Proper care and maintenance of your carpet will extend its useful life and preserve its appearance for years and years. Failure to take care of it may result in premature wear. Additionally, clean carpets contribute to a healthy indoor environment. Dirty carpets can be unhealthy indeed.
CARE TIP 1:
Vacuum your carpets three times a week using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate) filter.
CARE TIP 2:
Remove stains and spills as promptly as possible. this is best achieved with ChemDry's 'Professional Strength Spot Remover'. Remove as much excess as possible, then apply and blot with a clean white cloth. DO NOT rub the spot as this might grind the stain in further.
Have your carpets cleaned and protected at least twice a year by you local ChemDry professional, or more often if you have children or pets. The US Environmental Protection Agency recommends having carpets professionally cleaned a minimum of every six months!
Traffic Lane Gray
Like all textiles, carpets will eventually show signs of wear. Sometimes the wear creates an illusion of soiling, which often causes frustration and misunderstanding between the homeowners and carpet care experts. Even though a carpet has been cleaned, it does not mean the traffic areas will look clean. Traffic areas are those places where people are constantly walking or working. This situation creates what is called "traffic lane gray".
There is not a lot that a carpet care expert can do with traffic lane gray. When a 10-year old carpet is cleaned, you will end up with a clean 10-year old carpet. It may not appear the way you had hoped. The easiest way to slow down this process is by rearranging the furniture so traffic areas are changed or just add area rugs.
Stubborn Spills and Stains
Act quickly to stop the stain spreading or penetrating the carpet fibres. Scrape up solids with a spoon or palette knife, always working towards the centre of a spillage to prevent spreading the stain. Blot up liquids with a clean white cloth or paper towel.
Periodic cleaning by ChemDry professional technicians will keep your carpets looking as good as the day you bought them. There are many risks involved if you shampoo your carpets yourself or use unqualified carpet cleaning companies. For a really professional job that you can be sure of, call your local ChemDry representative today for a free, no-obligation quote.