Guide for Carpet Care and Stain Removal I. CARPET CARE The most valuable step to maintain your carpet is vacuuming. Vacuum high traffic areas twice a week and the entire room weekly. Redirect vacuuming periodically to prevent matting of carpet. Vacuum cleaner recommendations A good quality vacuum cleaner is imperative to prolonging the beauty and life of your carpet. Use a vacuum with a rotating brush and verify that the brush or beater bar rotates when in contact with the carpet. Inspect your vacuum to ensure the belt is in good con dition and vacuum bags should be replaced when 1/2 to 1/3 full. Redirect vacuuming periodically to prevent matting of carpet. II. CARPET STAIN REMOVAL (For optimal results, treat stains immediately) A. W ATER SOLUBLE STAINS Mud- A Alcoholic Beverages- A Coffee- A-1 Furniture Polish- A,B,PRO Mustard- A Beer- A Cola Drinks- A Glue- (White) A Paint- (Latex, Wet) A Beer- A Cosmetics- A Gravy -A Tea- A Berries- A De-Icer (Calcium Chloride) Ice Cream- A Urine- A-1, PRO Blood (Wet)- A Vacuum-, A Ink (Washable)- A,PRO Vomit- A-1 Blood (Dry)- A-2 Excrement- A Jelly- A Wine-A Chocolate- A-2 Food Dyes- A Milk- A A TREATM ENT Absorb as much as possi ble with white towels. Dampen the towels with cool water and blot the stained area until there is no more transfer of the stain onto the towels. If any of the stain remains, use the detergent solution described below. S pray lightly onto the spot an d blot repeatedly with white towels. To avoid spreading, work from the outer edge in toward the center of the spot. Rinse thoroughly by spraying with clean water, and then blot. Do not use too much detergent because the residue will contribute to ra pid re-soiling. A-1 Before using detergent, apply the white vineg ar solution (see below) to a white towel and blot or spray onto the spot. A-2 Before using detergent, apply a household ammonia solution to a white towel and blot or spray onto the spot (see below.) Do not use on wool or wool - blend carpet. B. OIL-BASED STAINS Asphalt -B,PRO Furniture Polish- A,B,PRO Ink (Ballpoint)- B,PRO Paint (Latex, Dry)- B Butter- B Grease (Auto)- B,PRO Ink (Permanent)- B Paint (Oil)- B,PRO Crayon- B Grease (Food) -B Lipstick- B Shoe Polish- B B TREATM ENT Use white paper towels to blot as much as possible. Apply the special oil and grease spot remover such as Carbona or Energine, to a pa per towel and repeat blotting (protective gloves should be worn, as the solvent will quickly remove oils from the skin and could result in irritation.) Do not pour or spray directly on the carpet, as damage to the backing or adhesive underneath could result; use the towels to transport the solvent to the carpet. Repeat as often as necessary. Provide adequate ventilation. Do not use fla mmable solvents. Follow with procedures in A. C. OTHER TREATM ENTS Freeze stains such as chewing gum and can dle wax with ice or a commercially available product in an aerosol can. Shatter with a blunt object and vacuum before the chips soften. Follow up with solvent as in B. Cleaning Solutions Detergent Solution: Ammonia Solution: -1/4 teaspoon of clear detergent such as -1 tablespoon of ammonia to one cup of White Vinegar Solution: Danon, Joy water - 1 part white vinegar to 1 part water or Clear Ivory to 32 ounces of water Disclaimer: The information above is meant to help you resolve flooring issues without calling a professional. There is always a chance that you might permanently damage your floor by attempting to clean it. That is a risk that you would be taking. You should consult a professional carpet restoration company if you are not willing to take that chance.CSI cannot be responsible for damages caused as a result of following the instructions above.
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