Did you know clean floors are among the most frequently cited metrics in customer satisfaction surveys? A clean carpet can make such a great impression on your customers and staff.
You want your carpet to look good and last as long as possible. There are a variety of ways you can properly care for your carpet.
Carpet Cleaning Methods
Regular vacuuming is the best defense against the dust, dirt and other particles that build up deep in your carpet’s fibers. Removing the dust and dirt while they are on the surface is the most practical safeguard. High traffic areas need daily vacuuming. Moderate traffic areas should be vacuumed two to three times per week.
Blast out smells in your office carpet with odor-removing techniques. This service is especially important for the staff in your office who have asthma or allergies. Unpleasant odors can be caused by spills, water damage, bacteria lurking in your carpet, etc., and can produce offensive odors that are unpleasing in your work environment. Treatment breaks down odors at the source and removes the lingering smell.
3. Spot Cleaning and Spot Removal
Spots on the carpet are inevitable. No matter the quality of your carpet, accidental spots will happen. Never rub or scrub a spot on your carpet. That will only push the spot deeper into the carpet, making it even tougher to remove. When a spill occurs, try to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. If you use an over-the-counter spot remover, test it on a small, hidden area first and wait for it to dry to ensure that it does not damage the color of your carpet. Professional carpet cleaners can eliminate unwanted spots without compromising the quality and look of the carpet.
4. Bonnet Cleaning
Bonnet cleaning, also known as encapsulation cleaning, is a low-moisture deep cleaning that uses a rotating floor machine with a cleaning pad. As it moves over the carpet, the agitation causes dirt to rise and be absorbed by the cleaning pad. This method can extend the life of your carpet. Bonnet cleaning can be performed three or four times between more extensive extraction cleanings.
5. Extraction Cleaning
Hot-water extraction is a safe and effective way of cleaning carpets. Other methods do not penetrate as deeply into the fabric of the carpet. This cleaning is non-toxic and environmentally friendly. The high temperature of the water disinfects the carpets and sets it free from dust, allergens, and germs. This kind of specialized carpet cleaning completely depends on the type of foot traffic, the carpet color and style, and the type of commercial space you have. Carpets can be cleaned quarterly, every six months or annually. The following are general recommendations for extraction cleaning:
Office Buildings – every six months
Retail Stores – every three to six months
Schools – every six months
Churches – once a year
Medical Facilities – follow health regulations of the facility (can be as often as monthly)
Banks – every six months