Carpet Stair Tread Care and Maintenance

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Wool carpet is an investment in your home; your choice of wool carpet is the first step to having an attractive, easy-care environment. Following basic maintenance rules will ensure that your investment in new floor covering will last longer and look wonderful for years.

 

1. Preventative CARPET STAIR TREAD MAINTENANCE

There are a number of preventative carpet stair tread care and maintenance techniques that will help to keep your carpets in great shape.

  • Utilize-off mats at all entrances to absorb soil and be clean regularly.

  • Use a durable pad under carpet on stairs. A quality pad offers better comfort underfoot and is proven to add life to your carpet.

  • If your vacuum has a bag, empty it regularly to ensure the vacuum doesn’t lose suction.


2. Vacuuming

Walking on soiled carpet pushes the soil particles below the pile. Vacuuming frequently and thoroughly can help.

  • Carpets with thick or loopy pile can be damaged by rubbing form vacuum brushes. A strong suction without a beater is best.

  • Vacuum cleaners with a rotating beater are appropriate for cut pile wool or wool blend carpets.

  • Empty your vacuum often to maintain high level suction.


3. Stain Removal

When a spill occurs, acting quickly can make the difference in preventing and removing stains.

  • Use a mixture of 1/2 tsp. soap to quart of water in a spray bottle.

  • Another solution that can be used is one part vinegar to 4 parts water.

  • Nail polisher remover

  • Chewing gum remover

  • Dry cleaning fluid


4. Regular Cleaning

Prompt attention and regular cleaning. Here are a few other carpet stair tread care and maintenance practices to follow.

  • Quickly absorb liquid by blotting with white paper towels.

  • “Steam cleaning” is a great way to refresh color by removing particles from the oily film on carpets.

  • Regular vacuuming is important and key to fresh looking carpet for years to come.