Keeping your Carpet looking like New!

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Especially during the summer months, with dirt and sand being tracked inside, it’s often hard to keep rugs and carpets looking clean!

Using the wrong product or the wrong technique can actually damage your carpet or rug.  Applying the right treatment promptly will help prevent stains and damage.  Please keep in mind that some spots, like an oily substance, require professional care.



     Removing Pet Stains from Antique Rugs    yellow-boots-mud_300

The following tips will help you deal with spills and spots you may encounter:   

  • For spilled liquids, the recommended method is to blot the spill with an absorbent, white cloth. Avoid rubbing as this can cause the spot to spread or distort the pile.
  • When applying cleaning agents, follow instructions on the packaging and use a small quantity at a time. Always test first in an inconspicuous area.
  •  By working your way inwards from the outer edge of a spot, you can prevent the stain from spreading.
  • Keep the carpet as dry as possible during cleaning. After applying the required treatment, blot the area as dry as possible with a clean cloth and then cover with paper towels to dry.
  • For pet stains, follow the above directions using ONLY a recommended pet spotting agent or a vinegar & water solution  (1 part white vinegar and 2 parts water).

If the spot does not come out, do NOT attempt any further action, as you may set the spot and or damage your carpet or rug. Instead, we recommend The Clean Team in Kingston, MA for professional cleaning of any rug or carpet!

The Clean Team


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