|However, carpet fibers can still trap and hide dust, dirt, bacteria and other pollutants. Over time, that can lead to matting and a general deterioration of your carpet.
Today's carpets are designed to hide soil and even repel it, thanks
to advances in chemical treatments.
Rug Cleaning Tips:
A Rug can be a purchase for a lifetime and for generations if cared for properly.
The information contained herein offers simple, basic tips on cleaning and protecting your rug.
These Rug Cleaning Tips are merely suggestions and you may wish to contact your Rug Cleaning professional for advice.
Depending on foot traffic your rug will need periodic washing by a rug cleaning professional.
- Rotate your rug periodically for even wear.
- Vacuum on a regular basis. Be careful of fringe and the height of the beater bar. Consider not using the beater bar.
- Use a quality pad or cushion to allow for cleaning and prevent slippage
Regular Carpet Cleaning has a number of benefits that we sometimes forget:
- It extends the life of your carpet.
- It gives a fresh, clean look to a room.
- It makes a room smell better.
- It eliminates dust and particles that bother people with allergies and asthma.
Regular vacuuming is perhaps the easiest and most dependable way to
giving your carpet a longer life. Here are a few tips to keep in mind
when you're vacuuming at home or shopping for a new vacuum:
Choose a vacuum cleaner with dual motors, one for suction and
the other for the beater bar that loosens dirt. (Canister vacuums
and 'electric brooms' don't have a beater bar.)
Make sure your vacuum cleaner has adjustable and rotating
brushes that can loosen ground-in soil, and a strong enough
airflow to penetrate to the backing.
Make sure the filtration bag is enclosed and adequately limits
particles from re-circulating into the air.
When stains occur, dilute with water. Do not soak the area. Work quickly;
do not allow stains to set. Blot from the edge of the spill towards the
center using a clean white paper towel or cloth. Avoid as much as possible
rubbing the area or pushing the stain further into the pile. For semi-solid
or solid spills use a spoon to scoop up as much as possible. Allow to air
dry or dry with a fan or hair dryer. Avoid excess heat if a hair dryer is
used. Once the area is dry, lightly brush the pile to restore its texture.
You never know when a spill will occur. To expedite the clean-up please
consider keeping the following items in a small kit for this purpose:
- Clean white cloth
- A soft bristle brush, like a clothes brush
- Mild detergent, it must not contain bleach or alkaline
- White vinegar
- Dry cleaning fluid
- Weak ammonia
- Clean sponge
Furniture Cleaning Tips:
Furniture Cleaning & CARE
With the appropriate care, your upholstered living room, dining room,
and bedroom furniture can provide many years of splendid use. By carefully
following the upholstery maintenance, cleaning, and stain removal information
provided below, you can greatly extend the lasting beauty of your home living
room, dining room, and bedroom furniture.