Amazing Carpet Cleaning and Maintenance Secrets

Save ‘THOUSANDS’ in replacement costs by learning a
few “DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS” every carpet retailer
hopes you never learn…


1. Save Thousands by simply “vacuuming’ your carpet or upholstery at minimum
twice a week. Eighty percent 80% of the soil in your carpet is sand (Quartz) and
sand scratches face yarns. These scratches then affect the way light reflects from
your carpet and ultimately the way color is seen by the human eye. Frequent
vacuuming removes these abrasive materials which extends the “life and beauty” of
your carpet.

Capital Carpet Cleaning Recommends: Always using a “Commercial”
Grade vacuum cleaner such as the “Hoover Conquest” which offers superior
airflow and will outperform any “retail” vacuum cleaner on the market. If you’re
not sure about this, give us a call and we would be happy to supply you with
a “loaner” model to help you make an intelligent and informed decision.

2. Never use “Plastic” runners to protect hallways or stairways. Using these products
will lead to permanent damage on your carpet when the plastic spikes at the bottom
become permanent dimples on the carpet face yarns. This damage cannot
be “clean”
away and the only remedy is to purchase new carpeting.

Capital Carpet Cleaning Recommends: Always re-applying a high quality
Carpet & Upholster protector to protect textiles against unwanted spots &
stains. High quality carpet & upholstery protectors come with the following
qualities and protection.

a. The protector is made from a ‘Teflon’ base which coats, seals and
protects fibers like the ‘Teflon’ found on pots and pans without attracting

b. Your protectors must “repel” water-based soils such as soft drinks and
other drinks found on the market.

c. Your protector must also ‘repel’ oil-based soils such as asphalt and
other oily soils we tend to track into our homes with our shoes.

d. Of course, it MUST ‘repel’ dry soils such as sand which is extremely
common in The Bay Area.

e. Last, a quality protector will contain ‘ACID DYE RESISTORS’ that seal
open dye sites on fibers that can accept “new” colors added to the
when accidents happen that involve drinks like Kool Aid or Red Wine.

3. Aways use a CARPET BRUSH before vacuuming to loosen dry soils that have
adhered to the carpet fibers. Agitating these soils will allow your vacuum cleaner to

remove more soil.

Capital Carpet Cleaning Recommends: Using a Grandi Brush on your
carpet. It is a FABULOUS solution for removing Pet Hair and other dry
soil particulate found on carpet. A hand brush version is also available for
upholstery and stairways.

4. Never “Spray” any spotting solution directly into a “spot”. We all learned to
treat spots this way, but it’s the worse thing you can do. Applying a cleaner directly
on the spot will remove the surface tension and allow the soil to migrate deeper into
the carpet. Then you end up with 2 problems instead of 1 because you then have to
figure out how to get the soil back to the surface. Instead apply your cleaner into a
‘white’ towel and tamp it over the spot until it releases.

Capital Carpet recommends: Using our Professional Pro Spotter
which is tough on spots and “safe” on carpet. Unlike other products on the
market, it does not contain BLEACH or SOLVENTS that provide instant
gratification, but cause recurring spots to re-appear within days.

5. All the floors in your home are a “FLOORING SYSTEM” and what that means is
that the cleaners you apply to one surface affect the other. Many times we use
cleaners on tile such as “Pinesol”, “Fabuloso” and the “Swiffer” that leads to
unnecessary traffic lanes from residues at transition points between tile and carpet.
Those dark traffic lanes are residue caused from cleaners that have been tracked
onto carpet.

Capital Carpet Recommends: Using only products specifically made for
tile and grout. Be sure to select a neutral cleaner with a 7 PH. The key is to
follow the application instruction very carefully. All cleaners must be applied
and properly rinsed in order to avoid problems.