Carpets can be a real allergen, dust, and dirt harbor right under your feet. Add to that the stains and other contaminants that are brought in from the outside on people’s shoes that stick in your carpet, and make it dirty and unhealthy. Thankfully, shampooing your workplace carpets on a regular basis is an excellent way to keep your workplace carpets clean while keeping you and your employees healthy. Let’s take a closer look at how clean workplace carpets do exactly that.
How Clean Workplace Carpets Keep You Healthy
In a busy work environment like a commercial building, your carpets will bear the brunt of many things that are unhealthy. Staying on top of a routine carpet cleaning schedule will maintain the condition of your carpets while keeping your workplace healthy as well.
Food, allergens, and dust – not to mention bodily fluids at businesses like daycares, schools, and medical offices – will collect on your carpets throughout the workday. Responding to these cleaning needs is as important as any other cleaning task that takes place at work.
Steps to Keep your Workplace Carpets Clean
There are some basic ways to keep your workplace carpets clean as people work and go about their days. To start, vacuum at least once a day or more as the situation warrants. If dirt typically accumulates during a certain time of day, vacuum soon after to keep the carpets clean longer. Storing a vacuum within easy reach of these high-traffic areas helps this.
If stains appear from food or liquid spills, they should be soaked up and treated with a stain product as soon as possible. When stains have time to set in or dry, they become more difficult to remove and look unsightly. A good-looking carpet is not only healthy for staff and guests, but it looks nice and doesn’t smell.
How Often Should I Have Workplace Carpets Shampooed?
Routine carpet cleaning will be key to a healthy and attractive-looking workplace or office. Once every six months is a good rule of thumb to go by when having your carpets shampooed or steam cleaned. You’ll be surprised how nice and clean they look. If your workplace constantly has high traffic and/or messes show up quickly, you could consider a quarterly type of carpet cleaning schedule to make sure the carpets look good all year.
Your cleaning team is also a good group to discuss your carpet cleaning and care with. They can advise you on proper cleaning procedures and agendas for good-looking floors.
If you treat your carpets well and clean them often, they can last many years in your building. A clean carpet will help prevent the spread of germs and help to provide a healthy and safe work environment.
When You’re Ready for a Consistently Clean Workplace
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