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Aug
2017

Office Carpets Need More Love Than You Think

Aug 25th, 2017 | by Angelo |    0   

Carpets are the unsung heroes of any office space, adding to the ambiance and colour scheme of an area, as well as adding to the comfort of those walking on it.

But its upkeep is often taken for granted. A building’s janitors will keep it basically clean, and work on any large stains that might show up, but over time a number of things will accumulate in your carpet and manage to get ground in. This will break down the carpet’s fibres and cause you to replace your carpet sooner than you might expect.

The main culprits aren’t always the obvious ones, such as spilled food and drink, but the almost invisible things you bring in from the outside every day. Dust and dirt can accumulate surprisingly fast, simply because of people tracking it in from the outside. And the wet Vancouver weather doesn’t help either. You might wipe your shoes on a mat coming inside, but a lot of the dirt on your shoes won’t come off until they dry. During the winter, salt becomes another concern for the same reason.

Office Carpets Are Dirty!

Once these things are on the carpet, every employee who walks over them is going to drive them in deeper and deeper.

If your employees eat at their desks, then food and drink on the carpets become a concern as well. Just because it looks like they cleaned up the stain doesn’t mean they got everything. Dirty carpets caused by these kinds of stains can lead to unpleasant odours and unsanitary conditions, which are both equally bad for business.

Mould and mildew is another concern, and isn’t always easy to spot. Rather than being a surface problem, these kinds of fungi and other germs can form underneath your carpet, especially if there is a warm and wet environment for them there. Some viruses can live for over a month in an uncleaned carpet, and the best way to deal with them is to keep your carpet clean and dry.

Microscopic Insects Can Cause Allergies

Even tiny insects can become a problem. Microscopic bugs, fleas, and mites can feed off the dander and skin flakes of your employees. And they in turn can cause allergies in your employees.

Safe and Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning Services

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons your business should be mindful of the state of your carpet. Vacuuming is a good start, but if you want to take care of the really hard-to-get issues lurking between your fibres, it’s best to have a professional carpet cleaner on the case. A carpet cleaner like Angelo's only uses non-toxic and highly effective eco-friendly ingredients, as well as the most natural cleaning processes available.


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