Carpet Maintenance Guide

Routine Carpet Care

  • Vacuuming removes dirt that dulls appearance
  • Select a vacuum with good suction and strong beater bars, which brush the carpet and loosen dirt
  • Change vacuum bags and filters regularly

Long-term Carpet Care

  • Treat your carpet well, and it will provide you with years of comfort and beauty
  • Here are some strategies for minimizing the rough and tumble wear and tear of every day living

Food
Clean up spills immediately. Follow directions in the Stain Removal Guide to remove colorful reminders.

Furniture
Place glides under heavy furniture to combat crushing. Rotate furniture to give carpet a rest.

Sunlight
To prevent fading, avoid long hours of direct sunlight on carpet. Close blinds or shades periodically. Select a ligher colored carpet in sun-drenched rooms to minimize fading.

Traffic
Change traffic patterns. Rotate furniture, so people have to alter their path through the room

Outside Doors
Place doormats inside and outside of exterior doors to minimize tracking in dirt.

Spot Treatment

Professional Cleaning

  • Get your carpets professionally cleaned at least every 12 months, even if you clean them yourself in between
  • Lighter shade carpet may require cleaning more often.
  • Professional cleaning methods include steam cleaning (known as hot water extraction), absorbent pad or bonnet cleaning, rotary shampoo and dry foam powder.
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