Carpet care advice from Avonvale Carpets

The right way to look after your new carpet

All types of carpet will get dirty over time: shoes bring in grime, dust settles and accidental spillages happen, it’s an unavoidable fact of life. To keep your new carpet looking as good as it did the day it was fitted, all it needs is a little gentle care and attention.  Avonvale Carpets recommends the following approach:

Regular vacuuming

There’s no doubt that regular vacuuming to lift out all the dust and grime is the best way to preserve the look of your new carpet and extend its lifetime. Use a good quality upright vacuum cleaner with a brush bar roller for cut pile carpets, and a cylinder cleaner with a suction head for loop pile carpets to minimise the chance of pilling.

Attending to spillages

When you do have a spillage, act quickly to avoid permanent soiling or staining. While what’s been spilled will always dictate the best cleaning technique to employ, the following basic advice for spillages is worth bearing in mind:

  • Scoop up any soft substance spillage with a smooth-edged spoon
  • Remove any obviously loose particles with a vacuum cleaner
  • Use an absorbent cloth to lightly sponge the spillage with warm water
  • Blot (don’t rub) the spillage with absorbent cloths or plain paper towels
  • Place layers of kitchen roll over the spillage area, compress and allow to dry

Periodic cleaning

Even if your carpet has been regularly vacuumed and spillages have been quickly tackled, airborne pollutants will ultimately leave a thin grimy film over any carpet. This natural soiling builds up over time and is best removed by a professional carpet cleaner using the most appropriate equipment and solutions.

If you’d like us to recommend a professional carpet cleaner or want more specific advice on caring for your carpet supplied and fitted by Avonvale Carpets, pop into the shop, or call us today on 01225 427 057.

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