With winter here, we are all inevitably spending more time indoors. This means an increase of foot traffic throughout your facility, and with that, an increase of dirt on your carpets. Dirty carpets are not only visually unappealing, but they can also negatively impact your health.
Dirty carpets have been associated with skin rashes, eczema, allergies, respiratory problems, and can even trigger asthma attacks. In this blog post, we’ve put together tips to minimize the amount of dirt produced on your facility’s carpets, which will make way for a cleaner and safer work environment.
Tip #1: Vacuum At Least Once a Week
Experts say that vacuuming your carpets once or twice a week is ideal. However, if there are high-traffic areas in your facility, it is recommended to vacuum them at least once a day. Frequent vacuuming is one of the best ways to reduce the amount of bacteria, mold, dead skin cells, dust mites, and other allergens hiding inside your carpets.
On top of frequent vacuuming, ensure that you are vacuuming correctly as well. Start at the end of the room and move towards the door so that you don’t step on areas you’ve already cleaned. Vacuum the same area in multiple directions to effectively remove dirt from every angle. Once you’ve started, take your time and don’t forget to vacuum under tables, desks, and chairs.
Tip #2: Treat Stains Quickly
When it comes to stains or spills on your carpet, treat those immediately. Use solutions specifically designed for carpet stain removal in regards to spilled liquids, such as coffee or red wine. The longer you let a stain or spill sit on your carpet, the deeper it will sink into the fibers, making it more difficult to remove.
For muddy stains, allow them to dry completely, then scrape off as much as you can, vacuum what’s left, and end with the stain treatment. By following the right cleaning procedures, you can help prolong the life of your carpet and save yourself both time and money.
Tip #3: Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned
The final tip to help you maintain the cleanliness of your carpets is to have them professionally cleaned. The restaurant, retail, and medical industries produce very high foot traffic in comparison to office buildings and churches, where individuals tend to sit and generally be more static. Industries with heavy foot traffic should be getting their carpets professionally cleaned at least once every quarter, or as often as needed. Industries with less foot traffic are advised to do so at least once or twice a year.
Professional cleaning services can be extremely beneficial for your facility as the average vacuum does not clean deep enough to remove every single particle in your carpets. With winter here, excess moisture on shoes may have also oversaturated your carpets, enabling the growth of mold or mildew.
One of the many services we offer here at Commercial Cleaning Corporation includes professional carpet cleaning for a variety of industries, such as corporate, medical and healthcare facilities, K-12 schools and universities, houses of worship, and more. Our deep cleaning techniques consist of dry extraction, encapsulation and low-moisture carpet cleaning, steam cleaning, and deodorization. With over 90 years of experience, you can trust our services and professional cleaners to help prolong the life of your carpets while removing and protecting them from dirt, stains, allergens, mold, pollens, and odor penetration.
If you are interested in professional carpet cleaning services, schedule a free consultation or walkthrough with us today by clicking here and we’ll be glad to help you.