What’s the best way to creating the new look of your carpet? Regular vacuuming. We recommend twice a week. This prevents dirt accumulating at the base of the carpet pile, which can nearly always lead to 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.
Rubber soled shoes and all types of heels can wear away carpets and rugs, especially in front of chairs where heel abrasion is difficult to avoid. Periodically moving chairs and restricting the use of sports shoes and trainers in certain areas is a good idea.
After a while, all carpets need a good clean to bring back their original appearance and colour. We suggest you get your carpet cleaned by a specialist cleaning company.
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 01924 669924 or Contact Us.
Spills and stains
The basic rule for dealing with spills and stains is to act fast. Gently dab the excess spill with a paper towel or a clean white cloth. Never rub. Rubbing can spread the stain and damage the carpet.
If you’ve soaked up the spill, now take an appropriate cleaning product and work from the outside of the stain to the centre. Use small quantities at a time. Work the product into the stain using a small, soft brush, cloth or sponge. Never pour the product directly on the stain.
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 the carpet is clean, blot up any excess liquid with paper towels and allow the spot to dry. Use a hairdryer if you have one handy. If you find that some of the stain is still visible, repeat the process until it’s removed.
- 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
Professional carpet cleaning companies will do a spot clean for a small charge. So if the stain proves difficult to remove, just give us a ring and we’ll point you in the right direction.
If you need any further advice, call us on 01924 669924 or Contact Us.