thorough vacuuming removes dirt and grit that will act like
sandpaper on the carpet fiber. This grinding effect will dull
the finish of your carpet fibers and will result in traffic
patterns and premature wear.
thoroughly and frequently especially in high traffic areas.
a vacuum cleaner that has a beater bar and strong suction.
maintain strong suction, change filters frequently and change
vacuum bags when only half full.
against the lay of the carpet to open up the pile. This allows
removal of dirt and grit that has worked its way deep into
the carpet. (The lay of carpet can be determined by using
a six sided pencil and a piece of paper. Place the paper on
the carpet and roll the pencil gently back and forth, the
paper will move in the direction of the lay of the carpet).
use of walk off mats at entrances helps to collect dirt and
grit that may otherwise end up on your carpets.
that even with regular vacuuming your carpet requires a thorough
professional cleaning on a regular basis to honor the manufacturer's
warranty and to rejuvenate the carpet fiber.
carpets may occur due to high humidity. This situation is generally
self correcting but, if it persists professional re stretching
can be arranged through your FabriZone Affiliate.
marks result from heavy objects being left on your carpet.
Rearrangement of furniture on a regular basis will help to
alleviate this common problem and will give a new and refreshing
look to your home. To restore crushed carpet pile use a warm
steam iron over a damp white towel for a few seconds then
use your hand to work the pile. (Do not use on acrylic carpet)
room's low relative humidity can result in static electricity.
FabriZone has an Anti Static Spray that is very effective in
dissipating this annoying problem.
best solution to the dreaded "Stain"; that inevitable
accident which brings fear and loathing can be treated easily
and usually without too much fuss. Here are some easy to follow
steps to treat carpet spots.
has compiled this useful spot removal guide. These "tricks
of the trade" have been gathered from years of practical
experience and from extensive Research and Development both
independently and in conjunction with major carpet manufacturers.
the kind of spot, do not let it set. Prompt action is the
most important way to prevent carpet staining.
When excess residue
is apparent use the edge of a spoon, to gently scrape from
the outside edge towards the center to remove it.
Absorb the excess
liquid with white, dry paper/cloth towels. Apply pressure
straight down. DO NOT RUB! To soak up additional liquid
that may have penetrated deep into the carpet pile, place
1/2" of clean colorless dry paper towels or cloth
towel on top of spot and tap lightly with a hammer. Continually
rotate towel to a dry portion to maximize the amount of
and Baby Stains:
can be especially tough and therefore can result in permanent
color changes if not treated properly. Again act quickly
and follow these easy steps to remove the possibility
of stain and odor damage. Remember pets will frequently
have repeat "accidents" because they are drawn
by the odor to "mark - their territory". Blot
area to remove any excess urine, (see "Blot the Spot"
above). Next use a mixture of one teaspoon of white vinegar
to three teaspoons of water and apply to the spot with
the sponge. Do not rub! Blot the spot with clean, dry
paper/cloth towels. Apply FabriZone Pet Spot/Odor Remover.
To remove any staining, let sit for 10 minutes and blot
a cleaning or spotting solution use a white cloth and
work to the center of the stain so that it does not spread.
Turn the cloth frequently always trying to utilize the
cleanest portion. If pressure is required always use a
circular motion. Too much agitation can cause permanent
damage to carpet fiber. Try not to saturate the spot by
constantly blotting excess moisture.
with household chemicals can be dangerous to you and your
carpets. Always pre test the chemicals on an inconspicuous
area for color resilience and always refer to the manufacturers'
instruction manual. To pre test, apply some of the spotting
solution to an unnoticed area and let dry: if no damage
is noticed, proceed. Household chemicals such as hydrogen
peroxide, ammonia, nail polish remover and regular dish
soap can be harmful to the carpet fiber and result in
irreversible damage to the fiber. When applying a spotting
solution always use a clean white towel and work to the
centre of the stain, using a circular motion. Do not apply
too much pressure and do not saturate the stain with solution.
you are unsure of the proper treatment of the spot or if the
stain does not respond to the above techniques call your FabriZone
affiliate for a free consultation.