As a top professional carpet cleaning company in Johannesburg, our experience in the corporate environment has shown that carpets in offices definitely take a lot of wear and tear over the years. On Average, carpets in homes require replacement every seven years or so. This period may be even shorter in the office environment due to higher foot traffic, but if you take good care of your carpet on a daily basis, and call in a carpet cleaning company or corporate cleaning company that provides carpet cleaning services, you can significantly extend the lifespan of your carpet, keeping it looking great and saving your company money along the way!
Here are our top 5 tips you can do yourself to keep your office carpet looking newer for longer:
Keep the dirt outside
Did you know that it takes up to 17 steps before the soles of your shoes are clean? You may already know that some cultures remove their shoes before entering a home, and from what we’ve seen as a professional carpet cleaning company in Johannesburg, we wish this custom would spread to homes and workplaces here in Jozi as well! If this isn’t practical, a doormat goes a long way to preventing dirt from outside coming in.
Don’t forget to vacuum!
Dirt that has been tracked onto your carpet acts like thousands of tiny razor blades as it rubs against the carpet fibres, grinding them away and eventually wearing your carpet out. Fine grit also scratches the carpet fibres so much that even if you’ve vacuumed it all up, your carpet still looks dirty and dull. Vacuuming is an unpleasant task but it must be done often if you want to keep your carpet looking pristine.
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Nowadays, many brands of carpet boast “stain resistant” features, such as special materials or coatings, but this doesn’t mean you don’t have to carefully clean spills as soon as they happen! Always blot gently after a spill, never rub the stain. After you’ve absorbed most of the liquid, apply a spot cleaning preparation such as Vanish to get it out for good.
Heavy furniture can leave permanent dents in carpets if it’s not shuffled around once in a while, but that’s not the worst of it! The people sitting in the furniture do some serious damage with their feet too, causing bald spots and dirt patches which combine with couch-dents to wreck your carpet. Move your furniture around once in a while, and do a thorough clean of the old position when you do.
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