Although your carpet will not require attention as much as the other areas of office cleaning.  Most carpet manufacturers typically suggest that carpets should be professionally cleaned at least every 12-18 months.  Even if the carpet is routinely vacuumed, there is still the need for routine cleaning.

It is strongly suggested that carpets be cleaned by professionals, however many businesses, in an effort to save a few dollars, will attempt a do-it-yourself cleaning.  It is true that this type of approach does present with being considerably less expensive, but they are usually not near as effective as those provided by a professional cleaning service.

In the end, self-cleaning can end up causing a considerable cost increase, as well as time increase and extensive hard work.  For this reason, is it crucial that you know the four most common manners in which damage can be one to your carpet

1. Acting Too Slowly

One of the most important things to keep in mind when dealing with a carpet stain, is that the longer the stain is allowed to remain in your carpet, and as a result not dealt with, you are almost assured that it will be very difficult to remove.  Many people believe that the stain should be allowed to dry before attempting to remove it.  However, by allowing it to dry, the stain is able to soak even deeper into the fibers, as well as the padding underneath.  Then when you do attempt to remove the stain, you will have to deal with wicking along with odor and even possibly mold growth.

2.  Failure To Professionally Clean

When it comes to taking care of our health, routine office visits are a must.  In much the same fashion, regular professional carpet cleaning can go a long way to extending the overall life of your carpet.  Today’s carpet manufacturers suggest routine professional carpet cleaning at least every 12-18 months.  With the scheduling of regular carpet cleaning, not only are you extending the life of your carpet, but you are also creating a cleaner environment.

3.  Overuse of Chemicals

For some reason, it is the general consensus that “more is better.”  While that may apply in some instances, when it comes to the cleaning of carpet this is farther from the truth.  To put it simply, the excessive over use of chemical cleaners do not always correlate into achieving a better carpet cleaning. In most situations, the carpet is so oversaturated with the chemical cleaner that, in the end, the carpet fibers become damaged.  There is also the problem with the future build-up of additional grim and dirt due to the remaining chemical residue.

4.  Scrubbing Not Blotting

Finally, and actually the most important thing to remember is that, when needing to clean a stain out of the carpet, do no scrub in a vigorous fashion.  Not only will scrubbing the stain be ineffective, but it can actually cause excessive damage to the carpet fibers.  Then, there is the fact that by vigorously scrubbing the stain, you are only serving to push the stain even further down into the carpet fibers.  For these reasons, it is suggested that you gently blot a stain with a cloth or a towel.

When looking at your office cleaning needs, make sure that you remember the cleaning of your carpet.  Make sure to schedule a professional carpet cleaning at least every 12-18 months, and your carpet will be sure to last for the long run.