Care & Maintenance
So tragic, my carpet is dirty!
For optimal carpet longevity, routine vacuum cleaning is recommended. Rotate furniture periodically, and use furniture coasters when moving pieces to reduce pressure on the carpet. Avoid using harsh chemical cleaners, such as bleach and mildew removers which may lead to staining. Refrain from eating messy foods and drinking colored liquids on carpeted areas if possible and consider using a floor mat in doorways and other high traffic areas such as the kitchen to prevent excess oil from transferring, and front door to reduce dirt from spreading.
Please clean me!
Ahh, so nice and clean!
Take care of any stains or spills as soon as possible. The longer a stain remains on the carpet the more likely it will become a permanent stain.
Blot liquid stains with a dry light color cloth or towel. For solids, a vacuum may be used until the stains are removed. Do not use a brush or scrub the carpet to clean, or the stain may be further set.
If cleaning solutions are used, perform a sample test on a hidden area of carpet, such as a corner, beneath furniture, or in a closet first to make sure it does not damage the carpet. To test, apply the cleaning solution to the carpet test area for 10 seconds, then blot and see if any damage, re-coloration, or any change to texture occurs. If the product is safe to use on carpet, apply to the affected area for 3-5 minutes and gently work into the stain from outside in to prevent spreading the stain.
After you have removed the stain, rinse the area with cold water and blot until completely dry. The excess cleaner may lead to further staining.
In the worst-case scenario, consider investing in a small area rug to cover it up.
That's not coming out. Act quick!
A rug may be your best friend. What stain?
For optimal laminate floor life and to maintain appearance sweep floors regularly. Use a damp mop and manufacture recommended products to maintain and preserve the longevity of floors. Do not use excessive water or flood the floor when cleaning with water, or the floor may expand.
To clean spills, use a damp cloth or sponge with a mild soap or detergent. For tougher stains, use an all-purpose cleaner, or a mixture of baking powder and water, and use a soft-bristled brush to lightly scrub the affected area.
If any drain cleaner or hair, fabric, or food dye comes in contact with floor, clean up immediately with a dish detergent or all-purpose cleaner.
For optimal vinyl floor longevity and to maintain appeal, sweep or vacuum floors regularly.
To wash, use ¼ cup cleanser per gallon of cool water. Wash with a lightly dampened mop, then allow floor to dry. Avoid harsh scrubbing tools. Clean spills as soon as possible.
When moving heavy furniture over the floor, use furniture coasters or lay mats or panels on floor to prevent scuffing the floor if necessary. Floor protectors under heavy furniture are also recommended.
Avoid wearing heels or spiked shoes such as cleats on floors. Do not use wax or solvent-based polish on floors. Detergents or abrasive cleaners may dull the floor.