Cleaning Tips

MAINTENANCE IS THE KEY
With Wear-Dated carpet, your decorating preferences will no longer be dominated by concern for the upkeep of your carpet. Unfortunately, however, no carpet is "totally" maintenance free. Getting the best performance from your carpet, will require giving it the right kind of care.

That care centers around three basic steps.

1. REMOVAL OF SOIL BY FREQUENT VACUUMING
Vacuum regularly to keep soil from becoming embedded in the carpet's pile where it may cause fiber damage and is more difficult to remove.

  • NON-TRAFFIC AREAS -- Vacuum at least weekly.
  • LIGHT TRAFFIC AREAS -- Vacuum twice weekly.
  • MODERATE TO HEAVY TRAFFIC AREAS -- Requires "thorough" vacuuming – three to five times per week. Do heavy vacuuming more slowly to thoroughly remove embedded particles.

2. SPOT CLEANING--DON'T PANIC
Your Wear-Dated carpet was designed to recover from most accidents.
ATTEND TO SPOTS PROMPTLY.

GENERAL PROCEDURE
1. Remove solid materials with a tablespoon, spatula or dull knife edge.
2. Blot spills with clean, white absorbent materials -- such as towels, napkins or tissues
3. If a spot removal solvent is necessary, apply several drops to a clean white cloth and blot the carpet in an inconspicuous area. If color transfers to the cloth or a color change occurs, consult a professional carpet cleaner.
4. Use cleaning solutions sparingly, and if one fails to work, try another until the stain is removed.
5. Finally, always gently rinse the area with water.

If you have additional questions concerning stains on your carpet,
call the Wear-Dated toll-free Maintenance Hotline. 1-800-633-3208

3. PERIODIC CLEANING -- PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICES
Overall cleaning of the carpet should be considered every 12-18 months depending on the lifestyle in the household, frequency of vacuuming, and whether the carpet is a light or dark color. The carpet shouldn't become excessively soiled. Professional carpet cleaners can keep your carpet looking new longer, and can perform other repairs to your carpet.

METHODS OF CLEANING
A. DEEP CLEANING -- Hot water (also known as steam) extraction method.
B. LIGHT SURFACE CLEANING:

  
DRY COMPOUND cleaning utilizing semi-moist powders worked into the carpet and extracted.
   FOAM CLEANING. The detergent is foamed, brushed into the carpet and extracted.
C. GENERAL INFORMATION
-- Avoid any cleaning system that utilizes rotary brushes, unless a cover or bonnet is utilized, as the brushes may untwist the tufts of your carpet and cause accelerated wear.