Quick Guide to Shaw Carpet Home Maintenance

How to keep your Shaw Carpet looking its best?  Getting that beautiful piece of flooring is one thing, but keeping that flooring absolutely perfect takes some preparation and maintenance. So, we have prepared a rundown of caring for you carpet by Shaw.

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What you can do to prevent future issues!

Preventive Maintenance will protect you new shaw carpet before problems start. It’s a good idea to place walk off mats outside the entrances of your carpeted area. This allows you to keep the dirt from being tracked onto your new flooring. It is also important to use higher quality padding; it provides better resilience and comfort to boot. Moving your furniture can be helpful by reducing excessive pile crushing, but don’t forget to use protective barriers such as cardboard.

Your Best Friend!

Vacuuming is very important for long-term care. In fact, this is the most important step to take. Walking on dirty carpet causes soil particles to work below the surface of the pile damaging the carpet fibers. Shaw Carpets are recommended to be vacuumed twice weekly for heavy traffic areas. For light traffic areas, vacuum the entire area once weekly and the traffic lanes twice a week.

Mandara Shaw Area Rug

This is another from the Encore Collection. I love the lines and autumn colors mixed with the plush carpet. Feels great between you toes!

Spots and Spills!

Spot and Spill Removal can be tricky, but if done properly, it can save your carpet a mess of problems. No carpet is stain proof, but many are stain resistant carpets out there, allowing you time to act on cleaning up an accident. The key to this is blotting the stain or spill and never rubbing it in to the fibers of the carpet. If food spills remove it by gently scraping the carpet with a spoon before, then blot with a recommended carpet cleaning solution, rinse thoroughly and blot again until dry. Finally, absorb any excess liquid by placing down a few layers of white towels and allow them to sit and absorb.

Overall Clean

Overall cleaning is a standard in carpet maintenance. It is important to get on a schedule to keep you carpet looking and feeling fresh. Carpet in a typical household should be cleaned by a cleaning system every 12 to 18 months, dependent on how many people and pets you have in your home. Cleaning systems target the soils that result from cooking vapors, air pollution, and dirt brought in from other environments. These are all oily substances that can dull the color and visual appeal. Shaw recommends hot water extraction as its cleaning system. This is also called steam cleaning, although there is no actual steam involved in the process.

If you choose to take a professional route to clean your carpet it is important to review your warranty so as to make certain that it will not void or null your protection plan.

That about wraps up our Shaw Carpet mini cleaning guide, we hope that it will help your carpet stay as beautiful as the day it was installed. Until next time, Happy Flooring!

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