The most important step in caring for your carpet is vacuuming. Vacuum thoroughly and frequently, particularly in high traffic areas. Bear in mind that walked on soiled carpet permits the soil particles to penetrate below the surface of the pile, where they are far more difficult to remove and can damage the fibres. Frequent vacuuming removes these particles before this happens.
A good vacuum cleaner is vital to prolonging the beauty and life of your carpet. An inexpensive machine can remove surface soil but will not effectively remove the hidden dirt and particles embedded in the pile.
We recommend the use of upright vacuums with a rotating brush that agitates the carpet and mechanically loosens the soil for removal by the vacuum. There are many brands on the market that will do this, however we found the Sebo upright very good value for money.
A light vacuum is recommended at least twice a week and a thorough vacuum weekly. A light vacuum would be classed as three passes over an area. A thorough would be five to seven passes over an area.
The colour of your carpet can be affected by many commonly used household items. Examples are Acne medications, insecticides, furniture polishes, plant foods, bleaches, acids, strong alkali (caustic soda), athletic or muscular creams and liniments, chlorine, hair colours, corn plasters, food dyes (found in most foods, could be natural or synthetic), tea, coffee, wine, fruit juices, soft drinks, mustards and curry, urine, faeces and vomit. All of these items and many more can cause irreversible damage to your carpet and upholstery, if they are spilt, inadvertently sprayed or just left resting. Care should always be taken with these items.
No carpet is completely stain proof. Some carpets have stain resistant treatments to improve your ability to remove stains, not prevent them. Soil resistant treatments reduce the rate of soiling, however all carpets require regular care and maintenance.
Immediate action is required for all spills and accidents, most will not stain permanently if you act quickly. Our Jumbuck Spotter is great for general spillages, however there is no one product that will remove every spot or stain.
Our spotting guild will give you a good overview on how to remove a wide range of spots and stains. If still have any problems don’t hesitate to ring us, even after hours (we will get back to you ASAP providing you leave a detailed message). There are some stains require professional cleaning please ring us ASAP as the sooner we get to it the more likely we can remove it.