Entrance Mats -
Using entrance mats inside and outside of doorways will reduce the
amounts of soil brought onto your carpet. As much as 75% of the dirt
and grime in your carpet is tracked-in soil.
Nothing is more important for maintaining beautiful, long lasting
carpet than vacuuming. Dry soil is abrasive and can actually damage
carpet fibers, causing accelerated wear. In addition to creating a
dingy, poor appearance, it will also diminish the effectiveness of your
stain-resistant protective coating. A vacuum with a beater bar will
give the best results.
Professional Cleaning -
Periodically, have your carpet and upholstery professionally cleaned.
Most Carpet Manufacturers recommend hot water extraction as the best
method for cleaning carpet, and many require periodic hot water
extraction cleaning as a warranty requirement. Do not use
do-it-yourself wet shampooing or dry cleaning methods on carpets. They
can leave a residue which actually attracts and holds dirt.
Clean Up Spills Immediately -
The quicker you attend to a spill, the easier it is to remove. Always
blot the spill. Use a clean, white adsorbent cloth. Never rub or use a
brush. Rubbing can actually make the stain worse and permanently alter
the look of the carpet fiber or fabric.
Spot Removal -
Prochem's Spot Remover Kit is ideal for removing all types of spots and
stains. When removing spots, always pre-test the spot remover on a
hidden area of your carpet or fabric. Apply a small amount and blot it
with a clean white cloth. If any color appears on your cloth or you see
any color change, do not use the spot remover. After testing, apply the
spot remover to your cloth, and then blot it onto the spot. Repeat
until the spot is gone. Next, rinse by wetting the cloth with water and
blotting it onto the area. Then, with a clean dry cloth, blot dry. Ask
your Prochem System Professional about Prochem's handy Spot Remover Kit.
Carpet and Fabric Protection -
Prochem's FourGuard™ Protector is the perfect solution for protecting
your carpets and upholstery from soil and stains. It also helps to
extend the life of your carpets and upholstery by making the removal of
dirt easier, and by helping restore stain blocking performance for
easier food and spot removal.