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3 Best Practices For Cleaning Your Commercial Carpeting

Learn about the three best practices for cleaning your commercial carpeting.

Learn about the three best practices for cleaning your commercial carpeting.

The carpet in your office provides a nice design element and a comfortable workspace for employees, but it also gathers dirt and pollutants each day. It’s essential to clean your office’s carpets regularly to ensure they remain healthy and clean for occupants. Continue reading to learn about the importance of cleanings and three best practices for your commercial carpeting.


Regular vacuuming is one of the best practices for cleaning the carpet in your commercial building, as it is effective and low-cost. However, it is essential to use the right type of vacuum for the carpet material. It is also necessary to have the proper technique- vacuum slowly over the carpet in both east to west and north to south directions.

Depending on the amount of traffic an area gets, you may need to vacuum once a day or once a week. For example, the entryway and ground floor halls will have the most foot traffic and should be vacuumed every day. General offices or corridors with less traffic can be cleaned three to four times a week, and low traffic areas such as a conference room can be vacuumed about once a week.

Spot Cleaning

In addition to the general vacuuming to remove dirt, commercial carpets also need occasional spot cleanings. Individual stains can diminish the life of a carpet, and getting out stains can be difficult. The best way to prevent serious stains is to spot clean, as the sooner you can treat the stain, the better your chances are at removing it. Be sure to schedule professional janitorial services for your building to remove heavier stains and for preventative maintenance.

Preventative Cleaning

Vacuuming and spot cleaning are important, but the best method for keeping a commercial carpet maintained is to have a preventative cleaning program. The idea of a preventative cleaning program is to invest in having your carpet cleaned often so it will always remain in good shape, and save you money from expensive restorative cleanings. Once again, the frequency of preventative cleanings will vary based on traffic; heavy traffic areas should get cleanings once or twice a month, or 12 to 24 times a year, medium traffic areas should be cleaned quarterly, and lighter traffic areas can be cleaned once or twice a year.

For all of your commercial carpet cleaning needs, call Absolute Supply and Services for our janitorial services! We offer preventative maintenance and regular cleanings for many types of facilities including schools, restaurants, offices, private buildings, government buildings, warehouses, apartments, manufacturing facilities, and more.

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