Cleaning your carpet

The beauty and lifespan of your carpet depend on the care it receives. Proper cleaning will keep your carpet looking great for its full lifetime, help improve your indoor air quality and keep your carpet warranties intact. Cleaning your carpet properly is easier than most people thing. All it takes is a little knowledge about how to select the right carpet cleaning products and most appropriate method for cleaning your carpet.

Regular vacuuming is very important to the life of commercial carpet tiles. Remember, a quick once over is almost useless. Take long slow steady passes over the carpet to pick up loose particles and debris. Leaving them behind causes damage to the fibers and shortens the life of the tiles. High-traffic areas need to be vacuumed every day, moderate traffic areas should be vacuumed two to three times a week, and perimeter and edges should be addressed weekly.

Preventive measurements

React quickly when a spill occurs. Gently blot any surface liquid immediately. Do not allow a spill to become a stain. Here are some further tips to help preserve the life of the tiles, decreasing the need for early replacement

1. Use protective mats by entrances to absorb excess liquid and dirt.
2. Use a cloth or sponge to apply solvents or solutions.
3. Treat spots working from the outside towards the middle.
4. Rinse the spot after using a water-based solvent.
5. Remove ink with water followed by a solvent spot remover.
6. Remove coffee with a warm mild detergent solution first, then use a solvent spot remover.
7. Remember, the tile can always be lifted out of place rinsed off and returned.
8. Use protective mats by entrances to absorb excess liquid and dirt.

Professional cleaning advantages

Professional carpet cleaners are most probably a great choice for your carpet tiles. Their cleaning equipment has more extraction power than the rental units available to individuals, and the carpet should dry more quickly. When carpet is cleaned you basically have hot water being forced onto the carpet. True professionals also understand the equipment, know the proper cleaning measurements for the situation at hand, and recognize the differences in fibers and carpet construction.