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Office Carpet Cleaning Saves You Money!

One of the most popular types of flooring material for office buildings is carpet, but it’s not the type of carpeting typically found in homes—like plush pile, shag or woven. These options are ideal for average residential use, as they are intended more for comfort in low-key environments. Work environments are a different type of animal; the heavy foot traffic nature of commercial buildings calls for a lower-profile, thicker industrial carpet material designed to stand up to regular use and extra abuse.

From the soles of footwear to wheeled carts to food and drink spills, your office carpets are put through the wringer day in and day out. This is inevitable. Since these things cannot be avoided, it’s up to you to be extra attentive to the appearance of your office or retail space.

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Professional carpet cleaners can help. Sure, this service is another business expense, but it will save you a lot of money in the long run. Here’s how office carpet cleaning can actually save your business money.

 

 


Positive Impressions

The biggest benefit of choosing to hire a professional carpet cleaning company for regular services is that it can help boost the appearance of your commercial space. Whether you own a hotel, office building or retail establishment, the success of your business depends on returning customers or clients. People are more likely to frequent places that are clean than places with dirty or stained carpets.

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Prevent Wear and Damage
Cleaning plays a big role in preventing wear and damage to your commercial carpets. Carpets that are not cleaned at regular intervals will start to look dirty and unhygienic. The longer you let your carpets go without cleaning, the sooner they’ll need to be replaced, and maintaining your carpets is much more cost-effective in the long run than having to pay for replacement carpeting prematurely.

Supplies Not Needed
As a business owner, you have all sorts of different expenses to include in your budget, such as employee payroll, utilities, computers and office maintenance. You don’t need to add on the cost of carpet cleaning supplies and equipment. If you decide to hire an in-house cleaning team, that’s an additional expense for your business. However, if you call professional carpet cleaners only when you need the carpets cleaned, you’ll only pay for a single service – and they provide all the cleaning supplies. This is by far the more affordable option.

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Focus Your Time Elsewhere
Running a business, office or shop keeps you and your employees busy, so the time required to properly clean your commercial carpeting may not be available. Additionally, this task takes away precious time from your team, which could lead to missed deadlines or disorganization. Time is money – consider hiring outside carpet and upholstery cleaning service. Consider hiring Gerrards!

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Gerrard’s have a range of the most modern and effective carpet cleaning systems in the world, giving us the means to clean any commercial carpet in any location, regardless of age or condition. We will visit your premises and carry out a detailed inspection and then tailor a cost-effective cleaning package to your exact requirements, which may include the use of different systems and techniques to suit specific areas, rather than a one size fits all approach. And with almost 45 years’ experience in the industry, you can be sure that you will be dealing with a specialist professional company, totally committed to high levels of service and quality.


 

Guest Blog!

This month we have a guest blog written by Carol Simpson from Hire A Mover in Sydney Australia. 

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The importance of having freshly cleaned carpets when selling your home!

To sell your property quickly for the best possible price, a little sprucing up will no doubt be in order. Yet when you’re mopping the kitchen floor or scrubbing your bathroom tiles, don’t forget that your carpets will also be in need of a deep clean.

Having nice, clean and fresh carpets could make a big difference to the look and feel of your entire property, helping you to secure that quick sale. Here are some of the many benefits of getting them cleaned before moving home.

1. It will help create the best first impression

Spotless carpets that smell great will give buyers a great first impression of your property: that it’s clean, has been well looked after and lovingly cared for. If your carpets aren’t clean, buyers will assume the rest of the property isn’t either.

2. It will eliminate any odours

It’s surprising how much carpets can hold odours. Strong smells from pets, cigarette smoke or even food can linger in your carpets and will be instantly noticeable and unpleasant to someone who has never been in your property before. Carpet cleaning is therefore so important when moving home because it eliminates odours and will leave your property smelling fresh and clean.

3. It removes stains

Maybe you dropped your dinner plate on the dining room carpet, or perhaps your kids had a bit too much fun with the finger paints. Either way, you simply can’t leave that stain just sat there in plain view when trying to sell your home. Cleaning your carpets will finally remove any stubborn stains once and for all.

4. It will brighten the place up

It’s amazing how much dirt can accumulate on carpets over time. You may not have noticed your carpets slowly changing colour, but with a thorough clean you’ll be surprised at how much brighter they, and in turn each room, will look.

5. It’s one less thing for buyers to think about

Cleaning your carpets will help entice buyers who are looking for a low-maintenance property they can move straight into. It will eliminate the need to buy new carpets, which can be costly and may put some buyers off.

This article was written in conjunction with Sydney Removalist Hire A Mover.

