Carpet Care

With proper regular care, you can add years of life to your carpet.

Preventive Maintenance
A) Walk off mats should be used at all entrances.
B) Entrance & Sidewalks should be kept free from excessive dirt.
C) Move furniture occasionally to avoid excessive crushing.

Vacuuming
A) Vacuum rooms with heavy traffic, once daily
B) Vacuum rooms with light traffic, twice weekly
C) Recommended Vacuum passes is 5 to 8 times in one spot.
D) Change vacuuming direction occasionally to stand up pile.
E) Replace Vacuum Belts every 3-6 months.

Vacuum Purchase Recommendations:
For best results, use a vacuum that is recommended by CRI, like the ORECK. Make sure your vacuum has a rotating brush & replaceable inner bags. The replaceable inner bags do a better job of trapping small particles. Bags that use micro-filtration can trap even smaller particles as dust mite, mold & mildew.

Professional Cleaning & Do It Yourself Cleaning
In time Soil will build up in carpet fibers and dull their beauty. When this condition cannot be corrected with vacuuming, it’s time to have your carpets cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner. A IICRC Professional Cleaner has been trained in the latest cleaning methods that would be best for the carpet in your home. Professionals use  recommended methods; bonnet cleaning, dry foam, hot water extraction & rotary shampoo. This should be done every 12 months.

Do-it-yourself cleaning: The best method is using “Capture” dry cleaning system. If other home methods are used, avoid cationic or high pH (>10) chemicals which can impair stain resistance.

Spot & Stain Removal

Alcoholic Beverages, Beer, Berries, Blood, Cola , Excrement, Food Dyes, Tea
Furniture Polish (water), Coffee, Cosmetics, Urine, White Glue, Gravy, Vomit
Ice Cream, Washable Ink, Jelly, Milk, Mud, Mustard, Latex Paint, Chocolate

To clean the above Spots & Stains follow recommended procedures:
1) Absorb as much as possible with white towels.
2) Blot with white towels dampened with cool water.
3) If stain remains; use a detergent solution, ( 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid detergent to  32oz of water) spray lightly onto the spot & blot repeatedly.
4) Rinse thoroughly by spraying with clean water, then blot.
5) If stain remains call professional
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Asphalt, Butter, Crayon, Furniture Polish (oil baed), Auto Grease
Pen Ink, Lipstick, Paint (dry latex & oil based)

To clean the above Spots & Stains follow recommended procedures:
1) Absorb as much as possible with white towels.
2)Apply oil & grease remover to a paper towel.
3)Blot the stained area with white towels.
4) If stain remains; use a detergent solution, ( 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid detergent to 32oz of water) spray lightly onto the spot and blot repeatedly.
5) Rinse thoroughly by spraying with clean water, then blot.
6) Repeat as needed
7) If stain remains call professional
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Chewing Gum & Wax

To clean the above Spots & Stains follow recommended procedures:
1) Freeze with ICE
2) Strike object with a blunt object.
3) Vacuum area
4) If stain remains; Apply oil & grease remover to a paper towel.
5)Blot the stained area with white towels.
6) If stain remains; use a detergent solution, ( 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid detergent (non-bleach) to 32oz of water) spray lightly onto the spot and blot repeatedly with white towels.
7) Rinse thoroughly by spraying with clean water, then blot.
8) Repeat steps as needed
9) If stain remains call professional

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Pet Stains
It is best to use “No Return” Pet Stain Remover – test in a less visible area first Or call a Professional carpet cleaner.

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