Selection

  • Light-colored carpets will show more soila nd require more maintenance
  • Multi-colored and patterened carpets are more effective in hiding soil
  • The performance and quality is directly related to the amount and quality of its fiber

Stain Removal

Most household spills can be easily removed using the steps below. Treatment of the affected area should begin immediately upon discovery as stain removal becoms more dificult with time.

  • Use a spoon or a dull knife to remove as much solid material as possible
  • Always work from the outside of stain to the center to prevent spreading, especially with large stains.
  • Blot up liquid spills with a white towel or paper towel:

For best results, try to remove remaining stain with warm water only.  If stain cannot be removed with warm water extraction or a clean, warm, wet cloth, call a professional carpet cleaner.

If stain returns - known as “wicking”, pay special attention to blotting and removal of all moisture.

Regular Vacuuming

Good rule of thumb: One time per week for the number of people living in the house.

Vacuum high traffic areas twice a week, entire house at least once a week

Vacuuming prolongs the life of the carpet.

Cleaning Recommendations

Even with regular vacuuming, soil particles and oily dirt will cling to carpet fibers.  Foot traffic drives these particles and dirt deep into the carpet.   Mohawk requires professional hot water extraction every 18 months using cleaning porducts, equipment or systems that carry the Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval.  Periodic cleaing using the hot water extraction method will refresh carpet appearance.

The most used areas will collect dirt faster than other areas.  Clean them as soon as they begin to show soil.  This will stop dirt from spreading and extned the time between professional cleanings.

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