We vacuum the carpets in our homes regularly. The office should be no different. Commercial carpeting is designed to withstand heavy traffic, however, you still need to take care of it to keep it looking fresh and clean and to extend its life. Clean carpeting is part of that first impression that clients have when they visit your office. Beyond impressions, you need to keep carpeting clean for your own health and that of your employees.
Microscopic allergens hide deep inside carpeting. Dust mites, pollen, dander and more are invisible to the naked eye. These particles, along with dead skin, tiny food particles, dust mite feces, and dead dust mites create conditions that make people with allergies a cough, sneeze, wheeze, have stuffy noses and generally feel ill. Vacuuming helps eliminate dust particles and the allergens that cling to carpet fibers. By not keeping carpeting clean, you run the risk of reducing your employees’ productivity through sick days and symptoms such as headaches and stuffy noses that will impact their performance.
Dirty carpets also affect the health of vendors and clients who come into your office and interact with you. Dirt and stains do more than leaving a bad impression as the lack of cleanliness can make virtually everyone who crosses the threshold sick at some point. By regularly vacuuming and cleaning your carpets, you’re investing in the future of your company. If you don’t vacuum regularly, soil can become embedded into the carpet over time, damaging the integrity of the carpet. High traffic areas in your office should receive a daily vacuuming, along with areas under or near desks as shoes often leave telltale deposits, especially in winter.
Many cleaning professionals recommend that you have your carpeting professionally cleaned every six months, more if your office is especially busy. Ask about applying a post-cleaning protector to further aid in keeping the carpeting clean.
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