Working in an office is an education. Navigating office politics, working around the optional washing-up policies and stealing pens without getting caught is all hard enough, and that’s before you even start on doing your actual work.
With so many factors at play, the poor office carpet is one thing that often gets ignored, but you do so at your peril. The floor beneath our feet at work is rarely at the forefront of our minds, but it plays a huge part in keeping our workplaces safe. How? Let’s take a closer look at what’s lurking in your office carpet and how you can bring it back to its best. (Spoiler Alert: The best solution is to hire a professional cleaning service to help you out.)
Professional Carpet Cleaning
Even if your office carpet is looking clean, it will be playing host to a range of dust and dirt particles, not to mention germs and bacteria we can’t see. Throughout the year, as the seasons change, your office carpets feel the full impact of the workforce. Unlike the carpets at home, we don’t have the option of taking our shoes off as we enter.
It’s not just employees who will be bringing in the dirt on their shoes. Visitors, guests and delivery staff are all going to be bringing in their contribution to the dirt party in your carpet.
Replacing an office carpet is an expensive solution. Not least because of the downtime needed when it gets installed. Keeping it clean is always going to be the best option. If you think about what your office carpet has to deal with every day, you’ll soon understand why it needs to be cleaned properly.
The coffee run is an integral part of any office eco-system. Even if you have a steady hand, you are bound to spill some coffee (or tea, or water, or soup) at some point. Not just you, everyone in the office. These spillages might be small, but they soon mount up. Also, if you eat at your desk those crumbs that fall onto the floor are not only going to stain the carpet, they will ultimately go mouldy and become a breeding ground for bacteria.
While we’re on the subject, when bacteria and other microscopic pathogens take hold, your carpet could be a regular running buffet for germs. The scary thing is that you wouldn’t even know when mould, mildew, staphylococcus, salmonella, and E.Coli are present. They all love a warm, wet environment and your office carpet is the perfect hotel for them. Studies show they can live there for a month! Eugh!
Why Carpet Cleaning is Important
The average human sheds about one million skin flakes every day. That’s more than snakes! Every time you scratch your head or arm, run your fingers through your hair, brush against someone, some flakes are released. Guess where those flakes ultimately end up. Your carpet.
We hope we’ve convinced you to get your office carpet cleaned. It is not scare tactics, but simple facts. Regularly vacuuming the carpet is going to help but won’t be enough on its own. Carpets like those found in offices should be deep cleaned every 3 to 6 months on the ground floor, and every 6 to 12 months for higher floors. This is simply because ground floors will see much more traffic than those higher up in the building.
Hiring a professional carpet cleaner is the best way to go to ensure your carpets are brought back to their best. There won’t be a stain they haven’t seen or a mark they haven’t cleaned up, so don’t leave workplace safety to chance.
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