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Properly Caring For Your Carpets- Highlands Ranch CO

  1. Vacuum frequently and thoroughly. Most of the wear of carpeting is caused by dirt. Oily soils attract more oily soil and frequent vacuuming will reduce soil buildup. Make sure your vacumm is working properly without any obstruction.
  2. Get at stains quickly, 99% of all stains can be removed by one cleaning agent or another if they are cleaned in the first few days. The longer a stain chemically reacts with the carpet the harder it will be to remove it. Allowing soil with nitrogen can cause oxidation and pernament staining on carpets fibers. The number one thing you want to get to immediately is a paint spill.
  3. Test carpet before scrubbing, extracting or spotting. All carpets are different. Some carpets are very sensitive to acid type cleaners and will lose their color quickly. Other carpet dyes are sensitive to harsh alkalis. Berber carpets for examle have a reaction to any high PH cleaners.
  4. Use appropriate spotters starting with the mildest. Do not use harsh spotting agents unless absolutely necessary and always neutralize high alkaline or high acid cleaners after use. Case in point products like resolve have a ph thats off the charts and very difficult to remove.
  5. Never dig or brush spots. The proper procedure is to scrape the spot towards the middle and then tamp the spot into the white towel or cloth using a brush or other tamping devices. A meat tenderizer makes a great tamping tool. If your not careful you could cause your fibers to become fayed.
  6. Do not overuse detergents, shampoos or spotters. Too much detergent will result in residual left in the carpet that even thorough vacuuming may not remove.
  7. Do not overwet carpet. Our carpet detergents are chemically active enough so they do not need a tremendous amount of wetting. Over-wetting can cause brownout, carpet shrinkage, adhesion problems and all other kinds of nightmares. Also in extreme circumstances can cause mold spores to develope.
  8. Extract residual if possible. Rotary scrubbing will clean the carpet fibers the best by encapsulating dirt and detergent residue, which powders off the carpet. Periodic extraction will flush out this dirt and other organisms deep in the carpet.
  9. Never “coat” a dirty or spotty carpet. After scrubbing or extracting a dirty carpet, if you are not satisfied with the results, do not apply a coat of carpet protector as this will result in “gluing in the dirt” making it harder to remove it the next time. Either re-scrub or extract the carpet or leave the carpet until the next cleaning cycle before you coat. When you are unable to correct spots or stains call your local carpet cleaning expert. TLC Carpet Care in Highlands Ranch can help you in all areass and questions when it comes to properly caring for your carpets.
  10. Vacuum frequently and thoroughly. It is so important it deserves two recommendations. Vacuum frequently and thoroughly.
  11. Bonus Tip if it all possible implementing a shoes off policy can help the over all condition offf the carpets.

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