Keeping Your Office Carpets In Top Condition

Posted on: 22 December 2014

Office environments are usually extremely busy, which means that office carpets have to put up with a lot of foot traffic, dirty shoes, food and drink spills, and much more. This usually results in carpets getting torn or appearing dull or faded. Occasional vacuuming and cleaning can help keep your carpets in good condition, but there is also a lot more you can do to maintain your office carpets and preserve them from damage.

1. Invest in deep cleanings

Every six months or so, you should hire a professional janitorial cleaning service to thoroughly deep clean your office carpets to supplement the surface sweeping and vacuuming you do more regularly.

While vacuuming your carpet helps them look great, there comes a time when this is not enough and professional service is needed to clean deep into the carpet fibers, removing stains, dust, mites and debris. Professional carpet cleaners have high-grade vacuum machines that can shake debris from the carpets, remove tough stains and dry as they clean so you can get back to work as soon as possible.

Deep cleaning also involves the use of a strong cleaning solution that will leave your carpets sparkling clean, bright and ready to endure a few more months of brutal foot traffic.

2. Use preventive measures

Preserving your carpets from wear and tear caused by foot traffic, moving equipment and the elements is crucial if you are to avoid costly replacements. Simply placing heavy duty rugs on the inside and outside of doorways can help reduce the amount of dust that actually gets into the working areas, as these rugs would provide a shoe wiping area for incoming traffic. Placing rugs and carpet protectors strategically in high traffic areas such as hallways, conference rooms and other gathering areas can also do a lot to prolong the life of your carpets.

Additionally, you can prevent tearing or stretching of your office carpets by training employees to never drag heavy office equipment over them. Plastic mats can be placed beneath desks and movable chairs to prevent them from tearing the carpet beneath, and office equipment that needs to be moved or rearranged should be carried on trolleys.

In conclusion, there is no question that your office carpets stand up to a lot and can easily get worn out by foot traffic, moving furniture and mite damage. Maintaining them with regular cleaning, hiring commercial janitors, like those at Springs Cleaning, to thoroughly vacuum them, and adopting good habits-- such as minimizing food and drink spills-- can ensure your carpets serve you for longer.