How Often Should You Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner?
You love the beauty and sense of comfort that carpet gives your office and you know that vacuuming is one way of keeping them looking clean. However, things you can’t see like dirt, grime, hair, and pollutants are lingering in the carpet fibers. While vacuuming is the best for daily care, your carpets require a deep clean. But do you know how often you should have your carpets cleaned professionally?
Having your carpets cleaned before they show signs of soiling will help you get the most out of them. Dirt and soil can actually cause carpet fibers to break down, making it look old and worn before its time. Therefore, carpet manufacturers recommend annual steam cleanings. Having your carpets professionally cleaned regularly removes the soil that you can’t see, helping to minimize unnecessary wear and tear.
So how often is “regularly”? There are several factors that need to be considered when deciding how often to have your carpets steam cleaned:
Have you recently installed a new carpet in your office space? If so, you’ll want to check your warranty and make sure you follow the cleaning regimen it specifies in order to keep it in good standing. Most warranties require a professional cleaning at least once or twice a year. You should also hang onto the receipts for those cleanings in case a warranty issue should arise. You may need to provide proof that you followed the manufacturer’s instructions for proper care and cleaning frequency.
Carpet fibers act as a filter, eventually collecting much of the dust and allergens that float around in the air. As the months pass, these allergy-inducing particles can build-up in the carpet fibers. If allowed to accumulate, these particles will become airborne again whenever someone walks across the carpet. Only a thorough cleaning can remove these allergens to restore a healthy living environment. Plus, if allergies are chronic, frequent cleanings are often necessary to help alleviate recurring symptoms.
3. Foot Traffic
Generally speaking, the more people that work in your office, the more often you should clean the carpets. A small office with minimal traffic can go six months between professional carpet cleanings where as large family may need a cleaning every month. Shoes not only track in dirt; they also bring in small particles of grit which can cause the carpet fibers to wear. Unless this dirt and grit is periodically removed, it will eventually lead to permanent wear patterns on your carpet.
Vacuuming at least once a week removes the loose particles on the surface of the carpet, before they settle deeper into the fibers. Regular vacuuming can allow you to go longer between professional deep cleanings. However, eventually you will need to call a professional carpet cleaner to get the deep dust and dirt removed from your carpet. And if you rarely vacuum, now is probably the time to schedule a professional cleaning to preserve the quality of your carpet.
5. Carpet Color
Light-colored carpet is notorious for revealing dirt and stains. So, it comes as no surprise that maintaining the appearance of a light-colored carpet will require more frequent cleaning than a dark-colored carpet. The one advantage to this is that the lighter color helps you to see when the carpet is in need of a more thorough cleaning.
Maintaining Your Carpet Makes It Last
The carpet in your office building is a huge investment, and you want it to maintain a pristine appearance for many years. You also want your carpet to be free of dust and odor for a more hygienic workspace. Call Northwest Commercial Carpet and Floor Cleaning to get started on regular carpet cleaning for your commercial property!