Although carpets are designed to be tough and hard wearing, they’re still basically a fabric that requires care and attention to stay looking vibrant, colourful and plush.
A regular run with an upright vacuum cleaner fitted with brushes only is the best care for any carpet installation. Besides removing loose dirt and hairs it draws air through the carpet helping to keep lift and body in the carpet pile; carpets that aren’t regularly vacuumed literally flatten out and lose a great deal of their comfort and warmth. Tub or cylinder machines can also be used for regular carpet care, the most important consideration being to keep the dust bags emptied and filters regularly cleaned.
Around once a year a more deep clean approach should be taken to carpets installed at your home or office using a soil extraction machine; expensive to buy these machines are widely available for hire. Carpets can also be shampooed, a less expensive process which is also, unfortunately, less effective, but nevertheless is a good periodic care action to carry out.
Dry powder methods are also available however these aren’t effective on all carpets, especially harder wearing close weave carpets typically laid in high traffic hallways or many commercial and public sector buildings.
The biggest issue raised with carpets are stains and liquid spillages, which are quickly soaked into the carpet fibres making them almost impossible to completely remove after they have dried out. Apply warm water with a little detergent to the stain before it dries, then use a wet pick-up vacuum cleaner to remove most of the liquid and hopefully most of the stain with it.
We have over 50 years experience supplying, laying and fitting carpets for domestic and commercial customers across the south east. We regularly carry out carpet fitting installations in London, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Lambeth, Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton, Banstead, Epsom, Kingston upon Thames, Hounslow, Esher, Leatherhead, Redhill, Sevenoaks, Swanley, Dartford, Grays, Gravesend, Medway, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Crawley, Guildford, Horsham and Ashford.
We only install the highest quality carpets from the best manufacturers and are always happy to offer recommendations or advice on the best carpet for each room and the best way to look after it. Visit our showroom or contact us today to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced team.