Cleaning Tip 4/19


•Vacuum your carpets at least once a week – up to 80% of carpet dirt is loose and removable with regular vacuuming
•When vacuuming, go with the pile grain. This helps remove surface soils. Go against the grain to remove deeper, embedded particles
•Rotate your furniture occasionally. This helps to prevent premature carpet wear and soiling in regular traffic areas of your house<
•If you’ve ever attempted to clean your carpet with a rental or home steam cleaner, take great caution. If you don’t know what you’re doing, and you don’t remove most of the water, your carpets could easily result in an unhealthy situation. High moisture levels can leak through to the carpet back and pad, which could promote the growth of mold and mildew. The carpet shouldn’t take more than 24 hours to dry
•Bonus Tip! Candle Wax. Using the edge of a plastic card (ID, Old Credit Card…) gently edge out as much of the wax build-up as possible. Lay a brown paper grocery sack over the wax area and place an iron on the top of the sack set on medium or a warm setting. You will see the wax melt into the sack. Frequently move the sack to a clean new area. Caution: Don’t leave the iron on the area for more than ten seconds at a time as the head could distort or melt the carpet fibers. Once the fibers have cooled, repeat the procedure until no more wax transfers into the sack

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