The best way to retain the look of your new carpet or rug is through regular vacuuming. Twice a week is perfect. This prevents grit and dirt at the base of the carpet pile accumulating and becoming abrasive, which can lead to increased wear and tear.
We also recommend placing door mats at all entry points to your home or office. This will protect your carpets from any dirt or moisture on people’s shoes. Ensure their efficiency by cleaning door mats regularly too.
Aside from dirt and grit, shoes themselves can add to wear and tear. Particularly heels and rubber soles shoes. Try to move chairs around periodically and restrict people wearing sports shoes and heels in certain areas.
All carpets get dirty. After a while they’ll need cleaning to bring back their appearance and colour. We recommend carpets be cleaned by a specialist cleaning company that use the correct solvents and cleaning agents.
Always be sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions if you choose to clean the carpet yourself. Do a test on a small, unobtrusive area first. If a stain reappears after you’ve already cleaned the spill, you’ll need to repeat the clean and rinse, or call in the professionals.
If in doubt consult a carpet cleaning specialist. If you need any further advice, call us on 01777 807039 or Contact Us.
Spills and stains
The number one rule for dealing with spills and stains? Act fast. Gently dab the spill with a paper towel or a clean white cloth. Do not rub, as this can spread the stain further and cause even more damage.
Once you’ve contained the stain, use an appropriate cleaning product and work from the outside edge to the centre of the stain. Use small quantities of the product at a time. Don’t pour the product directly on the stain; work it into the stain with a small, soft brush, cloth or sponge.
Be sure to read instructions on your cleaning products, as some harsh cleaners can wreak havoc with a carpet’s colours. It’s a very good idea to do a small test on an inconspicuous part of your carpet first, just to be safe.
Once you’ve removed the stain, blot up any excess liquid carefully with a paper towel. Now leave the spot to dry, or use a hairdryer. If the stain is still visible, repeat the process until you’re satisfied it’s completely gone.
- Soak up liquid with kitchen roll, tissues, toilet roll or a clean cloth
- Scoop up or scrape off any solids
- Try to identify unknown spots prior to treatment. If unsure, use a solvent first
- Always blot the stain, never rub
- Always work from the outside edge of the stain inwards
- Take care with applying solvents to bitumen-backed carpet tiles
- When using solvents always ensure there’s plenty of fresh air ventilation
- Always thoroughly rinse out water-based spotters with clean water
- Dry the spot, if possible, with a hair dryer
If the stain proves difficult to remove you should consider calling a professional carpet cleaning company. Most companies will do a spot clean for a small charge.
If you need any further advice, call us on 01777 807039 or Contact Us.