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Take Care of Your Carpets and Rugs

Here are some useful tips from the experts at Professional Carpet Systems to help you keep your carpets and rugs clean. Reach out to us to book our cleaning services or for more information. We will be glad to assist you.

Guide to Carpet Care

Keep your carpets looking fresh by following the below suggestions:

  How to keep your carpet looking great:

  • Vacuum regularly (HEPA filtered vacuum is preferred)
  • Attend to spills quickly
  • Professionally clean as required

Vacuuming: At least once per week HEPA filtered vacuum preferred, bag should be emptied once it reaches half full.

Preventative Maintenance: Entrance mats should be used, vacuum with HEPA filters both eliminate dust that gets trapped in the carpet causing them to look dirty

How to Care for your Oriental Rug

Increase the longevity of your oriental rugs with the following maintenance tips:

Rotation – To ensure even wear, your rug should be rotated once a year. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years.

Vacuuming – Oriental rugs, like most carpeting, should be vacuumed on a regular basis to remove dirt and restore life to the fibers. Be sure not to vacuum the fringe with your beater bar! Use the end of a vacuum hose from a canister vacuum.

Padding – A quality pad used under your rug helps protect it from dirt, wear, and slippage.

Spot and Spill Removal

Removing spots and spills is essential to looking after your carpet. When faced with these types of incidents, speed is of the essence and applying the right treatments promptly will help prevent stains and damage. The following tips will help you deal with spills and spots you may encounter:

In the case of spilled liquids, the recommended method is to blot the spill with an absorbent, white cloth or Absorb-It.

If solids are spilled, they should be scooped or picked up quickly. Any remaining residue should then be treated – as per the cleaning instruction guide.

When applying the cleaning agents, never apply them directly to the carpet and use a small quantity at a time.

By working your way inwards from the outer edge of a spot, you can prevent the stain from spreading

Keep the carpet as dry as possible during cleaning. After applying the required treatment, blot the area as dry as possible with a clean cloth and then cover with Absorb-It or paper towels to dry.

We recommend getting your carpet professionally cleaned every 12-18 months. The failure to professionally clean a carpet means that a certain portion of bacteria, like allergens and dander, will stay in your carpet. This is the number one cause of premature aging of carpet and loss of color. The remaining portion of bacteria, like dander and dust mites, enters your indoor breathing air and their exposure is a top cause for the onset or exacerbation of respiratory problems, like asthma and allergy attacks.

Spot and Spill Procedures

Make sure that you safely and immediately clean up spots and spills before they set:

First, soak up the excess liquid by blotting with a clean absorbent material. Do not brush or rub the stain

Then, spot-clean with a mild detergent-white vinegar-water solution. Do not over wet.

Rinse area thoroughly with water and a small amount of vinegar. Avoid wetting the rug’s backing

Blot dry until most of the moisture has been absorbed

Allow to air dry. A fan or cool hair dryer can be used to hasten the drying process.

For stains that do not come out using these methods, call for expert advice from one of our cleaning specialists

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