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Carpet Care

There are three basic requirements for caring and cleaning of your carpet.
1.  Frequent thorough vacuuming
2.  Prompt clean up of spills
3.  Periodic professional cleaning

Dry vacuum regularly - once a week is recommended , preferably using a plain upright suction vacuum cleaner.Turbo or
revolving head vacuums may result in carpet getting a frizzy look.If you are using beater bar or adjustable head vacuums apply
the lightest settings.

Soil and grit

The abrasive action of soil and grit will accelerate wear on your carpet. Household entrances should have mats to act as
barriers. Better to leave most of the soil and grit on the mat, rather that walk it into the carpet. Regular vacuuming and cleaning
is essential to keep your carpets looking good and to extend its life.

Stains VS Soiling
It should be noted that there is often confusion about the difference between soiling and staining, the majority of stain
complaints are actually soil related. For example many sugar based spills such as soft drinks and coffee, leave a sugar residue
after removal. The sticky residue readily attracts soil from ordinary shoe traffic and the resulting discoloured area appears to be
a stain. The same thing happens when spills are cleaned with a detergent solution and the area is not sufficiently rinsed with
clean water, leaving a sticky detergent residue. It is important to rinse thoroughly with water and blot dry after removing any spill.
Wool carpets need to be kept dry.


• Remember, for best results it is important to act quickly as stains left in for a prolonged period will set and be more difficult to remove.
• Haphazard attempts at spot removal can cause permanent setting of stain, pile distortion, matting and loss of colour.
• If the 1st order of treatment does not remove stain, ensure that carpet is dry before proceeding to the next step in order of treatment.
• The solvents normally used in dry-cleaning are perchlorethylene, white spirit or fluorocarbons.
• Whilst this advice is order in good faith, no responsibility is accepted for claims arising to treatments listed,
call a professional carpet cleaner immediately.



South Coast Furnishings Flooring Xtra, 155 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island 3922
Ph. 5952 1488