Carpet Care Tips

Carpet Care Guide

Carpet Care

A new carpet represents a substantial investment. Like other elegant furnishings, it requires proper carpet care to keep it attractive over the years. Carpet rarely wears out in terms of fibre wearing away, but its appearance deteriorates over time and becomes less attractive. You can protect your carpet investment, prolong your carpet’s life, and improve the indoor environment quality by establishing a regular maintenance schedule. Indeed, Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Repairs Auckland follow the high carpet cleaning standard for indoor air pollutants.

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Furthermore, the most crucial step in caring for your carpet is vacuuming. Vacuum carpet thoroughly and frequently, particularly in high-traffic areas, to remove dry soil and dust. The fibres become more challenging to draw and cut as the dry soil particles work into the pile. Thus, leading to premature wear and tear of the carpet. High-traffic areas generally require vacuuming daily. The whole house should be vacuum-cleaned every week. Change the vacuuming direction to a favourable path to help stand the pile upright and prevent matting.

Vacuum Cleaning Carpets

Regular Carpet Vacuuming.

  1. A good vacuum cleaner is vital to prolonging your carpet’s beauty, lushness, and life. An inexpensive machine can remove surface dirt. But it will not effectively remove a pile’s hidden dirt and particles.
  2. Vacuums with a rotating brush or combination beater/brush bar are recommended to agitate the carpet pile. And also mechanically loosen soil for removal by the vacuum. Note that carpet with thick loop pile construction can be sensitive to brushing or rubbing. The pile surface might become fuzzy. For these products, use a suction-only vacuum or a vacuum with an adjustable brush lifted away from the carpet to avoid damaging the pile.
  3. Use replaceable paper vacuum bags to do a better job of trapping the tiny particles which pass through cloth bags back into the room. High-efficiency vacuum bags, also called microfiltration bags, are now available. They trap even the smaller microscopic particles, such as mould, mildew spores, and dust mites. Also, by-products are often a source of allergies. This type of bag is sold under several brand names. Could you verify that these bags’ trap particles are smaller than two microns? All vacuum bags must be checked often and replaced when 1/2 to 3/4 are complete.
  4. Make sure the belt is in good condition. Please ensure the brush or beater bar rotates when in contact with the carpet. To adjust the vacuum to the correct height for the carpet, raise the beater/brush bar to the highest setting and lower it until it contacts the pile enough. It should slightly vibrate the carpet several inches away from the machine but not close enough to cause significant motor slowing.

Carpet Care Cleaning Agents And Equipment:

An excellent checklist to handle spills should include the following items.

So that you know, please do not use any household cleaners other than those listed. Many household products contain chemicals that may permanently damage your carpet.

  1. A mild detergent solution (no more than 1/4 teaspoon of detergent to a cup of water). A clear, non-bleach liquid dishwashing detergent such as wool cleaners is highly recommended. Do not use cloudy or creamy detergents, which may leave a sticky residue.
  2. A solution of white vinegar and water (1 part vinegar to 1 part water).
  3. White towels or white paper towels.
  4. An ammonia solution of one tablespoon to one cup of water. Please don’t use wool.
  5. Non-oily nail polish remover.
  6. Chewing gum remover (freeze or solid type).
  7. Non-flammable spot remover specifically for grease, oil, or tar.
  8. Call the Experts from Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Repair and Laying Auckland Services, since 1987 in West Auckland, North Shore, East, South Auckland and Central City CBD on 0800 783-266.

General Carpet Care Instructions

Removal Of Carpet Stains and Spills. Please pay attention to stains and spills.

  • Remove as many food spills as possible by scraping gently with a spoon or dull knife.
  • Absorb wet spills as quickly as possible by repeatedly blotting with white paper or cloth towels.
  • Always blot; never rub or scrub abrasively. It may result in a fuzzy area. Work from the outer edge toward the spot’s centre when blotting to avoid spreading the spill.
  • Always follow up with water to remove detergent residue. Otherwise, it may become sticky and cause rapid re-soiling.
  • Eliminate any remaining moisture by placing several layers of white towels over the spot and weighing them down with a heavy object that will not transfer colour.

