While the power of a good, newer model vacuum is truly a magical thing to watch on any carpet, even the best and most expensive vacuums will eventually run into a level of wear and tear and dirt that they can’t do much about. Over time, carpets tend to fade and appear run down, and may even sport patches of hard dirt that never seem to change despite your usual cleaning habits.
In your place of business, this is an important challenge to face. Whether the carpets in your place of business are constantly exposed to your employees, customers, clients, or you, the condition of your carpet can have a serious impact on your business. Whether that’s a good impact or bad one is up to you, so here are some tips on how to take care of the carpets in your place of business:
Use Mats & Runners for High Traffic Areas
Door mats and hallway runners are useful when it comes to taking care of your carpet’s high traffic areas. They serve their purpose well, which is to be a middleman between the many feet that walk back and forth over the carpet, and the carpet. Obviously, these items work to prevent your carpets from getting dirty and worn down where they’re used most. They also add a thoughtful touch to the functional design of your place of business.
Spot Cleaning Stains & Spills
Separate from the overall discolored and worn look that usually means that you’ll need to do more than just vacuum your carpets again, a spill or other accident-induced stain should be spot cleaned right away. Focused contaminants like a beverage spill or ink stain may be more difficult or even impossible to clean if left unattended for too long, even with a steam clean.
Steaming Is King
We recommend hiring professional help when it comes to steam cleaning your carpets. Unless you have the same or a similar industrial carpet steam cleaner, and have taken the time to watch two or three carpet steaming tutorial videos on Youtube, there’s a good chance that you won’t be able to accomplish what a professional will when it comes to cleaning your carpets.
Wisdom on Timing Your Cleaning
Industry professionals recommend not waiting until the carpets in your place of business look like they absolutely needed to be cleaned a week ago. Waiting for that means cleaning your carpets will undoubtedly take longer, and in the event you invested in professional help, will cost you more.
Be Conservative With Your Cleaning Supplies
Of course, taking care of and effectively cleaning your carpets means that you shouldn’t over-clean them. When spot cleaning or steaming, make sure that you use the appropriate amount of cleaning solution. Some carpet cleaning solutions can and often do damage carpets when not diluted enough. The last thing you want is for your good intentions to have the opposite effect!