The new carpet in your Prescott office is a significant investment. To protect your investment and keep the carpet looking good for as long as possible, MTO Janitorial offers some carpet cleaning tips.
Create a schedule
Carpet cleaning requirements will depend on everything from how much foot traffic you have to the weather, and even your office location. First, take a look at your office space and identify the various levels of foot traffic your office experiences:
- High traffic – red
- Medium traffic – yellow
- Low traffic – green
From here, you can work out how often each area needs cleaning, and create a maintenance schedule for your office.
Regularly vacuuming your carpet is the single most important factor in extending the life of your carpet and improving appearance retention. Here is a recommended schedule:
- High traffic – vacuum daily
- Medium traffic – vacuum two or three times a week
- Low traffic – vacuum at least once a week
If your office experiences higher-than-average foot traffic or inclement weather, you should have the carpet vacuumed more frequently.
Dirt that gets ground into your carpet can start to wear away at the fibers causing your carpet to degrade. As a guideline:
- High traffic should be deep cleaned monthly
- Medium traffic should be deep cleaned quarterly
- Low traffic should be deep cleaned bi-annually or annually
Treating unexpected spills
Some spills are worse than others, like dropping an entire cup of coffee on the floor. If that happens, mix one-fourth cup of white vinegar, one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid and water in a spray bottle. First, blot as much of the spill as you can with a dry cloth or paper towels (don’t rub), then spray the area liberally with your cleaning solution and let stand for five to 10 minutes. Blot with a clean, dry towel until the stain is removed.
Following these recommendations will definitely help prolong the look and durability of the carpet in your Prescott office. If you don’t have a carpet cleaning plan for your office but want to preserve your investment, call the carpet cleaning experts at MTO Janitorial today at 928-772-0004.