Maintaining squeaky-clean floors in your commercial space is imperative for running a successful and efficient business. This becomes especially true when some of the floor space is carpeted.
In this article, we’ll explain some of the benefits of cleaning the carpets in your commercial space and the many different ways they can be cleaned. By the end, you’ll know exactly what your carpet needs to look as good as the day you bought it.
Before we cover the benefits and cleaning types, it is important to note that you’ll probably want to hire a professional cleaning service to clean the carpets in your commercial space.
Professional services will charge low rates, clean when the work day is over so as not to interrupt your work, know what treatment your carpet needs thanks to their experience, and have stronger tools than what you may be able to find. If you’re looking for a cleaning service to clean your carpets, consider contacting us for help.
Many of the benefits you’ll receive from cleaning your commercial carpets also apply to residential ones, so if you’ve read a similar article about residential carpet cleaning, many of these points will be familiar to you. There are a few differences, however, so looking them over is crucial to understanding the importance of cleaning the carpets in your building.
You’ll hear from many different places that cleaning your carpet will improve its lifespan, but what does that mean? Over time, your carpet will naturally collect dirt. Even if nothing leaves a stain, this accumulated debris will settle in and embed itself as it’s stepped on and more is added on top.
If the carpet isn’t cleaned regularly for a long time, it will eventually become a health hazard as bacteria and potentially other harmful things, such as mold, begin to grow. This will force you to eventually remove and either deep clean or replace the carpet. On top of that, the embedded dirt that clings to the carpet’s fibers will stiffen them, making them more likely to be damaged.
Regularly cleaning the carpet removes loose dirt that would have become embedded, and regular deep cleaning will remove any embedded dirt. This allows your carpet to be a part of your workspace for many years.
Make Good Impressions
An important part of every business is leaving a good impression on potential clients; a dirty carpet will do the opposite. Cleaning the carpet will remove dirt, making its color lighter and closer to what it looked like when you bought it, and failing to do so will cause it to become very dark very quickly.
While this may not be noticeable to every client, what will be are any stained spots or odors. A dirty carpet has plenty of particles for unwanted odors to cling to, which can make your office smell bad. These particles make it much easier for stains to set in and become harder to spot clean, potentially leaving your already darkened carpet with an unsightly stain.
Regular cleaning will make it easier to spot clean and make it harder for stains and odors to set in, while a deep clean will remove the dirt completely, improving the carpet’s overall look.
This is the most important benefit of cleaning the carpet. We mentioned above that mold and bacteria can cling to the embedded dirt in the carpet, which can make people sick, but there is another concern to keep in mind about dirt carpets: air quality. Dirt and dust will naturally float through the air, but a dirty carpet can worsen this.
As people walk around, some of the embedded dirt may come loose, allowing it and any other particles attached to it to become airborne. This is especially problematic for those with allergies or asthma, as allergens such as pollen may become trapped in the carpet. Failing to remove this dirt will decrease your office’s air quality and overall health.
Types of Cleaning
When it comes time to clean your carpet, there are a few different ways to do so. Vacuuming is good for daily cleaning, but some of the following options are for more intensive cleaning and may be better for deep cleaning.
Preventative maintenance is the most frequent type of cleaning that both you and a professional cleaning service must engage in. This includes regular vacuuming, laying down rugs and mats in high-traffic areas to collect and trap dirt before it can be spread around, immediate spot stain treatment, and other similar services. The more you do these tasks, the cleaner and healthier your carpet and office will be.
Steam cleaning is a common method of deep cleaning. The machine creates steam, which is forced into the carpet fibers to loosen the embedded dirt. The now-loose dirt is then vacuumed up into the machine.
This does create dirty water, forcing the user to empty the dirty water and refill the tank with clean water before continuing, and this also leaves your carpet wet for a while. But, once cleaning is complete and it has dried, your carpet will look as good as new!
Encapsulation treatment is when special machines and cleaners trap dirt in acrylic polymers, which are then vacuumed up. While this process doesn’t always clean as deeply as a steam clean (how deeply it cleans depends on the machines used), it removes dirt, improves your carpet’s appearance, and can tide you over in between deep cleans.
Some professional cleaning services also provide extra services to help keep your carpet as clean as possible, such as equipment rentals or a store to buy cleaners or rent rugs and mats. They may also offer package deals, which allow you to purchase multiple cleaning plans at a discount, or specialized plans for when you need a specific type of cleaning. However, these extras may vary between each service, so not all options will be available for every team.
Have Pristine Carpets In Your Own Home
Now that you know the benefits of cleaning your carpets and have an idea of what a professional carpet cleaning may entail, you can find the best professional cleaning service to maintain your carpets.
If you’re in the market for a highly qualified and experienced team, contact the experts at Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration. We have experience cleaning and restoring both commercial and residential spaces, and we’d be more than happy to help you clean your carpets.