How to Take Care for Your Carpet

Soil Tracking Control

Place mats at the entrance to your home. This will help prevent soil from being tracked from the outside onto the inside carpeting. Vacuum and these mats frequently. Once they become loaded with soil, their effectiveness is greatly reduced.

Vacuuming

Vacuum your carpet frequently using a vacuum with a high efficiency collection bag or system. In high traffic areas, carpet manufacturers recommend you vacuum at least once or twice a week.  Vacuuming removes the sharp and abrasive soil that can cut, scratch, and abrade the fiber causing premature wear. Particulate soiling left in your carpet has sandpaper like effect on the carpet. Much of this soil is not visible to the eye. Confused about which vacuum to buy? Look after the vacuum with effective turbo brush system. Best are commercial upright vacuums with separate motor running brush. You will be surprised on the price as you can buy good quality vacuum cheaper then the price of the dyson.

Spot and Spill

Immediate spot removal is the key to a clean carpet. Great care also must be taken in how spot cleaning is performed. We recommend getting your carpet spotting solution from your local cleaning professional. These types of spotters have been demonstrated to be more effective, as well as not to leave sticky residue which can cause your carpet to re-soil rapidly.

Most spot removers that are purchased over the counter at your grocery store leave too much sticky residue and can cause rapid re-soiling or yellowing. Avoid using foam carpet cleaners or any product that is not made specifically made for carpet. The longer the spot is allowed to dwell on the carpet, the more chance there is of permanent discoloration.

Blot up any excess spill. Apply spot cleaner sparingly to white cotton towel and gently massage spot causing it to transfer into the cloth. Never pour spot cleaner directly on carpet. Blot area with water. If the spot persists, consult your professional carpet cleaner. Some spots and spills require the professional equipment, cleaning solutions, and skills of a professional. Repeated attempts to remove the spot may set the stain or cause permanent damage.

Regular Professional Cleaning

Cleaning by a professional, trained firm should take place about once per year. For extremely heavy traffic areas, pets, and homes with people with allergic sensitivities, more frequent cleaning is often required. Proper professional cleaning will not leave a sticky residue behind and can be done as many times per year as needed. Professional cleaning with truckmounted or high performance portable hot water extraction cleaning is most recommended.

Protective Treatments

Residential carpets often are treated with stain and soil resistant treatments when they are manufactured.  These protective treatments will wear and traffic off over a period of time. After a period of 1 to 3 years, carpet manufacturers recommend the re-application of a protective treatment.