The importance of regular carpet cleaning in offices and workplaces

As winter approaches, offices and workplaces become busier as staff spend more time indoors. While carpets add warmth and aesthetic appeal to commercial spaces, they can also host a range of allergens, bacteria, and contaminants that may affect indoor air quality and the overall appearance of the space. Regular carpet cleaning, versus ‘spot cleaning’, is essential for maintaining a healthy and professional environment in offices and workplaces.

The hidden ‘bacterial jungle’ in your carpet

Unbeknown to many, a ‘bacterial jungle’ can be hiding in your office carpets and can contribute to poor air quality, posing potential health risks to employees. Carpets that are not regularly cleaned can contribute to the buildup of airborne pollutants, including allergens and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), affecting the overall indoor air quality in commercial spaces.

Skin flakes and dust mites

Dust, grit, and debris accumulate in commercial carpet fibres

The average person sheds approximately 1.5 million skin flakes per hour. In a commercial environment, this accumulation can provide a food source for dust mites, leading to the development of allergens that can trigger respiratory issues and allergies among employees.

Mould and mildew

Damp or wet carpeting in offices can become a breeding ground for mould and mildew, including Stachybotrys chartarum (also known as toxic black mould), if not cleaned by trained professionals. Mould spores can become airborne and circulate throughout the workspace, potentially causing respiratory problems and allergic reactions.

Bacterial contamination

Carpets can harbour a significant amount of bacteria, with studies indicating that they can contain up to 200,000 bacteria per square inch including pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella. With high foot traffic and various activities taking place, regular cleaning of commercial carpets is essential to maintain a hygienic environment and protect employee health.

A clean and hygienic workspace also contributes to employee well-being and morale. Employees are more likely to feel valued and motivated in a clean environment, leading to increased productivity and job satisfaction.

Protecting your investment and prolonging carpet life

Carpets in commercial spaces endure the daily accumulation of abrasive particles, sunlight exposure, and lingering odours which can cause premature wear and tear, and shorten its lifespan.

Abrasive particles

Dust, grit, and debris accumulate in commercial carpet fibres, leading to premature wear and tear. Regular cleaning removes these abrasive particles, extending the lifespan of the carpet and preserving its appearance.

Colour fading

Sunlight and foot traffic can cause carpet colours to fade over time. Professional cleaning helps to remove dirt and debris that contribute to colour fading, keeping your commercial space looking vibrant and professional.

Odour elimination

Carpets can absorb and trap odours from spills, food, and everyday activities. Professional cleaning removes odour-causing particles, leaving your office or workplace smelling fresh and inviting.

Investing in regular professional cleaning can lead to cost savings in the long run by maintaining the carpet’s integrity and appearance, extending your carpet’s lifespan and protecting against premature deterioration. Additionally, maintaining a clean and well-maintained workspace can enhance the overall value of your commercial property.

Advanced carpet cleaning for healthier workplaces

At CrestClean, we understand the unique cleaning challenges faced by offices and workplaces. Our team of qualified and highly trained professionals are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to tackle a wide range of commercial carpet cleaning requirements.

Carpet cleaning professional outside service van
CrestClean’s carpet cleaning service uses advanced hot water extraction

Unlike carpet cleaners that employ inferior dry methods using powders and chemicals, which can leave behind detergent residues that attract dirt, CrestClean utilises a powerful hot water extraction process.

This advanced method injects hot water deep into the carpet fibres, followed by immediate extraction to eliminate street dirt, debris and pollens, thereby reducing allergens. Hot water effectively removes dirt from the carpet fibres, leaving them warm and facilitating quick drying.

CrestClean’s carpet cleaning service has third party accreditation from Environmental Choice, which independently audits products and services to verify they meet its environmental standards.

Crest Commercial Cleaning Ltd

P O Box 740
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand
Telephone: +64-3-477 1126


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