Be quick when it comes to stain removal on your carpeting.


Carpets made today currently offer lifetime stain and soil protection. Remember, with spot and stain removal, speed is of the essence. After a stain or spill occurs, immediately scoop up solids and blot liquids as quickly as possible. Absorb as much liquid as possible with a paper towel, etc., replacing the towel as it becomes saturated. Never use a scrubbing motion—blot instead to prevent the carpet surface from fuzzing.


Methods for Cleaning


Dry Particle method

Absorbent particles are worked into the pile with a machine and removed by a vacuum. This method uses no water, and the carpet is ready for use immediately. This is a professional dry clean method. This method is basically mostly used on wool carpets.


Cleaning solution method leaves little residue and no pile damage. Recommended for most carpet types, this method is most effective when performed by a professional using an external hot water extraction unit. Limitations: Avoid using too much detergent. Follow up with plain water, but caution is required to prevent overwetting.


The Rotary Brush Wet Shampoo method is recommended for DYI carpet cleaning. Moreover, some do-it-yourself products in aerosol cans may cause rapid re-soiling due to excessive residues. Test on a scrap of carpet first. If the dried product feels sticky, don’t use it. Also avoid all cleaning agents containing an optical brightener (fluorescence) such as those found in many laundry detergents and some carpet cleaning systems.


Cleaning SmartStrand

Life is full of those “oops moments.” The beauty of SmartStrand® rugs and carpets is that they turn “oops” into “no problem.” Superior stain resistance is engineered into the fiber of carpets made of SmartStrand® with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer. It will never wear off or wash off. Every day your SmartStrand® carpet is ready to fight the most fearsome stains: mustard, coffee, red wine, even bleach. Most stains remove easily with water and mild detergent; the fiber even resists discoloration from bleach.