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A Significant & Very Proud Accomplishment!

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We have just finished the last job in the 2019 P&O Cruises and Cunard Line carpet cleaning schedule, which marks the end of our 25th consecutive season, which is quite a milestone for me personally and for the company.

Fittingly the last job was on RMS Queen Mary 2, the world’s most luxurious ocean liner and a true British icon. The job was to clean the lower Britannia Restaurant carpet, a total area of 1,650 square metres, that’s about eighty-five living room carpets.

The 29th March 2020 will mark the 25th anniversary of being promoted to main contractor and my first ships were SS Canberra and the brand-new Oriana.

Since then and as the fleet has expanded, ships got bigger and bigger, Oriana was a mere 69,000 tones whereas today P&O Britannia at 146,000 tons and RMS Queen Mary 2 at 155,000 are massive by comparison and still they get bigger and bigger, next year will see the arrival of P&O Iona at 185,500 tons.

Big ships equal massive challenges in both height, length and time constraints, where enormous areas of carpet need to be cleaned in a 3.5-hour time slot.
Our Titan 875 Truck Mounted System is the most powerful carpet cleaning system on the planet, and it needs to be able to clean carpet on the 18th deck of the latest superliners and have carpets not only cleaned to the very highest standards, but also dry within an hour and delivered on time with no excuses. 

Mastering the art of squaring that seemingly impossible circle is what makes this job the most challenging and unique in the world carpet cleaning, not just in this country, but in the entire world, which in turn is what makes it so mind bogglingly challenging and yet so utterly additive.

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Written by Simon Gerrard, Company Director.

 

Real Witches Ride Vacuums!

Happy Hallowe’en Everyone!
Of course, there are no real witches and if there were, they wouldn’t be riding vacuums.

The vacuum cleaner is an apparatus that creates a partial vacuum and is used to suck up dust and dirt. It uses an air pump to create a vacuum, and it is used to clean floors, but it can also clean other surfaces. What a vacuum cleaner sucks into itself is collected into a dust bag or a cyclone and later disposed of. Today, there are many sizes and models of a vacuum cleaner, from hand-held variants that are powered by batteries to industrial models that can vacuum several hundred litres of dust to vacuum cleaners that are the size (and shape) of a truck that is used to clean large spills or to remove contaminated soil.

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Some of the earliest home vacuum cleaners needed two people to operate them – one to vacuum and the other to push or pull the heavy machinery.

Vacuum Cleaner Manufactures Association says that 98% of households have a vacuum cleaner.
 
One of the advices for how to clean carpets, before vacuum cleaners, was to sprinkle a carpet with tealeaves. Idea was that this attracted dust and dirt to the surface and made it ready to be swept. It didn’t work.

America’s first female corporate CEO was Anna Bissell who took over the job after he husband Melville Bissell died. She was a CEO of BISSELL Company which manufactured carpet sweepers – predecessors of vacuum cleaners.

Brushes on attachment of a vacuum cleaner do the most of the cleaning.
Some modern vacuum cleaners can vacuum water and liquids. Earlier cleaners couldn’t do that (or they could but for a very short time and then they would explode.)

There are vacuum cleaners that are equipped with sensors that tell when a surface has been sufficiently cleaned.

Rambo Amadeus, a Belgrade-based Montenegrin singer-songwriter, has a practice to sometimes make performances which include playing on household appliances among which are predominant vacuum cleaners.

Woman from Kent bought an Electrolux’s vacuum cleaner in 1930’s and used it until 2008 when it blew up in the middle of the work. Electrolux gave her a new model.

Although robotic vacuum cleaners work well and keep house cleaner, they still cannot completely replace cleaning with standard vacuum cleaners.

Hoover was so successful in selling his vacuum cleaner because he offered ten days free trial for interested customers.

 

Information courtesy of www.vacuumcleanerhistory.com

Read some of our older Blog PostsCarpet Cleaning Through The Ages.

 

Over a third of your life is spent at work!

Shouldn’t it be clean?

 

Office Carpet Cleaning

Clean Carpet…
It just makes sense!
Your staff appreciates a clean environment.
Your customers appreciate a clean environment.
You appreciate a clean environment.
Clean surroundings contribute to a more productive and more profitable business.
The EPA recommends cleaning carpets for health:
“Every time carpets and fabrics are emptied of their pollution build-up through professional cleaning methods, there is a health benefit.”
For just a few pennies per square foot you can enjoy a cleaner, healthier, and more attractive environment.

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We can show you how your carpets can look terrific every day of the year!
Call us for a FREE no obligation survey and quote on 01942 864474
email us enquiries@gerrardscarpetcleaners.co.uk