Stain Removal Procedures

The following recommendations are for carpet care and spot cleaning.

A. Water-Soluble Stains.

Absorb as much as possible with white towels. Blot the stained area with white towels dampened with cool water until there is no more transfer stain onto the towels. If any of the colours remain, use the detergent previously described.

Spray lightly onto the spot and repeatedly blot with white towels—work from the outer edge toward the spot’s centre to avoid spreading.

Rinse thoroughly by spraying with clean water, and then blot or extract. Again, do not use too much detergent because the residue will contribute to rapid re-soiling.

B. Oil Soluble Stains.

Blot as much as possible with white towels. Apply the special oil and grease spot remover to a paper towel and repeat blotting. Do not pour or spray directly on the carpet pile, as damage to the backing or adhesive underneath could result. Use the towels to transport the solvent to the carpet. Repeat as much as necessary.

Provide good ventilation! Do not use flammable solvents. Instead, can you follow with procedures in A?

C. Gum and Wax.

Freeze stains such as chewing gum and candle wax with ice or a commercially available product in an aerosol can. Shatter with a blunt object and vacuum before the chips soften. Follow up with the solvent as in B.

Regular Professional Carpet Cleaning

Even though carpet vacuuming can remove most dry soil, professional cleaning service is also necessary. This removes the more oily or sticky dirt that builds up in a pile. When cleaned regularly, it is much easier to remove this material. The carpet in a typical household should be cleaned every 12 to 18 months. It depends upon the number and age of the residents and the presence of pets. A cleaning system should clean the carpet without leaving a detergent residue. Call the pros from Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Repair & Laying Service throughout West Auckland, North Shore, East, and South Auckland Central City at 0800 783266.

The hot water extraction method, “steam cleaning,” is recommended.

This process consists of spraying a water and detergent solution into the pile, removing or extracting the dirt and answering with a powerful vacuum from a truck-mounted or a portable unit. Using a professional cleaner like us here at Carpet Repairs Auckland is to your advantage. Carpet Repairs Auckland Service experience enables us to do better than you can do yourself. Thus, Carpet Repairs Auckland Service equipment has more extraction power than rental units. And the carpet will dry more quickly. We are professionals who have also invested in training to understand the equipment, know the proper cleaning agents, and recognise fibres and carpet construction differences.

DIY Carpet Care Cleaning Methods

If you clean your carpet, avoid the most common problems due to over-wetting and excessive detergent use. Your carpet will be dry in six to twelve hours.

When a carpet is wet for more than 24 hours could develop mould and mildew. Increasing the detergent beyond the recommended amount does not increase the carpet cleaning power. It only makes excess detergent residue to be challenging to remove. The detergent residue left in the carpet will quietly collect soil more quickly, and the carpet will require cleaning sooner. Carpet with stain resistance treatments must be cleaned only with products formulated. If not, the stain resistance will be damaged, and the warranty will be void. Do not use cleaning or spotting solutions that contain bleaches or optical brighteners, as they can discolour the carpet.

Bonnet cleaning systems spray a detergent solution onto the carpet and absorb soil with a rotating bonnet of absorbent material. Such terry cloth was attached to a machine similar to a rotary floor polisher. This cleaning system is not recommended. The bonnet system cannot remove soil and leaves much detergent in the pile since it has no complete extraction. Rapid re-soiling often occurs as a result. The spinning bonnet can distort the carpets’ fibres of the cut pile, fuzzing the pile and leaving distinct swirl marks. Call Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Repairs Auckland Services for more information.

We also offers professional carpet repair, laying, flood fix, stain removal, carpet cleaning and drying carpet repairers in North Shore, West, East and South Auckland.

So, could you call Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Care and Repairs Auckland Services on 0800 783266?

Last Updated: 18/April/2024 By Graeme Stephens.

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