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Steps for Proper Carpet Care

Four Steps For Proper Carpet Care
  1. Vacuum Regularly - Since most of the dry soil and debris in your carpet, rugs, upholstery and draperies can be removed with frequent vacuuming, it's a great way to improve air quality and protect your investment from premature wear.

  2. Clean spots and spills quickly - Look for safe spotting solutions and procedures in our Spot Removal section.

  3. Don't wait until your carpet and area rugs have noticeable traffic patterns to have them cleaned. By then the damage is already done, and may be irreversible.

  4. Professional Deep Cleaning on a regular basis. Have your furnishings and flooring professionally cleaned every 12-18 months to remove embedded dirt and grime. It makes good sense for both health and economic reasons.

Carpet dry soil removal
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Stop Dirt at The Door

Preventing dirt and grime from getting on the carpet, rugs and hard floors 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 your home.


  • Take off your shoes - You can save wear and tear on all flooring types by taking your shoes off before entering your home.


  • Change the air filters in your home's heating and air-conditioning systems as recommended by the manufacturer's directions. The more dust and particles removed by the filter, the less there is to collect in your furnishings, flooring and duct work.

Spot Removal Steps

Using Proper Cleaning Agent, Follow This Technique

  1. If liquid, blot up as much as you can with a clean cloth, pressing firmly all around the spill to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. If the material is solid, scrape , up what you can with a spoon or dull edge of a knife or spatula.

  2. Dampen cloth with the proper cleaning agent for the type of stain.

  3. Wipe area gently, working from the outer edge to the center of the spot. Turn the cloth frequently so it is always clean, and do not get the carpet excessively wet.

  4. Repeat this process until the spot is removed.

  5. Dry the carpet by weighing down a half inch pad of absorbent tissues or cloth to absorb the moisture; or, circulate air with a fan.

  6. After the carpet is dry, brush the pile up.

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