Vacuuming Tips Don't Give Me Any Static (Electricity)
The Ripple Effect Don't Stain Your (Carpet) Relationship
Removing Crush Marks Helping You Take Regular Care of Your Home

A 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.
Vacuum thoroughly and frequently especially in high traffic areas.
Use a vacuum cleaner that has a beater bar and strong suction.
To maintain strong suction, change filters frequently and change vacuum bags when only half full.

Vacuum 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).

The use of walk off mats at entrances helps to collect dirt and grit that may otherwise end up on your carpets.
Remember 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.

Rippled 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.

Crush 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)

A 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.

The 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.

FabriZone 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.

  • Act Quickly:
    Regardless of the kind of spot, do not let it set. Prompt action is the most important way to prevent carpet staining.

  • A Close Scrape:
    When excess residue is apparent use the edge of a spoon, to gently scrape from the outside edge towards the center to remove it.

  • Blot the Spot:
    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 liquid absorbed.

  • Pet and Baby Stains:
    Urine 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 dry.

  • The Gentle Touch:
    When applying 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.

  • Chemical Cleaning:
    Treating stains 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.

If 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.


The most effective long term method for caring for your carpet investment is to have them professionally cleaned at regular intervals. Fiber producers and carpet manufacturers recommend that carpets be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months to conform with their warranties. Weekly or even daily vacuuming cannot fully protect your carpets from the grinding punishment that they endure. Ask your FabriZone Professional about the stay clean Residential Maintenance Program.

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