The Best Way to Clean Commercial CarpetingKeeping your carpet clean at your place of business is not done just for aesthetics. And it’s not done just for marketing, although a spic and span premises will make you look good and your customers take you seriously. Keeping your carpeting clean should be a business decision for the simple reason that clean carpet lasts longer. Carpeting that gets dirty and stays dirty for long periods deteriorates faster.

Here are a few ways you can keep your clean carpet clean and make it last twice as long:

Vacuum it

With commercial carpets getting dusted with dirt and debris so often—especially in high-traffic areas— we recommend carpet to be vacuumed daily. Once a week is not enough although that’s what many businesses do. If you can’t do it every day, then at least do it two or three times per week.

Regular vacuuming is one of the most effective (and cost-effective) ways of removing dirt from your carpeting. The truth is that you can get most of the dirt out of your carpet by just vacuuming it daily. Wet dirt from the day will dry out and can be vacuumed away.

Use Mats Where Needed

In especially high-traffic areas, use mats. Good mats will help to remove most of the dirt from the soles of shoes before they track it onto the carpet. And it’s very simple to clean your mats—many of them can just be hosed off outside and laid flat to dry.

Preventive Maintenance Program

No matter how much you vacuum, and how many mats you have, eventually your carpeting will need to be cleaned. Unscheduled downtime to keep your carpet clean can ruin your bottom line. Having a plan in place for consistent spot cleaning and deep cleaning is essential.

Taking proper care of your carpeting is a necessity. Always check the instructions regarding your specific carpeting because some carpeting—wool—for example, might require something different. Depending on your foot traffic, you might want to do this as often as once a month. For moderate foot traffic, plan to have your carpet cleaned at least once or twice a year.

At Eagle Mat Floor & Products, we offer full-service carpet cleaning and maintenance. It’s easy to contact us, and we’re happy to help. You can always call us at (301) 762-2000 or email us at for more information.