Extending The Life of Your
There are three things you can do to extend the life of
your carpet: VACUUM, VACUUM, VACUUM. Like any other fiber, carpet will
last longer with the proper maintenance. Frequent vacuuming will keep
abrasive soils from cutting and prematurely wearing the carpet fiber.
Avoid using carpet cleaning processes and spot cleaners with a soapy,
powder or foamy base. They leave a residue in the carpet fibers.
Soapy spots have a tendency to yellow, and reappear, and leave sticky
residue that resoils quickly. That's the reason when you shampoo your hair, you rinse
thoroughly - to ensure no sticky residue is left behind.
Spot cleaning your carpet is best accomplished by using a
50/50 solution of white vinegar/water - in the absence of
Spotter. There are some exceptions: use COLD water on blood spots, and
nail polish remover on nail polish spots. Kool-Aid spots, medicine
spills, and other food dyes must be blotted from the carpet and rinsed
as much as possible. Many spots can be removed with the proper and
timely treatment. Call us for advice before attempting to clean the
Have you noticed a dark area
along your baseboards or under closet doors? Using your vacuum's
edge tool around your baseboards once a month will help prevent this
condition, called 'air infiltration'. Air infiltration is caused
by air moving from place to place in your house while the heater or air
conditioner is running. Your carpet is actually filtering the dirt
out of the air.
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