5 Tips for Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Dirt and germs that accumulate in carpeting will accelerate wear and reduce office cleanliness. There are simple ways you can protect your carpeting investment, including daily vacuuming, regular deep cleaning, and the implementation of matting programs.

Here are 5 tips to improve your Commercial Carpet Cleaning program:

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Tip #1 Understand the difference between stains and spots

The only difference between a spot and a stain is time. You should immediately blot (never wipe or rub!) the affected area with a paper towel to absorb as much of the spill as possible and make a note for your cleaning staff.

Tip #2 Pre-spray cleaning solutions onto the carpet to remove spots

Improperly done, carpet cleaning chemicals can leave behind sticky residues that actually collect more dirt, leaving carpets dingy over time. Generally, only properly diluted chemicals that break down oily, sticky dirt stains and rinse clean from the carpet should be used for spotting. Just like in Tip #1, time makes a difference. Allow your pre-spray to penetrate the spot for a few minutes to work most effectively.

 Tip #3 Choose the best equipment selection for the job

Routine cleaning, such as daily vacuuming with high quality equipment, can vastly reduce your need for deep cleaning. Look for backpack vacuums and properly dated filters. Correctly executing on your periodic deep carpet extraction cleaning is essential to keep carpets dry, preventing mold growth.

Tip #4 Pre-vacuum before cleaning to remove dry soil from the carpet

Vacuum carpeted areas daily. Dirt is easily removed if addressed in a timely fashion, but once dirt gets wet it can become deeply embedded in the carpet. Pre-vacuuming allows regularly deep cleaning through extraction to work more effectively and can improve crew productivity as well.

Tip #5 Train your team on how to effectively clean carpets

Don’t let your team learn how to clean carpets on your carpets. Learn first―then clean. The easiest way to make sure your carpet lasts is to establish a maintenance plan with properly trained cleaners. Contact City Wide so we can develop a schedule for all of your carpet cleaning needs.