Rules for cleaning of carpets
Winning rules for carpet cleaning
No matter how careful we are, the carpet will eventually be stained with a variety of stains – starting from footprints, coffee and juices, oily foods and hair… here is how you will clean the carpet.
Unlike clothes that can be washed at any point, we cannot put the carpet in the washing machine. The cleaning of the carpet should be gentle but effective, while the fibers and the quality of the carpet should not be damaged.
Here is how you will keep the carpet to appear new:
While walking on the carpet, dust particles and dirt from the soles of the shoes penetrate into the fibers. When these particles accumulate, the carpet gets grayish and it looks dirty. These particles comprise a fertile ground for generation of household dust, and so it is important to vacuum the carpet at least once a week with a powerful vacuum cleaner or alternatively to turn the carpet upside sown for a day (you can walk and sit on the back of the rug as you normally do). After a day, roll the carpet and wash away the dust and particles that have fallen out of it.
Even if the carpet does not have visible stains, throughout its use it accumulates oily dirt that is attached to the fibers and that is not removed by regular vacuuming. For this reason it is recommended to periodically clean the carpet using a carpet shampoo. Sano Carpet Shampoo contains active ingredients that will get attached to the dirt that gets attached to the fibers and will remove it. The frequency of cleaning using the carpet shampoo depends on the location of the carpet in the house. It is recommended to clean a carpet in a central location once every three months, where a carpet placed in a more sided place can be cleaned less frequently.
Immediate spot treatment of liquid stains:
Immediately upon the formation of the stain, apply some dish soap, Sano Carpet Shampoo or Sanokal Spray and Wash on the stain and rub thoroughly to insert the substance deeply into the fibers using a clean brush or cloth. It is extremely important to use an absolutely clean brush. The rubbing forms a layer of foam which can be removed from the carpet using a new wet cloth, such as Sano Multi-Towel.
After the foam has been removed, check if the stain remains visible. If so, repeat the process. If the stain has been removed, wipe the treated area again with a damp cloth to remove any active ingredient residue from the carpet fibers and allow the carpet to dry.
Removing gum and wax from the carpet:
Gum: for removing gum from the fibers of the rug, place an ice cube on the gum until it hardens and peal it off from the fibers.
Wax: place an old T-shirt on the stain and iron using a warm iron for only 30 seconds (not more than that so as not to burn the carpet), the wax will dissolve and be absorbed in the T-shirt. Then, place a paper absorbent with a heavy object on top for 24 hours to absorb the fat residues. Please note: it is very important to make sure that the carpet is not made of heat-sensitive synthetic material. To do that, check the durability of the rug in a hidden corner before.
Additional tips for maintenance of the rug:
- A fresh stain gets cleaned best – the sooner you clear the stain, the faster and easier it will be removed. If liquid or food is spilled on the carpet, treat it as quickly as possible.
- Make sure to check the durability of the carpet color - hand-woven rugs are sometimes painted in natural colors that are sensitive to detergents. Before using detergents, make sure you check the durability of the paint on the corner of the carpet.
- Avoid vacuuming the carpet strands (fringes) – the carpet strands are sensitive and may weaken with time. Their vacuuming may tear them and damage the carpet. When you vacuum the carpet, avoid vacuuming the strands and in the event that they get dirty, clean them with a clean and dump cloth.
- Avoid using active oxygen – substances that contain active oxygen are very effective in cleaning fabrics in washing but are not recommended for the cleaning of non-washable fibers. Choose powerful active ingredients as those in dish soap, enzyme-based substances for the cleaning of fibers such as Sanokal Spray and Wash or Sano Carpet Shampoo.
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