Maintaining carpets

Maintaining your natural flooring:

The instructions below refer to natural fibre and carpet maintainance for smooth surface flooring refer to the manufacturers guides.

 

Maintenance Instructions
-
CLEANING
Daily vacuuming is required to maintain your carpets. A thorough cleaning with a dry powder is recommended every 6 months, depending how much traffic it receives. Sprinkle the dry powder of a reputable brand on the carpet, leave for a while and vacuum.

STAINS

    * Dab the stain and dry with paper towelling as quickly as possible.
    * Remove solid substances using a knife or spoon, working from the outside towards the centre of the stain, always observe the fibre direction.

Please note the following list:
Alcohol     20% shampoo + 5% vinegar & 75% water
Beer     Shampoo + vinegar and lukewarm water
Blood     Old stains: shampoo with 5% ammonia, and then dab with vinegar (do not use warm water).
New stains: Cold water and salt.
Butter     A Hot iron (below 100 degrees C on a cloth. Clean with shampoo +vinegar + water.
Carpet Glue     Remove immediately using acetone or alcohol
Chewing gum     Treat with special stain remover, cover with ice until set hard. Crumble and scrape off the residue using a spoon, observing the fibre direction.
Chocolate     Tepid water +5% ammonia
Coffee / Tea     water + shampoo + 10% ammonia
Cola     Shampoo + vinegar + water
Egg     Shampoo + cold water + vinegar or 5% ammonia
Grease / grass     Dab with paper towelling, apply shampoo + vinegar
Ball point     + water
Jam / Honey     Lukewarm water and cloth
Lacquer     Dab with white spirit. Do not rub.
Latex Paint     Do not let stain dry. Water + shampoo.
Lipstick     Water + shampoo. Alcohol if necessary.
Mould     Water + 5% ammonia.
Mud     Dry and scrape off and vacuum. If still stain - 1 big spoon ammonia / l water.
Nail Polish     Use acetone and rinse with water.
Oil Paint     Dab with white spirit. Do not rub.
Red Wine     Immediately dab. Vinegar and white wine can be used.
Sauce / Oil     Dry carpet powder. Water and alcohol.

IMPORTANT
Do not drench the carpet or on one spot.
After cleaning cover the wet spots with a good absorbent cloth or tissue.
Place a heavy object on the covered spot.
Do not walk on the treated area until it is completely dry.