Silk Carpet Maintaining & Cleaning
The purchase and installation of your carpet is a kind of investment. It needs sustained care to protect it against wear and tear and the other hazards of daily use. Here are some suggestions on maintaining carpets.
Use a walk-off mat at each busy entrance to absorb soil and moisture. This mat should be cleaned regularly so that it does not become soil source itself, especially in inclement weather.
Rotate the carpet at least once a year to prevent bright sunlight damaging the dyes.
Use a good quality underlay below the carpet. This will not only give better resilience underfoot, but prolong the life of your carpet. And it also can prevent slipping leading to accidents.
Vacuum your room frequently, at least once a week and more often in high traffic areas. The surface of your carpet should be vacuumed lightly in the direction of the pile.
If you want to store your carpet for some time, first clean it and roll it in brown paper. Do not use plastic bags or leave it in a damp place as mildew will form and destroy its foundation.
If properly cleaned, your carpet will last for a long time. We recommend professional cleaning every two or three years especially for silk carpets. How often you clean the carpet yourself will depend on the traffic and weather. Generally, carpets in light traffic areas should be cleaned once a year; in normal traffic areas once every six months and in heavy traffic areas probably once a month. When you are cleaning a carpet yourself, the most common problems are over wetting and excessive use of detergents. After cleaning, please ensure your carpet is dried within twelve hours, otherwise mold or mildew may grow on them. Careful use of good ventilation, central heating and air conditioning systems will help the drying process. Exercise care with detergents as increasing quantities beyond the recommended solution levels won't enhance cleaning effectiveness while they may leave excess residues in your carpet which will lead to a rapid re-soiling.
- Last updated on Apr. 03, 2019 -