Before purchasing a carpet, it must be determined first, which area is heavily used, where are possible contamination dangers, and these need to be treated so, that the carpet’s contamination shall decrease. Colour selection and contamination prevention treatments are very important factors for instance, and their application should be considered.

Maintenance of your carpet

Maintenance shall be started right after the installation of the carpet. You should not let contamination to accumulate, causing spreading stains, because these quickly decrease the appearance of the carpet. You should not let contamination on the carpet for longer period, while it is impossible to remove later.

You have to work out a maintenance schedule in order to introduce and observe, what kind of cleaning/maintenance jobs, how often need to be performed.

cleaning maintenance schedule

The following duties are listed in a typical maintenance plan:
Those areas, that need to be hoovered daily
Those areas, that need to be hoovered on every second day
Those areas, that need to be hoovered on every third day

Those areas, that need to be hoovered once a week

Daily stain cleaning

Stain cleaning, when it becomes necessary

Monthly cleaning of high traffic areas

Quarter year cleaning of high traffic areas

Half year cleaning of medium traffic areas

+ Annual cleaning of low traffic areas

Areas cleaned if necessary (less used areas)

Introduction

While we think so, that the maintenance guide is very useful, it is extreme important, that the cleaner staff must be well-trained in report making and handling maintenance processes.
From this aspect, we consider the most important part of maintenance training, that there should be a system, where they can report stains and their removal, and to ensure that they keep all cleaning tools in good shape.
Decisions are made very often about deep cleaning of the carpet due to a localized stain, thus we recommend to always keep the required chemicals at hand to remove most common stains. We figured out, that use of stain removal kits is a very efficient method of bringing detergents to the area of contamination. We recommend to keep these kits in a central place. We can not emphasize enough the importance of the staff being well-trained in stain removal.

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The followings are valid for all types of stains:

After the emergence of the stain, solid materials need to be removed immediately using a spoon. Then a soft cloth immersed into warm water needs to be placed on it multiple times, in order to sponge up the contamination. Always use uncolored absorber, and move to the centre of the stain. If there is nothing to sponge up anymore, dry it with cold hairdryer level. If you do not manage to remove the stain, see our stain table. Always move from the side to the centre of the stain.

Treating and removal of stains occurred on the carpet surface

Methods

1. Let it dry, then hoover it.

2. Hoover it.

3. Hoover it, then treat it with clean, white cloth immersed into clean, warm water multiple times (rinse). Always use uncoloured absorber. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

 

4. Treat it with clean, white cotton linen immersed into cold water. Always use uncoloured absorber. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

5. Treat it with such a clean, white cloth, that you have immersed into a solution of 15 ml biological soaker, 15 ml vinegar and half litre of cold water multiple times. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times. Always use uncoloured absorber. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

6. Treat it with such a clean, white cloth, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml mild soaker, 15 ml white vinegar and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with uncoloured absorber multiple times. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

7. Treat with such a clean, white cotton cloth multiple times, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml biological soaker, 15 ml white vinegar and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times. Always use uncoloured absorber. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

8. Treat with such a clean, white cotton cloth, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml of mild detergent, 15 ml white vinegar, 5 ml lime juice and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water and uncoloured absorber multiple times. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry it with the hairdryer’s cold level.

9. Treat with clean, white cotton linen immersed into tetrachloroethylen multiple times. Then absorb it with cold water. Always use uncoloured absorber. Then treat with such a cotton cloth, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml mild detergent, 15 ml white vinegar and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water and uncoloured absorber multiple times. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

1O. Try to let it dry naturally, and remove it carefully. At the end, treat with such a clean, white cloth multiple times, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml biological soaker, 15 ml white vinegar, 5 ml lime juice and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water and uncoloured absorber multiple times. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

11. Treat with such a clean, white cotton cloth, that you have immersed into alcohol (found in the pharmacy) multiple times, then absorb with cold water and uncoloured absorber multiple times. Then treat with such a cloth multiple times, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml biologic soaker, 15 ml white vinegar and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times as described above. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

12. First hoover it. Treat with clean, white cotton linen immersed into tetrachloroethylene. Then absorb it with such a clean, white cloth, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml mild detergent, 15 ml white vinegar and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

13. Treat with clean, white cotton linen immersed into tetrachloroethylene. Then absorb it with white water multiple times. Always use uncoloured absorber. In case of wool, do not scrub.

14. Treat with clean, white cotton linen immersed into tetrachloroethylene. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times. Always use uncoloured absorber. Then absorb it with such a clean, white cotton linen, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml mild detergent, 15 ml white vinegar, 5 ml lime juice and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times, as described above. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

15. Cover with multiple layers of uncoloured textile, and iron with warm iron (the temperature depends on the material of the carpet fiber) until absorption finishes. Absorb it with cold water and uncoloured absorber. Then treat with such a clean cotton linen, that you have immersed into the solution of 13 ml vinegar and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times, as described above. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry it with the hairdryer’s cold level.

