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How Often Should Your Business Clean Their Carpets?

Dirty, worn and stained carpeting can negatively affect your customers’ opinion of your business. You might have the best company in the neighborhood, but appearances will make or break you in the long term. To ensure that potential customers don't take one look at your carpet and turn on their heels, it's important to keep your carpets looking spotless and free of dirt, debris and bacteria. Find out how often you should clean your carpets to impress your customers with help from ServiceMaster Clean®.

How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?

The answer depends on a variety of factors. We recommend in-house vacuuming every day, but professional cleanings can vary anywhere from once every six months to twice a month! Professional, deeper cleans rely on several factors, including the traffic in your business, the type of climate in your area and the type of carpeting you have. Consult a reputable cleaning company to determine how often your business should utilize professional cleanings.

How to Clean Your Company’s Carpets

Cleaning your carpets yourself, along with calling in professionals often, can significantly extend the life of your carpets and keep your office looking beautiful. Use these steps to keep your carpeting pristine.

1. Spot Clean Any Problem Areas

Frequency: As needed

Individual stains can quickly ruin the overall appearance of commercial carpeting. As a general rule of thumb, the longer you leave stains, the harder they will be to remove. There is, however, a fast and easy solution. If administered immediately, spot cleaning can be very effective at removing tough stains. Your custodial service can perform this task with a carpet cleaning product and an industrial cloth, which are used together to blot out the stain carefully. For stubborn stains, you may need to call outside experts.

2. Vacuum Regularly

Frequency: Every day

To keep your carpeting looking fresh, we strongly recommend a daily vacuuming, especially in high-traffic areas like entranceways and corridors. Beyond improving the carpet's overall appearance, vacuuming is a carpeting lifesaver because it prevents dirt from becoming embedded in the fibers.

3. Hire Professional Carpet Cleaners

Frequency: Heavy Traffic: 1 to 2 times a month

Moderate Traffic: 2 to 4 times per year

Light Traffic: 2 times per year

Investing in the services of professional carpet cleaners may seem like an unnecessary luxury. However, by paying for expert cleanings a few times a year, you're actively extending your carpet's lifespan at a fraction of the cost of a carpet replacement. Plus, some pesky stains and debris aren't removable without state-of-art treatments, which your in-house janitorial service doesn't have the equipment to administer.

To experience the difference of professional carpet cleanings for yourself, call up the experts at ServiceMaster Clean. Using modern deep-cleaning methods with innovative tools and cleaning solutions, our commercial carpet cleaning services will have your carpeting looking vibrant and healthy for years to come. We’ll work with you to create a comprehensive, customized cleaning program tailored to your specific company’s needs to ensure your carpets look their best.

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