Cleaning Tips

Here are some useful tips for keeping your carpet and upholstery looking at its best.

  • Vacuum heavy traffic areas 2-3 times a week to keep carpet looking great between cleanings.
  • Use both indoor and outdoor mats at each entrance to reduce the amount of dirt tracked into your home.
  • In a pinch, make your own spot remover by mixing ¼ teaspoon liquid detergent (without bleach) and 1 cup cold water.
  • Over time, the stain-resistance of stain-resistant carpet wears down. For optimum performance, have a protector regularly applied after cleaning.
  • Stain-resistant does not mean stain-proof. Be sure to act immediately to prevent spots and spills from causing permanent damage.
  • Before using any spot removing product, test for colorfastness in an inconspicuous area.
  • Test area rugs for colorfastness before placing over carpet since some rugs may tend to bleed.
  • Vacuum under area rugs periodically to remove loose dirt that may have filtered through the rugs to your carpet.
  • To avoid color transfer between furniture and flooring after a professional cleaning, leave the protective blocks in place until the carpet is completely dry (about 2 days).
  • Your furniture collects everyday dirt and soil just like your carpet. For convenience, have both professionally cleaned at the same time.