16. Cover with multiple layers of uncoloured textile, and iron with warm iron (it shall not be too hot, especially if there is cotton carpet) until absorption finishes.

17. Freeze with aerosol chewing gum remover, break it, brush, then hoover.

18. Treat with clean, white cotton linen, that you have immersed into acetone (it is flammable, so be careful with the fire).

Fluids

Immediately absorb the spilled fluid with a towel or paper. Do not twist the material used for absorption, push it with your full weight instead, and when it impregnates, replace it again. Repeat this process until the tucker does not become wet anymore. If you remove all moisture, then 95% of the stain can be removed without chemicals, and the removal of the residuary becomes easy. Already dried stains are hard, or even impossible to remove. Never scrub or scour the stain, the stain area!

If a bigger amount of fluid spilled out onto the carpet, mop up the most of the fluid with wet vacuum cleaner. Then the above described tucking process shall be started.

Stain removal fluids

Solid materials

Scratch the contamination with a knife of spatula, then hoover it, if no traces left. Remove the residual contamination according to the attached list.

Powders

Hoover it thoroughly, in order to leave no powder between the fibers.

Stain removal kits

These tools, according to their contents, cover cosmetic materials as well as well-stored stocks, which require several preparations to remove stain. The materials shall have easy-to-understand user manuals.

Application of stain removal tools

Example of kit of items of the kit

1. White kitchen sponge-cloth to remove spilled fluids.

2. Stain remover to completely remove fresh fluid stains following wash-up, as well as elder stains.

3. Tuckers to apply stain remover.

4. A pack of dry cleaner powder.

5. A small brush to apply dry cleaner powder into carpet fluffes .

  1. Less educated cleaners prefer to use much water and detergent.
  2. Warm-water carpet cleaning is often considered as the tool of major cleaning, so they let the carpet become dirty, saying it can be cleaned by warm-water cleaning. Cleaners are often seduced to increase the concentration of detergent solution when cleaning very dirty areas.
  3. Cleaned carpet needs to be fully dried before stepping on them. Enterprises often perform this operation on Friday night or Saturday morning, supposing the carpet will be dried by Monday morning.
  4. A carpet seems to be dry, might be still wet depending on the humidity level.
  5. If the wet carpet is not let to completely dry, although it looks like cleaner at first glance, it will result up in getting a spectacular contamination soon (applied detergents attract contaminations and the wet carpets work similar to a duster: it removes and absorbs dirt from the shoes.) If sand gets into the wet carpet, abrasion significantly speeds up.

Problems occurring at warm-water cleaning

Warm-water cleaning is a good method for educated cleaners, this method can complement dry cleaning method.

Machines

There are several warm-water carpet cleaner machines, but basically they are wheeled and container-shaped. They have a bucket (for detergent water), combined intubation tubes for spraying detergent solution and for the pump (vacuum) machine, with that they absorb the mixture of water, dirt and detergent from the carpet.

Warm water cleaning

Benefits of warm-water cleaning

  1. Most cleaner entrepreneurs offer warm-water carpet cleaning service, thus it is easily available.
  2. Warm-water cleaning is the most suitable process to perform major cleaning on pinned carpets.
  3. Fibers of pinned carpets are usually thicker, they consist of twisted fibers. During drying, detergent used for dry cleaning does not reach the surface due to capillarity, but remain hidden inside the fiber, thus the optimal humidity level of the material is ensured.
  4. Proper performance of warm-water cleaning means that pinned carpets are well-cleaned, and its optical appearance, comfort significantly improves.

Comment *It is very important to let carpets enough time to dry (min. 12-24 hours), before using them again. This period depends on the fiber thickness, fiber type, density, temperature etc.

Generally we do not recommend wet carpet cleaning, because the cleaner may make the carpet too wet, thus water might get under the carpet, gluing might be damaged and even instability in size might occur.
For module carpets, we recommend only dry cleaning method.

In case of applying warm-water method, it always needs to be examined on a small area, whether the carpet discolors, or any other unwanted effects occur.

Wool carpets need to be cleaned with water only after several years.

1. The system is a controlled cleaning process, where the carpet surface and its primary lower layer remain dry.

Benefits of dry cleaning

2. You can step on surfaces under cleaning, while the powder is getting dry. Following hoovering, normal usage can be immediately continued.

3. You can focus higher forces on heavily used places, thus the work shift of the cleaner staff can be effectively utilized.

4. The carpet does not get wet, so no mildew can occur under the carpet.

5. Areas of high traffic can be (independently) cleaned, the cleaned part gently merges with the adjacent carpet parts.

6. During the cleaning process, the rotating brushed machine also raises and regenerate clumped fluffes, so felting can be evaded.

7. Network (electrical, phone etc) connection points placed in the floor remain safe, while there is no risk of incoming water through the carpet.

