The carpets in your office can offer some sense of comfort and serve as a pleasant aesthetic addition to your workspace. Unfortunately, there are times when carpet cleaning can feel like a tedious chore and it becomes more of a challenge if you’ve got other important stuff to do. But, even if you do your best to keep your carpets clean, there will always come a point when tidying up is simply no longer enough.
Buying new office carpets are a big investment and this is a decision that you don’t just do on a whim. What are the telltale signs that it is about time for you to let go of your carpets?
Did your employees start to get allergies when they often don’t in the past? Although there is always the possibility of seasonal allergies, constant exposure to different allergens like dust, pollen, dirt, and others can agitate the sense of your employees or what can be considered as allergies.
You might not even know it but these allergens might be thriving in your office carpets. So, make sure you give your carpets a thorough inspection once allergies become a constant problem in your workplace.
High-Traffic Wear and Tear
High-traffic spots in the office will wear out your carpets sooner compared to those with lesser foot action. You can always change some of these traffic patterns but people will always look for paths with the least resistance as part of human nature.
Once you see your office carpets starting to fade or there are already holes that wear through, you know that it is time for you to buy new carpets. You can replace the entire carpet or only the parts in high traffic areas.
Padding is the reason why your carpets are so soft to walk on. Without this, your carpet will be nothing but a simple and plain layer of fabric. The problem here is that this padding can get ruined or damaged without affecting the carpet itself. If a liquid leak occurs, this might not be visible on the carpet but might affect the padding. In fact, mold may appear once the padding has gone bad. Watch out for signs of wrinkled carpet or unevenness to determine if there are possible padding issues.
People in the office are bound to spill coffee, soda, or water on the floor. Although a spill or two might not mean the end of the world, you need to soak up these spills at the soonest time possible. If moisture exists longer in and under your carpet, it increases the chance of developing mold. And even if you manage to pull the liquid off the carpet, there will still be stains and stains never look great.
Now, you don’t really need to smell the carpets but once you notice some areas in your office with a weird stench, this can be because of your flooring. Old carpets with too many spills can give off a general bad smell. An earthy and pungent smell might be because of mold. If the stench doesn’t go away whatever you do, it is time to get a new replacement.
The experts at Courtesy Building Services Inc. offer professional carpet cleaning to help ensure that your carpets will look, feel, and smell great for a long time.