If your office utilises carpet as it’s main form of flooring, it is important to keep it clean. There are many steps you can take to help maintain the cleanliness of your carpets. Here are a few to keep you on track:
Invest in High Quality Mats
In order to prevent soil, dirt, or other rubbish from being tracked into your office, place mats at all entrances. Of course, it is important to vacuum and clean these mats regularly. Failure to do so will greatly reduce their effectiveness.
Make it a practice to frequently vacuum your carpet using a good quality vacuum.Manufacturers of carpets recommend that, in high traffic areas, you vacuum two times a week. When you vacuum, it helps eliminate soil that can be abrasive on carpet fibers and cause premature wear and tear. Even if you can’t see the soil, it can still cause damage to your carpets. It’s also important to keep your vacuum in good working condition. Maintain all working parts and be sure to replace bags frequently.
Treat Spots and Spills Immediately
One key to a clean carpet is immediately removing any spots or spills.You must take care in your method of removal, though. For new carpets, or those that have been treated with a protectant, plain water can remove most spots. If water is not doing the trick, you should use a specially designed solution. A good source for this type of cleaner is your hired office cleaning professional. They may be able to provide you with an emergency supply to take care of problems as they arise. Bear in mind that the longer a spot or spill remains on the carpet, the more likely it is to permanently stain.
It is important to use a good quality cleaner and not one purchased at your local grocery or home improvement store. Those types of cleaners tend to leave sticky residue and can lead to discoloration or even rapid re-soiling.
For a proper technique to clean spills, follow these steps:
- Blot up the excess spill.
- Apply a small amount of spot cleaner sparingly to white cotton towel
- Gently massage the spot with the towel (never pour spot cleaner directly on carpet).
- Blot area with water.
- If the spot persists, contact your professional office cleaner.
Professional Office Cleaning
A professional office cleaner will be equipped with the proper tools and equipment to provide a thorough and deep cleaning to your carpets. The frequency of deep carpet cleaning will depend on the amount of foot traffic on the carpet, budget, and other environmental factors.
The professionals at Ankars are here and available to perform all office cleaning for Melbourne based businesses. Let us do the dirty work for you!
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