Carpet stain removal and Rug Care Maintenance
Like everything else today, rugs need special care to ensure long life. Regular cleaning using adequate treatments will help extend the life of your rug. For spot removal it is highly recommended that all spills be cleaned immediately. Research shows that up to 90% of spots and stains from spills can be prevented if cleaned right away. If your carpet is already stained, here are some useful steps for spot removal.
SpottingBasic cleaning steps for common food and beverage stains are as follows:
Ghost Stain:After drying, if the stain reappears, it may be because some stain remained deep in the pile and wicked up to the surface. If so, reapply warm water detergent solution, vacuum or brush when completely dry.
Rug Care Maintenance
Vacuuming is the basic and primary step for caring for your rug. Rugs are exposed to endless mistreatment, such as treading feet, dirt, dust, oil and spills of all sorts. By frequently vacuuming, you can prevent soils from building up. Vacuums with good suction are recommended to lift surface dirt.
Frequently rotate your rugs to equalize the damaging effects of the sun. Because continual direct exposure to sunlight will damage a rug over time, use window shades, shutters, or heavy curtains to safeguard your investment.
Also protect your rugs from fumes and dampness. Fumes from furnaces, stoves, chimneys and auto exhaust can mix with humidity in the atmosphere to form an acid that fades and deteriorates the appearance of wool. Over time, dampness will rot the threads and destroy the fibers of a rug. Keep them in a dry environment.