Care Tips

Dark Traffic Areas After Complete Cleaning

Cause: Dark soiled gray-looking traffic lanes that remain after complete cleaning is called Traffic Lane Gray. It is caused by scratches in the fibers in traffic areas as compared to unused areas. Light reflection is altered by this condition, causing a dull or grayish appearance in fibers in traffic lanes. Wear and pile distortion all cause this.

Answer: Unfortunately, the effect of fiber abrasion and distortion is not correctable. Occasionally, the effect can be improved by increasing lighting in the area. The effect may be slowed down by accelerated maintenance procedures.

 

Red Wine Stains

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As soon as the wine hits the carpet grab a clean towel and begin to blot the stain. This is stain removal 101. Remove as much of the stain as you can without scrubbing. Scrubbing only grinds a stain into the carpet. After you have soaked up as much you can there are a couple of handy items you may have just sitting around the home that will help you get rid of that stain. Before you begin application of any stain removal product or household item, test the remedy on a small patch of undamaged carpet.


Club Soda: This bubbly concoction is great for cleaning most any stain. It works on the same principles of our Hot Carbon Extraction method. The bubbles help breakup the stain and the higher levels of acidity give it deeper stain penetrating power