While regular carpet cleaning by a professional is necessary to ensure that your carpet lasts, additional care and maintenance on your part can go a long way. Simple carpet care will extend its useful life and preserve its appearance longer. Failure to maintain proper care will result in premature wear. Also, clean carpets contribute to a healthy indoor environment.
- Vacuum your carpets three times a week using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter
- Remove stains and spills as quickly as possible. This is best achieved with Chem-Dry Professional Strength Spot Remover. Remove as much excess as possible, then apply and blot with a clean white cloth. DO NOT rub the spot as this might grind the stain in further.
- Have your carpets cleaned and protected at least twice a year by Short Stop Chem-Dry, or more often if you have children or pets.
Traffic Lane Gray
Carpets will eventually show signs of wear. The wear creates an illusion of soiling, which often causes frustration and misunderstanding between the homeowners and carpet care experts. Even though a carpet has been cleaned, it does not mean the traffic areas will look clean. Traffic areas are those places where people are constantly walking or working. This situation creates what is called “Traffic Lane Gray”.
While “Traffic Lane Gray” is an inevitable part of any carpet’s life, the process that causes it can be slowed down. One way to prevent this is to rearrange the furniture in your home. By doing so, you will block old traffic areas and create new ones. By occasionally switching the flow of traffic you will distribute the effects of “Traffic Lane Gray”. You can also add area rugs to high traffic areas.
The amount of traffic your carpet receives will determine how often vacuuming is necessary. Vacuuming a few times per week reduces the dirt that is likely to end up in the roots of your carpet. Spot cleaning is also an essential part of keeping your floors clean. After vacuuming, apply a quick spray of our Carpet Deodorizer for a pleasing fragrance, along with built-in stain resistance protection for your carpets.
Who hasn’t spilled a glass of wine, milk or soda? Chem-Dry offers various home products to lift spots. For difficult spots, a professional cleaning application may be required. Give us a call with any questions about your specific needs.
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A common misconception of homeowners is that carpets simply need routine vacuuming to be cleaned. While vacuuming may make your carpets appear spotless from your family’s contribution of daily activity or mishap, you must also consider the dust and particles that lie beneath the surface. A carpet should receive an annual (some experts recommend as often as every six months – others suggest every 12-18 months) and thorough deep cleaning by a carpet cleaning professional.
Choosing an environmentally friendly process of clean-up should be a top priority. After all, your aim is to remove chemical residue, not introduce more. Many commercial carpet cleaners require gallons of water, in addition to toxic soaps which leave behind volatile organic compounds. Our core cleaning solution, The Natural®, puts the power of Mother Nature to work in cleaning your carpets. The Natural® is non-toxic and safe for kids and pets.
The kind of fiber used to make a carpet will determine its durability, appearance, stain resistance, and its price. Most carpet is made with synthetic materials that are simple to uphold, affordable, and can be used in a variety of styles. Commonly, materials used for making carpets are nylon, polyester, acrylic, and wool. As most synthetic fibers are resistant to water, keeping carpet clean is possible. Tightly woven or tufted fibers work together at keeping stains on the surface where you can quickly attend to them. Periodic deep cleansing removes dust and dander that settle over time. Chem-Dry’s powerful Hot Carbonating Extraction process works deep for a phenomenal clean.