Carpet Stain Removal
of the affected area should begin immediately upon discovery.
The more time that elapses before treatment, the more difficult
a stain will be to remove.
First scrape the food spill gently with a spoon
or dull knife, removing as much as possible.
Always work from outer edge of the stain towards
the center to avoid spreading. Blot, do not rub or scrub,
as the carpet may fuzz.
When using a mild detergent, use a clear, non-bleach
laundry detergent. Do not use cloudy detergents as they can leave
a sticky residue. Use only 1/4 teaspoon of detergent to 32 ounces
of water. Follow detergent cleaning with clear water rinsing
and then blot dry as much as possible.
For any stain removal, use a white cloth or paper
towel for cleanup.
Most dirt, and even dust, takes the form of hard
particles. When left in the carpet these gritty, sharp particles
abrade the pile of the carpet. Regular vacuuming not only prolongs
the life of the carpet, but will enhance its appearance as well.
Most soiling in carpet is of the dry, particle type which can
be removed with a vacuum cleaner.
Vacuum high traffic lanes daily, medium to high
traffic areas twice weekly, and the entire house at least once
Use a vacuum with a rotating brush or beater bar.
Change the bags often and check the beater bars for burs and
gouges so as not to damage the surface of the carpet. Some thick
loop pile carpets will fuzz if a rotating brush vacuum is used.
In this case we recommend a suction vacuum only.
The use of mats or runners at all home entrances
and on uncarpeted areas adjacent to carpet will reduce soil and
moisture in traffic areas. Clean mats and any other rugs placed
over carpet regularly.
The use of furniture coasters to distribute the
weight of heavy items is also recommended, especially for furniture
with wheels. Take care when moving furniture with wheels by putting
a protective barrier between the wheels and the carpet.
To extend the beauty of your carpeting, close drapes
or blinds during hours of direct sunlight.
Exercise extreme caution with all bleaches, tile
cleaners, mildew removers, oven cleaners, drain openers and plant
food. They are strong chemicals that can permanently discolor
or dissolve carpet fibers.
Even with regular vacuuming, soil particles and
oily dirt will cling to the carpet fibers. With foot traffic
these particles and oily dirt are driven deep into the carpet.
We recommend professional hot water extraction every 18 to 24
months. Periodic cleaning, using the hot water extraction method
performed by a professional cleaner, will refresh carpet appearance.
The most used areas, such as entrances, doorways,
traffic lanes, and in front of chairs will collect dirt faster
than other areas. Clean these areas as they begin to show soil.
This will stop dirt from spreading, and will extend the time
between professional cleaning.
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