As a business owner, you know the importance of keeping your office and store space clean. Unfortunately, you may not always have the expertise to deal with some of the problems that can arise. For example, if it's been a while since the carpets have been cleaned in your building, you might be thinking about renting a cleaner and doing it yourself. Before you jump in, here's a look at a few things you should know.
More Chemicals Won't Always Result in a Better Clean
You might think that a problem area isn't coming clean because it just needs more cleaner. The truth is, most carpet cleaning solutions are made to be at their most effective when mixed according to the instructions and used appropriately. If you have a stain that won't come out, one of two things is likely the source of the problem. You're either using the wrong chemical for that type of stain or you need a professional with a hot water extractor to get it out. Commercial carpet cleaning companies have the tools and equipment necessary to deal with trouble areas.
You'll Need To Be Selective if Your Carpet Has a Warranty
Using the wrong chemicals to clean your carpet could potentially cost you coverage under the warranty. This is particularly true if you have a stain-resistant carpet, because the chemicals in some cleaners may actually destroy the stain resistant chemistry of the carpet fibers. For that reason, it's in your best interest to make sure that you're using a carpet cleaning solution that's designed for the type of carpet that you own. The pH rating of the cleaner is an important consideration. The carpets that you installed should have a standard pH recommendation for cleaning solutions, and you'll want to choose a cleaner that is within that pH recommendation when properly mixed.
The best way to make sure that you're not using the wrong cleaner is to work with a commercial carpet cleaning company. Not only will they be able to help you choose the right cleaning solution to use on your carpets, they'll also take away the stress of having to try to do all of the work on your own. All you'll have to do is make sure that you clear everything out of the space before they come. Most cleaning companies can take care of the carpet when you close for the day, and the carpets will be dry by morning. For even more buffer, have it done on a weekend when you won't be open for a couple of days.