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Carpeting Maintenance
What you need to know about caring and maintaining your carpets

Cleanings, Spills and Snags

How do I keep my carpets clean?

There are a number of things you can do to make sure your carpets are properly cleaned and maintained. Consider placing mats or throw rugs near entrances to catch dirt. Purchase a good vacuum cleaner and use it often; if it has bags, makes sure you change them regularly. Clean up spills as soon as they happen and use a professional cleaning company at least once per year to give your carpet a deep clean. And, as with any flooring product, be sure to consult the manufacturer’s cleaning and maintenance suggestions.

What can I do about spills?

If you spill something on carpet, it’s important to clean it up right away. First, pick up any solids or debris and use a clean, dry cloth to soak up as much liquid as possible. Then rinse the area with warm water, blotting with your cloth or towel. You shouldn’t scrub or use hot water because you might damage individual fibers. Once the area has dried, you can vacuum over it to help restore the carpet to its original appearance. If you’re considering using a carpet cleaning product, be sure to follow manufacturer guidelines or consult with our flooring professionals for a recommendation.

What should I do if a carpet loop snags?

If your looped carpet snags, be sure not to vacuum or pull the yarn. Simply use a pair of scissors to cut the snag so it’s level with the surface of the carpet.

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