Office Carpet Cleaning – How Often?

Something to consider when you have a busy office place is how often you should get the carpets cleaned. As it differs quite a lot from a home as an office will get thousands of times more foot traffic.

What it really comes down to is usage. If you have store rooms with carpets but for the most part they never get opened as they are just storage so people don’t go in very often. Then the carpets might new have to be cleaned unless there is a spill of some kind.

On the other had the main office area need more care and attention with regular carpet cleaning. Here is a recommended schedule based on office size.

The measurements below are just for the actual office area that staff take up. This does not include meetings room, the reception area and and other space in the office.

Under 100sq Feet

If you only have a small office with a few staff then you can get away with a weekly clean of the carpets by a professional office carpet cleaning company. As long as the staff are proactive on cleaning up their own mess that they create.

For example if a packet of cookies ends up on the floor then there should be a small vacuum cleaner on hand to deal with all the crumbs.

200sq to 400sq Feet

If you have a larger office of up to 400sq ft then it’s recommended to get a professional company in to clean the carpets twice per week. The more people you have the more mess gets made. And especially the mess that you can’t really see with your your eyes.

Such as the build up of dust and all the germs that get brought in with peoples shoes from outside.

400sq Feet and above

Once you have an office space that is 400sq ft and above you really need a janitorial company to be doing your carpets every night after your staff have gone home.

The build up of dirt and grim will not go unnoticed if you are not cleaning the carpets daily. Plus if you don’t do a nightly clean all the other things in the office will pile up such as the bins next to employee desk and kitchen. This is not a good look on management.

And finally one other thing to consider if deep steam cleaning. Most offices can get away with deep steam cleaning every three months. But this totally depends on your office. It’s best to discuss this with your commercial cleaning company and also check your rental contract to see what the contract states also.

You might need to deep steam clean monthly or you might be able to get away with it on a a quarterly basis.