You’ve chosen your carpets and upholstery carefully and taken the time to look for a combination of durable, stylish fabrics for each that complement your décor. Regardless of whether you’re talking about a new sectional couch or a series of area rugs strategically placed as accents and protection for flooring, a few good tips will help you to keep them looking great longer.
Stains and spills will happen, but the longer you leave them the more damage they’ll do. When accidents do occur, you should get rid of as much of the excess as possible right away. Then you need to blot the rest out with a clean white cloth. Don’t ever rub what remains. You’ll only wind up grinding what’s left of the spill into the material. Remember there’s a difference between a spot and a stain. A spot sits on top or between the fibers. A stain, on the other hand, has penetrated the fibers themselves and is much harder to remove.
Being proactive is always a good idea and while there’s a regular amount of wear and tear associated with any of the carpets and upholstery you’ve got in your home, there’s a way to cut down on the ill effects. Traffic Lane Grey is the name given to that dingy look on material that’s seen a lot of use. Particularly when it comes to carpets, you can slow this process down by rearranging the furniture in your home to create little detours around heavily travelled areas.
Of course, vacuuming a few times a week will prevent dirt from getting ground into the fabrics.
Steamatic of Guelph has been looking after the furniture, carpet and air duct cleaning and restoration needs of the business and residential community there since 1987. Owners Valerie Poulton and Peter Hutchison are proud of providing complete customer satisfaction to their residential, commercial and industrial clients. See their services online at www.steamatic.ca/guelph or call them at 519-836-7340.