If you are looking for professional office cleaners you will find there are a lot of carpet cleaning companies out there. Read the adverts and you notice none of them will suggest they are the second best cleaners. Why would they? But by following the tips we give later in the article you will discover how to find the right carpet cleaner to fit your needs.
There are several different methods of cleaning carpets each with distinct advantages but can also have some disadvantages as well. You will need to consider the type of carpet to be cleaned and then look at the method of cleaning being suggested to you by the different cleaning companies. For example a dry extraction machine will use chemical detergents, often in powder form, which will react with the stain and free up the small globules from the carpet fibres which can then be safely and easily vacuumed up afterwards.
Cleaners also sometimes opt to use a wet clean (sometimes sold as “steam cleaning” but usually just hot water) which involves spraying a diluted chemical extraction fluid under pressure deep into the fibres. The area will then be massaged by the hand-held lance or the metal bars of the machine to enable the cleaning chemical to bind around the dirt and allow it to be vacuumed out. Introducing a water spray like this will often result in a far deeper clean but leaves the carpet slightly damp and introduces risk of carpet shrinkage.
You should always get estimates from a few carpet cleaning companies. I know some companies will put all estimates into price order then delete both the highest price and the lowest price. The problem is of course you may be mixing up apples and oranges and throwing out two cleans which would be ideal for your carpet clean. Instead ask about methods being used and why they have chosen to use that particular method on your office carpet. Also check out what chemicals they are using. Always ask for copies of safety data sheets they can’t supply they are not the professionals you are looking for. Ask about how long the clean will take and how soon afterwards you can use the room. Find out about furniture removals as well.
You should always check out who is coming into your home or office. Not all cleaning companies carry out reference checks on employees. Ask about public liability insurance and employee cover. If they make a mistake on your premises you need to know about who is liable for compensation. Quality professional carpet cleaners will not be afraid to show you a copy of the insurance certificate.
Follow the above tips, and you’ll have no problems with finding the right carpet cleaner.
Many of your staff may suffer from allergy problems without knowing about it. That dirty carpet could be holding dust mites and allergies that make them sick and unable to work at full capacity. The cleaning of the office carpet may result in higher productivity so it could pay for itself in work done afterwards.
The author Ron Thomson works as the National Quality Manager for Clean Care Scotland one of the largest Scottish Commercial Cleaning Companies providing contract cleaning services to restaurants, retail stores, offices as well as some health groups. In addition he is teh Area Manager for Aberdeen Office Cleaning and one of the co-authors of the book “Floor Care Is Not Just Floor Cleaning”