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Avoid Damaging Your Office Carpet With These Expert Tips

Carpet looks great in your workplace and feels comfortable underfoot, but it comes with a big downside—one accidental spill can leave a nasty, hard-to-remove stain.

“No big deal, this won’t be hard to get out,” you may think after spilling your morning coffee all over the floor.

It seems everyone has their remedy for getting rid of carpet stains, using anything from baking soda and shaving cream to renting a carpet cleaner from a local store and everything in between. While some of these homemade solutions can certainly help get rid of stains (if performed right), it’s better to trust the experts for a truly effective deep cleaning. Here’s why:


Likelihood of Office Stains

Your commercial office is a busy place. If it is anything like ours, the pace and daily foot traffic are heavy.  Normal wear and tear is bad enough, causing your carpets to look dirty and dingy.  And that high pace, unfortunately, comes with a higher chance of drops and spills.

You may not be able to keep up with the number of stains on your own. Just when you think you’ve gotten rid of one carpet stain, another will appear – almost as if you are playing a game of whack-a-mole. If you’re trying to tackle a carpet that already has several stains, or is marred with heavy foot traffic, then you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you.


Cleaning Stains Is Time Consuming

Finding the time to purge your office carpet of stains during the 9 to 5 grind can be difficult, especially if you have big assignments stacked up and important meetings to attend.

Depending on the severity of the stains, getting rid of them with DIY methods might not be as simple or quick as dabbing them with a white cloth and using Red Out, or other everyday solutions such as white vinegar, dish soap with water, or club soda. Deep stains may take hours and several rounds of treatment to disappear, and it can be hard to carve out time during your work day to focus on this when you have more pressing things to work on.

Removing some stains might even require you to move around furniture or prevent employees from stepping in the affected area(s) for a little while, which can interrupt your office’s productivity. And who wants to be stuck at the office cleaning stains after hours?


You Might Make It Worse

No matter how detailed those Internet DIY instructions are, attempting to clean your carpet on your own could result in a worse stain.

You could make the common mistake of rubbing the stain instead of dabbing, which just pushes your stain deeper into the carpet. Alternatively, you might find a set of less-than-trustworthy instructions online and use a solution that only damages your carpet more.

Unless you’ve received the same training as carpet professionals and know how best to tackle carpet stain removals inside and out, your carpet problem might just get bigger if you try to fix it on your own.

When you hire an established, reputable and certified carpet cleaning company, these trained professionals will know the right process that needs to be used to clean your carpets and remove those pesky stains properly.

They will also provide recommendations to properly maintain your carpets as proper maintenance is a key to keeping your carpets clean, minimizing the impact of stains, and looking their best.  These maintenance packages will also help keep your carpets healthy by extracting all the dirt and debris trapped deep within your carpet fibers, which can be cause for health concerns if not properly removed.


Trust the Professionals for Your Commercial Office Carpet Cleaning

If your office or commercial space in Northern Virginia or Washington DC needs carpet cleaning, contact Mister Kleen! Since 1976, Mister Kleen continues to serve the DC metro region with expert commercial and high-security carpet cleaning services.

Mister Kleen can apply a variety of carpet cleaning methods to get rid of stubborn stains and restore your carpet, and their highly trained and skilled carpet cleaning technicians are dedicated to customer satisfaction and attention to detail.

In addition, Mister Kleen is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). This certificate is earned through study, experience and successful completion of formal, written examinations, and maintained by completing continuing education credits.

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Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services. 

Carpet Cleaning DC and Northern VA | Now is the Time for a Spring Cleaning

Spring is here. Now is the perfect time to schedule a spring cleaning of your carpets.

While the appearance of your carpets matters, it is also important that you restoratively clean your carpets to ensure your indoor environment is as healthy as can be. This means making sure your carpets are properly cleaned and extracted of all the winter salt, sand, dirt and debris that is currently trapped within their fibers, which will continue to pollute your environment if not removed.

Not sure which company to hire to restoratively clean your carpets? Here are three questions to have answered before hiring a carpet cleaning company.


What about the process to use when cleaning your carpets?

Wet cleaning via hot water extraction is the preferable option to go with if you haven’t had your carpets cleaned in a while. With this method, a hot water cleaning solution under high pressure is forced into the carpet and then extracted immediately back out of your carpet. This process can be performed using either a portable machine or truck mount.

If you have carpet tiles or sensitive wiring underneath your carpet, then it is recommended that you go with a low moisture encapsulation (LME) method.

The LME method is a newer technology in which encapsulation carpet chemicals are manufactured with ingredients that do not leave a harmful sticky residue on the carpet. They also have a crystalline polymer included that is designed to trap and hold any remaining soil that is left behind in the cleaning process. When the carpet dries, the crystalline and soil are vacuumed up during the next dry cycle.

The LME method is also recommended to be a good interim cleaning/maintenance process in between hot water extraction cleanings. Encapsulation cleaning keeps carpets cleaner for longer periods of time compared to other methods, and this method also avoids the drying time of carpet extractions as carpets can be immediately walked on.


Other options to consider can include:

Cylindrical Cleaning: A less aggressive process for short piled carpets using a cylindrical coil rotary brush designed to extract lint and debris.

Rotary and Extraction Cleaning: Using this method, matted stains are easily deep cleaned and restored as special rotary extraction power heads are used to remove all remaining residue. Ultimately, the rotary and extractions method can be an excellent choice when seeking to restore heavily soiled carpets back to their original condition.

Dry Cleaning: Also known as “very low moisture” (VLM) systems, as an absorbent (often a biodegradable compound) is evenly spread over carpets then brushed or scrubbed in. When using this method, carpets can be cleaned during business hours as they dry quicker. Also, the dry cleaning and VLM system is less labor intensive and better for the environment as trips to the janitor’s closet to fill and dump water are no longer needed.

Of course, it is always recommended that you seek professional advice from a reputable and certified company of which process to use to avoid these common eight (8) mistakes, which can destroy your carpets.

If at any time you would like some free expert advice, feel free to contact us to help you determine which process is best to use for your carpets. We can also provide you a free quote.


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Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.