SCC TOP TIPS

SUN DAMAGED CARPETS

  • Minimise direct sunlight by using blinds, net curtains or solar tinting on your windows. The less sunlight exposure the less fading that will occur. This is not always viable or  desirable though, as most of us like a light and airy interior.
     

  • Regularly change the footprint of your furniture layout. Share the load so to speak. Move your furniture around so that the damage is not concentrated in one spot.

  • Use rugs in high traffic areas that are exposed to sunlight to protect the carpet underneath.

RECOMMENDED CARPET CLEANING FREQUENCY

When it comes to simply hoovering your carpets consider hoovering them at least once a week for a family that is rarely home.
However, in busy families or high traffic carpet areas, you want to vacuum at least twice a week, if not more. Cleaning daily can cut down on the dirt and allergens, especially if you have pets or children running around or allow shoes to be worn in the house.

Recommendations:

Light traffic: Weekly 

High traffic: Twice a week 

Pets Daily: At east twice a week 

Children Daily: At least twice a week

EXTEND CARPET LIFE

Know Your Carpet Type

Starting with the right kind of carpet is the most important tip to extend the life of your carpet.

Educate yourself about different carpet types. The most common types of carpet fibres are nylon, wool, and polyester.

Vacuum

Vacuum regularly to remove dirt, allergens, bugs, and other debris. The carpet may not look like it needs vacuuming, but the unseen dirt resides deep inside the carpet.

Hire a Professional Regularly

Carpets need professional cleaning every 6 months to a year. It is the same as replacing the oil in your car. Maintenance is important to make items last longer; it also applies to carpets.

MANAGING STAINS AND SPILLS

Spillages and marks are part of day to day life. There are however some things you can do to help:

  • Blot the stain, don’t rub it. The longer the spill stays the more it gets absorbed and harder it is to remove them.

  • Avoid using pet urine foam cleansers as this can actually push the scent and urine further into the fibres.