The key to good carpet maintenance is to avoid particles of any loose dirt and dust from working their way into the carpet pile where they will act abrasive, lay on the fibres and discolour the carpet.
- Vacuum your new carpet regularly at least two or three times a week.
- A large, strong doormat will reduce dirt from outside being spread around the house.
- Cut pile carpets should be vacuumed with an upright vacuum cleaner with a beater bar and brush.
- Loop pile carpets should be vacuumed with a cylinder vacuum cleaner using the suction head only. Follow these general rules below for dealing with spill ages. For more persistent or unusual stains contact a professional carpet cleaner.
- Spillages are more easily removed if tackled immediately so act promptly and blot off all the liquid stain with dry kitchen roll or a clean dry white cloth.
- To clean off any remaining stain use a clean damp white cloth soaked in warm water to blot the stain. Use a dabbing action with the cloth and then blot out the remaining liquid with a dry kitchen roll.
- Do not rub the pile surface of the carpet or over soak the stain.
- Always work from the outside of the stain inwards to minimise the stain spreading.