Expert Tips For Maintaining Clean Commercial Carpets

If you own or manage a business, then you probably know a little bit about proper maintenance for your building, and that includes proper care for your commercial carpets as well.

Keeping your commercial carpets clean can be a real challenge. If you’re in an office setting you’ve probably had a fair amount of coffee and other drink spills, maybe even some food spills, and definitely some dirt from consistent heavy foot traffic. All of these little accidents can add up to a decrease in the life of your commercial carpet. However, there are some maintenance practices which can actually extend the life of your carpet, and we’ll go over those practices below.

Vacuum Maintenance

  • Vacuum with a high horsepower vacuum as commercial carpets tend to get a lot more heavy foot traffic, and this usually means the vacuum is more powerful than others.
  • Vacuum daily. Dirt, sand, grit, and debris have jagged edges and these abrasive materials are tough on carpets. Regular vacuuming makes it easier to perform regular deep cleans and will preserve your carpets in the long run.
  • Replace your vacuum bag when it is half full. If you allow the vacuum bag to get too full, the vacuum has to work harder to suction up the debris, and can decrease the life of your vacuum. 
  • Take your time vacuuming. You might like to get this task over with as quickly as possible. However, slower passes mean more powerful suction. Vacuum high traffic areas with two slow passes to ensure maximum removal of debris.

Stains & Spills Maintenance

  • Don’t wait to treat stains. Old carpet stains are much harder to treat than new carpet stains. So don’t wait to tackle carpet stains and soiling.
  • Know your spots. Some spills come up with little effort while others require a little extra elbow grease. Bookmark a few online resources to serve as quick guides when you have to deal with an unexpected spill.
  • Less is more. You don’t want to oversaturate the carpet with water or your cleaning solution of choice, as this could cause the stain to penetrate deeper into the carpet fibers.
  • Resist Scrubbing. Scrubbing also pushes the spill deeper into the carpet fibers. The best method for stain removal is to use a blotting action from the outer edge of the stain and work your way in, using an absorbent cloth. Switch out your cloth as many times as needed until you no longer see the spill transfer on the cloth.
  • Ditch the harsh chemicals. Some chemicals can set the spot in, causing a permanent stain. Instead, opt for mild or natural cleaning solutions such as vinegar or baking soda for example (depending on the stain). Again, we recommend bookmarking a few online resources to serve as quick guides when you have to deal with an unexpected spill.

Carpet Cleaning Maintenance

  • Invest in a professional. We can’t stress this enough. The professionals have the knowledge, techniques, top of the line cleaning products and the proper cleaning equipment with powerful extraction for better quality cleaning and quicker drying. 
  • Choose the right carpet cleaning company. Your carpet cleaning needs may fluctuate based on traffic patterns but an effective, experienced professional can help you determine a program of cleaning that is specifically tailored to your building. Look for a commercial carpet cleaning company with a long history of sound business practices, great teams, up to date, well maintained equipment and clear pricing. Carpet is a costly asset and far too important to trust to some fly by night operation.
  • Don’t skip cleanings. You should be on a regular carpet cleaning schedule every 6 months or more often in particular business settings such as daycares and preschools. You may be tempted to skip a scheduled cleaning simply because the carpets aren’t as dirty as the last time. However, this is exactly the point of hiring a professional carpet cleaner for regular carpet cleaning maintenance. You want to maintain clean carpets, so don’t wait until your carpets are in bad shape before you call in the professionals. 

Keeping commercial carpets clean can be quite a task, but it’s absolutely necessary to get the most life out of your carpets. After all, commercial carpeting is a big investment. Now that you’re on the right track to give your carpeting the quality of care it deserves, complement your efforts with regular commercial carpet cleanings from our professionals at Indy Carpet Cleaning. Our specialists will add years of extra life and performance to your commercial carpets.

We offer commercial carpet cleaning services for every type of business, so give us a call or submit your estimate request today. 

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