Buying Guide

Carpet Cleaning

VACUUM THOROUGHLY

  • Carpets should be vacuumed often to prevent dirt from being ground into the carpet backing or from wearing away carpet fibers.
  • Vacuum in two directions, perpendicular to each other for best results.
  • A vacuum cleaner with a rotating bristle is best for lifting embedded dirt.

PRE-TREAT STAINS AND HIGH-TRAFFIC AREAS

  • Test for colorfastness by spraying spot cleaner in an obscure corner.
  • Spray it on the stain following the manufacturer’s directions and blot with a clean, white cotton towel. For stubborn areas, gently rub with a scrub brush and then blot with a clean white towel.
  • Repeat until stain is gone. Extremely tough stains may require multiple treatments.

CLEAN WITH A VACUUM OR CARPET CLEANING MACHINE

  • Vacuum cleaner method: Apply dry foam carpet cleaner, scrub into the carpet and let dry.
  • Steam (hot water) extraction method: Apply extractor carpet shampoo with any extraction cleaner for steam cleaning and allow it to dry thoroughly.

VACUUM WELL AFTER CARPET HAS DRIED

  • Vacuum cleaner method: Apply dry foam carpet cleaner, scrub into carpet and let dry.
  • Steam (hot water) extraction method: Apply extractor carpet shampoo with any extraction cleaner for steam cleaning and allow it to dry thoroughly.