How to Keep White Carpets White

White carpet with a large red stain.

White or light coloured carpets make any space look bigger, brighter, and more inviting. However, if those carpets get stained or dingy, it reflects poorly on your business. Here are our best tips on keeping your white carpets their whitest.

Clean Up Spills Immediately

Spills will happen, there’s no way around it. But if you get to them as soon as they happen, it will be much easier to clean them up and prevent a permanent stain. Keep spot remover on hand and clean up any spills right away, before they dry into the carpet fibres.

Dab, Don’t Rub

When you are cleaning spills, it is important to use a dabbing motion as opposed to a rubbing motion. Rubbing can just grind the mess deeper into the carpet, whereas dabbing gently will pick it up and remove it.

Get Your Carpet Cleaned Once a Year

Having your carpet professionally steam cleaned annually plays a major part in keeping it looking its best. Steam cleaning gets deep into the carpet fibres to remove the most difficult stains and debris.

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Keep a Good Doormat at the Entrance

Good, sturdy doormats located at every entrance to your building go a long way in keeping your carpets looking like new. Most of what messes up your carpet is tracked in on peoples’ shoes, so if you can cut that off at the source, you’re doing your carpet a big favour.

Vacuum Regularly

Vacuuming your carpet regularly gets rid of loose dirt and debris on the carpet’s surface. If you do not vacuum regularly, that dirt and debris will make its way deeper into the carpet where it will be much harder to remove and will cause discolouration. Making time to vacuum every week is tough and you’ll probably end up skipping it or not doing a thorough job. The best way to ensure a properly vacuumed carpet is to hire a commercial cleaner on a regular basis.

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