Office carpet cleaning is an important step to keeping your carpets (and overall facilities) looking their best. Our office carpet cleaners are top notch for many reasons. Below we explain why you should hire a carpet cleaning company with the right equipment and the right know-how to be your office carpet cleaner.
Common office carpet cleaning challenges
Carpet cleaning offices poses several challenges to carpet cleaning companies. Traffic areas are often well defined in frequent walk ways. Spills and stains such as coffee spills are common. Employees and guests track dirt and mud gets tracked in from outside. Even pet stains are increasingly common as offices are more frequently allowing pets. Office hours are also typically 9-5, so customers often want their office carpet cleaning to take place at night or over the weekend. Because of this, you want a reputable carpet cleaning company you can trust. This company should also work around your schedule.
The Right Office Carpet Cleaning Equipment
Office carpet cleaning requires a large truck mount machine with the ability to pull vacuum over a long distance. Our main truck mount carries over 500 feet of hose and has plenty of power to pull vacuum the whole way. This allows us to clean large spaces without leaving behind wet areas. Many smaller or older machines geared towards the residential market lose vacuum after reaching 200-250 feet. Because of this, they are not well suited for office carpet cleaning where long hose runs are common. These weaker machines also may leave excess water behind that we do not.
Office Carpet Cleaning for Offices on High Floors
If your building is on a higher floor in a building where a truck mount can’t reach, don’t fret. We have top of the line portable carpet cleaning machines. These “portables” also do a great job when a truck mount can’t reasonably be used where hoses can’t reach.
How Often is Office Carpet Cleaning Needed for your Facility?
Office carpet cleaning frequency depends on many different factors. Firstly, what amount of foot traffic does your facility see? Do you have 5 employees or 500? The more employees you have, the more pairs of shoes walking through your facility daily. Also, the more coffee cups to be spilled, and the greater frequency to have your office carpets cleaned. For a small office, we typically recommend doing a hot water extraction two times a year. For a larger office, we usually recommend quarterly or six times a year.
Low Moisture Cleaning and Encapsulation Alternatives for Office Carpet Cleaning
To cut down on costs, another option is to use low-moisture carpet cleaning (encapsulation cleaning) between hot water extraction (steam cleaning). We can provide encapsulation cleaning at roughly half the cost. Our technicians can perform this service periodically to maintain the carpet between the deep cleanings done with hot water extraction. Industry experts, including the IICRC recommend hot water extraction (carpet steam cleaning) as the gold standard in carpet cleaning. This service and should still be done, since encapsulation cleaning does not fully rinse the dirt and grime from your carpets. Some companies will tell you that encapsulation cleaning alone is adequate – but in our experience, and in the opinion of industry experts, encapsulation is a maintenance step between hot water extractions (steam cleaning).