Caring for Your Carpet

Recommendations After Your Project is Complete:
  • You may walk on your new carpet immediately.  Vacuuming will remove loose fibers, and it is common to have fiber loss for the first 6 months.

  • During and immediately following the installation of your new carpet, there may be a slight odor, which may result from the removal of your old carpet and cushion or from the new carpet, cushion, adhesives or seaming tape. Ventilation with fresh air is recommended. Ideally, windows and doors should be opened, and the HVAC system should be operated at maximum capacity for 48 to 72 hours.  The new carpet smell will clear very quickly, usually in less than 72 hours.

Preventive Maintenance / Carpet Cleaning Tips:
The Quick Clean - Vacuum
  • Vacuum your carpet regularly to prevent soil from embedding itself in the pile.

  • Depending on the type of carpet you have, you’ll want to use a vacuum with a rotating brush, a beater bar, or suction only.

  • Keeping traffic and other use factors in mind, consider professional cleaning every 12 to 18 months.

Get your carpets professionally cleaned at least every 12 to 18 months, even if you clean them yourself in between
  • Professional cleaning methods include steam cleaning (known as hot water extraction), absorbent pad or bonnet cleaning, rotary shampoo, and dry foam powder

  • Lighter shade carpet may require cleaning more often

Clean spots and spills quickly with products that do not damage carpet
  • Blot up liquids with white paper towel or absorbent cloth; scoop up solids with a spoon

  • Treat the spot according to manufacturer recommendations—Apply spot removal agent (Perky Spotter cleaner is available for purchase at our office) to clean towel or cloth, not directly to the spot.  Use small quantities and always work inwards from the edge.  Do  not rub as this may cause the spot to spread or distort the pile.  Do not over-wet the carpet pile.  Blot as dry as possibly with clean towel.

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