Shine - Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services
Dirt has an uncanny habit of finding its way into office buildings. Did you know that almost 11 kilograms of dirt can be carried in on the shoes of 1,000 people entering the building during a 20 week period? Because commercial carpets receive a lot of dirt and dust, especially in high traffic areas, one of the most frequently asked questions is “how often should I get my commercial carpets cleaned?”
It’s hard to give an exact answer, because each building has its own various factors to be considered, such as the type of carpet that is installed, or the pattern of traffic on each carpet. Depending on this, the type of carpet cleaning you do can vary as well. Taking these factors into consideration, we’ve put together a few tips to help you determine the frequency of your carpet cleaning both to preserve its appearance and extend its life.
There’s a bit of a common myth that over cleaning will shorten the life of your carpet or make it look even worse. Because of this, some office managers wait until their carpets look dirty before getting it cleaned. There is a certain element of truth to this myth because if a carpet is cleaned using the hot water extraction by someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing, it can make the carpet become dirtier in just a couple of days. Especially if a lot of residue from detergent has been left behind. The residual detergent acts as a magnet for dirt and dust, particularly in high traffic areas.
Proper carpet cleaning done on a regular basis can actually increase your carpet’s lifespan and keep it looking pristine. Naturally, there are costs involved. The more you clean your carpet the more money you’ll have to include in your cleaning budget.
So, what should you do? How should you clean your carpet and how often to maintain its sparkling appearance? For heavy traffic areas such as entrance halls, carpets should be cleaned at least once a month, if not more frequently. For medium traffic areas such as corridors and offices, 4 times a year is enough for cleaning. In areas of lighter traffic, such as conference rooms or meeting spaces, 2 times a year works perfectly.
Follow these 3 simple tips regularly around your workspace and office, will wid in keeping your carpet looking good while helping it to last longer. Regular vacuuming is one of the best ways to keep your carpet free from dirt and dust. The best part of this tip is that the only cost is time. You simply need to use a powerful vacuum and go over your carpet slowly in different directions. Vacuuming daily for heavy traffic areas and ground floor entrance halls is a great place to start.
Individual stains can be a real eyesore on your carpets and often lead to the carpet being replaced before it’s really necessary. In order to avoid such strains, it’s key to carry out spot staining as the sooner the stain can be treated. If done so, the more chance there is of removing it. For heavy stains such as glue, dyes, mustard, or red wine it’s probably best to call on a professional cleaning company. You can also hire someone to check regularly for stains. Most of the time, this can be part of a carpet cleaning maintenance plan with a professional cleaner
The best way to keep your carpet looking good and lasting longer is to invest in a preventative cleaning program. This means that your carpet is professionally cleaned at regular intervals, forming a healthy routine. This is likely to vary from one area to another depending on its traffic pattern. The idea of this, is that by investing in regular cleaners and forming a routine, not only keeps your carpet in tip-top condition but also prevents costly restorative cleaning further down the line.