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Know your Carpets
« on: March 06, 2017, 05:30:55 PM »
                                  Before you go off trying that latest DIY tip on your carpets, having the
                                                right information about your carpets will save you time and lots of money.
                                                               In order to take the most efficient steps you should first know what you’re dealing with.

                                                                            Most homes have one of the four following types of fabric for their carpets:

                                                                                          1.   Synthetic- 99% of fibers used in the U.S carpet industry - A PH of 10 or more is ok
                                                                                                                           A.   Nylon-  one of the most popular – pricy & not eco-friendly
                                                                                                                                B.   Polypropylene (Olefin)- second most popular- cheapest cost wise & stain resistance 
                                                                                                                                   C.   Acrylic & Polyester-  not made to last more than  a few years, esp. in traffic areas
                                                                                          2.   Wool-  the elite of carpets- 100% natural
                                                                                          3.   Cotton
                                                                                          4.   Smart-strand- latest trending type but, not  new to the carpet industry, eco-friendly & stain resistance

                                                        So that’s the fabric end. Now there’s the cut style to consider too.

                     1.   Berber- Loops are uncut (Loop Pile)  usually from wool, nylon or olefin
                       2.   Plush- Loops are cut (Cut Pile/Saxony)  usually smooth, texture, twist or shag (Frieze)
                         3.   Pattern- Loops uncut but, have multiple heights, patterned looped
                           4.   Cut & Looped- Loops are cut and uncut creating a type of pattern

   Now that we've narrowed down you’re options, Knowing when and how are just as important:
                                                  This isn’t a “how to”  or step by step instructions to follow but, simply some basic info on carpets to help you find
                                                    what the best solutions or steps would be for your specific situation and remember if ever in doubt call the experts, we're here to help!

                    1.   Have your bedrooms professionally steam cleaned every 9-14 months.
                              *Less-trafficked areas about 1-2 times a year.
                                        *High traffic areas 3-4 times a year, but once you notice your carpets are dirty,
                                                       we’d suggest having them professionally cleaned for health issues.
                    2.   Never Rub, Rubbing can alter the appearance of carpets as well as its texture.
                    3.   Over- wetting is a big concern and can lead to bigger problems later.
                                                         * To limit microbial growth, suitable drying with-in 6-8 hours must occur.
                    4. For Olefin carpets using a product without d’ limonene or any oily solvents will make cleaning much easier and quicker.
                    5. Carpets can act like passive air filters, trapping dust and dirt. Heavy traffic areas should be vacuumed once a week or every three (3) days,
                       depending on the daily amount of traffic through those areas. Having a good vacuum is the key.

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