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5 Tips For Maintaining Clean Commercial Carpets In Between Professional Cleanings

A common misconception about commercial carpet cleaning services is that they’re only needed when the carpets become overly dirty or full of stains and spills. 

Many people believe that their carpets only need to be cleaned once per year when in reality, they could use a professional cleaning service as little as twice per month to keep them looking as good as new. 

While professional carpet cleaning services are definitely worth the investment, there are ways to save money and still keep your carpets clean through regular maintenance at home or at the office. 

Here are 5 tips for maintaining clean commercial carpets in between professional cleaning services that our Carpet Cleaning Services team use themselves!

1) Vacuum Often

Since high-traffic areas, such as lobby areas and common stairwells, can collect a lot of dirt throughout the day, it’s important to vacuum them at least once per day. 

When vacuuming these areas, you should use a very small vacuum head with attachments that are designed for commercial carpets. This will allow you to clean the area without damaging the carpeting or rug beneath it.

2) Avoid wearing shoes indoors

Always remove your shoes before entering the building. Take the stairs to avoid ground-in dirt and dust. Protect carpeting in high-traffic areas with runners or mats. Make sure there is plenty of ventilation. 

Clogged air ducts trap dirt and dust, which can build up over time and lead to allergy triggers and asthma attacks for those who are sensitive to indoor allergens. Run a cleaner designed for carpets twice a year on your commercial carpets.

3) Keep spills off carpets

At first glance, there is nothing more frustrating than spilling a sticky, messy substance on your carpet. 

The best way to get rid of the stain is by dabbing it with as much paper towel or cloth as possible so that you don’t make the stain bigger than it already is. 

Use a liquid dish soap and water mixture to help remove the spot while you are doing this. Finally, spray the carpet lightly with vinegar to kill any residual odours left behind by the spill. 

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Rinse and repeat until the stain disappears or before moving onto another cleaner that might be better suited for your situation.

After applying these five tips, your carpets will feel like new again after every spill!

4) Encourage workers to be tidy

A clean workplace will not only boost your productivity, but it’ll also improve the morale of your employees. 

If you want to create a more productive and happy work environment, discourage workers from leaving anything on their desks that aren’t necessary for their work or from kicking up dust and debris with their shoes as they walk around the office. 

When someone drops something on the floor or spills something on a carpeted area, have them pick it up and dispose of it promptly so that it doesn’t attract more dirt or mould.

5) Get rid of the smells

Smells and dirt build up over time on carpets, but there are a few simple ways to remove both. Allow the carpet to dry after cleaning it. 

Place bowls of baking soda at the entrances of your business to absorb unpleasant odours in the air. 

Ventilate and use fragrance-free cleaners if you have any sensitivities to smells. Be sure to vacuum your carpets often with a brush attachment to agitate and clean them.