What Is The Difference Between Commercial And Domestic Carpet Cleaning?

The difference between commercial and residential carpet cleaning can be confusing at the best of times. What’s the difference between office carpet and the carpet you have at home? Shouldn’t they be the same because they are both just carpet? There are small differences between how the carpet is constructed, what sort of wear and tear the carpet goes through, and how the carpet needs to be maintained. All of this means that how commercial carpet is cleaned is different to how residential carpet is cleaned.

Difference In The Carpet Itself

Commercial Carpet Residential Carpet
Harder texture Softer texture
Darker colour Lighter colour
Less cushion More cushion
Weaker noise reduction Stronger noise reduction
Lower susceptibility to wear and tear Higher susceptibility to wear and tear

Commercial Carpet Cleaning Melbourne

Because of the nature of office carpet, the maintenance of the carpet will be significantly more involved than your house carpet. Even though office carpet is more durable and stain resistant, the increase in foot traffic and use means that office carpet will need to be cleaned more often. While residential carpets only need to be vacuumed once a week, office carpets are expected to be vacuumed once a day, or even between shifts if the carpet experiences very high loads.

For a professional cleaning, residential carpet only requires one every year, provided there are no unexpected stains. However, for office carpet, you can expect to need a cleaning once every 6 months, or even once every quarter if the use is especially high.

What Does A Professional Cleaning Company Do For A Carpet That I Can’t Do?

While a vacuum may be able to clear the carpet of surface particles, you will need professional carpet services to clear the carpet of deeper sitting oil, and dirt residue. This is usually done through carpet steam cleaning.

Carpet Steam Cleaning

This process involves spraying high pressure hot water into the carpet, and then letting the water bind with the dirt and grime particles. The water is then sucked out taking the dirt with it. This cleaning method leaves the carpet wet for between 12 and 24 hours. To remove oily stains, the carpet is pre-treated with cleaning solvents which breaks down these oily particles which can be dissolved in the steam cleaning process.

Commercial Cleaning Services Melbourne CBD

If you are looking for commercial cleaning services in Melbourne CBD and surrounds, call 0411 094 727. Ivory cleaning services has many years of experience working in a commercial setting, cleaning offices, showrooms, car dealerships and buildings. Our technicians are fully trained and insured and use the latest cleaning equipment and industry-tested products.