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Know how to properly care for your carpets

Take advantage of these useful carpet care tips:

Prevent tracking soil inside or outside your home or business with removable mats at entrances. Mats should be regularly vacuumed and cleaned. These mats will protect your hard surfaced floors too. When carpet is matted from the pressure of furniture, brush lightly or use the edge of a coin to rough it up. For difficult matting, use a steam iron a few inches from the surface, spray with steam and stroke lightly with a stiff bristled brush. Never touch the iron to the carpet. Hairspray may be used to set carpet pile that is not resilient. In case of an accidental spill, act quickly! Pick up any solids that are easy to remove and call us at 951-929-2480 for advice. In the case of muddy footprints, wait until they are thoroughly dry, then vacuum.

Treatments for water-soluble stains:

Treatments for solvent-soluble stains:

These include mostly of food, beverage, urine, and vomit.

Avoid detergents containing optical brighteners. Do not use automatic dishwasher detergent or others containing bleach including oxygen bleach. Mix 1 teaspoon of mild detergent such as Ivory liquid into 1 pint of lukewarm water. Sponge the detergent mixture onto the stain and gently work the solution from the outer edges toward the center and a lather will form. Gently sponge off this lather with clear, cold water until all the suds have disappeared.

 

Our carpet care technician uses professional specialty spot and stain removers for removing spots and stains such as Kool-Aid, wine, coffee, blood, vomit, and other stains that you may be unable to remove. Never use bleach or a bleach-containing product on your carpet even if it is an oxygen bleach that claims to be "color safe".

These include oil, grease, tar, crayon, lipstick, and butter.

Use a non-residual, solvent-based product such alcohol or odorless mineral spirits by blotting and putting the solvent onto a white towel. Never rub and pour a solvent directly onto your carpet. Our professional cleaning technicians use several stronger professional spot removers for removing tar, grease, cooking oil, or other oily stains that are too difficult for you to remove.

 

Bane-Clene® Spotting Guide

The 3 most important things you can do to care for your carpets and rugs between professional

cleanings are:

1. Vacuum    

2. Vacuum    

3. Vacuum

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Why carpet is good for your

home or business?

It offers safety from falls, inexpensive, easy to install and maintain, and adds eye appeal. It reduces fatigue by creating a cushion for legs and feet. Its wonderful insulating qualities save fuel and provide sound absorption that will make your surroundings more comfortable and enjoyable. It also contributes to keeping your air clean and fresh by absorbing soils and odors as long as your carpet is cleaned by a professional on a regular basis.

What can happen to your carpet?

Residue from shampoo, dry foam, powders, and bonnet carpet cleaning methods cause rapid resoling. Carpet stains often come back because they were only pushed a little deeper by inferior cleaning methods. Hard floors show soil right away and need attention. Your carpet gets dirty too, but it doesn't show soil because the dirt hides in the carpet pile. Dirt particles cause abrasion to carpet fibers that are magnified by light refraction causing a dull appearance in traffic lanes. This abrasive action is scratching your carpet fibers, if not removed, it will decrease the life of your carpet and cause your carpet to "ugly out" prematurely.

How can you take care of your carpet?

About 80% of carpet soil is abrasive dry particulate matter that will be removed by routine vacuuming. Dry carpet fibers will not be harmed by brushing, so a good upright vacuum cleaner with a reel-type brush is suggested to move the tips of the pile so dirt can be removed; slowly vacuum traffic lanes with a back-and-forth motion in one direction and then finish by going back-and-forth in the opposite direction. Change the bag or empty the vacuum often. Check the belt that drives the brushes and don't be alarmed by the amount of fiber you pick up from a new carpet. Fiber ends that are not removed in manufacturing often appear in the first few weeks during routine vacuuming called "pilling."

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Carpet care tips

Residue from shampoo, dry foam, powders, and bonnet carpet cleaning methods cause rapid resoling. Carpet stains often come back because they were only pushed a little deeper by inferior cleaning methods. Hard floors show soil right away and need attention. Your carpet gets dirty, too but it doesn't show soil because the dirt hides in the carpet pile. Dirt particles cause abrasion to carpet fibers that are magnified by light refraction causing a dull appearance in traffic lanes. This abrasive action is scratching your carpet fibers, if not removed, it will decrease the life of your carpet and cause your carpet to "ugly out" prematurely.