Care Tips To Keep Your Carpet Fluffy, Soft and Clean For Years To Come

  1. Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum. As a general rule vacuum traffic areas 3 to 5 times per week. This will prevent dirt from settling into the carpet. Walking on dirt and grit that has settled to the base of the fibers causes an abrasive action, which results in the appearance of traffic lanes and worn areas.
  2. Clean up spills immediately, before they become permanent stains. You may refer to our online spotting guide. This will provide you with directions on how to proceed in removing spills. You may also call us at 631-451-1349 and we will give you assistance on how to properly remove the spill.
  3. Have your carpet professionally cleaned by Kleenrite Carpet Care on a regular basis. Carpet Manufacturers recommend professional cleaning at least every 6-18 months depending on the amount of “traffic” in the house. (i.e. kids, pets, shoes, etc.) Clean high traffic areas about twice as often as other areas. Call Kleenrite at 631-451-1349 to set up your next cleaning appointment.
  4. Reapply  Carpet Protector each time the carpet is cleaned to keep stains from setting in and the soil from grinding in between professional carpet cleanings.
  5. Place walk off mats or bound remnants on top of the carpet at high wear areas, such as in front of the sofa or chairs and entry/exit points from your home to absorb soil and moisture. Clean mats on a regular basis so they don’t become sources of soil themselves. Be sure to check area rugs for colorfastness before placing them on carpet because the color in some rugs may bleed through or rubber back rugs can discolor the carpet below.
  6. Keep your garage floor and driveway clean by sweeping, blowing, and pressure spraying to eliminate soil that can be tracked inside.
  7. Place smooth plastic chair mats to help prevent carpet delamination and excessive wear under any desk chairs with roller type wheels.
  8. Rearrange furniture to change the flow of traffic through a room to prevent worn traffic areas.  Turn area rugs every 3-6 months for even use & prevent wear in traffic lanes.
  9. Prevent contact with household chemicals that can permanently discolor your carpet such as bleach, toilet bowl cleaner, acme medicine, plant fertilizer, pesticides & swimming pool chemicals.
  10. Remove your shoes when you enter your home.
  11. Control the circulation and disposal of food and drink through the home.
  12. Reduce periods of direct sunlight to prevent color fading. Use blinds and shades or window tinting.
  13. Use a powerful upright vacuum with a beater brush and excellent HEPA filtration system for carpets. Be sure to change the disposable bag often to ensure efficient operation.  Do not let it get more than ½ full or you can lose up to 70% of your suction.
  14. Take your vacuum in for a checkup at the vacuum repair shop annually to keep it operating at peak performance.