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Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks
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Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks

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Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks brought to you by Floor Essence, Inc, of Memphis, TN Serving the greater Tri-state area with superior Carpet cleaning and floor refinishing services for both …

Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks brought to you by Floor Essence, Inc, of Memphis, TN Serving the greater Tri-state area with superior Carpet cleaning and floor refinishing services for both commercial and residential property owners.

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  • 1. Carpet Cleaning Tips and TricksCarpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks by Floor essence, Inc www.flooressenceinc.com C l M hi C Cl iComplete Memphis Carpet Cleaning  Services.
  • 2. Stop throwing dust on me!Stop throwing dust on me! • The popular deodorizing powders you can buy and sprinkle  over your carpet are very bad for it.  The dust settles into  the pile of the carpet, getting stuck in and flattening  and  cutting the carpet fibers, and trapping dust and allergens.   • No matter how much you try, you can never vacuum  all of  this dust out of your carpet. • Use water based aerosol deodorizers, like Febreeze instead  www.flooressenceinc.com
  • 3. Vacuum your carpets, oftenVacuum your carpets, often • Vacuuming carpets removes loose dirt and contaminates  from carpeting that cause the fibers to compact and break.   • Vacuum heavy traffic areas with a criss‐cross pattern to doVacuum heavy traffic areas with a criss cross pattern to do  a better job of removing debris.   • Be sure to vacuum behind furniture and along base boards• Be sure to vacuum behind furniture and along base boards.   These areas are perfect places for allergens and insects to  hide. www.flooressenceinc.com
  • 4. When Vacuuming, take your  time. • Vacuuming a carpet is not a rush job. Go overVacuuming a carpet is not a rush job.  Go over  the area slowly, allowing the vacuum cleaner  time to pull dirt and debris out of the carpet  fibers.  This is especially important for deep  pile carpets. • When you vacuum, go over each area several  times, and take your time.  One pass will not  do a very good job of cleaning the carpet.
  • 5. When Vacuuming, take your  time. • Vacuuming a carpet is not a rush job. Go overVacuuming a carpet is not a rush job.  Go over  the area slowly, allowing the vacuum cleaner  time to pull dirt and debris out of the carpet  fibers.  This is especially important for deep  pile carpets. • When you vacuum, go over each area several  times, and take your time.  One pass will not  do a very good job of cleaning the carpet.
  • 6. Vacuum wall to wall carpet   llin small sections at a time • By breaking the floor area into quadrants and  clean one quadrant at a timeclean one quadrant at a time. • When you vacuum go over each area severalWhen you vacuum, go over each area several  times, and take your time.  One pass will not do a  very good job of cleaning the carpet. www.flooressenceinc.com
  • 7. Blot, Don’t scrubBlot, Don t scrub • When spills occur, use white towels or paper p , p p towels to absorb the stain as much as possible,  do not use a scrubbing motion on the carpeting.   Scrubbing will only drive the stain into theScrubbing will only drive the stain into the  carpeting.  • By blotting, you remove as much of the stain  from the top of the carpet, instead of driving it  down into the base of the carpetdown into the base of the carpet. www flooressenceinc comwww.flooressenceinc.com
  • 8. Dilute the stain – hwith COLD water • There is an old saying that “The Solution to Pollution is Dilution”  d it t i l li t tand it certainly applies to carpets. • Blot up all the stain you can, then dilute the stained area with cold  water blotting up the liquid as you go This will remove as much ofwater, blotting up the liquid as you go.  This will remove as much of  the stain as possible before resorting to harsher cleaning chemicals  or methods.  A wet‐dry vacuum makes this much easier • In almost all cases, using hot water will set the stain.  www.flooressenceinc.com
  • 9. Be careful with cleaning  lsolutions. • Test cleaning solutions on an inconspicuousTest cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous  section of the carpet before using them. • If you can, keep a few carpet scraps from the  i i i l i ll i f hiinitial installation to use for this purpose. www.flooressenceinc.com
  • 10. Don’t let stains sit.Don t let stains sit. • Respond to spills and stains as soon as you see p p y them.  Fresh stains have not had time to  penetrate the fibers, nor dry into the fiber or  base This makes it much easier to clean andbase.  This makes it much easier to clean and  remove than dried stains. • Use cold water to dilute and white towels to blot  with.  In many cases this will completely remove a  stainstain. www flooressenceinc comwww.flooressenceinc.com
  • 11. Completely dry the wet area  f lafter cleaning • After cleaning, use a plain white towel to gently raise the  fibers of the carpet and absorb moisture. • If the area is very wet, place white folded paper towels ¼If the area is very wet, place white folded paper towels ¼  inch thick over the spot and put a weight on top.  This will  absorb almost all of the moisture.   • Make sure the weight will not be damaged by the absorbed  water. You can use a jar or pot of water for this purpose.  Just don’t knock it over by accident.Just don t knock it over by accident. www.flooressenceinc.com
  • 12. Use a homemade cleaning  l fsolution for stains • Add 1 teaspoon mild detergent and 1 teaspoon p g p white vinegar, to 1 quart warm of warm water. • Apply this solution to the affected area and let  dry, then Vacuum the area gently to remove the  remains of the solutionremains of the solution • If the spot remains, apply the process again.p , pp y p g www.flooressenceinc.com
  • 13. Use white wine to clean red  llwine spills • Use the white wine to dilute the red wine, Use t e te e to d ute t e ed e, blotting as much of the wine as possible. • Repeat the process with water • Cover the spot with liberal amounts of table salt,  wait 10 minutes, then vacuum the salt up. www.flooressenceinc.com
  • 14. To clean candle wax from  hthe carpet: • Pull as much of the wax up as possible • Get a paper bag, and an electric Iron. • Place the paper bag over the spot and use the iron at a  medium heat, and pass the iron over the spot. • The candle wax will melt and be absorbed into the paper  bag.  Move the bag around frequently in order to have a  f h th t t h l th i k i t thfresh area over th spot to help the wax wick into  the paper.  www.flooressenceinc.com
  • 15. To clean oil or grease stainsTo clean oil or grease stains • Clean with the cleaning solution above first, g , repeat as necessary to remove the stain. • On lighter carpets, put a deep layer of talcum  powder over the remaining oil or grease spot. • Let the powder sit for a day or so, then vacuum.   The powder will absorb the oil or grease.  Then p g vacuum the powder up. www.flooressenceinc.com
  • 16. To clean oil or grease stains.To clean oil or grease stains.  • On lighter carpets, clean with the cleaning solution g p , g above first, repeat as necessary to remove the stain. • On lighter carpets, put a deep layer of talcum powder  over the remaining oil or grease spot. • Let the powder sit for a day or so, then vacuum.  The  powder will absorb the oil or grease.  Then vacuum the p g powder up. www.flooressenceinc.com
  • 17. To clean mud from a carpet:To clean mud from a carpet: • If you have a wet dry vacuum take an emptyIf you have a wet dry vacuum, take an empty  dish detergent bottle and fill with water. • Lay the vacuum nozzle beside the mud, and  h b l i fuse the bottle to squirt a stream of wanter  into the mud, vacuuming as you go along www.flooressenceinc.com
  • 18. To clean mud from a carpet:To clean mud from a carpet: • If you have a wet dry vacuum take an emptyIf you have a wet dry vacuum, take an empty  dish detergent bottle and fill with water. • Lay the vacuum nozzle beside the mud, and  h b l i fuse the bottle to squirt a stream of wanter  into the mud, vacuuming as you go along www.flooressenceinc.com

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