Carpet Maintenance and Carpet Care Tips from Carpet One Floor & Home

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A regular carpet maintenance program extends the life of the original appearance of your carpet. Use these tips to increase your carpet's longevity.

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  • 1. Carpet MaintenanCe & Carpet Care tips A regular carpet maintenance program extends the life of the original appearance of your carpet. Todays carpet fibers are designed to hide dirt and reflect light and have the ability to resist soiling and stains. However, the lack of apparent soiling does not eliminate the necessity of regular cleaning. Carpet MaintenanCeCarpet Care & CLeaninG tips No matter how often you vacuum, your carpet will For ideal carpet maintenance, you will need to vacuum your heavy traf- still need heavy-duty cleaning from time to time. fic areas, such as hallways, stairs, and exterior entryways at least twice a Professional carpet care and cleaning is required to week. Vacuum less heavily used areas weekly. For best results, use a vacuum maintain your Carpet One Floor & Home warranty. cleaner with a beater bar or rotating brush and with a strong enough airflowWe would be glad to advise you about which cleaning to penetrate to the carpet backing. method is best for your particular carpet.Carpet with thick loop pile construction, particularly wool and wool blendHot water extraction carpet care, either alone or in styles, may be sensitive to brushing or rubbing of the pile surface and may combination with cleaning, is required to maintain become fuzzy. For these products, and those styles with a combination thick most warranties.* Some styles, however, must be cleaned in other ways. Be sure to check with your or thin or cable yarn, a suction-only vacuum is recommended for the best Carpet One Floor & Home retailer for the recom- carpet maintenance. If that is not available, use a vacuum with an adjustable mended cleaning method for your particular carpet. brush lifted away from the carpet so it does not agitate the pile. A vacuum with a beater bar or rotating brush can be tested for excessive fuzzing in an A trained carpet care professional should perform this service at least every 18-24 months to refresh inconspicuous location before regular use. the texture and rejuvenate the fibers in your car- Carpet One Floor & Home does not recommend a vacuum brand. There pet. Have the cleaning professionals come to your are brands that offer adjustable beater bars or even a feature to turn thehome for a visual inspection, and obtain a written agreement before the work is started. You must beater bar off in some cases. The Carpet and Rug Institute (www.carpet-rug. retain your receipts for proof of maintenance service org) also offers information and ratings of vacuums to provide the best new should a warranty claim arise. carpet care. When you and your carpet cleaning professional Most dry soil has razor-like edges that abrade carpet fibers, causing light tochoose a cleaning method, fiber content is the most reflect differently and give carpet a dull appearance. Soil can damage theimportant concern. Most carpet today is constructed fibers permanently if allowed to remain in the pile. A regular carpet main- with synthetic fibers such as nylon, polyester, or tenance program as well as proper carpet cleaning methods will keep yourolefin and may be cleaned with most cleaning meth- carpet beautiful for a long time. ods. Natural fibers such as wool, cotton, silk, and sisal may require specialized care. Use a cleaning method recommended by the carpet manufacturer to maintain their warranty, and if you should have any questions or concerns about your new carpet care, Courtesy of the Carpet and Rug Institute, Copyright 2006. *If you purchased the Everguard just call your Carpet One Floor & Home retailer. Stain Protection Plan with your carpet, contact the 3M Service Center (1-800-352-6789) for spot removal instructions prior to using the following spot removal methods.Better floors. Better prices. Best Guarantee.

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