CARING FOR YOUR CARPET
Carpet may be one of the easiest types of flooring to take care
of. Learn how to keep yours looking great over time with this
simple care program.
1 - Vacuuming - regular thorough vacuuming prolongs the life and
beauty of your floor.
2 - Spot and Spill removal - it pays to be prepared for the
3 - Steam Cleaning - a professional clean every year or two will
keep your carpet at its best.
Dust and lint will need to be regularly removed in the days
following your carpet's installation. This should be done very
After that vacuuming should be done at least weekly to
remove much of your carpet's soil. Vacuum more often in areas
that get high traffic and use mats at the entrance to minimise dirt
being tracked on to the carpet.
Many spills can be removed before penetrating the carpet if you
act quickly. Remove solids or semi-solids with a knife or spoon and
then tackle liquids with absorbent materials.
Begin absorbing at the outer edge of the spill and work towards
the centre, dabbing and blotting. When most of the spill has been
removed, place clean paper towel and a flat weight over the spill
and leave for a little while. Do not rub stains.
Powder cleaners are designed to lightly clean your carpet in the
periods between professional cleaning.
Foaming shampoos in aerosol cans can be effective for small
areas. After spraying lightly and gently working the foam into the
carpet with a damp cloth or brush, leave it to dry and then vacuum
You may do this type of cleaning by simply hiring the necessary
materials from a hardware store, supermarket or department
It is advisable, however, to employ professionals to expertly
shampoo your carpet. The benefits to shampooing your carpet are
that it lifts the pile, giving your carpet a fresh look, while
deodorising at the same time.
This type of cleaning really revitalises carpet and cleans it
deep down. Steam cleaning involves hot water injection and
extraction, a service that should only be completed by experienced
Carpet can be permanently damaged if too much water is injected
into the carpet. Generally, steam cleaning should be carried out on
your carpet every 18 months or so.
HOW TO TREAT SPILLS AND STAINS
Looking after your floor covering when spills occur, it is
important that they are cleaned up immediately! Follow these
steps when spills occur:
Step 1. Scoop up solids with a knife or spoon.
Step 2. Blot up liquids with white paper towels or
Step 3. Determine method of stain removal from the pdf
download below for wool or nylon carpets
Step 4. Before treating stain, test treatment on an
inconspicuous part of the carpet for possible colour change.
Step 5. With a blotting or dabbing motion, work inward
from the edge of the stain to prevent it spreading.
Step 6. Do not rub pile during the stain removal /
Step 7. When removing stains, ensure carpet is dry
before proceeding to the next step in order of the treatment.
Step 8. Rinse with clear, tepid water and a clean
cloth or sponge.
Step 9. Once the stain has been removed, blot up
moisture by applying pressure with white paper towels or
Step 10. Do not walk on the carpet until dry
STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE
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