Cleaning & Maintenance
An extremely important part of the
floor selection and buying process involves the selection of
a maintenance plan for your flooring. You should always
expect a fine flooring store to furnish you with the name of
the company best able to maintain your type of flooring. You
should also expect self-cleaning recommendations.
Ask about our “One year free spot
cleaning maintenance certificate”. With every purchase of an
area rug or residential carpeting, our clients get unlimited
spot cleaning on those products for one year, with one of
the most reputable carpet cleaning companies in Toronto.
There are limitations and exceptions, so ask in store for
Carpet cleaning is a huge industry with
many inexperienced and disreputable service providers. The
first consideration is the choice of Steam cleaning which
can often cause damage because of high heat, or the better
solution of hot water extraction. Synthetic carpets often
use alkaline agents like ammonia and wool carpets respond
best to acidic solutions like vinegar. The better carpet
cleaning companies always use different formulas and methods
depending upon the flooring material being cleaned. The
least expensive carpet cleaning solution involves the
extensive use of carpet shampoo but this oversaturation
method leads to heavily soiled carpets after the application
and this method should always be avoided. Carpet cleaning
machines should extract up to 96% of the water and the
carpets should be dry within as little as six hours.
A floor purchase decision is very much
like buying a car, you should always expect your flooring
store to provide ongoing maintenance services and
recommendations. Interestingly enough, Dominion Rug & Home has been
the biggest benefactor of providing these services.
Homeowners and businesses not only recommend us to their
friends, but as they trade up their homes, buy cottages and
second generations make purchases, we are the only flooring
choice for our important repeat customers. Selling and
servicing has always be the most important part of running
our flooring center
just a few tips designed to extend the life of your
Maintenance is the key
Unfortunately, no carpet is "totally"
maintenance free. Getting the best performance from your
carpet will require giving it the right kind of care.
That care centers around three basic steps.
Removal of Soil by Frequent Vacuuming
Vacuum regularly to keep soil from becoming embedded in
the carpet's pile where it's more difficult to remove
and can create fiber damage.
NON TRAFFIC AREAS - Vacuum at least weekly.
LIGHT TRAFFIC AREAS - Vacuum twice weekly.
MODERATE TO HEAVY TRAFFIC AREAS - Requires "thorough"
vacuuming - at least two to five times per week. Do
heavy vacuuming more slowly to thoroughly remove
Cleaning - Don't Panic
ATTEND TO SPOTS PROMPTLY.
1. Remove solid materials with a tablespoon, spatula or
dull knife edge.
2. Blot spills with clean, white absorbent materials
such as towels, napkins or tissues.
3. If spot removal solvent is necessary, use a white
cloth and blot the carpet in an inconspicuous area
using a mild non bleach detergent and water (one
teaspoon to one liter of water). If color transfers to the cloth or a
color change occurs, consult a professional carpet
4. Use cleaning solutions sparingly, and if one fails to
work, try another until the stain is removed.
5. Finally, always gently rinse the area with water.
Periodic Cleaning - Professional Cleaning Services
Overall cleaning of the carpet should be considered
every 12 - 18 months depending on the lifestyle of the
household, frequency of vacuuming, and whether the
carpet is a light or dark color. The carpet should not
become excessively soiled. Professional carpet cleaners
can keep your carpet fresher and looking new longer and
they can perform other repairs to your carpet.
METHODS OF CLEANING
A. DEEP CLEANING - Hot water
B. LIGHT SURFACE CLEANING - DRY COMPOUND cleaning
utilizing semi-moist powders worked into the carpet and
extracted. Dry powder cleaner is the
only recommended method for silks, bamboo silks and
FOAM CLEANING. The detergent is foamed, brushed into the
carpet and extracted.
C. GENERAL INFORMATION
Avoid any cleaning system that utilizes rotary
brushes, unless a cover or bonnet is utilized, as these
may untwist the tufts of your carpet and cause