CarpetWineTo keep your carpet looking great for years to come it is important to properly care for it.

Always check your warranty and with your carpet professional before cleaning.

Here are our Carpet Care Tips.

 

Vacuum Regularly



You can’t vacuum too often. Use a vacuum with a beater bar or rotating brush which loosens the dirt for the vacuum to remove. Vacuums with top-loading bags are preferred over bottom-loading bags. Change the disposable bag or empty the vacuum often. Carpet with thick loop pile construction (berber) may be sensitive to brushing, rubbing, or scraping of the pile surface which may cause fuzzing and pile distortion. It is recommended that vacuums with suction action only be used on these styles. Carpet sweepers and electric brooms are useful for picking up crumbs and surface soil, but it’s important to know that they will not clean deep.

 

Spot and Stain Removal

 

Water-based Stains – Alcohol, 
Baby Formula, 
Beer, 
Blood
, Candy, 
Catsup, 
Chocolate Milk, 
Clay, 
Cola, 
Cologne, 
Cranberry Juice, 
Felt Tip marker, 
Food Stains (General), 
Fruit Juice, 
Fruit Punch
, Furniture Polish (water-based), 
Grape Juice, 
Ice Cream
, Jelly, 
Juices (General), 
Latex Paint, 
Liquor, 
Milk, 
Soft Drinks, 
Soil, 
Syrup, 
Tomato Juice, 
Vomit, 
Water Colors, 
Watermelon, 
Whiskey, 
Wine

Step 1 

· Use a spoon or dull knife to remove solid materials. 
· For large stains, work from the outside of stain to the center to prevent spreading. 
· Blot up liquid spills with a white towel or paper towel. 
· Mix a solution of 1/4 teaspoon of clear hand dishwashing detergent with 1 cup of water. Stir gently. 
· Apply detergent solution directly to a white cloth. Dampen the carpet fibers in the stained area with the cloth. Avoid saturating the carpet. 
· Wipe gently. Turn cloth frequently. Never rub, scrub or use a brush. This may damage carpet fibers. 
· If necessary, use your fingertips to work the solution to the base of the stain. 
· Wet the stained carpet fibers with clear, lukewarm water to rinse. 
· Cover the spot with an absorbent white towel or paper towel and apply pressure to blot. 
· Repeat the rinsing and blotting procedures until you are sure all traces of the detergent have been removed. 
· If the stain is gone, place an absorbent white towel or paper towel over the area cleaned, and weigh towels down with a heavy, color-fast object, such as a weighted plastic wastebasket. 
· Change towels or paper towels until carpet dries. 
· If stain remains, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2 

Do NOT use on coffee, tea or urine stains. 
· Mix 2 tablespoons of non-bleaching, non-sudsing household ammonia with 1 cup of lukewarm water. 
· Apply ammonia solution, rinse and blot as outlined in Step 1. 
· Do not dry with paper towels. Proceed to Step 3 to neutralize the ammonia solution.

Step 3 

· Mix 1 cup of white vinegar with 2 cups of water. 
· Apply vinegar solution, rinse and blot as outlined in Step 1.

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Special Water-based -Coffee, 
Tea
, Urine


Step 1 

· For large stains, work from the outside of stain to the center to prevent spreading. 
· Blot up liquid spills with a white towel or paper towel. 
· Mix a solution of 1/4 teaspoon of clear hand dishwashing detergent with 1 cup of water. Stir gently. 
· Apply detergent solution directly to a white cloth. Dampen the carpet fibers in the stained area with the cloth. Avoid saturating the carpet. 
· Wipe gently. Turn cloth frequently. Never rub, scrub or use a brush. This may damage carpet fibers. 
· If necessary, use your fingertips to work the solution to the base of the stain. 
· Wet the stained carpet fibers with clear, lukewarm water to rinse. 
· Cover the spot with an absorbent white towel or paper towel and apply pressure to blot. 
· Repeat the rinsing and blotting procedures until you are sure all traces fo the detergent have been removed. 
· If the stain is gone, place an absorbent white towel or paper towel over the area cleaned, and weigh towels down with a heavy, color-fast object, such as a weighted plastic wastebasket. 
· Change towels or paper towels until carpet dries. 
· If stain remains, proceed to Step 2.



Step 2 

· Mix 1 cup of white vinegar with 2 cups of water. 
· Apply vinegar solution, rinse and blot as outlined in Step 1.

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Greasy, Oil-based Stains -Butter
, Chocolate, 
Cooking Oil
, Cosmetics
, Crayon
, Furniture Dye, 
Furniture Polish (oil-based), 
Glue*
, Gravy
, Grease (black), 
Gum*
, Hand Cream, 
Ink, 
Lipstick, 
Margarine, 
Mascara, 
Mayonnaise, 
Nail Polish
, Oil
, Oil Paint
, Ointment
, Peanut Butter
, Rouge
, Salad Dressing, 
Spaghetti
, Varnish
, Wax*

*Freeze and remove solid materials before using cleaning fluid.

Step 1 

· Use a spoon or dull knife to remove solid materials. 
· For these stains, use a citrus solvent applied directly to a white cloth. Dampen the carpet fibers in the stained area with the cloth. Avoid saturating the carpet.

Step 2 

· For large stains, work from the outside of stain to the center to prevent spreading. 
· Blot up liquid spills with a white towel or paper towel. 
· Mix a solution of 1/4 teaspoon of clear hand dishwashing detergent with 1 cup of water. Stir gently. 
· Apply detergent solution directly to a white cloth. Dampen the carpet fibers in the stained area with the cloth. Avoid saturating the carpet. 
· Wipe gently. Turn cloth frequently. Never rub, scrub or use a brush. This may damage carpet fibers. 
· If necessary, use your fingertips to work the solution to the base of the stain. 
· Wet the stained carpet fibers with clear, lukewarm water to rinse. 
· Cover the spot with an absorbent white towel or paper towel and apply pressure to blot. 
· Repeat the rinsing and blotting procedures until you are sure all traces of the detergent have been removed. 
· If the stain is gone, place an absorbent white towel or paper towel over the area cleaned, and weigh towels down with a heavy, color-fast object, such as a weighted plastic wastebasket. 
· Change towels or paper towels until carpet dries. 
· If stain remains, proceed to Step 3.

Step 3 

· Do NOT use on coffee, tea or urine stains. 
· Mix 2 tablespoons of non-bleaching, non-sudsing household ammonia with 1 cup of lukewarm water. 
· Apply ammonia solution, rinse and blot as outlined in Step 1. 
· Do not dry with paper towels. Proceed to Step 4 to neutralize the ammonia solution. 
Step 4 
· Mix 1 cup of white vinegar with 2 cups of water. 
· Apply vinegar solution, rinse and blot as outlined in Step 1.