Vacuum your carpets at least once a week - most carpet dirt is loose and removable with regular vacuuming. When vacuuming, go with the pile grain to remove surface soils and then against the grain to remove deeper, embedded particles.
To prevent premature carpet wear and soiling in regular traffic areas of your house, rotate your furniture occasionally
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Guidelines
The most important thing you can do in caring for your carpet is vacuuming thoroughly and frequently, especially in high-traffic areas. Walking on soiled carpet works soil particles deep into the pile where they not only damage the fibers but are far more difficult to remove. Frequent vacuuming removes many of these particles before this happens. Always use a good vacuum cleaner.
Vacuuming is effective in removing most of the dry soil from your carpets. However, periodic professional cleaning is highly recommended to remove the oily, sticky soil that accumulates in the pile from tracked-in dirt, debris and air pollution. This oily soil is most evident to the eye on light or pastel carpets - they seem dull; the delicate color is hidden by an oily film - but it's there on every carpet. If this type of soil is allowed to build up, it actually begins to attract and hold the dry soil. The more dirt on the carpet, the more damage to the carpet fibers.
Carpet in a typical home should be professionally cleaned every 12 months, and more often with high traffic or in areas of the country with high air pollution. Hot water extraction ( commonly referred to as steam cleaning ) is the method of cleaning recommended by most carpet manufacturers.
Victoria Carpet Care's goal is to become the one-stop shop for all things carpet & rug related. The other services we offer are: High Heat Extraction, Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Area Rug Cleaning, Pet Stains and Odors, Odor Control, Oriental Rug Cleaning, Leather Cleaning, Disinfectants, Carpet and Upholstery Protectors, Environmentally Friendly Green Cleaning Options and Furniture Cleaning.
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