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Common Stains on Your Office Carpet

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The carpet in your office sees a lot of traffic. It gets walked on for at least 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. During that time, it takes a beating. Not only do people track dirt and debris in on their shoes, but many things also get spilled on your office carpet. Below are some of the most common stains you might find in your office.


The vast majority of people can’t start their day without a hot cup of coffee. Whether they get it from home or the company break room, there’s a chance that someone at some point in time will spill their coffee. If your office has light-colored carpeting, this stain will more than likely be incredibly noticeable.


In addition to coffee, another item that will probably get dropped or spilled onto the office carpet is ink. This can come from both pens and ink cartridges that are used in printers and copy machines. In either case, the stain can be incredibly challenging to remove, as well as being incredibly visible on the floor.

Chewing Gum

You would think that gum wouldn’t be an issue in an office building, but it turns out this is an incredibly common stain that can be found on carpets. Whether the gum accidentally falls out of a person’s mouth or they miss the garbage can and don’t realize it, this sticky mess can leave behind a conspicuous stain on office carpeting. This can also be incredibly tough to remove once it gets stuck in the fibers.


Accidental cuts and nose bleeds can happen at any moment, and the small drips may find their way onto the office carpet. This can leave behind a stain that is unsightly and may be a health hazard.

Getting the Stains Removed

When it comes to getting rid of these common office carpet stains, the first step is to take action. Once something gets spilled onto the floor, soak up as much of the item as possible using paper towels. Try to not rub, as this will push is further into the carpet fibers. If you need to use water, it is recommended that you use cold. Again, don’t rub, blot to get the stains out.

You may try to use a stain remover, but this isn’t always the best course of action. If you’re unsure how the product will impact the carpet, whether it will fade the color, it’s best not to put anything on the floor. You may try some dishwashing soap mixed with water to remove the stain, but calling for help might be a better option. This is especially true if you are dealing with blood since this can be a safety and health hazard.

The next step is to call in a professional. They have the equipment and cleaners to get out the vast majority of stains that you may find in your office carpet. At Zia Building Maintenance, we will do our best to get your carpets looking like new and your office clean.

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