Carpet Care

It is important to understand that modern carpet seldom wears out the appearance simply reaches a point where it is no longer acceptable and replacement becomes necessary. This day will be many years away when three basic steps are followed:

  1. Removal of soil from the carpet by frequent vacuuming
  2. Periodic cleaning
  3. Prompt, correct removal of spots and spills

Carpets receive a terrific beating in ordinary use-pounding traffic, dirt, grit; dust, oily cooking vapors and spills of all descriptions. The dry soils can be removed and prevented from building up to an unsightly level by frequent vacuuming with a good machine. We strongly recommend a vacuum cleaner with a rotating beater bar which agitates the carpet pile and mechanically loosens soil for the vacuum to remove; those without this feature remove surface dirt well but often leave imbedded soil which damages the carpet fiber by abrasion. For rooms with light traffic, vacuum the traffic lanes twice weekly and the entire area once weekly. Those areas with heavier traffic require that the traffic lanes be vacuumed daily and the entire area twice weekly. Up to three passes of the machine will suffice for light soiling, but five to seven passes are necessary for heavily soiled areas.

While vacuuming is sufficient to remove most soil, the oily soil coming from cooking vapors, air pollution, and that tracked from the street presents a different type problem. These particles of oily soil can cause gradual but significant dulling of delicate pastel colors; the color isn’t lost but hidden under the film. It is important not to let this type of soil accumulate. It literally glues the pile fiber together and begins to attract and also hold dry soil. This is the reason periodic cleaning of your carpet is so important several methods of carpet cleaning are available to you. We recommend the CAPTURE DRY POWDER. It has been endorsed by all the major fiber producers, DuPont, Anso, and Ultimate Performance. It will not remove any of the built in Stain Resistance present in today’s new carpet. Capture is very simple to use and is available at our store. If you choose to call a professional cleaner please make sure they have been trained to clean today’s new Stain Master, Anso, and Ultimate Performance products with locked in stain protection. If professional cleaning is needed, We recommend Bliss Carpet Care Lee has been servicing our clients with professionalism and puctual service. Lee is a master certified cleaner and cleans carpets, rugs, drapery, tile & grout and upholstery. visit his website or call 508-278-7757.