Our Simple Dimple Maintenance Guide
Three steps to successful maintenance of your carpet:
This is the secret to success. About 90% of All Soil is dry particulate and can be easily removed by normal vacuuming. A dry carpet will not be harmed by brushing action to the fibers. Therefore, we recommend a good quality, upright vacuum cleaner with a reel-type brush to move the tips of the carpet pile so the dirt can be removed with the air velocity created by the vacuum.
The amount of traffic and the relation of the carpet to dirty access areas are the main factors governing the frequency of vacuuming.
The basic rule is that dirt should not be allowed to settle in the carpet. Walking on dirt and grit that has settled into the base of the fibers causes an abrasive action, which results in the appearance of traffic lanes and worn areas.
Vacuum traffic lanes every day. Use a back-and-forth motion in one direction, and then finish the carpet by going back-and-forth in the opposite direction. And remember, go slowly.
Change the disposable bags or empty the vacuum often. Filled pickup bags result in less suction and less dirt removal. Be sure to check the belt that drives the brush or beater bar. A broken or worn belt reduces efficiency. And don’t be upset by the amount of fiber you pick up from new carpet. These are ends which are not removed in the manufacturing process and often appear for many months.
Carpet sweepers and electric brooms are useful for picking up surface soil, but it is important to know that they will not clean deeply.
Never use a broom of any kind on the carpet. At best, the dirt is just moved around, and a dust problem is created.
One of the best methods of preventing the tracking of soil throughout your home is to provide removable mats at each entrance to your home – both inside and outside. These removable mats can be laundered, hosed, beaten or vacuumed as soil accumulated to a noticeable degree.
Tips after cleaning :
To assure quick drying after the carpet is cleaned:
- 1 Be sure room is ventilated. Air must move over the surface of the? carpet to assure quick drying.
- 2 The best drying temperature is 72 to 78 degrees F.
- 3 Lowering the humidity by means of an air conditioner will aid the drying.
- 4 A portable fan, furnace blower or air conditioner fan will speed? drying time.
A Few NO-NO’s:
- 1 Never remove protective blocks or tabs from beneath furniture legs until carpet is thoroughly dry.
- 2 Do not allow fabrics, such as draperies or bedspreads, to come into contact with carpet while it is damp.
- 3 Never close off a room until carpet is dry.
- 4 Try to avoid traffic on a damp carpet. Remove shoes or make sure they are clean if it is necessary to walk on the carpet. Paper or plastic will impede drying and should not be used unless absolutely necessary.
After your carpet is thoroughly dry:
Resume normal daily or at least weekly vacuuming.
Sponge up spills immediately.
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