Good maintenance habits will extend the life and beauty of your carpet. The most important step in keeping your carpet clean and in top condition is proper carpet maintenance.
Dust, dirt, and other materials that find their way onto your carpet can become embedded in the pile of the carpet. Over time this can affect the color and may also cause the carpet fibers to mat or fray.
Vacuuming about 3-4 times a week, will prevent an accumulation that could affect the long-term appearance of your carpet.
If something spills onto the carpet, it is important to try to remove the substance as quickly as possible. Blot with a clean white towel, do not rub. Avoid using over the counter products as many have bleaching agents or oxidizers that may set the stain or permanently discolor your carpet.
Even if you perform routine maintenance and carefully clean any stains before they have a chance to set, you will still need to have a professional cleaning every twelve to eighteen months to ensure your carpet retains its beautiful appearance. If you have new carpet, most manufacturers require this cleaning be done by an IICRC certified company in order to maintin texture and retention warranties.
Place doormats outside any external entrances into the home. Close blinds or curtains to limit direct sunlight on the carpet that can cause surfaces to fade. Finally, move the furniture in the room occasionally to give the carpet fibers a chance to recover. Additionally, you can use floor protectors under the furniture to diminish the load on any one spot.
Sweep and Vacuum
This is a great cleaning tip. It will lengthen the life of your floors. Dust, dirt and other abrasive particles can scratch and dull the finish of wood floors once they are underfoot.
Use the hardwood brush attachment that comes with your vacuum. The part that you use for carpets can certainly damage and scratch a hardwood floor.
Wood floors hate water. Moisture can penetrate the fibers causing swelling and warping. Use a barley damp mop or cloth with a neutral cleaner and dry immediately with a towel.
Always wipe up immediately! Use a soft, clean cloth. Be sure to dry the floor thoroughly right away.
Just say no! It’s like using a tiny hammer on your wood floors. The force of the heel can ding and scratch your hardwood flooring.
Best defense for the dirt, gravel and other things the family brings in on their shoes or paws. A mat just inside the door will help your floors last longer.
To maintain the beauty of your stone products, follow the guidelines bellow:
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To clean your natural stone, we recommend using warm water, a neutral cleaner and a soft cloth. Avoid chemicals (Windex, Pledge, etc.) to keep the stone’s color as natural as possible.
On the floor:
Light cleaning with warm water and dust mopping will prevent scratches from occurring. In the bathroom showers we recommend using a squeegee on the walls as often as possible to prevent scum and water build-up. If you do have a build-up of water deposits a soft brush and warm water will help to break down the scum. If the problem area is large, a single edge razor blade will take off the surface scum very quickly.
We do not recommend chemicals being used on the stone because of possible discolorations over time. (i.e. Windex, Pledge, etc.) Follow the basic cleaning and sealing instructions as listed above.
Quartz is a hard nonporous surface that is extremely low maintenance. Following the simple instructions bellow will keep your countertop looking like new for many years to come.
Clean the surface with soap and warm water or mild detergent. For stubborn spots, use a soft cloth or a non-scratch scrub pad, and a mild non-abrasive cleanser, with a neutral PH. For dried residue, a flat object such as a plastic putty knife can be used to gently scrape off the foreign material.
Honed, leather or textured finishes will show signs of daily living more than the polished finish and will require more frequent maintenance.
Use a trivet or a hot pad when setting down a hot object to avoid thermal shock. Direct contact with extremely high heat can cause damage.