Carpet is a fabric for covering a floor. It creates a stylish ambience & enhances the beauty of the house. Carpets are available in various shapes, sizes, materials & mediums from many different countries. Carpets need to be maintained well for looking good and last long.
Let’s focus on the few tips of care &cleaning of the carpets:
Carpets can be cleaned in two ways; (a) wet cleaning or shampooing
(b) Dry cleaning.
In wet cleaning or shampooing, a detergent which dries to a powder is advisable. When the carpet is dry, the dried detergent plus the loosened dirt can be picked up with a vacuum cleaner before the actual shampooing is carried out. With the suitable detergent diluted, as per directions using hand scrubbing or by a rotatory scrubbing machine the carpet is cleaned.
Shampooing will not kill all micro-organisms, it can be prevented by spray vacuum cleaning daily by means of a spraying device.
In the dry cleaning of carpets:
#Have a smooth, even sub floor
# Use a good under tray
#Do not use a rubber under tray for a seamed carpet
# vacuum clean frequently
# For damp dust, use brush or use vacuum cleaner attachments on the edges of the carpet at frequent intervals
# Avoid vacuum cleaning wollen carpets when very new to allow loose fibres to stiffen.
#Remove stains as soon as possible
# Do not let dry cleaning fluid come in contact with it.
#shampoo when necessary
# protect damp carpet from metal castors and legs of furniture to prevent rusted marks
# protect carpet with hearth cloth or drugget when necessary
# prevent rugs from creeping by use of rubber or rubberised net
#secure edges of carpets at doorways &staircases
#protect against damage by moth if not already moth proofed
#Attend to any wear &tear from sharp castors
#Repair torn edges and worn parts
# cut off loose ends particularly looped, never pull pile
# Jog stair carpets & carpet squares regularly.