In 2015 rental apartment communities spent $634 per unit on maintenance. This accounted for 4.7% of GPR (gross potential rent). Nearly 5% of an apartment community’s revenue is going to maintenance and repair each year. The demand for apartments has skyrocketed over the past 2 years and is expected to continue to grow. Younger people finishing school are delaying marriage, paying student loan debt and opting to rent over purchase. Managing this growth as an apartment complex can pose some challenges; one of the biggest is cost control.
Of the $634 per unit maintenance average, a costly percentage of that is removing and replacing carpeting due to stains and odors. According to carpetsupersite.com, apartment grade carpet (depending on traffic rating) can cost $7 to $10 per square yard. Add another $2 per square yard for padding and another $3 per square yard for installation, and that can be an expensive undertaking. However there is a way to save carpet from unsightly stains and pet odors.
Odors are caused by bacteria. Specifically, pet and urine odors are caused by uratic salt crystals. When it comes to urine odor the only way to remove the uratic salt crystals, and hence the smell, is to use an enzyme based cleaning product. Enzyme based cleaning products use good bacteria to remove harmful and stubborn stains and odors through a bio enzymatic action. This is exactly what Digest Plus does.
Digest Plus – Odor Digester
The bacteria contained in Digest Plus absorbs the organic base of stains and odors. These same bacteria produce an enzyme that liquefies and literally digests the harmful bacteria and uratic salt crystals. This is a totally effective and safe solution to stains and odors. This process neither contains, nor produces, any harmful chemicals, pollutants or reactions; it only leaves carbon dioxide, water, and more enzymes. Every gallon of Digest Plus contains 250 billion bacteria. This bacteria needs food to grow and multiply, their food is the bacteria and salts that are creating the odors and stains on your carpet. These odors and stains are otherwise impossible to remove.
So the next time you find some problem areas on one of your unit’s carpet, instead of replacing it, eliminate it. Digest Plus is the safe and effective process that permanently removes the source of odors. Since 1973 Chemex Industries has been providing safe, environmentally friendly, industrial cleaning solutions.