8. Dry powder does not harm the environment, it complies with the European health and safety standards, regulations, which categorize this detergent as a non-hazardous product. ·

9. Following hoovering, the used powder can be treated as normal household waste.

Difficulties of dry cleaning system

1 The opinion has become widespread, that carpet can not be thoroughly cleaned without warm water.

2. Many think so, that this process is expensive.

3. Many carpet cleaner companies do not offer dry carpet cleaner equipment (machine).

plan to clean upholstery

Why and how to plan to clean your upholstery:

1. Plan the day in advance when you’re going to clean your upholstery

Cleaning the upholstery in your house can be a tiring job and may take some time to get it done. Moreover, there are a lot of things that need to be taken care of. You have to move the furniture, getting the right cleaning solution, etc. It would be best to schedule it on dates when you have a long weekend or during spring cleaning, as long as the times work for you. Proper planning also allows you to be more efficient in cleaning.

plan to clean your upholstery

plan to clean your upholstery

2. Vacuum your upholstery regularly or before cleaning it with a upholstery cleaner

Vacuuming your carpet prior to cleaning it with a cleaner is a great way to harness the cleaning process. There are many things that can be difficult to clean with a cleaning solution alone, like dirt, hair, pieces of paper or other small things. Also by vacuuming regularly, you’ll be able to keep your carpet clean for a longer period of time.

3. Move a bit the furniture when cleaning your upholstery

In case you would like to clean your upholstery, make sure that you also clean the spots where your furniture is placed. Move your furniture to reach the areas underneath. By doing so, you can make sure that you are cleaning thoroughly and can prolong its use.

The don’ts in cleaning your upholstery:

1. Don’t just use any solution to clean your upholstery

There are specific types of cleaning solutions for different types of carpets. Don’t apply anything that you want, without knowing what type of solution is best. Using a cleaning solution that is incompatible with your carpet may ruin its fibers and will result to damage. So make sure to ask which type of solution is best when you go out to buy a cleaning solution.

2. Don’t pull out loose carpet ends

There are times when there are fibers sticking right out of your carpet and ruin the design. If you do encounter this kind of problem, never attempt to pull it out by hand. If you pull it out, this can cause your carpet to have a gaping hole in that area. To remedy this, you can simply trim the loose fiber. This can put the carpet back into shape without risking getting your carpet damaged.

By following these simple do’s and don’ts in cleaning your carpet, you will be sure to do a great job with minimal or no complications at all.

tipps on choosing the right company

When you have carpet in your home or office, you will need to engage a professional carpet cleaning service to keep the carpet clean, smell fresh and hygienic. Carpet contains accumulated dirt particles, dust and micro organisms like dust mites that can potentially cause health hazards especially those who have inherent allergy reactions towards dust and dust mites. Common allergy reactions towards dirty and unhygienic carpet are asthma, rhinitis, eczema, blocked and runny nose, and more.

Because of the potential health risks when using dirty and unhygienic carpet, yearly deep carpet cleaning by the professionals is necessary to thoroughly remove embedded dirt particles and harmful micro organisms. Depending on the amount of traffic on the carpet, more treatments maybe required for carpets that are heavily used so that accumulated dirt can be removed more effectively.

Different types of carpet material and flooring require specific type of cleaning method. So, it is safer to ask your carpet installer or retailer for their recommended professional carpet cleaner or preferred cleaning method when planning to deep clean your carpet. If there is no recommendation given, it will be useful to study the various types of carpet cleaning methods provided by different carpet cleaning service providers in the market and then decide which will be the right one for your home or organization.

There are many types of carpet cleaning methods available in the market but the common ones, and more popular ones, found in Singapore and larger cities in Asia are carpet bonneting, hot water extraction / steam cleaning, and dry cleaning.

Carpet bonneting method is often seen in public area or common corridors in hotels and commercial buildings because carpet cleaning can be completed very quickly without causing much obstruction to human traffic. The downside of bonneting is carpet gets dirty again very fast because this method does not perform deep cleaning. As more carpet users complain about rapid resoiling after bonneting cleaning, more hotels and commercial facility management have chosen for other carpet cleaning methods that can produce more lasting results.

Hot water extraction or steam cleaning is a popular carpet cleaning method by carpet cleaners because it produces effective result. However, as this cleaning method would cause carpet to become wet and typically takes about 6 hours, if not longer, to dry in an air-conditioned environment, hot water extraction method is not suitable for raised platforms that have cables installed below the carpeted flooring. There are also some commercial activities that operate 24 hours every day in the year and whose office carpet cannot be evacuated for steam cleaning.

Dry carpet cleaning is an emerging popular choice as more have recognized the benefits and excellent results produced by this cleaning technology in the market. This cleaning method is typically performed by using biodegradable, sponge-like compounds, which will be brushed into the carpet to absorb dirt and micro organisms, without wetting the textile flooring. The soiled sponges would then be thoroughly removed at the end of the treatment. This cleaning technology, that became popular in Western countries in the 1980s, produces excellent cleaning results, minus the inconvenience and limitations when using wet carpet cleaning methods.