CARE & MAINTENANCE

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Vacuum cleaning your carpet is one of the essential elements in maintaining the beauty and durability.

Vacuum your carpet reguarly to prevent soil from embedding itself in the pile.  Choose the right vacuum for the type of carpet you have.  Be sure the adjustable height is set on the correct setting.  If your vacuum is set too high above the carpet surface, the vacuum can’t attract the soil below.  If the setting is too low, the vacuum beater bar or brushes can make the carpet’s surface appear to be “fuzzy”, making it look worn or frayed.

High Pile and Premium Soft Carpet:  Use the highest adjustable heigh setting where appropriate.  Avoid vacuums with very concentrated or sealed suction.  Your vacuum should move easily across the carpet.  Vacuum with large wheels are the best choice.

Thick Loop, Casual Freize or Long Pile Carpet:   You may need to completely disengage the beater bar and vacuum with suction only.

All Other Carpet Construction:  Rotating brush or beater bar vacuum can be used, just make sure you change the bag or  vacuum catcher often, and check the beater bars for burs and gouges to prevent damage to the surface of the carpet.   If you are unsure about the height setting, test it in an area like a closet. Remember, the beater bar or brush should just lightly touch your carpet surface.

Consider professional cleaning every 12 to 18 months on highly used traffic areas.

Never pull on sprouts and snags, you may damage your carpet.  Use scissors to clip sprouts and snags.  Remove furniture by stroking the dented area with the edge of a coin.  You can also use a hair dryer or a steam iron (DO NOT TOUCH THE CARPET WITH THE IRON).

REMOVING COMMON STAINS

The longer a spill sits on your carpet, the harder it is to remove.  If possible, start the process immediately after the spill occurs.

Food spill, gently remove as much solid material as you can with a spoon, or a dull knife.  Add water and blot, using a small amount of detergent if needed.  Then, using the highest suction function, vacuum back and forth, adding more water (small amount at at time) to the stain as you go until completely clean.

Liquid spill, blot the area with a clean white cloth to absorb as much of the liquid into the cloth as possible.  If you need a spot removal solvent, use  a product approved by The Carpet and Rug Institute of America.  Apply several drops to a clean white cloth and blot the carpet in an inconspicuous area.  If you notice a change in the carpet colors, consult a professional carpet cleaner.  If stains remain after cleaning, moisten tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide and let stand for one hour.  Blot and repeat until completely clean.

Myers Sales Associates can assist you on the care and warranties of any product purchased from Myers.

CALL MYERS CARPET at 866-450-5551 for Maintenance.