In our last post, we talked a lot about the dreaded dirt. We discussed some of the more or less known facts, such as the one that one tablespoon of soil has more organisms in it than there are people on earth. Or, did you know that there are five thousand different types of bacteria in one gram of soil? Sounds almost unbelievable, right?
When you start to think about it, dirt is actually all around us and there is almost no way to try and avoid it. We also discussed how dirt, in general, affects our time spent in the office on a daily basis. It affects the air quality, which can provoke different health issues, but it also diminishes the way your working area looks. These were all general impressions and views, but today would be the right time to be more specific and look what the dirt does to one of the essential elements of each office – carpets.
As we are all aware of, good looking carpets can make or break the overall look of the office. What your choice of carpeting would be depends entirely on you and your preferences; the choice is almost limitless. There are so many shapes, sizes, colors and fabrics to choose from, and we won’t try to advise you on this one. The one thing we can say is to try and look at your office space objectively – how many people (both employees and visitors) are there every day, how much space you have, how much you want to invest into cleaning. What is the look you are going for? Is it more modern and sleek? Do you want to have a classic look to it? Or maybe you want your office to have more of a retro vibe? These are all the choices you have to make before committing to your office carpets.
Once you’ve made the decision and introduced your brand new carpets to your working area, what is your next step? We’ll, of course, allow you to take some well-deserved time and admire how a single carpet can completely change the office atmosphere. They really do bring something special to the table, we must agree. Carpets can make the entire office look more professional and polished, and who wouldn’t want that?
But, hey, now that the first moment of admiration is gone is there anything we should worry about? Why, of course, there is, there has to be something, right? So, what it is? It’s our dreaded friend, the dirt.
You know we’re going to present you with some facts, so here they are:
Carpets can hold as much as four times their weight in dirt, and possibly even more! There had to be an exclamation point at the end of this last sentence because it really is an astounding fact. Now just imagine how dirt in all shapes and forms our office carpets hide. Our office carpets can hold everything from dust mites, hair, dead skin cells, dust, bacteria, and mold to food crumbs and drink spills. Bare in mind that a lot of people working in offices usually drink and eat at their desks and cubicles, which can highly contribute to the amount of dirt kept in carpets. As we’ve previously said, the dirt can be quite a health risk, as it will affect the quality of air, especially for people prone to allergies, as most of the dirt consists of allergens.
Of course, there is a solution some office managers resort to – just go and move upholstery around to try and hide stains and dirt. As you might guess, that wouldn’t be our first option. So, as our title today says, carpets can start out as a superhero and go straight to zero. But, what can we do to reverse the cycle and get them from zero to superhero?
Each carpet starts its life cycle as a superhero – clean, shiny and sparkly. But, as the time goes on and our superhero engages in many battles against the dirt, it may win some and lose some. Still, even a superhero needs a sidekick, right? And, in our case, that sidekick comes in the form of professional cleaning service. So, it’s not one sidekick, it’s an entire army of them! A boost of help and energy every couple of months can make a huge difference in the before and after of office carpets.
So, what can we do to help our superheroes? First and most important, you should find some well-experienced Commercial Carpet Cleaning Provider. They can assess and determine the right cleaning solution for your office carpets. In our fight against dirt, there are three main ways to go – deep extraction cleaning for heavy soil, interim cleaning for moderate soil and low moisture cleaning for light soil. Depending on the state your carpet is in, the technician of your choice will decide which one to choose and how to proceed. The best thing for you would be to have a consultation and for them to come and inspect the space. After that, you will be able to come up with a battle plan, or in other words, with a cleaning schedule for your office. Trust your sidekicks, as they will know what is best for your office and how to battle in the best and most efficient way possible.
What will all this planning and organizing do for your carpets? Well, you must keep in mind that the state of your carpets lays in the amount of care they are receiving. Even a superhero could use some help and care from time to time, don’t you agree? So, what are you waiting for? Take charge and help out our superheroes a bit, they deserve it! Find the right sidekick army and prepare for the battle against dirt and all that comes with it. Your carpets will appreciate it, in the long run, you can trust on this one. To the battlefield!