Carpet Care

Carpet Care

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CLEANING & MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR HUSKY RUGS & CARPETS

 

CLEANING YOUR HUSKY RUG/CARPET

HOW OFTEN?

Your Husky rug/carpet will need cleaning less often if you vacuum it regularly and remove stains and spills immediately – as it happens.

Regular vacuuming will ensure that soil and grit do not become embedded in the pile, wearing away your rug from within – the base of the tufts.

It is also necessary when new to vacuum up excess wool from the rug/carpet pile.

 

GOLDEN RULES FOR CARE

The Golden Rules for Husky rug/carpet care are:-

a)   Vacuum once a week – in high traffic areas this should be done once a day.

b)   Remove spills and stains immediately – never rub or brush a spill – blot up the excess quickly with white absorbent paper/cloth.

c)    Identify the stain on the stain removal chart and proceed accordingly.

d)   Shampoo or dry clean as often as indicated below

 

SHAMPOOING

There are three methods of shampooing your Husky rug:-

  • Wet Shampoo
  • Dry Shampoo or Dry Cleaning Powder (Snow)
  • Hot Water Extraction (commonly called “Steam Cleaning”)

 

Wet Shampoo:-

Never use household detergents or shampoo containing ammonia.

a) Vacuum rug/carpet thoroughly.

b) Follow shampoo* and machine instructions carefully when shampooing.

c) Allow to dry overnight.

d) Vacuum again.

e) Should not be necessary to be carried out more than once a month

 

*NB: Never exceed the recommended dosage

 

Dry Shampoo:-

Excellent for lighter in-between cleaning and freshening up of your Husky rug/carpet.

a) Vacuum rug/carpet.

b) Sprinkle powder liberally on rug/carpet

c) Brush into pile thoroughly until dry.

d) Vacuum again.

e) Can be carried out as often as necessary

 

Hot Water Extraction (steam cleaning)

For very dirty rugs:-

Gets rid of deeply embedded dirt, but alternate with wet/dry shampoo as “steam cleaning” does not clean the surface as well as the first two methods.

If you’re not too confident about hiring a hot water extraction machine, call in the professionals.

This method should not be necessary more than once or twice a year.

 

CARING FOR YOUR HUSKY RUG/CARPET

Fluffing/Shedding and Sprouting are natural phenomena and will occur in any wool rug.

 

1. FLUFFING / SHEDDING

Occurs when new, only on rugs and carpets containing wool.

Fluff appears/forms on the carpet surface from loose wool fibres. This is normal – your Husky carpet is heavily tufted and these are just the excess fibres derived from the cut-pile manufacturing process. Simply vacuum the fluff and tufts away.

As your Husky rug stabilizes, this will occur less frequently.

 

2. SPROUTING

When single tufts seem to rise up from the pile surface or when a loop appears among the pile – this is normal. Simply snip it off with a pair of scissors – never try to pull it out.

 

3. INDENTATIONS

These appear as a result of furniture on your rug/carpet. To avoid, regularly move furniture a few centimetres this way or that. To remedy, wet with a little cold water, cover with a thick, white cloth and steam with an iron.

 

STAIN REMOVAL

Perform steps in order, graduating if the previous step has not had the desired effect. Always do a final rinse with cold water. If any of these stain removal techniques are not successful, please call in the assistance of a professional, as this means that the problem is more serious than at first glance (i.e. Call in Professional Cleaners).

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If the methods do not have the desired affect, CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS.

PLEASE NOTE:

Although the above instructions are given in good faith, Husky Design does not accept responsibility for any claims resulting from the advice given. If in doubt, call in professional cleaners.

It is also important to note that these remedies are far more effective if applied as soon as possible after staining.