Information on properly maintaining your carpet flooring.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Carpet!Taking care of your carpet is the key to increasing its life, saving you time and money in the long run. Follow these carpet cleaning tips to properly maintain your carpet:
Vacuum twice a week. Vacuuming will remove loose dirt in the rug, preventing it from being worked in by foot traffic. Change your vacuuming direction frequently to get the most dirt out of your carpet. You will want to use a vacuum with rotating brushes will agitate the dirt out of the fibers and adjust your vacuum according to your carpet’s pile height. Make sure you keep your vacuum’s brushes clean and replace them when they become worn out.
Even the most stain-resistant carpet isn’t immune to stains. When a spill occurs, clean it immediately to avoid staining. Blot the spill with a cloth or towel, do not scrub; scrubbing the carpet is likely to permanently damage the carpet fibers. Try to use a white towel as colored cloth may transfer dye to your carpet when wet.
The Carpet and Rug Institute recommends a deep cleaning every 12 to 18 months. There are many methods to deep clean a carpet, so refer to your manufacturer’s instructions on which method is most suitable for your carpet. Many manufacturers require deep cleaning to be handled by a professional if you want to maintain your warrantee.
Sunlight can cause your carpet to fade. You can prevent this by using window treatments in areas of your house where carpet is exposed to direct sunlight. Once a carpet has faded there is no way to restore the color!
Alpine Carpet One in South Lake Tahoe, CA would like to remind you to always refer to your manufacturer’s instructions for approved cleaners and methods to use on your carpet. Failure to follow these instructions could void your carpet’s warranty.