you work out an
answer to best serve your location.
How is MilliCare’s green story different than
other people’s Green?
Many organizations talk about “Green”, but MilliCare lives it. MilliCare’s
core products are Green Seal Certified, and our Dry Care system uses 99.5%
less water and reduces your energy consumption by 85% versus hot water
extraction. And it is not only safe for the environment; it is safe for
your people. When used in conjunction with an effective HVAC system,
MilliCare removes up to 99% of pollutants and harmful VOCs.
How does using MilliCare contribute to LEED-EBOM?
LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) is the
only certification program with a focus on continuing building operations.
The program awards points to structures retrofitted green, with
sustainable procedures and maintenance plans in place. MilliCare can help
contribute on a number of categories: Water Efficiency, Energy and
Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality.
MilliCare "Green Paper" for more details--You must have Adobe Acrobat
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I have facilities in multiple locations and regions. Can MilliCare
service my facilities?
With more than 70 locations in North America, and additional locations
globally, MilliCare can service your account in most any location. And by
choosing certified MilliCare providers, you are assured the same
consistent, environmentally friendly service across your organization.
What is the process to analyze my needs?
To really figure out the best way to keep your space clean, we’ll need to
take the time to get to know it. A MilliCare representative will visit
your location to determine the square footage, examine the layout and
traffic flow, consider environmental surroundings, examine your carpet
type and analyze your overall needs. After meeting with you to discuss
your business and its operations, your consultant will suggest the best
combination of services for keeping your space clean, both now and for the
How long does it take to dry? Will my facility
need much downtime for a cleaning?
Traditional hot water extraction systems have to be done at night or on
weekends, whenever your facility is not being used. And then you have to
wait for the carpet to dry before it’s ready to walk on. MilliCare’s dry
polymer system means no down time for your facility because your carpet is
ready for use as soon as we’re done. With Dry Care, our partners work
around your schedule. Any schedule. Everything centers around our
revolutionary dry polymer. Its unique dry properties allow it to be easily
adsorbed to remove dirt from deep inside your carpet as it’s vacuumed
How often should we be vacuuming our carpet?
Proper vacuuming is one of the most important parts of a total preventive
maintenance program. Ineffective equipment or procedures will accelerate
the appearance loss of the carpet by allowing dirt and grit to penetrate
the pile surface. Keeping the dirt out of your carpet makes long-term
maintenance more effective. Normally, the janitorial/housekeeping staff is
assigned the task of scheduled vacuuming. For maximum soil removal you
should use vacuum equipment that has a beater brush. How often you vacuum
depends on the traffic in your space. A good rule for how often to vacuum
your carpet is:
High traffic: Every full work day.
Medium traffic: Every other work day.
Low traffic: Once per week.
Ask your MilliCare provider for additional advice or assistance in this