There are a various kinds of carpets
available in the markets in varied fabrics such as silk, cotton, wool,
polyester etc and the level of maintenance and cleaning solely depends upon
their fabric. However, there are some basic knowhow about cleaning and
maintenance of carpets as discussed below:
After your new carpet is fitted
It is necessary that newly fitted carpet
must be vacuumed in order to eradicate loose fibers. Do not pull them out. Open
doors and windows so that the strange odor that usually comes from new carpet
may find its path and your room get ventilated.
This is the best way to avoid building up
of dirt in the carpet.
It is very helpful to move heavy furniture
and relocate it new place as it avoids indentions. You can also use castor cups
to protect the floor.
You can clean the carpet deeply with
professional carpet cleaners. This equipment can be get on rent also and it
helps to remove spot cleaning and entire cleaning of carpet as well.
For more guidelines on effective measures
for stain removal, refer to the below enlisted points:
something is spilled on the carpet, do not need to get panic. You can use following cleaning tips top clean spills on the carpet.
But you must be cautious as there are some household detergents that contain
hazardous chemicals and they can cause permanent damage to your precious
1. You can use white paper towels or white cloths.
2. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of dishwashing detergent with 500 ml of water and do
not mix creamy detergents with water.
3. Blend 1 part of white vinegar with 1 part of water.
4. In order to neutralize odors, mix 1 tablespoon of ammonia which is
used for household purposes, with 100 ml of water.
5. Acetone remover to remove chewing gum or nail polish remover can
also help you.
6. A dry cleaning solvent, turpentine oil or mentholated spirits can be
7. A spot remover which is used especially to remove oil, tar or grease
from the carpet.
first, remove the solid spills as much as possible with a spatula or spoon.
the spill with a paper towel or absorbent cotton cloth. Avoid spreading the
spill more with working from outer edge to inner portion.
Do no scrub: This is very important step as scrubbing might lead to further damage
or distortion of the carpet.
Now start removing the stain: use
a stain or spot removal and go ahead with below step-wise guidelines:
Step 1: you
are suggested to check the removal agent before applying it directly to the
carpet as it will help you to know if it would cause any sort of damage to it
or not. Further after application of the removal solution, hold the wet area
with a cloth for few seconds and then observe if there are any changes in the
color or damage.
When you are done with the pre-examination
of the removal solution, soak a white cloth in the solution for 10 minutes and
then work very gently on carpet. Keep using until you see the spill on the
cloth. Repeat it several times gently.
Rinse the affected portion with sponge
soaked in cold water and use of dry cloth until the solution is removed.
Step 2: cover
the affected area with white paper towels and put a weighted object on it and
leave it overnight for drying perfectly.