4 Very Good Reasons to have the Office Carpets Cleaned
The office carpet sees a lot action from day to day with employees coming and going for 8 hours a day, everyday. It's inevitable your employees will track dirt and dust in on their shoes and the nature of carpet being what it is, that dirt and dust is going to end up in your carpet fibers.
Dirt and dust are the least of your worries because here is a list of things that are likely to be lurking in your office carpet, otherwise known as a list of reasons why you should have your office carpets cleaned on a regular basis by a professional carpet cleaning company:
Dirt and Pollutants
Let's start simple. Employees will track dirt, dust and other pollutants from outside in on their shoes. The best you can do to prevent the transfer of dirt via your employees is by installing door mats at the entrances to help catch these pollutants before they can reach your carpet. Over time, these dirt and soil particles will settle in your carpet fibers causing wear and tear as they are agitated into the carpet by foot traffic.
Vehicular traffic and other pollutants brought in on the breeze is also a concern for many offices, especially if they are in areas where there is a lot of traffic. The exhaust and pollution that traffic generates will make its way into your carpets causing your carpet to darken and look patchy, or worse, develop filtration lines.
Pathogens and Bacteria
Your carpet acts like your office's air filter, taking on and storing all the pollutants in the fibers. Carpet is great for people with respiratory issues as carpet prevents loose dust and allergens from drifting in the air and into your employee's lungs, as long as they are cleaned regularly! Because your carpet will naturally collect pollutants from the air and the office surroundings carpets are a hot spot for bacteria and other pathogens like salmonella and E. Coli. As your office sees a high level of traffic from a wide variety of people it is essential to keep up to date with professional carpet cleaning to maintain a healthy work environment and by extension a healthy work force.
Mould and Mildew
It can be hard to tell whether your carpet has a mould or mildew issue by sight alone but it's quite common for carpet to harbour mold and mildew especially in a hot or humid environment. In Brisbane we need to be particularly mindful of this and ensure there is adequate light, ventilation and air flow to help prevent a mould problem from developing. Regular cleaning from a trained and experienced technician is the best way to clean out any mould spores that are lurking in your carpet fibers.
Be wary of using budget carpet cleaners as they are usually uncertified and poorly trained and are susceptible to 'overwetting' your carpet, causing a mould or mildew problem.
Skin Flakes and Dust Mites
If your staff struggle with respiratory problems like asthma or allergies we can't recommend having your carpets cleaned enough. We naturally shed our skin and those skin flakes inevitably end up in your carpet which is why dust mites love carpet. Dust mites feast on skin flakes and other loose debris that make up 'dust'. Dust mite feces is an allergen for many people and has been known to cause asthmatic episodes or allergic reactions in many people. Having your carpets steam cleaned will eradicate the dust mite population and have your workforce breathing easier.
Carpets represent a significant investment for any business and maintaining your carpets with regular (experts say at least 6 monthly) professional steam cleaning will not only extend the life of your carpet but give the right impression to your customers when they see a clean and tidy office.
At Results Home Services we offer a wide range of commercial and domestic carpet and upholstery cleaning services and service all of Brisbane including the north side and south side suburbs as well as the Bayside region and western suburbs. Call us now on 3823 2500 for a free quote!