3 Steps for Perfectly Clean Carpet in the Office
We explained that your office is the “face” of your business and how important is to keep it nice and welcoming in our article 5 Ways to Clean and Beautiful Office. A cleaned and welcoming workspace means not only better company reputation among clients and partners, but also – healthier employees. Some people think that keeping the dust away, and the files organised is enough – and they are wrong. Grubby and stained carpets are as repulsive for the employees and the visitors as messy desks and dust bunnies around the cables. There are 3 basic rules regarding office carpet cleaning that will help maintain your workspace.
#1 Prevent the Carpets from Soiling
The best thing to do in order to keep carpet clean longer is to keep dust and soil from getting into the office building. The most efficient way to keep the dirt away is to place mats before every doorstep. Mats should be big enough for people walking in to take a few steps. This way debris will be trapped into the mat’s fibres. Doormats should be vacuumed daily as they saturate with dust and dirt quickly, especially those placed in large office buildings, hotel lobbies, etc.
#2 Regular Vacuuming of the Office
Even when there are doormats placed on strategic places in the commercial building, regular vacuuming is a must. Most experts recommend vacuuming of the office carpets on daily basis, because they are subject to significantly higher foot traffic than home rugs. There are different types of vacuum cleaners but probably the most suitable model for everyday use in the office is the backpack vacuum cleaner. It’s mobile, lighter, and easy to use around furniture and other impediments – cluster cubicle desks, office equipment etc.
#3 Deep Cleaning and Stain Treatment
No matter if the carpet is placed in a lobby, office, or waiting room, commercial carpet absorbs a lot of dirt. Soil, dust, hair, dead skin cell, pollen and other contaminants eventually get trapped deep in carpet fibres and vacuuming can remove only a small part of the dirt. In ideal conditions, spills and stains must be treated as soon as they occur. Unfortunately in office buildings spills and stains are often overlook and aren’t treated on time. The only safe and effective way to remove old, stubborn stains from rugs and upholstery in commercial areas is with professional products and equipment by certified office cleaners. This is why deep cleaning must be done at least quarterly a year, to maintain carpets in a good condition.
Which is the Best Method for Office Carpet Cleaning
There are many different methods for carpet cleaning in office and commercial areas. However hot water extraction is proven to be the most efficient procedure for deep cleaning and recommended by most of carpet manufacturers. The area is pre-sprayed to loosen dirt settle deep into the fibres and stains are treated with professional spot-removal products. After this the carpets are steam cleaned and deodorised. A big advantage of hot water extraction that makes it very suitable for office and commercial areas is, that it leaves carpets slightly damp and the drying time is relatively short – between 2 and 4 hours.