Nothing is more important for maintaining beautiful, long lasting carpet than vacuuming. Dry soil is abrasive and can actually damage carpet fibers, causing accelerated wear. In addition to creating a dingy, poor appearance, it will also diminish the effectiveness of your stain-resistant protective coating. A vacuum with a beater bar will give the best results. It is also good to vacuum to maintain good air quality.
When removing spots, always pre-test the spot remover on a hidden area of your carpet or fabric. Apply a small amount and blot it with a clean white cloth. If any color appears on your cloth or you see any color change, do not use the spot remover. After testing, apply the spot remover to your cloth, and then blot it onto the spot. Repeat until the spot is gone. Next, rinse by wetting the cloth with water and blotting it onto the area. Then, with a clean dry cloth.Carpet and Fabric Protection
Carpet and fabric protection helps to extend the life of your carpets and upholstery by making the removal of dirt easier and by helping restore stain blocking performance for easier food and spot removal. Ask your professional carpet cleaner for recommendations.
Clean Up Spills Immediately
The quicker you attend to a spill, the easier it is to remove. Always blot the spill. Use a clean, white absorbent cloth. Never rub or use a brush. Rubbing can actually make the stain worse and permanently alter the look of the carpet fiber or fabric.
Using entrance mats inside and outside of doorways will reduce the amount of soil brought onto your carpet. As much as 75% of the dirt and grime in your carpet is tracked-in soil.
Periodically, have your carpet and upholstery professionally cleaned. Most carpet manufacturers recommend hot water extraction as the best method for cleaning carpet, and many require periodic hot water extraction cleaning as a warranty requirement. Do not use do-it-yourself wet shampooing or dry cleaning methods on carpets. They can leave a residue which actually attracts and holds dirt.
After Cleaning Care
Immediately Following the Cleaning of Your Carpet and Upholstery,
some simple precautions should betaken for the best results
Keep children and pets off cleaned carpet until completely dry.
Keep traffic to a minimum on the carpet for 24 hours.
Do not remove any pads or blocks the cleaning technician may have placed under your furniture until the carpet is completely dry. This will prevent rust spots or stains from furniture legs or metal casters.
Drying times vary due to a number of factors, i.e., the humidity, the density of your carpet or fabric of your upholstery, etc. Ventilation and air circulation will help to reduce drying time. Drying times vary but will be reduced under ideal weather conditions and increase in extremely cold or humid conditions.