Maintaining your carpet

Having purchased a new Manx carpet, it is natural to want to maintain its initial appearance as long as possible.

The carpets in the Manx portfolio are not given a secondary stain protection application since wool fibre itself has inherent, natural soil and stain resistant properties. Compared to other fibres, wool releases soil more easily in cleaning, and responds particularly well to vacuum cleaning. Dirt and spillages may be spot cleaned off a wool carpet more easily than off synthetic carpets. You should consider itec carpet protection , an effective & environmental friendly way of protecting your wool carpets against house hold stains . However, it is still necessary to prevent soiling as much as possible and to follow a regular cleaning schedule.

 

Daily Care

It is easier to remove surface dirt from a carpet than embedded dirt. The first requirement therefore is a light vacuuming, on a daily basis, to remove the surface dirt before it becomes embedded.

For cut-pile carpets one of the most effective cleaners is one with a strong suction and a revolving beater bar and brush, since this type not only removes surface dirt but also opens up the pile to remove loosely held embedded soil.

For loop-pile carpets such as Natural Shades , Brompton & Coastline cleaners with rotating brushes should not be used, or should only be used after the brushes in the head have been retracted. Additionally, the Velcro strips commonly found on the heads of many vacuum cleaners should either be removed or taped over. Failure to follow this advice when cleaning loop pile carpets may cause pilling and / or a general fuzzing of the surface texture of the carpet pile.

 

Weekly cleaning

All carpeted areas should be given a thorough vacuum cleaning at least once a week.

 

Seasonal cleaning

There are several methods available for the seasonal cleaning of carpets including spray extraction (so called steam cleaning), rotary brush shampooing, dry foam cleaning and dry powder systems. The method chosen and the frequency of cleaning depends on the intensity of traffic, the nature of the soiling and the type of carpet. This type of cleaning is best left to the professional.

Further advice on approved professional cleaners is obtainable from the Wool Safe Approved Cleaners ,

www.woolsafe.org