18 Jun 2011

Keep your carpet looking great for longer

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When it comes to carpet cleaning there are three main types of soil that can accumulate in your carpets. Soil is defined by anything that is foreign to the carpet construction.


1. Water Soluble –  food, sugars, starches,salt and fluids.


2. Solvent Soluble – Grease, tar, cooking oils, inks.


3. Insoluble – dirt, sand, vegetable fibre, animal hair, lint etc.


Five easy tips to keep your carpets cleaner longer




Vacuuming is the most important factor in keeping your carpets looking good for longer. Regular vacuuming removes dry soil, dust , animal and human hair before it bonds with the sticky residues from cooking oils, grease and tar.


Treat Stains Promptly.


Most stains when treated quickly will be able to be removed. The longer the stain is left untreated the harder it is to remove. Some stains that are left untreated oxidize and what you will find is the original stain will be removed but the carpet surrounding that stain has become yellow from the oxidizing effects which can become permanent.


Regular carpet cleaning.


We recommend to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least every twelve months to to rid your carpet of the grease, oils and sticky residues that build up. If you have a large family with pets etc then we would recommend to have your carpets cleaned more frequently.


Carpet protectors.


It is a good idea to use carpet protectors on furniture legs such as tables,beds etc ,especially if the legs are treated with furniture varnish or are made of metal.


Entry Mats.


Having good quality entrance mats that can catch soil, grease etc before it can be tracked onto the carpeted areas is also a good idea. Make sure the mats are made of a material that would catch soil. Example being – wool, soft nylon or a velcro type entrance mat.
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