Your new carpet is likely to have been an expensive purchase that you wish to keep looking its best for years to come. In order to maintain its new appearance for longer, its important to vacuum regular and ensure stains and spillages are dealt with correctly.
Having a good run-around with the vacuum 2-3 times a week will prevent loose dirt and dust acting abrasively on the fibres causing damage and discolouration.
Removal of your shoes will also prevent dirt from the outside being worked into your new carpet, as well as risk of pile damage from small stones.
Take care also with slippers especially on light coloured carpets. Dark sole slippers can transfer the colour from the sole to the carpet causing staining to traffic areas.
Wherever possible it is best practice to have a large strong doormat at the front door to remove moisture and loose dirt upon entering the property. Its also a great place to kick your shoes off before stepping onto your carpets.
Loop Pile Carpets should ideally be vacuumed using a cylinder vacuum cleaner without any rotary brushes as these can damage the fibres eventually leaving your carpet with a bobbled or felted appearance
Cut Pile Carpets benefit from being vacuumed with an upright vacuum with a beater bar rotary brush as the spinning brushes lift the fibres back upright after they've been walked on. It also allows for agitation of dirt and dust below the surface thus giving a deeper clean.
Deep Pile Saxony Carpets are best cleaned using a vacuum cleaner with adjustable heights to suit the thickness of the carpet.
It is important that stains and spillages are dealt with immediately and not left to dry wherever possible. If left the fibres are more likely to absorb the stain causing difficulties in removal at a later date. When cleaning stains and spillages work from the outside of the stain inwards to prevent it from spreading.
Liquid spillages should be soaked up immediately with a clean white cloth or towel, even kitchen roll if that's to hand. The spillage should be blotted and NEVER rubbed vigourously. Take your time and do not soak the stain in more water or cleaning solution.
Semi-solid spillages and accidents can be removed using a plastic spatula followed by the blotting method to absorb as much liquid as possible.
Once as much liquid has been removed, using a clean damp cloth soaked in warm water can then be used to blot the remainder of the stain. Again take your time and slowly the stain will absorb into the cloth.