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CARPET CLEANING BASICS
Carpet is everywhere! People who understand carpet know that its immense success and consumer
acceptance is not due to chance. Few construction materials offer the advantages that carpet does.
Carpet is colorful, comfortable and yet easy to maintain. Even though it appears expensive, it is often
the most economical choice for floor covering. Carpet and rugs found on the floors of residences and
commercial buildings still represent a substantial investment. In light of this, is it not wise to maintain
Like all textile materials, the beauty and life of a carpet depends largely on the care that it is given.
Proper maintenance can add years of attractive life. Specific maintenance procedures for carpet are
determined by where the carpet is installed. In general, proper maintenance involves regular
vacuuming and periodic cleaning by methods such as hot water extraction, shampooing, bonnet
cleaning, foam cleaning, etc.
Regular vacuuming is essential as it removes particulate soil that damages the fibers. Vacuuming
maintains the surface appearance of a carpet and keeps the level of soil in the pile at an acceptable
level. Vacuuming should be done at least once every two weeks, preferably once each week and
even twice per week in soiled or heavily trafficked areas. It is important to use a well-maintained, good
quality vacuum. Vacuuming removes only particulate soil and surface dirt; therefore, other methods of
cleaning are periodically required to improve the appearance of the carpet. Wet cleaning methods are
better for removing oils, greases and other forms of matter that cause soiling on carpet. These
methods are mostly used by professional cleaners and trained personnel, but smaller, less powerful
units, can also be rented for use by customers.
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