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Maintenance Cleaning

The IICRC is an industry organization providing training and certification for cleaning and restoration professionals.  The chart below is taken from IICRC Publication S001-1991, Standard Reference Guide for Professional On-location Cleaning of Installed Textile Floor Covering Materials.
 

Cleaning Frequency Guidelines
from the IICRC Standard for
Carpet Cleaning S001-1991

Environmental Factors

Normal

Contaminated
Outside
Dusty

Extremely
Cold Weather
Climates

High
Humidity
Biogenic

Day Care Center

2 wks

1 wk

2 wks

1 wk

Nursing Homes

1 mo

1 mo

1 mo

1 wk

Residence

2 persons, non-smoking

6-12 months
.
2 months
.
4-6 months
.
4-6 months
.
2 persons, with smoking 4 months 2 months 3 months 4 months
young children

6 months

1 month

3 months

3 months

young children w/pets 3-6 months

1 month

2 months

2 months
Office Building

ground floor

higher floors

 

3-6 months

6-12 months

 

1-4 months

2-6 months

 

2-6 months

3-9 months

 

2-6 months

3-9 months

Food Service Establishments

1 month

1 week

2 weeks

2 weeks

Commercial
retail shops, bank

3-6 months

1 month

2 months

2 months

(From: U.S. EPA Letter, January, 1989)
This table is intended to serve as a guideline for recommended cleaning frequencies from a public health perspective. Originally published in a letter from the U.S. EPA, this schedule has been adopted as part of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification's (IICRC) Carpet Cleaning Standard S001-1991. Complete copies of the IICRC Carpet Cleaning Standard can be obtained by calling the Institute at 360-693- 5675.