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How to care for your carpet

May 14th, 2019

Category: WB Jamieson

Author: Darren Seymour

Carpet Care

Prevention is better than cure.

We have created this handy guide on how best to take care of your new carpet and ensure that it lasts for a long time.

At WB Jamieson we pride ourselves on the quality and finish of the flooring we lay. We use the best carpets from manufacturers with years of experience and our team of fitters are highly skilled and are passionate about their work. 

To maintain your carpet below are some of the ways to prevent and tackle issues that may arise.

Remember the Matting

The first point of contact with dirt from outside should be protected with matting. Hard-wearing and durable. Matting is the first line of defence for your carpet. Removing dirt and grit which can damage the look and feel of your flooring.

Regular Vacuuming

Regular vacuuming with stop any build-up of pet hairs and dirt. and keeps your carpet looking it's best. A tip for more efficient removal of build up is to rake the carpet which will loosen debris and bring it to the surface, making it easier for the vacuum to remove it.

Stubborn Spills and Stains

The first thing to do is act fast! The quicker you act the less chance there is of liquid penetrating the carpets fibres. Remove solids by working towards the centre of the spillage to keep the stain to a minimum and avoid spreading further. Use a clean white cloth to blot liquids with, this will ensure that there is no migration of colour from the fabric to the floor.

Call in the Pro's

To keep your carpets looking as new as the day they were installed, sometimes it helps to call in the pros. There can be a lot of associated risks with trying to shampoo the carpet yourself. For guaranteed results use a professional cleaning service.

Stain Removal Tips

The longer a stain has to dry and, the more difficult it will be to remove. This applies also to hot beverages as they become heat set. If you spill gloss paint, use cling film or polythene plastic to prevent it from drying.

For more information

Consult an expert.


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