Browsing Archive: August, 2013

Regular vacuuming prolongs carpet life

Posted by Ken on Friday, August 23, 2013,
Your carpets need to be vacuumed regularly. Frequent vacuuming will prolong the life of your carpets by preventing the build up of grit that destroys the carpet fibers. Once a week give your carpets an extra bit of TLC and use the crevice tool to vacuum the edges and around static furniture and radiators. Remember to take your time when vacuuming. Allow the vacuum time for the brushes to do their work.
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Choosing a Carpet Cleaner

Posted by Ken on Tuesday, August 20, 2013,
How can you assure yourself that the carpet cleaner you hire is up to the job?

Unqualified cleaners using unsuitable or outdated equipment are out there doing a poor job and leaving customers with damp, smelly and unhealthy carpets. You need to ensure you don't hire one of those.

Firstly, ask any potential carpet cleaner if they are a member of one of the two national accreditation bodies and if they say yes check it on the associations web site. This will at least tell you they are both seriou...
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No Shoe Policy

Posted by Ken on Saturday, August 17, 2013,
It's starting to get wetter and sorry but autumn is just around the corner. Now is a great time to start a no shoes past the door policy. Get it going now and save those carpets from winter damage.

It's also a great time to get new door mats and barrier mats. They both deteriorate in offloading soil-age from feet so get new ones while there cheaper in the late summer. I bet the prices go up as soon as bad weather starts.
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Dye transfer from socks

Posted by Ken on Friday, August 16, 2013,
Do you have a light coloured carpet? Do you have darker areas in front of sofas and chairs? Do you or your family sit with only their socks on? Are those socks cotton rich and dark coloured?

If your answer to the above is yes then you are probably suffering, in part at least, from dye transfer from the socks.

Our feet are moist and warm which can allow the dye from the cotton rich part of the socks to migrate onto the carpet pile as you move your feet over the carpet. Worst offenders are are yo...
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