You’re new The North Floors carpet is a great investment. Keep your new carpet looking great and help it to last even longer with proper care and maintenance. Cleaning your carpet is easier than you think. All is takes is the right vacuum, cleaning products, and a little know-how. Here are some tips from the The North Floors Team to help you:
1) Always treat the affected area immediately. The longer the spill sits there, the harder it will be to remove the stain..
2)For a food spill, gently remove as much solid material as you can with a spoon, or a dull knife. Add room temperature water and blot, using detergent sparingly if needed. Once dry, use the highest suction function on your vacuum and clean the area back and forth. Repeat these steps as needed until the carpet is completely clean.
3)If you require a spot removal solvent, use a product approved by the carpet or distributing manufacturer, out The North Floors team can help you find the best cleaning product for your new carpet. Apply several drops to a clean light-coloured cloth and blot the carpet in an inconspicuous area. If you notice a change in the carpet color, stop and consult a professional carpet cleaner. If there is no change in the colour of the carpet, continue and gently blot the affected area – but be sure to follow the instructions carefully.
4)If stains remain after cleaning, moisten carpet tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide and let stand for one hour. Blot and repeat until completely clean.
Keeping Your Carpet Beautiful
1)Vacuum your carpet regularly to prevent soil from embedding itself in the fibers.
2)Depending on the type of carpet you have, you'll want to use a vacuum with a rotating brush, a beater bar, or suction only. Different types and styles of carpet require different vacuuming techniques.
3)Keeping foot traffic and other use factors in mind, consider professional cleaning every 12 to 18 months.
4)Use scissors to clip sprouts and snags. Don't pull on them—you might damage the carpet.
5)Remove heavy furniture dents by stroking the dented area with the edge of a coin. You can also use a hair dryer or a steam iron, but be very careful not to touch the carpet with the iron.
6)For extensive water damage, consult professional cleaners to dry your carpet from the front and back.