Now that you have a new carpet in your home, following a few maintenance tips will go a long way in extending the life & beauty of your new carpet.
Use Entrance Mats
Place floor mats inside and outside entrances to trap soil before it is tracked into your home.
Clean Spots & Spills Immediately
Give immediate attention to spots and spills. Use a spoon or dull knife to remove solid materials. Blot up liquid spills with a white towel working from the outside to the center of large stains, this action prevents spreading.
Never rub, scrub or use a brush. This may cause damage to the carpet fibers. Use a cleaning agent and procedure appropriate for the type of stain being removed.
Apply all cleaning agents to the cloth rather than directly to the stained area to avoid saturating the carpet when spot cleaning. Clean the fibers, not the backing.
Deep stains might require repeat cleaning because they can “wick” back up after initial cleaning.
There are chemicals that can cause your nylon or nylon blend carpet to become permanently discolored A few cleaning substances to avoid when whipping up a spill are:
- furniture polish
- oven cleaners
- plant foods, fertilizers and insecticides
- toilet bowl cleaners
- tub and tile cleaners
- drain cleaners
- bathroom cleaners
- acne medication and skin creams
Using a vacuum with a beater bar or rotating brush will loosen the dirt making it easier for the vacuum to remove soil. These styles of vacuums are fine for a cut loop style carpet.
Carpet with thick loop pile construction (Berber) may be sensitive to brushing, rubbing or scrapping of the pile surface which may cause fuzzing and pile distortion.
Carpet sweepers and electric brooms are useful for picking up crumbs and surface soil, but often lact the suction necessary to pull the deep down dirt.
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