You probably already know the importance of semi-annual carpet cleaning, especially in your business. Not only does it remove stains and clean your carpets, but it can increase the longevity of your carpet in high traffic areas of your business. Carpet cleaning is often a part of your carpet’s warranty, recommended by carpet manufacturers everywhere. Your goal as a business owner is to get the most out of every investment, which your carpet is, and that means you want your carpet to provide outstanding performance for many years. To achieve that end, you should have your company carpets professionally cleaned at least twice a year, but how do you keep your carpets cleaned in between professional cleanings?
Because your business has employees, clients, colleagues, and other frequent visitors, your carpet will experience spills, tracked in dirt and grime, drops, and more accidental messes than you can imagine. You can’t leave those stains in plain site until your next professional carpet cleaning event. Of course, the professionals at Tidy Team Cleaning Services are always ready to clean your carpets or your offices with care, but for minor spills, stains, or accidents on your carpets, the team offers these tips.
No Rubbing and Scrubbing
When a spill or stain happens, your first inclination is to scrub it away, when in fact the act of rubbing actually makes it worse. Rubbing and scrubbing spreads the stain and works it deeper into the carpet while breaking down carpet fibers. Instead, blot your stains using the following technique. Grab a clean cloth (sponge or paper towel) and your favorite carpet safe cleaning solution, and dab the spills, starting from the outside of the stain and moving toward the center. You’ll not only remove the stain, but keep in from spreading and creating a larger issue.
The Shaving Cream Solution for Everyday Stains
While you probably don’t have a can of shaving cream in the office, you may want to get one. Shaving cream, straight out of the can, works for everyday carpet stains. Apply the shaving cream to the stain, leaving it for 30 minutes. Next, blot the cream away with your clean cloth, as described above. Finally spray the area with an equal parts white vinegar and water solution, blotting until dry with a clean cloth or sponge.
The Club Soda Solution for Beer and Wine
The office party was a success, though a few beer and wine stains remain. You may have heard club soda can remove both beer and wine stains like “magic.” Using the blotting technique described above, give it a try. While your technique determines the success rate of club soda, if it fails, try your equal mixture of water and white vinegar. Spray it on your stain and wait 15 minutes. Grab your clean cloth or sponge and press it on the area, absorbing the stain. Now, if the stain has been in place for a while, you might need to repeat the process to get the job done.
The Dish Detergent Solution for Greasy Stains
A mixture of water with two drops of your favorite grease-cutting dish detergent will clean up greasy messes that have made their way to your carpet (think: repairman footprints, employee lunch, you get the idea). Put your dish detergent solution into a spray bottle and apply. Next, the blotting technique to dab away the stain. As with each of these spot cleaning solutions, ground in stains may require multiple treatments.
Reach out to the Team at Tidy Team Cleaning Services
While these tips should help you keep your carpet looking fresh between professional cleanings, the experts at Tidy Team are always ready to come to your aid. Call today and discover all the ways Tidy Team can help you business stay clean and fresh every day of the year.