In a high-traffic office or a workplace with animals or food and drink, carpeted floors can experience daily assaults from a variety of visitors and circumstances. To maintain a professional, clean appearance of your workplace carpeting, it’s important to explore some ways to keep your office carpets fresh and odor-free. Let’s take a look.
Keep Your Office Carpets Fresh and Odor-Free
Routine and regular vacuuming, cleaning, and spot removal is the key to keeping your workplace and office carpets looking and smelling their best. If carpets have accumulated large amounts of dirt, food spills, or animal debris, they can start to smell.
Addressing carpets daily or as necessary at your business is a must to prevent odor problems from developing. If you are hosting an event or anticipating more foot traffic than usual, adjusting the carpet cleaning schedule will be essential for its appearance and scent.
Regular shampooing 3 or 4 times a year is often a good idea for most office and workspace areas. If you have a veterinarian clinic, a restaurant, or a busy office, increasing carpet cleaning to even once a month can be helpful in preventing odors.
How to Clean High-Traffic Carpeted Areas
Giving your carpets in high-traffic areas a thorough vacuuming daily will help contribute to the cleanliness and longevity of your office carpets. As carpeting accumulates dirt and moisture, it can absorb this debris and it can wear the carpet fibers down. Musty smells can start to develop.
This persistent dirt will damage the carpet over time if not taken care. And just because a high-traffic area doesn’t appear dirty, debris and dirt do make their way into the carpet pile. Vacuuming often will make these spaces cleaner and fresher longer. Attending to spills, moisture, and stains quickly will prevent the dirt from setting in, looking unappealing, and becoming smelly.
Cleaning high-traffic carpeted areas daily or even more often can preserve the carpet and make it last longer.
Freshen Carpets Without Shampooing
Regular vacuuming will help sustain fresh carpets in between shampooing. If carpeting need odor removal, it’s important to first find out what has caused the carpets to smell so it can be fixed or changed.
- Open doors or windows to air out the office space
- A combination of baking soda and washing soda sprinkled on the carpet and vacuumed up can freshen a stale or smelly carpet space
- Sprinkle carpet odor eliminators and wait the proper time before vacuuming. Review the directions to ensure safety and results.
- Odor reduction sprays can be implemented with the right approach and guidelines
How to Clean Heavily-Soiled Carpeting
Heavily soiled carpets should be addressed by floor cleaning professionals. The carpet areas should first be vacuumed and then a strong cleaning solution will be applied as appropriate. Hard-to-remove stains will be approached with another spot cleaner and cleaning tools.
It can take a number of passes to clean, shampoo, and freshen heavily soiled carpets. Preventing this area from getting especially dirty or smelly in the first place is the best option. If the area cannot be fully cleaned, a rubber-backed mat can hide any areas unable to be cleaned. Ultimately, the carpeting might even need to be replaced if odors linger.
When You’re Ready for Consistently-Clean Office Carpets
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