How to Clean Office Rugs (Without the Hassle)!

Ah, rugs. Rugs make a room look more cohesive, especially if it has hard floors. Offices are increasingly opting for hard floors, especially those newly constructed commercial spaces.

The rugs are wonderful. No, seriously! They add comfort and warmth to a floor that would otherwise be harsh. They can help improve focus and comfort by absorbing high-frequency sounds that are reflected off hard floors. These are also cheaper than a carpet, and they can be easily changed.

Office rugs are subjected to a great deal of abuse due to the constant movement and arrival of employees. A clean carpet may be a distant thought when the rains begin to fall and the weather changes. Cleaning office rugs is important because grime can cause illness and look bad.

We’ll go over some basic office rug care tips, including how to clean your office rugs and when it’s best to hire a professional.

Rug care: daily routine

Let’s talk about the maintenance of your office rugs before we get into the details. Here are some tips to help you avoid the vacuum cleaner sucking!

Vacuum them regularly

Vacuuming regularly is essential for rug care. Vacuum cleaners can eat up the rug if they are not careful.

You’ll understand if you’ve tried to vacuum a rug on your own. Even the weakest vacuum cleaners can lift the edges and make cleaning difficult. If you own one of the rotary-headed vacuum cleaners for pet hair, then tasseled rugs and high-pile ones will be chewed to pieces.

What is the secret to easy rug vacuuming? Commercial vacuums have different settings for different pile lengths and textures. Set the vacuum cleaner head higher if you have one. It will make things easier.

If not, don’t worry. Here are some tips:

  • Remove the rotary Tool

Use a plain fixture if your vacuum cleaner, such as some Dysons or Sharks, has a rotating head. This works well on rugs that have tassels.

  • Vacuum away from the body.

Vacuuming outwards can solve most of your suction problems, chewing problems, and lifting issues.

Standing with one foot on the edge of your rug, vacuum inwards while stepping outwards with the other. Instead of pulling the vacuum back, which will cause lifting, continue over the edge. Repeat from the opposite end.

  • Use a beater

If you don’t like any of these ideas, then just beat the rug! You can also use cricket bats. It is more efficient than vacuuming and removing dust and dirt. Be careful not to damage the carpet or yourself!

Protect your most frequently used areas.

Rug protectors can be used to reduce wear and tear. They can make your rug cleaner and last longer, but they also look unattractive and undo the work your rug did in the beginning. These plastic covers might be useful for a season or when the weather is prone to making your rug a mess.

How to deep-clean a rug

Your office rugs will not stay in top condition with just daily cleaning and vacuuming. Over time, dirt and stains can accumulate. When they do, you’ll need to perform a thorough cleaning.

You need to identify the rug’s material before you begin deep cleaning. Wool, nylon, and polyester synthetic fibers and blends are all common materials. You can learn more about the cleaning requirements for each material by reading the label.

Woolen carpets and rugs are very durable and soft but require gentle care. For deep cleaning, it’s best to contact a carpet cleaning service. Harsh chemicals, excessive moisture, and heat can damage wool.

Synthetic rugs are much more tolerant. Depending on how dirty or stained they are, you can clean them effectively with DIY methods. You can use a wet/dry vacuum and carpet shampoo to clean your rug. But be sure only to use products suitable for the material. If in doubt, check the label on your rug.

Step 1: Prepare

Vacuum (or beat) your rug thoroughly to remove any surface dirt or dust. Follow the instructions on the label to prepare the carpet shampoo.

Step 2: Test, test, test…

Do a spot test on an inconspicuous part of the rug before applying the shampoo. This will ensure that it won’t discolor or cause damage.

Step 3: Lather Up

Apply the shampoo gently to the surface of the rug using a scrub brush. Scrub the shampoo into your carpet. Attention should be paid to areas that are stained or dirty.

Step 4: Rinse

Rinse thoroughly the rug with clean water, removing all shampoo residue. Avoid over-wetting the carpet – this can cause the wet/dry vacuum to have difficulty working and may lead to mold and mildew. Use a squeegee to remove excess water.

Step 5: Drying

Let the rug dry completely before returning it to the office.

Professional rug cleaning

You could hire a commercial cleaning service that will do this all for you. This is the best option for highly soiled or fragile rugs. These situations require expertise, equipment, and knowledge. The Abbey Cleaning Service has all three.

Commercial carpet and rug cleaning

The Abbey Cleaning Service in Cardiff is a professional team of office cleaners. We are well-equipped to clean office carpets, including rugs.


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