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Increase the longevity of your office carpet with these tips

Date Written: 11 May 2022

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Carpeting in commercial areas such as hotels, office buildings, and medical offices have to withstand a lot more wear and tear than the regular carpeting in homes. Not only do very few people remove their wet, muddy shoes before stepping into the building, there’s also a greater amount of foot traffic and dirt that commercial carpeting has to endure. Clean Care are professionals in the area of office carpet cleaning services in Singapore, and in this article, we’ll provide you with some simple cleaning tips to ensure your carpets are able to last till the next cleaning session.

 

Clean regularly with a vacuum cleaner or a carpet broom

 

carpet cleaning using a vacuum

 

Vacuuming is an integral part of maintaining office carpets and keeping it in tip-top condition. Regular vacuuming removes soil and dirt that can damage carpet fibre and therefore reduces the longevity of the carpet. Another convenient and cost-effective alternative to traditional vacuuming for buildings with large carpeted surfaces is a carpet broom. Unlike traditional vacuums, carpet brooms are capable of picking up larger items without damaging the brushes or motors of a vacuum, and is an investment that will help keep your carpets free of debris.

 

Use an area rug

 

Area rugs are ideal for being placed at major entrances to act as a buffer zone. In this case, most people will be able to leave their dirt and mud on these rugs when stepping in. This reduces the likelihood of your office carpet getting dirty. You can also place the rugs in high traffic areas and areas that tend to be messier than other parts of the office. Take note that area rugs should be heavy and easy to clean. However, office carpet cleaning should still happen once a month if you experience high foot traffic. One advantage of deep cleaning is that it can help to remove dirt trapped not only in the carpet fibres but also below the carpet. 

 

Use baking soda 

 

carpet stains cleaning

 

Stains that are caused by things like coffee, soda, wine, ink, and anything that is colourful or dark, but without any oily or fatty residue can be removed using baking soda. Baking soda helps by working like a magnet, attracting dirt and clumping them together for an easier clean up. To use baking soda as a cleaning agent, sprinkle the powder dry, or mix with a liquid such as vinegar, to form a paste. Apply on stained areas and allow to dry before vacuuming up the powder. For the dry method, simply work in the baking soda using a bristle brush, then vacuum it up completely for a carpet that looks clean and bright. Of course, baking soda isn’t the only way to rid your carpet of stains. Carpet shampoo services are also a popular and effective option. Do note though that carpet shampoos might take hours to dry, so the room would need to be off-limits until ready.

 

Don’t wait to treat stains

 

Lastly, don’t wait to tackle stains. Old carpet stains are infinitely harder to treat than new carpet stains. When dealing with carpet stains and soiling, you’d want to clean up any spills immediately to minimise staining as much as possible. 

 

Professional office carpet cleaning doesn’t just remove stains, it also helps with dust mites, bacteria and other allergens that carpets are notorious for being a home to. If you’re considering office cleaning services in Singapore, reach out and speak to our reliable team of experts today!

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