When was the last time you cleaned your office? You may say, the janitor vacuums entire office surrounding every morning. But do you think vacuuming is enough to keep your carpet clean and fresh? Imagine your office lobby where hundreds of people come and go every day with outside dirt in their shoes. Statistics collected over a period suggests that up to 24 pounds of dirt can be tracked in by 1000 people coming through an entrance in just a 20-day work period.
Not just dirt, over time crumbs, dust, mould and even the winter salt accumulate in your carpet with people being the carrier. These particles break down carpet fibres causing wear and tear that will reduce the lifespan of the carpet. An unclean carpet in an office can be unsightly to customers and unhealthy for everyone in the area. With carpets collecting dirt and debris, especially in high-traffic areas – the question is how often do you need to clean your carpet?
The answer varies based on the size of your office building, the fabric quality of the carpets and the traffic patterns in each area. Taking all the factors into consideration, you may want to ask except dirt, what another kind of debris and allergens can be found in the carpet? Here we are providing you with the possible list trying to answer your question.
1. Dirt and Dust
The statistics suggest that a normal household accumulates 40 lbs. of dust in a year. This figure is only for household, so you can imagine how much carpets in an office setting will accumulate. Vacuuming can only eliminate 80-85% of the dirt and soil present in your carpet.
2. Bacteria and Germs
We are all carriers of germ and we transfer it to the carpets. Pathogens and bacteria like mildew, salmonella, E. coli, norovirus and many are present in the carpet. The bacteria and pathogens can cause allergies creating an unhealthy environment.
3. Food Particles
We all get clumsy sometimes, especially while eating. There is a good chance that you will drop some food particles and maybe even some drink on your carpet, which is bound to leave stains on your carpet. Not only will these stains make your carpet look bad and unhealthy, but they also lead to unpleasant odours and help in bacteria growth.
4. Skin Flakes
The statistics suggest that the average person sheds about 1 million skin flakes a day. So do you want to keep your skin flakes fallen and trapped in carpets or do you want to clean it?
Microscopic bugs, fleas and dust mites live in your carpet and they feed on the skin flakes and dandruff that falls off of you. They are known to cause allergies and carry different germs that can affect your health. So it’s important to professionally clean your carpet unless you are a bug lover.
So, how do you clean it? After riling you up with all those carpet scary talks, we are obliged to provide you with some commercial carpet cleaning tips. So, let’s get started!
- Act quickly. When you spill food or drink on the carpet, don’t wait up. Clean it quickly, as the longer you abandon the stain, the more it will be absorbed by the carpet fibers. If you remove the stain immediately, there’s 90% chance you can take it out. So act quickly, in order to keep your carpet stain free.
- Blot, don’t rub. Rubbing a stain can damage the fibers and create a fuzzy area. Blot the stains carefully with a clean dry cloth. Rubbing can push the stain even deeper into the carpet. Always blot from the outside of the stain inward, as blotting outward can spread the stain.
- Prioritise high-traffic areas. Certain areas of the house such as doorway will naturally pick up more dirt and dust than elsewhere. Therefore these areas need to be cleaned more often with precision.
- Test the Product. Before applying any chemical or homemade cleaning agent, it needs to be tested properly. Take a piece of dirty cloth and apply the solution, check the result and if the result is satisfying, use it on the carpet. Use spray bottles to apply the solution. If not tested properly, the solution can leave more stain, damaging the fabrics of the carpet.
- Vacuum properly. Vacuuming is one of the major ways of cleaning a carpet but there are methods on how you should do it with care. Maintain a proper pressure, always start with a clean filter and dirt pouch. Vacuuming up any surface debris before thoroughly cleaning the carpet up can make the job much easier.
- Seek professional help. Even if you use DIY methods to clean your carpet, in some conditions you need to take professionals’ advice and help. Professionals have the proper tools and means to work around the stubborn stains. They understand the quality of fabrics and can work around without damaging the carpets.
At CRG Carpet Cleaning, we have the team of best professional carpet cleaners in town and with the team of such stature comes a great responsibility to maintain the standard we have set for ourselves. We work around your carpets with the utmost delicacy with the best tools around as we know the value of your carpet. Contact us via email or via phone on 0411 154 433. We will be looking forward to seeing you!