Owning and maintaining a place of business requires a whole lot of dedication and willingness to spend money on things you may not necessarily consider “fun.” Just like you should regularly vacuum your carpets at home and get them professionally cleaned at least twice a year, you should be doing the same thing with the carpets at your place of business. The cleanliness of your carpet can truly make or break the general look of a room, and the last thing you want is for any customers to leave thinking that your building was unsanitary because it has been a while since your carpets have been cleaned.
Just like most things in life, the better you care for your carpet, the better it will care for you and the longer it will last. Pairing your dedicated maintenance with a regular professional carpet cleaning routine can truly elongate the life and beauty of the flooring in your office building.
Take care of spills immediately.
If someone spills something on your carpet, blot it immediately to keep it from soaking in too deep. The keyword in that last sentence is “blot.” The second you start rubbing a stain, it will start to soak into the carpet and spread, and that’s exactly what you don’t want. If you act quickly, you should be able to soak up a lot of the liquid before it sets in. If you have a spot treatment, go ahead and use it as long as you’re sure it won’t damage your carpet. It’s wise to test it in a small, hidden area first to be sure. And once you’ve applied the stain remover, continue to dab – starting from the outside and working your way in. Clean and rinse the area with clean water on a rag several times, then set a towel over the area with something heavy on top to soak up any remaining moisture.
Vacuuming regularly is one of the most important ways to care for your carpet. The norm is to vacuum once per week. However, it would be a good idea to increase that to a few times a week when allergy season comes around, just to ensure your employees and customers aren’t suffering when they enter the office. It’s also a good idea to hit high-traffic areas often to help lengthen the life of your carpet, and suck up as much dirt as possible before it gets set too deep in the carpet. Once that happens, the dirt can actually cause the carpet to start deteriorating. Another thing to remember when vacuuming… Slow down! it’s a good idea to slow your roll when you’re vacuuming. Slower passes will mean more dirt gets extracted at a time and gives the suction time to really reach deep into the fibers.
Even someone who vacuums every day won’t be able to get the deep down clean a professional carpet cleaning company, like Chet’s Cleaning can. So, care for your carpets routinely, and let us take care of the rest.