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Carpet Care:

Walk-off mats should be used at all entrances to absorb soil and moisture. Mats should be cleaned on a regular basis so they don’t become sources of soil themselves, especially during inclement weather. Try to keep your sidewalks and entranceways free of excessive dirt and substances which can be tracked into the home.

What Not To Do:

Bonnet cleaning systems employ a rotating bonnet of terry cloth or other absorbent material to agitate the carpet pile and absorb soil.  Manufacturers do not recommend this cleaning system.

The bonnet system leaves much of the detergent in the pile as it employs no real extraction. Rapid re-soiling often occurs. The spinning bonnet may distort the fibers of cut pile carpet, fuzzing the surface and leaving distinct swirl marks.

DIY Cleaning Common Stains

Water Soluble Stains – Absorb as much as possible with white towels. Blot the stained area with white towels dampened with cool water until there is no more transfer of the stain onto the towels.

If any of the stain remains, use the detergent solution described here. Spray lightly onto the spot and blot repeatedly with white towels, working from the outer edge in toward the center of the spot to avoid spreading.

Rinse thoroughly by spraying with clean water and then blot or extract. Do not use too much detergent because the residue will contribute to rapid re-soiling.

Water Soluble Stains – Absorb as much as possible with white towels. Blot the stained area with white towels dampened with cool water until there is no more transfer of the stain onto the towels.

If any of the stain remains, use the detergent solution described here. Spray lightly onto the spot and blot repeatedly with white towels, working from the outer edge in toward the center of the spot to avoid spreading.

Rinse thoroughly by spraying with clean water and then blot or extract. Do not use too much detergent because the residue will contribute to rapid re-soiling.

Professional Cleaner

Water Soluble Stains – Absorb as much as possible with white towels. Blot the stained area with white towels dampened with cool water until there is no more transfer of the stain onto the towels.

If any of the stain remains, use the detergent solution described here. Spray lightly onto the spot and blot repeatedly with white towels, working from the outer edge in toward the center of the spot to avoid spreading.

Rinse thoroughly by spraying with clean water and then blot or extract. Do not use too much detergent because the residue will contribute to rapid re-soiling.

Water Soluble Stains – Absorb as much as possible with white towels. Blot the stained area with white towels dampened with cool water until there is no more transfer of the stain onto the towels.

If any of the stain remains, use the detergent solution described here. Spray lightly onto the spot and blot repeatedly with white towels, working from the outer edge in toward the center of the spot to avoid spreading.

Rinse thoroughly by spraying with clean water and then blot or extract. Do not use too much detergent because the residue will contribute to rapid re-soiling.

DRY BLOOD:  before using detergent, apply household ammonia solution to a white towel and blot or spray onto spot. Do not use on wool or wool-blend carpet. Rinse as in A.

Oil-Based Stains – Blot as much as possible with white paper towels. Apply the special oil and grease spot remover to a paper towel and repeat blotting. (Protective gloves should be worn, as the solvent will quickly remove oils from the skin and could result in irritation.) Do not pour or spray directly on the carpet pile, as damage to the backing or adhesive underneath could result. Use the towels to transport the solvent to the carpet. Repeat as often as necessary.

Freeze stains such as chewing gum and candle wax with ice or commercially available product in an aerosol can. Shatter with a blunt object and vacuum before the chips soften.

Apply household ammonia solution to a white towel and blot or spray onto spot. Do not use on wool or wool-blend carpet. Rinse.

Water Soluble Stains – Absorb as much as possible with white towels. Blot the stained area with white towels dampened with cool water until there is no more transfer of the stain onto the towels.

If any of the stain remains, use the detergent solution described here. Spray lightly onto the spot and blot repeatedly with white towels, working from the outer edge in toward the center of the spot to avoid spreading.

Rinse thoroughly by spraying with clean water and then blot or extract. Do not use too much detergent because the residue will contribute to rapid re-soiling.

IF NECESSARY:  Bleach – WARNING – Carpets which are solution dyed are resistant to bleaching, but do not exceed the recommended concentration. DO NOT USE THIS PROCEDURE UNLESS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THE CARPET IS SOLUTION DYED. CARPET DYED BY OTHER SYSTEMS WILL BE DAMAGED. If in doubt, consult the manufacturer.

Water Soluble Stains – Absorb as much as possible with white towels. Blot the stained area with white towels dampened with cool water until there is no more transfer of the stain onto the towels.

If any of the stain remains, use the detergent solution described here. Spray lightly onto the spot and blot repeatedly with white towels, working from the outer edge in toward the center of the spot to avoid spreading.

Rinse thoroughly by spraying with clean water and then blot or extract. Do not use too much detergent because the residue will contribute to rapid re-soiling.

Water Soluble Stains – Absorb as much as possible with white towels. Blot the stained area with white towels dampened with cool water until there is no more transfer of the stain onto the towels.

If any of the stain remains, use the detergent solution described here. Spray lightly onto the spot and blot repeatedly with white towels, working from the outer edge in toward the center of the spot to avoid spreading.

Rinse thoroughly by spraying with clean water and then blot or extract. Do not use too much detergent because the residue will contribute to rapid re-soiling.

Oil-Based Stains – Blot as much as possible with white paper towels. Apply the special oil and grease spot remover to a paper towel and repeat blotting. (Protective gloves should be worn, as the solvent will quickly remove oils from the skin and could result in irritation.) Do not pour or spray directly on the carpet pile, as damage to the backing or adhesive underneath could result. Use the towels to transport the solvent to the carpet. Repeat as often as necessary.

Provide adequate ventilation! Do not use flammable solvents!

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