Keeping your office carpets clean is essential to keeping your office clean for everyone – employees and visitors alike.
Whether or not your office sees a lot of foot traffic, dirt and dust can easily get trapped in the fibers of your carpet, creating a less-than-appealing appearance and potentially causing health problems for anyone who spends a lot of time in your office.
But cleaning your office carpet isn’t just running a vacuum over the floor, even though that’s probably the first thing to come to mind. Sure, that’s a significant step to take to clean your office carpet, but it’s just one step in the whole process.
Did you know that baking soda can clean tough stains in your carpets? Or that you can spot-clean a problem area without deep cleaning the entire carpet?
Cleaning carpets professionally can look unique for each office setting. Let’s look at the tools you can use to clean your office carpets to keep them looking pristine for everyone who sets foot on them.
Cleaning With A Carpet Broom
Have you heard of a carpet broom before? Carpet brooms are great for removing dirt and grime nestled deep inside your carpet’s fibers.
These brooms are specially made for carpets and often come with attachments that can reach those fibers at different angles and catch what’s hiding. Carpet brooms require elbow grease and are best used in small areas vs. the entire carpet.
Dirt and grime are a massive source of allergens for many people, so regularly cleaning your office with a carpet broom will help minimize sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes – something everyone will appreciate!
Cleaning With A Vacuum
Vacuuming your office carpeting can prevent much of the dust and dirt we mentioned from accumulating. While using a carpet broom is still a good idea, it won’t be as much work if you regularly vacuum. Vacuuming removes the vast majority of the dirt hiding in your office carpets.
We recommend using a vacuum with a flooring attachment and suction power between 270-350 AW. Attachments with bristled ends will help you get to the dirt that’s ground into your carpet.
An optimal cleaning schedule would include high-traffic areas daily and lower-traffic areas weekly. Proactively cleaning this often will help maintain your carpets for a long time to come.
Deep Cleaning With Baking Soda
We could talk about how excellent baking soda is all day long. It is truly such a great cleaner. Not only does baking soda attract dirt, but it causes the dirt to clump together, making the cleaning process easier. It works so well because static electricity draws the dirt out of the carpet and to the baking soda, where they stick.
Baking soda is also great for removing smells from carpets. If a carpet has been stained or dirtied without being cleaned in a timely manner, it will likely develop an unpleasant odor that can be fixed with baking soda.
The process is simple, too. Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet where the stain or spill occurred, and allow it to soak for 30 to 60 minutes before vacuuming it up. For an added touch, add some essential oils to the baking soda before you sprinkle the carpet with it.
You can also use baking soda for general cleaning or for stain removal in a specific spot. You can create a cleaning solution with baking soda and vinegar by mixing the two together until it’s pasty. Take that paste, and apply it to the stained area. Vacuum it up after it’s dried, and the stain should be gone.
If you prefer a dry cleaning solution, simply scrub in the baking soda with a bristle brush and then vacuum it up.
Spot-Cleaning vs. Cleaning Your Whole Carpet
It would take hours to deep clean your entire carpet. And while this should be done periodically, it’s not necessary to deep clean your carpet every week. Instead, you should spot-clean with professional spot-clean solutions to remove nasty spills or stains that pop up in between deep cleanings.
If you don’t want to buy a cleaner specifically for spot-cleaning, you can make your own mixture with 1 tbsp. dish soap, 1 tbsp. white vinegar, and 2 cups of water. Allow the solution to sit for 10 minutes, then scrub the stain out.
Daily Tips for Keeping Your Office Floors Clean
Everyone can do their part to keep their office floors clean. While brushing, vacuuming, and spot-cleaning your carpets are all good steps to take to keep your carpets clean, you’ll want to encourage everyone in your office to take the following steps:
- Immediately clean up all spills so you won’t have to spot-clean stains.
- Keep foot traffic away from stains, so they don’t get ground into the carpet.
- Vacuum high-traffic areas daily to prevent stains from setting in.
- Ask your employees to clean up messes and spills as they happen.
- Schedule a cleaning service for professional carpet cleaning.
Following these tips doesn’t mean you’ll never need to deep clean or replace your carpet, but it will preserve your carpet so that those measures don’t need to be taken nearly as often.
When to Contact the Professionals
While regularly cleaning your office carpet will keep it clean for much longer, it’s still important to periodically have your carpets deep cleaned by a professional cleaning company. You should schedule an appointment if:
- It’s been over one year since your last carpet cleaning
- If your carpet is deeply stained and you can’t get those stains out
- If there’s an odor that baking soda won’t remove
- If your carpet feels rough and matted down
Professional carpet cleaning can take care of those issues and leave you with a fresh carpet.
Call Town & Country Office Cleaning Today.
Cleaning carpets professionally is a great way to proactively keep your carpets in good, clean condition for years to come. The professionals at Town & Country Office Cleaning in San Jose, California, have been cleaning office carpets in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area since 1987.
We’ll deep clean your carpets, drawing dirt from the deepest corners and leaving you with freshly clean carpet for your whole office to appreciate. Professional carpet cleaning can dramatically increase the life of your carpet. This small investment in your flooring can pay dividends in the long run.
Call us at 408.437.0284 or visit our website to schedule a free quote with Town & Country Office Cleaning to see what we can do for you!