Carpet Care & Maintenance
The fibers utilized in today’s carpet are designed to hide soil and reflect light. The soils that hide in carpet are not as apparent as those on a hard surface and must be cleaned with regularity.
Carpet Maintenance should be performed regularly with stains removed immediately when possible.
Dry soil, the type that gets into your carpet, has microscopic abrasive characteristics that can prematurely wear out a carpets fiber. Regular vacuuming can reduce the effect of this condition.
Vacuum often those areas that receive the most traffic
Vacuum the entire carpeted area at least twice per week
Remove loose, dry soil while it remains on the surface before being worked into the carpet by foot traffic
Use a vacuum that has adjustable, rotating brushes
Change the vacuum cleaner bag when it becomes half full – the efficiency of the vacuum is reduced as the bag becomes more full.
Maintain your carpet by checking for soiling that is grinding into the fibers.
Periodically you may see soiling around the edges of your carpet. This condition is known as Filtration Soiling, and is a result of air flow. As your air circulates through the home, the airborne dust and pollutants settle along the baseboards, under doorways and along the edge of stairs, leaving dark or graying lines. Attention to these areas while cleaning will aid in the appearance of your carpet.
Deep Cleaning or Extraction Cleaning is recommended every 12 – 18 months for carpet maintenance. There are a few things to keep in mind when using more aggressive methods to clean or maintain your carpets. The web site below will take you to The Carpet and Rug Institute. There you will find more detailed information on alternative cleaning methods for different styles of carpet or rugs.carpetandruginstitute.com. Maintaining your floorcovering will add to the
years of wear you will receive from your carpet.