Carpet Cleaning

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Carpet Cleaning:  Our goal is to help you prolong the life of your carpet investment.

  • Vacuum frequently.  It helps remove dry soil particles that can dull fibers and cause matting.
  • Moving your furniture a couple times a year will help to alter traffic patterns.
  • Avoid long hours of direct sunlight on carpet.  Consider having your windows tinted with a UV reducing tint.
  • When you have a spill, remember to use water and a white rag first, blot rather than scrub
  • Carpet mills recommend having your carpets professionally steam cleaned (hot water extraction) once a year, more frequently if you have high traffic, pets, or children.

Tips and Tidbits:

  • Basic Carpet Stain Removal guidelines
  1. Scoop up as much of the spill as possible, with a towel or a spoon
  2. Blot the area, don’t rub or scrub.  Gently press a clean white cloth into the stained area to remove moisture.  Scrubbing can damage the fiber and set the stain into the carpet.
  3. Apply warm, not hot water to the stained area and blot until the stain stops transferring to the cloth.
  4. If you can still see the stain, make a Detergent solution by adding ¼ teaspoon CLEAR dishwashing liquid to one cup warm water.  Don’t use too much soap, because it’s difficult to rinse out of the carpet.
  5. Apply detergent solution, let sit five minutes, then rinse with clear warm water.  Repeat until all the detergent is removed.
  6. Place layers of white paper towels on the spill to absorb the liquid.  Weight down the towels with a non-staining  glass or ceramic object.  You can let them sit overnight.
  7. When the carpet is dry, vacuum to restore the texture.
  8. If you can see the stain after all this, repear steps 3 throught 7.  It means the stain penetrated deep into the pile and has wicked up to the surface.