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General Carpet Care and Cleaning Instructions

Maintenance

Vacuum regularly. Frequent vacuuming with a suction only canister vacuum is recommended. Suction only canister vacuum is best to prevent excess pilling and fuzzing. If you vacuum is not a suction only canister vacuum set the brush to its furthest position from the carpet surface.

Remove spills immediately.

Professionally clean every 12 to 18 months with hot water extraction method. Do not apply stain repellent treatments that contain silicone because they tend to accelerate carpet soiling.

Keep doormats clean. Exercise preventative maintenance by placing absorbent mats at the most frequently used entrances to your home. Change or launder when these mats become soiled.

Spills

Immediately blot (do not rub) spills with white paper towels or with a clean absorbent cloth. Scoop up solids.

All cleaning agents and solvents should be Ph neutral; pre-test should be done in an inconspicuous area,

Apply the cleaning agent listed on the spot removal chart (below) to an absorbent towel and blot up the spill with a blotting motion. Flip cloth to prevent reapplying soil.

Do not over saturate with water.

Work inwards from the edge of the spot to prevent excess spreading.

Wait a few minutes for the cleaning agent to work on the spot. Follow recommended directions.

Once the cleaning agent has removed the spot, blot excessive moisture by applying pressure with paper towels or a dry absorbent cloth.

Rinse with clear water on a clean cloth.

Remove excess moisture by applying pressure with paper towels.

Stain Treatment Chart

SPOT STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3
Alcoholic Beverages 2 - -
Blood 1 2 -
Butter 3 2 -
Candle Wax 4 - -
Chewing Gum 4 3 -
Coffee 1 2 3
Colas and Soft Drinks 1 2 -
Cream 2 3 -
Floor Wax 3 2 -
Gravy & Sauces 5 2 3
Ink (Fountain Pen) 1 2 -
Ink (Ball Point) 4 2 -
Lipstick 3 2 -
Mercurochrome 2 7 -
Milk 5 3 2
Nail Polish 3 - -
Oil & Grease 3 2 -
Paint (Latex) 1 2 3
Paint (Oil) 6 3 2
Rust 3 2 -
Salad Dressing 2 3 -
Shoe Polish 3 2 -
Tar 3 - -
Urine (fresh) 2 - -
Urine (old) 1 2 -
Vomit 2 - -
Wine 6 1 2
Unknown Material 3 2 -

Treatment Types

  1. 1. Add cold water and blot
  2. 2. Detergent solution or Dry Spot Remover
  3. 3. Dry Spot Remover
  4. 4. Chill with aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes in a plastic bag; follow by picking or scraping off
  5. 5. Warm water
  6. 6. Absorbent powder (salt, talc or Absorb-It)
  7. 7. Absorbent cleaner Spot Dry Remover, Host, Capture