How to Care for Carpet

Posted by Ben Thompson on 10.25.10

Care: The best way to prolong your carpet’s life is to vacuum regularly, as it prevents dirt from being embedded. Use scissors to clip snags do not pull at them. Professional cleaning is recommended every 18 to 24 months. Always pre-test a hidden area before using a cleaner to remove a stain. Never saturate carpet with liquid.

Cleaning: A wet/dry vacuum cleaner is the best way to effectively remove stains. Remove as much of the stain by vacuum and slowly add water, blotting as you go. If spot removal solvent is necessary, apply several drops to a clean white cloth and blot the carpet in an inconspicuous area. If a color change occurs or color transfers to the cloth, consult a professional carpet cleaner. Place towels or cloth over wet area and weight with a heavy, colorfast object to absorb moisture. Leave overnight. You can also use a detergent solution made of ¼ tsp dissolved in one quart of water.

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