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Protecting Your Carpets

To keep your carpets looking new, maintenance is required. You should vacuum often, tend to stains/spills immediately, in order to extend your carpet’s lifespan. Most carpets today are treated with special finishes to resist stains. However, no carpet is 100% stain proof. Stain-resistant finishes only hold the spill on the surface of the carpet fibres, not allowing the stain to penetrate deep into the carpet

Occasionally spills can occur. It is important to act quickly before the spill has a chance to penetrate the carpet fibers. The longer you leave the spill, the more difficult it will be to remove.

First, blot up excess liquid with a clean towel. Do not rub! For water based spills, use a mild bleach-free detergent, diluted with water. Apply using a clean cloth, and always work from the edge to the centre of the stain. Rinse the area with warm water. Blot and allow to completely dry. A hair-dryer on medium will speed drying. If the spill is oil-based it is more difficult to remove. Oil-based stains may require a solvent based cleaning agent. Pro Flooring recommends you contact a professional carpet cleaner immediately, for oil-based stains.

To properly care for an area rug, you only need follow these simple steps;

You should always vacuum your area rug regularly, even if the area rug appears to be clean, because typically area rugs are great at hiding dust. If you have an area rug with fringes avoid damaging the fringes with the vacuum cleaner by simply running the vacuum perpendicular to the fringes. Vacuuming your area rugs will help prevent odours, tread marks and colour fading. It is always easier to remove a stain immediately, which was discussed above in the “How To Remove Carpet Stains” section. Pro Flooring recommends you get your area rug professionally cleaned as necessary; typically once every 5 years. In order, to avoid moths from destroying your area rug we advise you not to place your area rug under furnishings with low legs, because moths are attracted to cool, damp and dark places.

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