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Soil has made its way into your office!

Maybe your company is based in the country side or you have clients who like playing in the mud! While it’s great to be outdoors and at one with nature, wet soil and grass can make it’s way back into your premises, staining your lovely carpet or wooden floor. It’s estimated that approximately 80% of the soil that gathers on your carpet comprises of dry particles and sand.

This kind of soil is generally quite abrasive and gritty which can cause it to wear down your carpet. This gives your carpets that dull look. If you don’t remove it, the loose soil will find its way to the bottom of the particles. So, as more and more people walk on your carpet, the sharp edges of the articles cut into the carpet’s fiber. If you leave this untreated, the soil particles will actually cut away at fibers at the bottom, causing a thinning out and worn patterns on your carpet.

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In addition to the grit mentioned above, the remaining particles of soil in carpets consists of grease, oil and starch etc. Cooking, exhaust fumes, heating and other things produce these other constituents. Mainly acidic in nature, this soil can be treated by a carpet cleaning detergent as most of these are an alkaline. Many work places gather high amounts of soil in their carpets due to the nature of the work being done there, foot traffic and just general build up over time. Mild alkaline agents with enough detergent in them, effectively neutralise the soil.

Carpets act like a sponge so they not only contain high amounts of dirt but also particles of food, bits of hair, and other fibers too. Dust mites love carpets for this reason! Also, as humans, we shed a degree of dead skin on a daily basis that adds to dust which also finds its way into your carpet.

You need to be careful of any cleaning residue in your carpets. This affects the wear-ability and look of soft floors. The residue causes quick re-soiling that affects the look of a lot of types of carpet, causing a dirty appearance although it’s really clean. Among the most difficult soils to remove from any carpet are tar, resins, chewing gum and oils. Due to their bonding properties, the soils tend to be sticky which then effectively cure themselves or dry onto the carpet fiber, which means they won’t be removable with a dry vacuum job. To remove them completely, these require sufficient moisture, some chemicals, and a good scrub to fully loosen them up and get rid of.

Note: Other difficult soils to remove are those which are extremely small, those which contain dye or some kind of pigment which stains by sinking right into your carpet.

For a DIY job, knowing the soil types and proper cleaning agent to use is important to maintaining your carpeted surfaces. Alternatively, hire a professional to do the job for you.