Taking Good Care of the Commercial Carpet in Your Office
The commercial carpet in your office is designed for high traffic and heavy use. However, you still need to take good care of it if you want it to stay fresh, clean, and looking good for a long time.
You probably made a significant investment in purchasing the carpeting for your office. It covers a large area. And, your staff and your clients see it and walk on it every day. There’s a lot of traffic that comes through your office space on a daily basis and your carpeting is part of that good first impression you give your customers when they come to your office.
Regular cleanings will help remove soils that build up in your carpet and create damage and wear over time. You should have the commercial carpet in your office professionally cleaned at least every 6 months. If you’re office is super busy (congratulations!), you should consider having your carpet cleaned even more frequently. It’s important that you don’t let too much time pass between each professional carpet cleaning because built up soils can be damaging to your carpets.
When soils build up in carpeting, over time the traffic and movement on the carpeting starts to wear away the integrity of the carpet. This can cause worn spots, rips, and break-down of the carpeting. Regular cleanings will prolong the life of the carpeting in your office because they remove the soils that can damage your carpet.
Another way your professional carpet cleaner can prolong the life of your commercial carpets is to apply a post-cleaning carpet protector. This provides added protection against soil build up. It also makes subsequent professional cleanings more effective.
Between professional cleanings, it is crucial that you have your office carpeting vacuumed regularly. Vacuuming removes dry soils, which can eventually become embedded in the carpet over time and lead to further damage. It is best to remove these soils before they become a problem. This can be done with vacuuming. Whether you do it yourself or you hire a cleaning service, vacuuming is essential to prolonging the life, good looks and fresh feel of your commercial carpets.
The high traffic areas in your carpet should be vacuumed daily. These are generally the areas near doorways and entrances, as well as highly used hallways. Areas near or under desks should also be vacuumed regularly because shoes and rolling chairs can deposit soil and then rub it in as the chairs move around during the workday.