Helping you better maintain your carpet, furniture, and other surfaces in your home or business is one of our highest priorities. This section is dedicated to providing you with “tips” and suggestions on how you can keep your carpet and furniture looking its best!
How Often Should I Clean My Carpet or Furniture?
This question is asked often, especially about carpets. Today’s carpet is designed to hide soil and it’s easy to let your carpet go too long between cleanings. Carpet manufacturers recommend that your carpet be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months. Some manufacturers have now made regular professional cleaning a requirement to maintain the warranty. The common-sense answer is…when your carpet begins to look dirty, then it’s time to have it cleaned. Remember, carpets and furniture act as big collectors of dust, pollen, and other airborne soils and they need to be cleaned on a regular schedule. Another important reason for regular cleaning is HEALTH. If any members of your household have allergy issues, regular cleaning of carpet and furniture will help.
Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum
Regular and thorough vacuuming is the single most important thing that you can do to extend the life of your carpet and furniture. Some additional “tips” are:
- Use walk-off mats at entries.
- Take shoes off in the house.
- Rotate the location of furniture to change traffic patterns.
Removing Spots and Stains
Today’s carpet and furniture fabrics are designed and treated to resist most food and beverage spills and stains. When you have a spill or stain, the following procedures can help.
- Remove any excess spill or stain by scraping or blotting.
- Flush the area with warm water and blot with absorbent toweling.
- Use an appropriate spotter. Be sure to follow the label directions.
- Always rinse the spotter with warm water and blot with absorbent toweling.
- Place folded paper towels on the spot and cover them with a heavy book to finish blotting.
Some spills, such as Kool-Aid, can cause permanent stains and require a trained professional to remove them.
For additional tips on how to remove stubborn spots or stains, simply call our office or send us an email.