Carpets are a symbol of luxury and comfort, but cleaning them is another story. Carpets are one of the most used facilities in an office, so they can quickly accumulate dirt and grime – making them appear unhygienic. To keep your carpet looking fresh and clean, cleaning it once a month or two months (depending upon the area) is essential.
A carpeted building requires regular maintenance to preserve its shine and to ensure a healthy environment for occupants. If overlooked, carpets can become breeding grounds for dust mites and germs that can trigger allergies and other health issues in those who stay in the building. Carpets can accumulate dust that gets thrown up in the air leading to an unhealthy environment for building occupants.
If your carpet has seen better days and would like to bring it back to life, here are some tips to help you keep your office carpet in the best shape.
Do Not Hesitate to Snip
If you are cleaning a carpeted room that sees a lot of traffic or if there is snagging caused by sliding heavy appliances and furniture, you may think pulling the thread is the best way to save the carpet. While pulling works in some cases, trimming with scissors will give you better results. With snagging, your best bet is to trim away any protruding threads.
Good Old Shaving Foam
Stains and spills are common reasons that can age a carpet. Fortunately, you have a great solution at hand with shaving foam. From grease to coffee stains, shaving foam can remove tough stains and bring the original shine back to your carpet. Start by squirting some shaving foam on the stains, then blot the stains with a dry cloth after thirty minutes.
A rake with small plastic teeth is an excellent tool to bring your carpet back to life. The process is quite simple. Rake in the direction of the threads and toward you a few times. You will see your carpet recovering its fluff and shine instantly. However, be careful if you have a woven carpet. Raking can damage woven carpets, so skip this step if you have one. Carpet rakes are easy to find online and in stores and usually cost less than $20.
Baking Soda For Stains
Baking soda does wonders for a carpet that has lost its shine and fluff. Cleaning with baking soda will also kill any bacteria, remove foul odors, and refresh the pile. Start by sprinkling baking soda on the carpet and use a soft brush to spread it across the entire area. Leave the baking soda overnight and vacuum it up in the morning. Do not skimp out on the baking soda since it won’t harm the threads, and wait until twelve hours for it to do its job.
White Vinegar For Pet Stains
Pet stains can quickly age a carpet and make it smell bad, but removing them is easy with the correct cleaning agents. Use a paper towel to blot up as much urine as you can. To remove stains, spray a mix of white vinegar and warm water onto the stained area and let it sit for 30 minutes. Finally, blot the mixture with a paper towel and blow dry.
Work With Professional Carpet Cleaners
If your carpet has seen better days and would want to bring it back to life, you can count on Tidy Team to maintain its beauty and shine. We provide carpet cleaning services and use the best-in-class protective treatments, odor counteractants, and other techniques to maintain the hygiene of your carpet. Contact us today to learn more about our service or to book an appointment.