3 Tips for Expert Carpet Care...

1. Regular thorough vacuuming is the best thing you can do for your carpets.

Traffic areas, places where you do most of your living, need the most attention.

Be sure to do this with a well maintained vacuum. For the best results use a

vacuum with a beater bar or rotating brush with plenty of suction. Change bags

and filter routinely. Keep recovery tanks clean. Vacuum lightly soiled areas two

or three passes. Traffic and heavily soiled areas normally need from seven to

ten passes.

 

2. Prompt clean up of stains and spills - Today's carpets resist stains better

than ever before. But prompt clean up of spots, spills and pet accidents is still

a must. The longer you wait, the harder cleanup becomes. Left untreated, many

spots and spills can become permanent stains.

 

3. Periodic deep cleaning by experts - Microscopic "soiling" and "foot traffic"

are two forces that rob carpets of beauty and luster. Routine vacuuming and periodic deep cleaning by experts work together to control this damage.

Warranty language calls for professional cleaning every 12 to 18 months.

The US EPA provides the chart below to assure healthy indoor air.

 

Carpet Cleaning Frequencies   Normal           Dusty  or High       Cold         High Humidity

                                                                            Environment      Particulate          Weather         Biogenic

                                                                              Outside               Outside             Climates      Environments

Day Care..........................................................   2 weeks                1 week               2 weeks           1 week

Nursing Home................................................    1 month                1 month            1 month           1 week

Residence, 2 persons Non-smoking...........   6-12 mos.                2 mos.             4-6 mos.          4-6 mos.

Residence, 2 persons with smoking...........     4 mos.                    2 mos.                3 mos.            4 mos.

Residence, with children..............................     6 mos.                   1 month              3 mos.            3 mos.

Residence, with children & pets.................    3-6 mos.                 1 month              2 mos.            2 mos.

Office Building, Ground Floor.....................    3-6 mos.                1-4 mos.              2-6 mos.        2-6 mos.

Office Building, Upper Floor.......................    6-12 mos.              2-6 mos.              3-9 mos.        3-9 mos.

Food Service Establishments.....................      1 month                1 week               2 weeks        2 weeks

Commercial Establishments........................     3-6 mos.                 1 month               2 mos.          2 mos.

 

 

Source: US EPA