- Prevent tracking soil through your home with removable mats at entrances, inside and outside. Mats can be laundered, hosed, beaten or vacuumed. These mats will protect your hard surfaced floors, too.
- When carpet is matted from the pressure of furniture, brush lightly or use the edge of a coin to rough it up. For difficult matting, use a steam iron a few inches from the surface, spray with steam and stroke lightly with a stiff bristled brush. Never touch the iron to the carpet. Hair spray may be used to set carpet pile that is not resilient.
- In case of an accidental spill, act quickly! Pick up any solids that are easily removable. Then call your professional cleaner or go to the Bane-Clene Carpet Care Locator Service for advice. In the case of muddy footprints, wait until they are thoroughly dry, then vacuum.
Carpet Care Treatment for water-soluble stains
- includes most food, beverage, urine and vomit.
Avoid detergents containing optical brighteners. Do NOT use automatic dishwasher detergent or others containing bleach. Mix 1 teaspoon of mild detergent, such as Ivory Liquid, into 1 pint of lukewarm water. Sponge the detergent mixture onto the stain, and work the solution from the outer edges toward the center. A lather will form. Gently sponge off this lather with clear, cold water until all the suds have disappeared. Bane-Clene’s Perky® Spotter is available from your professional cleaner.
Carpet Care Treatment for solvent-soluble stains
-includes oil, grease, tar, crayon, lipstick and butter.
Use a product such as Carbona®, Energine® or K2R® available at retail stores. Your professional cleaner has Bane-Clene’s Citrus APS™ available, a stronger professional spot remover product for removing tar, grease or other oily stains.
Carpet Is Good For You!
It offers safety from falls, great eye appeal and is inexpensive and easy to install and maintain. It reduces fatigue by creating a cushion for legs and feet. Its wonderful insulating qualities save fuel and provide sound absorption that will make your surroundings more comfortable and enjoyable.
What Can Happen To It?
Residue from shampoo, dry foam, powders and bonnet cleaning methods cause rapid resoiling. Stains often resurface because they were only pushed a little deeper by inferior cleaning methods. Hard floors show soil right away and need attention. Your carpet gets dirty, too, but it doesn’t show soil because the dirt hides in the pile. Dirt particles cause abrasion to fibers that is magnified by light refraction causing a dull appearance in traffic lanes.
How To Take Care Of Carpet?
The three most important things you can do to care for your carpets and rugs between professional cleanings are:
l. Vacuum. 2. Vacuum. 3. Vacuum.
About 80% of soil is dry particulate and will be removed by routine vacuuming. Dry carpet fibers will not be harmed by brushing so a good upright vacuum cleaner with a reel-type brush is suggested to move the tips of the pile so dirt can be removed. Slowly vacuum traffic lanes with a back-and-forth motion in one direction, and then finish by going back-and-forth in the opposite direction. Change the bag or empty the vacuum often. Check the belt that drives the brushes and don’t be alarmed by the amount of fiber you pick up from a new carpet. Fiber ends that are not removed in manufacturing often appear during routine vacuuming.
Only about 20% of the soil in your carpet needs professional attention. Brushing a dry carpet in your routine vacuuming will not harm fibers, but brushing fibers while wet may cause damage. Bane-Clene offers a safe, unique extraction system that uses no abrasive brushes or harsh chemicals.
Water pressure, temperature and the pH of the cleaning agent are carefully controlled so your carpet will be soft, the texture restored, colors brightened and better able to withstand future soiling.
There is virtually no residue because nearly all of the moisture used in the cleaning process is recovered. Heavy cleaning equipment remains in the truck to prevent possible harm to your valuable possessions. We bring our own pre-softened water and don’t use your disposal facilities. Dirty water and unpleasant odors go out through a sealed hose to the truck.*
*In high-rise apartments and condominiums, most Bane-Clene systems are capable of portable operation without sacrificing the high quality of the service
After Your Carpet Is Cleaned
Air moving over the surface will assure quick drying. The best drying temperature is 72 to 78 degrees F. Lowering humidity by means of a dehumidifier or air conditioner will speed drying.
Some Carpet Care No-No’s
- Don’t remove protective blocks or tabs from beneath furniture until your carpet is thoroughly dry. Call if you need help removing them.
- Don’t allow draperies or bedspreads to come in contact with carpet while it is damp.
- Avoid foot traffic on a damp carpet.
* It takes longer to dry under tabs and blocks.
The Latest Technology in Carpet Care
Bane-Clene, founded in 1962, has worked with major fiber makers and carpet mills testing products and updating training programs to include the latest in carpet care procedures. Major carpet manufacturers recommend carpets be professionally cleaned, and most recommend the Bane-Clene system.
Certified Carpet Care Training Program
Bane-Clene system owners have the premier training program in the industry at their disposal. Bane-Clene Institute, which was founded in 1978, trains and certifies operators from around the world and in 2001 became the first industry school to earn the Carpet & Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval
Contact Valley Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners for help with spots on carpet and upholstery.
We are happy to offer free phone consultation but many times a trained professional is needed to correctly treat spots.
Please remember spots are affected by spotting methods. Many carpet spotters available in supermarkets actually make the spot permanent. Use caution when applying a commercially available spotter.