The Carpet & Rug Institutes* 3 Steps for Proper Carpet Care.

Carpet cleaning is just like exercise! If you get into a routine and keep it up, you will see great results and feel better for it. And understanding the right way to clean carpet will help you save time by doing it correctly the first time with products that do the job right from the start. Not only will Seal of Approval cleaning products help keep your carpet looking great, they can also help meet the warranty requirements of the carpet manufacturer. Below are three simple steps to keeping your carpet clean and looking great:

1.Vacuum at the right frequency with a CRI-approved vacuum.

2.Clean spots and spills quickly with products that do not damage the carpet or cause it to re-soil more quickly.

3.Professionally deep clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months to remove embedded dirt and grime.

Preventing dirt and grime from getting on the carpet in the first place is a great way to start keeping it clean. The following helpful hints can stop dirt in its tracks.

•Use mats — Outdoor and indoor mats or runners can reduce the amount of dirt that enters the house.

•Take off your shoes — You can save wear and tear on carpet by asking everyone to take their shoes off before entering your home.

•Change your air filters — Change air filters in your heating and air-conditioning systems as recommended by the manufacturer’s directions. The more dust and particles removed by the filter, the fewer that fall onto the carpet.

*The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) is the science-based source for the facts about carpet and rugs. Whether you are a homeowner, an architect, or a facility manager, making the right decisions starts with having the facts. CRI’s job is to prove how your environment for living, working, learning and health is better

— thanks to carpet and rugs.

Learn more at www.Carpet-Rug.Org

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