When you work in an office with lots of people who eat lunch, drink coffee, and walk over the carpet in their dirty shoes, you are bound to be spending time cleaning up carpet stains. When things are spilled on the carpet and not cleaned up immediately, the stain can set and be difficult or impossible to remove, even with commercial carpet cleaning. You can’t wait for your cleaning service to come and take care of stains, you’ve got to know what to do when they happen to reduce the damage to your carpet and flooring. Check out what you can do about the top three carpet stains you’re likely to see in the office.
- Blood-While we don’t ever want to think about someone getting hurt at work, it happens. From serious injuries to small papercuts or spontaneous nose bleeds, blood can easily drip onto the carpet and stain. Make sure that cleanup includes wearing gloves and that cold water, not hot, is used. Cold water ensures the blood does not clot and permeate the carpet fibers. You can spray dish detergent such as Dawn onto the stain and then use a paper towel or rag to blot the stain out. Commercial carpet cleaning may be necessary for large area stains involving blood.
- Coffee- Nearly all your coworkers probably have coffee, tea, or soda on their desks, and all three of these drinks can leave unsightly stains on the carpet. Use a towel to blot up the spill right away and then spray the stain with a non-bleach detergent or vinegar and water mixture and scrub the stain out with a new towel.
- Mud-When your employees and coworkers come into the office with wet, muddy shoes, they could be leaving stains all over the carpets. Mud stains are reasonably easy to clean up and need a towel and non-bleach detergent; however, consistent commercial carpet cleaning can also help mitigate stains from mud tracked in on shoes.
Commercial carpet cleaning is essential for businesses because companies like ServiceMaster have high quality, janitorial supplies that can power through any stain or grime to keep your carpets and flooring looking brand new.
When you’re ready to set an appointment for commercial carpet cleaning, call ServiceMaster of Greater Pittsburgh today at 412-419-3253