Is Your Carpet As Clean As You Think It Is?
Posted on 22nd November 2017 by Keith Hirst
Carpeting covers the entirety of many office floors, creating a huge surface area to maintain. To ensure that your office environment is kept spick and span, it is important that you don’t neglect such a large part of your interior. However,0 with many workplaces opting for dark shades of carpet, it can be easy to miss dirt building up.
One of the most common mistakes you can make is to assume that just because your carpets don’t look particularly dirty, they are not in need of cleaning. Although some dirt will be clearly visible to the eye, much will not. The average carpet can be harbouring a wide range of nasties, including:
- Dead skin cells
- Dust Mites
- Traces of food and drink
Whilst it is unpleasant to think that these things can be just below our feet all day, the effects of dirty carpets can be more problematic than just the cause of emotional disgust. For those with allergies or asthma, being in a space with an accumulation of dust and allergens can really exacerbate their conditions. What’s more, bacteria can live in carpeting for up to a month which is bad news for everyone’s wellbeing.
Even for people without allergies, unclean carpets can be unpleasant as the amassing dust and dirt can contribute to reduced air quality. If the extended office environment and carpets are visibly dirty – for example, with tracked in dirt and coffee stains – this can even go so far as to affect employee satisfaction and concentration levels within the workplace!
Cleaning Your Carpeting
What’s necessary to keep your workplace’s carpet clean can depend on many factors, such as the number of employees in the office, footfall and time of year. As a general rule, you should aim to have your carpets vacuumed at least once a week to maintain basic cleanliness levels. For offices which are medium sized or larger, or throughout the wetter winter months, a more frequent cleaning schedule is more appropriate to cope with the increased traffic and potential debris.
Vacuuming will help ensure loose allergens, dust and dirt are dealt with, however, over time stubborn trodden in muck will inevitably build up. To dislodge and banish this tough dirt, professional carpet cleaning is highly recommended. Depending on the size of your workplace, this should be carried out every 6-12 months to maintain a healthy and hygienic office.
Direct Cleaning Services can offer commercial customers across Sheffield and South Yorkshire a thorough professional carpet cleaning service. Our well-trained cleaners utilise a combination of effective equipment and tried & tested techniques to ensure you get the best cleaning results. With the option for both one-off scours and contract cleaning, we can meet your workplace’s needs, no matter what they may be. Get in touch with our helpful team today to discuss how we can help you achieve a pristine workplace.