How often should I get my office carpets cleaned?

Knowing when the carpets in your office need cleaning can vary depending on the traffic that they face, as well as the material that they are made from, but your cleaning contractor should have that under control. If you are concerned that your office carpets are being neglected, here is a guide to how often and what method should be used.

Everybody knows the importance of vacuum cleaning carpets regularly to remove dirt and dust, but there is a lot more to carpet care than just vacuuming, especially in areas of high footfall. Poorly maintained carpets will have a significantly reduce their lifespan.

It stands to reason that carpets in main corridors and those nearest to entrance ways will be subject to the greatest wear and tear, but other factors such as the season will have an effect. If your office receives a lot of foot traffic, this will ultimately lead to more contaminants and dirt being buried into the carpet, leading to a much quicker deterioration of your carpet unless it is regularly steam cleaned.

Steam cleaning

Steam cleaning carpets offers a range of benefits which improve the look, cleanliness and durability of a carpet. Not all carpets are suitable for steam cleaning depending on their fabric, in which case a more specialised deep cleaning methodology will be required, but any quality cleaning company should be able to advise on the best cleaning method.

Steam cleaning gets deep into the carpet pile, killing germs, extracting dirt and restoring the appearance of the carpet. This undertaking takes time and adds expense, but by finding the optimal frequency for deep cleaning carpets, this expense will not only improve the appearance of the carpets and therefore your office, but will also extend the lifespan of the carpet reducing the need for costly refits.

How often should office carpets be steam cleaned:

  • Areas that receive high traffic should receive steam cleaning every 6 to 12 months
  • Other carpeted areas should receive steam cleaning every 1 to 2 years

If you feel that your office carpets are looking a bit dull and uncared for, please contact us for help and impartial advice.