Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A few more Carpet Care Tips

Sweeping, vacuuming, washing and ironing your carpets!

If you have a clean broom with fine plastic fibres, use it to sweep your carpets. Just like brushing your hair, it will de-tangle the carpet fibres (not Berber loop, obviously!).

Buy a quality vacuum cleaner, ensure that you have it set at the correct height off the floor and vacuum your carpet regularly to remove dust and grit before they begin to damage the fibres.

Time to stop screaming and tackle those chocolate and mud stains! Mix some soap powder with warm water and dab it on the stain, using a clean cloth soak up the solution and, hopefully, some of the dirt. This may have to repeated a number of times. Don't vacuum the area again until thoroughly dry.

Of course, water doesn't mix with oil or wax or fat so this is where the iron comes in useful. Place a paper kitchen towel over the stain and iron over the stain - using a low heat setting, as a scorch mark would make matters worse! You should see the stain gradually transfer to the paper towel absorbed by the paper towel. Again, this may have to repeated a number of times.

For a professional job, please call/contact Phil Vissian.