With more workers returning to the office, the wear and tear of carpeting will increase. Dirt and germs will begin to accumulate and reduce office cleanliness. There are simple ways you can protect your carpeting investment, including daily vacuuming, regular deep cleaning, and the implementation of matting programs. Below are a few tips to keep your carpeting clean in between professional deep cleaning services:
Caring for Spots and Stains
When a spill occurs, you should immediately blot (never wipe or rub) the affected area with a paper towel to absorb as much of the spill as possible and make a note for your cleaning staff. Time makes a difference. Work with a professional to select pre-spray to penetrate the spot for a few minutes to work most effectively. Carpet cleaning chemicals can leave behind sticky residues that actually collect more dirt, leaving carpets dingy over time if they are not used correctly. Generally, only properly diluted chemicals that break down oily, sticky dirt stains and rinse clean from the carpet should be used for spotting.
Choosing the best equipment
Routine cleaning, such as daily vacuuming with high quality equipment, can vastly reduce your need for deep cleaning. Look for backpack vacuums and properly dated filters. Vacuum carpeted areas daily. Dirt is easily removed if addressed in a timely fashion, but once dirt gets wet it can become deeply embedded in the carpet.
Pre-vacuum before cleaning to remove dry soil from the carpet. Pre-vacuuming allows regularly deep cleaning through extraction to work more effectively and can improve crew productivity as well. Correctly executing on your periodic deep carpet extraction cleaning is essential to keep carpets dry and preventing mold growth.
The easiest way to make sure your carpet lasts is to establish a maintenance plan with professionally trained cleaners. The professional carpet cleaners use specialized extraction machines with pressurized water and cleaning solution for the ultimate deep clean. A schedule of regular professional carpet cleaning will eliminate the offending microbes in your carpets and rugs. Therefore, breathing new life into them so your facility can look and feel clean.
For more information regarding commercial carpet cleaning, contact KCR today!