Office carpets undergo a lot of wear and tear – from daily foot traffic to wet Vancouver weather, and food and drink spills. Keeping office carpets in good condition can be a difficult task to tackle on your own. Use these carpet cleaning tips to maintain your office carpets between professional cleans.
Spot Cleaning Process
It is important to vacuum after a spill to get most of the debris up. For liquid spills, dab the spill with a dry microfibre cloth. Once dry, wet a cloth and blot the spot. If water doesn’t fully remove the stain, use carpet stain remover and a cloth to rub out the stain. It is important to work from the outer part of the stain and move inwards.
Red wine can be a tough stain to remove due to its bright pigment. Lightly pour club soda on the wine stain and absorb with a dry microfibre cloth. This process can be repeated a couple of times if the stain isn’t fully removed after the first attempt.
Coffee or Tea
Coffee and tea are one of the most common carpet stains in an office. Absorb the spot with a dry microfiber cloth. Mix dish soap and hydrogen peroxide together and apply the solution to the stain. Let the solution sit for a few minutes before working the stain. Rinse the stain with water and blot dry.
Pet-friendly offices should have a good eco-friendly carpet cleaner on hand, as pet urine odours tend to build up and linger. As soon as a pet accident occurs, blot the spot with a dry microfibre cloth. Apply an enzyme cleaner or a mixture of vinegar, dish soap, and water. Let it sit for a few minutes before blotting the excess liquid.
Ink stains require special care. Rubbing ink deepens the stain into the carpet fibres, causing the ink to bleed further. Soak a cloth with rubbing alcohol and blot the stain gently. Let it sit for a few minutes before vacuuming. Repeat the process a few times if the stain is still visible. Other alternatives include hairspray or nail polish remover.
Blood is similar to ink and requires extra caution when cleaning. Mix cold water and dish soap and spray on stain. Blot the stain dry with a microfibre cloth. Prevent spreading the stain by using a new section of the cloth to blot the stain dry. Try club soda if the stain persists.
Chocolate should be dry before removing. Scrape the surface to remove as much chocolate as possible. Vacuum the scraped debris and clean with warm, soapy water. After working the stain, let the solution sit for a couple of minutes before drying with a cloth.
Dirt or Mud
Dirt and mud is similar to chocolate and should be completely dry before cleaning. Scrape and vacuum the carpet to remove debris. Apply warm water, dish soap, and vinegar to the affected area and let sit. Blot clean to dry.
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These corporate carpet cleaning tips are great for maintaining your office carpets, but not enough to revive them. Carpet steam cleaning is recommended to remove dirt, debris, allergens, and stains. Refresh your office carpets with Clean Green Solutions’ eco-friendly carpet cleaning and pet-friendly office carpet cleaning services. Book your free commercial carpet cleaning quote today!