Caring for your Carpet

 

Caring for Carpets

Smart House keeping

It is important to look after your carpet, please find some useful tips which will help you keep your carpet looking great for longer.

General Cleaning and Smart Maintenance:

To protect your carpet from premature soiling it is advisable to place entrance mats at all outside entrances to the house. This will help reduce the amount of dirt coming into the house.

Regular cleaning will help remove the gritty particles from the carpet pile that can cause abrasion and damage the fibres.

Spillages

It is always advisable to deal with any accidental spillages as soon as they happen. It is best not to use detergents or other cleaners recommended for household use. At first the carpets may look clean but will almost certainly encourage rapid re soiling, colour bleeding or damage to the backing materials.

Periodic Cleaning

Carpets will at some stage need a good clean and you can either do the job yourself, or you can call in a specialist carpet cleaning company. If you are considering cleaning the carpet professionally it is best to engage the services of an accredited carpet cleaning company. These companies are fully trained and have been in business for a considerable length of time, are members of one or more recognised professional trade associations related to the cleaning industry and have a reputation for top quality service.

Dealing with Stains
Stains should be blotted and never rubbed. Always work the stain from the outside in to avoid the stain spreading. Solids should be scraped up and the pile brushed up after cleaning. A cleaning should be applied to a cloth and never directly to the spillage. Stains should always be rinsed thoroughly with water afterwards if spot cleaning, but never excessively and then use a hair dryer to dry the spot.

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