Helpful tips for keeping your carpets like new...

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We believe your carpets should look great at all times.
  • Vacuuming Carpets

    Regular vacuum your sofas, not forgetting too include; The base of your sofa The cushions The arm rests Turn cushions to prevent discolouring. Move furniture if it is in direct sunlight to prevent discolouring as this may damage the appearance and fibres. Don’t leave any newspaper or ink base items on your upholstery, as this may lead to dye transfer.

  • Carpet Care Tips

    Save yourself money and maintain a healthy home by using the following simple carpet cleaning tips: Doormats and entrance mats will help to prevent soil build up around doorways. It will also reduce the amount of soil entering your home. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate arrester) and vacuum your carpets at least 3 times a week. A quick spray of Chem-Dry's Carpet Deodoriser will provide a pleasing fragrance. Remove any spillages and carpet stains immediately. Chem-Dry's various array of stain removal services and dedicated stain removal products such as our Professional Strength Spot Remover will help to achieve this. Once you have removed as much of the carpet stain or fabric stain as possible, then apply some Professional Strength Spot Remover and then blot with a clean white towel or cloth. Never rub the stain as this will grind the stain into your carpet or fabrics. It could even cause damage to your carpet fibres. It is suggested, that your carpets and fabrics should be cleaned and protected every 6-9 months.

  • Upholstery Cleaning Tips For your Home

    Chem-Dry's rug cleaning service and treatment, results in your rugs getting vacuumed on both sides to remove all loose soil, then our naturally based hot carbonating solution 'The Natural®' is applied, which will gently emulsify dirt and stains and propel them to the surface for easy extraction. A deodoriser and sanitiser can be applied to add the beautiful fragrance of spring freshness and protect your rugs from most spills and stains. Your local Chem-Dry rug cleaning operator will then groom your rugs to restore napp and pile.

  • Rug Cleaning Tips

    Avoid spills on your rug. If a spill happens, quickly remove as much of the spot or stain as possible using a dry white pad or tissue or wet suction extractor. Depending on the type of carpet fibres, hot water may damage your rug (consult with a Chem-Dry specialist rug cleaner on how to best handle your specific rug). We enclose the following rug cleaning tips, to help you maintain your treasured rug; Vacuum both sides of your rug at least once amonth Don't use alcohol based wipes as this may effect the colour of your rug Don't use shampoo based spotters, which could contain surfactants as these may effect the colour of your rug Loosen Soil & Dirt From Your Rug You can also loosen some of the soil and dirt that collects on your rug by taking it outside and hanging it over a washing line and beating it. Please make sure this is only done during dry weather conditions.

  • Stain Removal Tips

    The quicker you act, the better chance you have of removing any stain. If a carpet stain or fabric stain is given the chance to remain, the more likely it will set. If you know what kind of stain you are trying to remove and the fabric or surface type it has appeared on, it will help you choose the right stain removal product. To help you, the list provided below, highlights which Chem-Dry product would be ideal for removing oil based stains or water based stains. Never rub, excess stains can be removed by blotting, brushing or scraping. Always test your carpets, fabrics and upholstery, before spraying a little amount of our Professional Strength Spot Remover, Grease & Oil Remover or Chem-Dry's Stain Extinguisher on an area which is hidden. Then blot this area dry and observe for 10 minutes. This will allow you to establish when dry, no visible discolouration has occurred in the area of carpet or upholstery you have cleaned and no carpet colour has transferred onto your cloth. Always start working from the outside edge of any stain and work your way inwards (whether it is a carpet stain, upholstery stain or fabric stain). This will help to prevent stains from spreading. If your stain removal efforts don't work, contact your local Chem-Dry stain removal specialist, they will be able to provide you with advice. An application of our carpet & upholstery protectant Repel Protector treatment with all cleans, will help with any stains that need removing.