It’s important to have a cleaning schedule for your hotel. Operating in a random-response format can not only shorten the life of your carpet, it can also adversely impact your business, since people often notice dirty carpet and go ‘on lookout’ for more evidence of a lack of cleanliness.
How often should you clean your carpet? According to Dalton Hospitality Carpet Mills, hospitality cleaning schedules should vary depending on traffic levels and types of contaminants.
Keep in mind that high-traffic areas like entrances and special locations such as in-house restaurants will require a different schedule than most hallways, for instance.
Here is a rough chart with vacuum and hot water extraction cleaning from Dalton:
Traffic Level Vacuum Hot Water Extraction
Light 2-3 times a week Annually
Medium Daily Twice a year
Heavy 1+ times a day Quarterly
Severe 1+ times a day Minimum Monthly / Weekly