TIPS FOR MAINTENANCE OF YOUR CARPET OR RUG
When you purchase a new area rug or carpet, you do so because you love how it looks and feels. It's a feature that will enhance your home and give it a fresh, spectacular look. Of course, you want that look to remain for many years ahead. The following information will cover important aspects of caring for your new floors:
Most carpets retain some loose fibers after they are installed. These fibers often appear as balls of fluff on the surface of your carpet or in your vacuum cleaner. With time, they will work their way out of the carpet and no longer be a nuisance.
Your carpet will display crushing spots where heavy objects have been placed. To raise the pile back to its former height, try passing a home steam iron over the indentations - but bring the iron no closer than 6 inches above the carpet.
Vacuuming is Key
Vacuuming is key to keeping your new carpet young, fresh, and beautiful. Dirt and grit will become embedded in the pile where they will affect your carpet's color and cause matting on the pile. Therefore, you'll want to vacuum heavy-traffic areas as much as possible.
Occasionally, loose tufts will appear above the carpet surface. To remove the loose tufts, just clip them even to the carpet's surface.
DO NOT PULL OUT LOOSE ENDS! If you do, you may permanently damage the carpet.
If your carpet is rippling up off the floor, it is probably due to high humidity. This situation usually resolves itself as the carpet settles.
For best results, use a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar or rotating brush with plenty of suction - used to the manufacturer's directions. Make sure you've adjusted the attachment to the proper height for your carpet. For loop pile, avoid attachments with teeth or ridges.
TIPS FOR CLEANING OF YOUR CARPET OR RUG
Vacuuming won't always take care of your carpet cleaning needs. Sometimes you will need to do little heavy-duty cleaning to get your carpet looking like new again. If you need assistance choosing a cleaner, feel free to call us and ask which cleaning method will be best for your particular carpet and fiber type.
There are three important steps that you must use to treat a stain, hopefully before it has a chance to set in your carpet:
Wet a clean white (not printed) paper towel with a cleaning solution. Then dampen the carpet with it. Avoid wetting the carpet through the backing.
Absorb the excess liquid from the carpet by pressing straight down with a clean and dry white paper towel. DO NOT RUB. Place a half-inch thick pad of clean and dry white paper towels with a weight on top and leave overnight if necessary.
Gently scratch the soiled area with the blunt edge of a spoon. Scrape from the outside edge of the spot toward the center.
The best cure for a spill is a fast response. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.