CARING FOR A NEWLY FITED CARPET
Most of the newly fitted carpets shed fibre for the first few weeks. This is something normal and even sign for a good quality carpet if woollen. It is very important to vacuum the new carpets on a regular basis for maximum pile agitation.
DAILY CARPET CLEANING
Depending on the traffic and the type of carpet it is good to vacuum it at least twice a week. Don’t allow soil and dirt to settle deep into carpet fibre. Vacuum the carpet in all directions to minimise pile lay and maximise appearance.
PERIODIC CARPET CLEANING
Your carpet will need deep carpet cleaning once or twice every year and it depends mostly on the colour and traffic. Ideally deep carpet cleaning should be completed by professional cleaning contractor, who will perform the necessary assessment and will use the right cleaning method, suitable equipment and cleaning detergent. But in case you want to do it by yourself then follow the instructions for cleaning and do not use more cleaning detergent than recommended. Avoid over-wetting the carpet too as this may prove disaster.
SPOT/STAIN CARPET CLEANING
Any spot or stain on most carpeting could be cleaned as long as immediately treated.
Any flat places on the carpet where furniture has been placed can be restored if you spray on a little water and lift the pile with a few brush strokes. After a couple of days no furniture traces will remain.
STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE
FOR ALMOST EVERY SPOT OR STAIN THERE IS ADEQUATE SOLUTION AND IF TREATED IMMEDIATELY IT COULD BE VERY EFFECTIVE
STAINS FROM WINE AND SPIRITS
STAINS FROM OIL AND GREASE
SPOTS FROM PVA
COFFEE / COLA / TEA
Gently dab the spot with solvent base cleaner or use nail varnish remover (non-oily). The cloth should soak it up.
Dab carefully the stain with a rust remover working from the edge inwards.
It is good to test the product on no visible area of the carpet for discolouration.
The methods for cleaning different carpet stains are very similar in most cases and there are a few simple rules for spot carpet cleaning which always must be followed:
1. ACT IMMEDIATELY, and clean it as soon as possible. Don’t leave it for later (after the party), tomorrow or whenever.
2. SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE before start any cleaning attempt or do some research. Carpets are expensive to change and doing the wrong thing can make thing really bad.
3. DON’T RUB IT, JUST DAB IT. Always try to absorb the spillage if liquid with cloth or paper by Dabbing the place from its edge inwards. If solid substance scrapes it off gently and then clean it but again don’t rub it. It will only make it worse.
4.USE PROFESSIONAL SPOT CLEANING PRODUCTS. Don’t watch the commercials, read the feedbacks and look for stain remover which will do the job.
5.RINSE WITH WARM WATER after the cleaning and dab it with clean cloth to soak up
In case it is beyond your abilities to deal with it or things getting worse after trying to clean it just contact your local carpet cleaning company and ask for help.
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