Keeping up with your office cleaning schedule is important, but carpet is a lot more challenging to keep clean than other surfaces in the office. Make sure it’s truly professionally cleaned and maintained every once in a while, or you might just slip and fall while taking an important call. You don’t want to be that guy. That’s why you need to know when to have your office carpet professionally cleaned. Here are some tell-tale signs:
1. Increase in Allergies
Dirt, dust, dander, mould, and other allergens can accumulate on office carpeting over time. People who suffer from allergies and other conditions related to breathing can experience a worsening of symptoms when they’re in a dusty or mouldy environment. This might include increased coughing, wheezing, sneezing, a runny nose, etc.
If you or your employees are experiencing any of these symptoms, have the carpet professionally cleaned. This can help alleviate these symptoms and ensure everyone has a safe, healthy, and productive work environment.
2. Unpleasant Odors
While some smells are a good thing (like freshly roasted coffee), others can make you feel nauseous. A musty odour is usually a sign that your carpet is either not being maintained properly or is just time for a professional cleaning.
Either way, this could signify that the carpet needs to be taken out of channels and professionally cleaned. Not to mention, if you’re concerned about odours, your clients and customers might be as well. A lingering musty smell can be off-putting to visitors, and even more so if they’re coming from the office of someone you’re trying to impress.
3. Visible Carpet Stains
In addition to odours that make you feel sick, carpet stains can be a sign that it’s time to get a professional cleaning. The stains could be related to spills, boot/shoe scuffs, or even just everyday wear and tear. The key is to notice when a stain goes from being merely unsightly to being a more serious health risk.
When food, liquids, or dirt start to seep into the carpet fibres, this can cause the entire piece of carpet to start to smell. It can also cause the fibres to wear down in that area, causing the carpet to become weak and unstable.
4. High Foot Traffic
The more people who pass through the office, and the more often, the more likely it is that there will be more dirt, stains, and other hazards occurring on the carpet. In addition, the more people who walk through the office, the more likely it is that there will be long-term buildup on the carpet fibres. This buildup can include dander, dirt, and other allergens, creating the perfect environment for spreading allergies and other conditions.
Keep That Office Carpet Clean at All Times
As a business owner, you don’t want to risk losing your clients or customers–or even your employees!–because of a slip and fall on dirty or poorly maintained carpeting. So when it comes time to get your office carpet cleaning, make sure you know when to schedule an appointment.
All Star Chem-Dry is one of the best office carpet cleaners in Canada, specifically in the Toronto and York region. Our process is fully patented, and we only use safe and environmentally-friendly cleaning products. Get a quote today!