I was hired as a manager for a restaurant in the clubhouse of a golf course. The dining area was filthy by my standards. It passed inspection by the health department, but it looked awful. If your carpet at home looked like the carpet in the dining room, you would be appalled. My boss said that there was no money for replacement, but I talked him into budgeting for some commercial carpet cleaning. He thought it would be a lost cause to even bother. The green carpeting was literally black from dirt in the high traffic areas. It looked like a race track where people walked, especially at the entrances.
I was holding out hope that the commercial carpet cleaning company we hired could at least lighten up the black areas and make the whole carpet look better. They ended up doing an excellent job. Much more appealing than what I thought possible. The color of the carpeting in the high traffic areas that was covered over by dirt actually came back. They used their concoctions of cleaners and brighteners to get rid of the stains and make the whole carpet look amazingly better. Continue reading