Carpet Maintenance

A few Maintenance tips to help prolong the life of your carpet.

Firstly the key to good carpet maintenance is to avoid particles of loose dirt from working into the pile, where they will act abrasively on the fibres and can also discolour the carpet. Therefore vacuum regularly, at least two to three times per week.

Place barrier mats or runners at doorways to prevent the spread of dirt around the house, but remember to vacuum barrier mats on a regualar basis too.

A few golden rules for dealing with the inevitable spills and accidents: Move fast, the sooner you tackle a spill, the better your chance of avoiding a stain, scrape up or blot any excess before treatment.

  • Always blot never scrub.
  • Always use clean, white cloth, kitchen roll or tissues.   
  • Do not rub too vigorously Always work from the outside towards the inside to avoid spreading the stain.
  • Always test any solution/detergent on an inconspicuous area of carpet prior treating a stain.
  • Brush up the pile to help the carpet retain its appearance as it dries out.
  •  If in any doubt about treatment, consult a professional carpet cleaner.

Natural Flooring- Sisal Coir Jute & Seagrass

  • Vacuum regularly with a cylinder type machine.
  • Avoid liquid carpet shampoos or mousses.
  • always test a small area first when using new cleaning products.

As with all flooring, if in doubt about a treatment contact a professional carpet cleaning company for advice