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Carpet Care Guide

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Carpet Care
Carpet is designed to actually hide dirt, but if you clean it only when you can see
the problem, you are already too late. Would you only sweep your kitchen floor
once a week and never mop it? Of course not! The same theory applies to your carpet.
Under normal conditions (no smoking, no pets, and low dust), you should vacuum your carpet at least once each week and deep clean it at least once each year. If you have allergies, high dust, or pets, vacuuming your Wet carpet Gold coast at least twice a week and deep cleaning 3 to 4 times annually is recommended. Regular cleaning means less dirt and pet dander will be ground into the base of the carpet, which in turn means longer lasting carpet.

Vacuuming
The most important thing to do to keep your carpets looking great and lasting for years is to vacuum regularly. Vacuum your carpet at least 1-2 times a week. If you have pets and/or children, or if you smoke, it is even more important for you to regularly vacuum your carpets. Make sure that when you vacuum, you move over the carpet with slow, even strokes. This will allow the brush and suction of your vacuum to operate to their fullest power. If you rush over the carpet, you may miss places or only the surface dirt will be picked up as the vacuum skims the surface. Purchasing a quality, lightweight vacuum cleaner will make regular vacuuming less of a chore.

Cleaning
Hot water extraction cleaning, usually called “steam cleaning”, is recommended and used by many carpet manufacturers and professional cleaners. Steam cleaners spray special detergents and hot water deep into the carpet fibers. They then vacuum out the cleaning solution, as well as most dirt, dander, and other particles into a separate (dirty water) tank. This method is more effective than dry foam type cleaners because it removes more imbedded dirt, and leaves little to no soapy residue.

Spot Removal
Act Quickly! Many spills can be removed if immediate action is taken. The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. Remember, staining is influenced by many factors, and no carpet is completely stain proof.

Blot liquids with a dry, white, absorbent cloth or white (no printing) paper towels.

Do not scrub the area! Scrubbing can cause pile distortion in the affected area. Continue to use a dry cloth or paper towels until the area is completely dry. For semi-solids, gently scrape up with a rounded spoon. Solids should be broken up and vacuumed until completely removed.

Some spills can be removed with plain lukewarm water. If stain cannot be removed with water you may usea commercially prepared carpet cleaning spray or spot cleaner. It is usually best to rinse the area of as much cleaning solution as possible to prevent rapid resoiling of the area.

Pet Stains
Owners of even the best-trained pets will occasionally encounter pet accidents. Often, the urine is not discovered until long after the accident. The types of damage from pet stains can be diverse and are dependent upon the makeup of the urine. Urine content will change over the pet’s life because of the pet’s diet, medications, age, health, sex, and reproductive cycles. Because of these variations, some urine stains may not be removable.

For fresh pet stains, use the basic spot removal process above. Then, follow this with a solution of one cup white vinegar to two cups water, and blot dry. Apply a half-inch layer of paper towels to the affected area, and weigh down with a flat, heavy, non-fading object. Continue to change paper towels until completely dry.

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