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How to look after your Carpet

Carpet cleaning is just like exercise! If you get into a routine and keep it up, you will see great results and feel better for it. And understanding the right way to clean carpet will help you save time by doing it correctly the first time with products that do the job right from the start. Not only will our carpet cleaning help keep your carpet looking great, it can also help meet the warranty requirements of the carpet manufacturer.

Below are three simple steps to keeping your carpet clean and looking great:

1. Vacuum regularly with a good quality vacuum.

2. Clean spots and spills quickly with products that do not damage the carpet or cause it to re-soil more quickly.

3. Professionally deep clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months to remove embedded dirt and grime.

Stop dirt at the door!

Preventing dirt and grime from getting on the carpet in the first place is a great way to start keeping it clean.

The following helpful hints can stop dirt in its tracks:

Use mats — Outdoor and indoor mats or runners can reduce the amount of dirt that enters the house. Take off your shoes — You can save wear and tear on carpet by asking everyone to take their shoes off before entering your home.

Act Quickly! Most carpet available today has been treated with a stain-resist treatment; so many spills can be removed if immediate action is taken. The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. Remember, staining is influenced by many factors, and no carpet is completely stain proof. Blot liquids – Use a dry, white, absorbent cloth or white paper towel (no printing). Do not scrub the area – Scrubbing may cause pile distortion in the affected area. Continue to use a dry cloth or paper towel until the area is completely dry. For semi-solids, gently scrape up with a rounded spoon. Solids should be broken up and vacuumed until completely removed. If the spot can be identified, locate the substance in the spot removal computer and follow the directions carefully. Pretest any spot removal agents – Test in an inconspicuous area to be certain the solution will not damage the fibre or the dye. After applying several drops to the testing area, hold a white cloth on the area for 10 seconds. Examine the carpet and cloth for colour transfer, colour change, or damage to the carpet. If a change occurs, another cleaning solution should be selected.

If you are unsure at all about any of the above, please contact your local carpet cleaner (us) on 01383 725406

We clean carpets in Dunfermline, Fife and Edinburgh as well as Kinross.

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