Carpet Care Part Two: Regular Carpet Care
Carpet fibers are designed to hide soil and reflect light. However, the lack of apparent soil does not eliminate the need for regular cleaning. Soil can damage the fibers permanently if allowed to remain and pile up.
Proper vacuuming is the easiest and most effective way to keep your carpet clean. Something as simple as vacuuming can have the largest impact on the indoor air quality. This is why it is important that your janitorial service provider vacuum every day.
While daily cleaning is the most important it is necessary to have a deep clean done to your building’s carpets at least once every three months. Professional cleaning services should be considered before your carpets begin to show soil. Allowing a carpet to become too dirty will make the cleaning more difficult and shorten the lifespan of the carpet.
To be able to properly determine the cleaning service you need have a representative from a carpets cleaning company conduct a site visit at your building. They will be able to ascertain any problems with the carpets and properly prepare for the job.
Most of today’s synthetic carpets are treated with stain resistant treatments. This means with proper attention most stains can be removed from a carpet’s surface. It is important to act quickly. The longer the delay the higher the probability of the spill becoming a permanent stain. Complete removal of many common spills may require repeat use of a single solution or the use of a combination of solutions. The steps to spot cleaning include:
- Blot liquids
- Pretest any spotting agent
- Apply spotting agent
- Rinse area with clean water