A new carpet will tend to fluff and shed some of its pile in the first few weeks. This is normal, so do not worry. If a few single strands stand out above the surface of the pile, do not pull, but cut it off with scissors, to level it to the pile. Keep the carpet completely dry. Dampness and excessive humidity may harm the carpet. Heavy furniture should not be placed on the carpet as it defaces the pile. The carpet should be rolled instead of folded, in case it is not being used. If you notice any damage to the carpet, contact the professional repairers as soon as possible.
Brushing & Vacuuming
The best way to clean the carpet is with a 'Jhadu' (broom) in the direction of the pile. Frequent vacuuming is recommended to prevent dirt build up. Once a year turn the carpet side down and give it a gentle vacuuming. Another excellent idea is to turn your carpet around once a year to prevent repeated wear in the same area of your carpet.
It is possible to wash the carpet with a baby shampoo. Never use soap, ammonia, bleach or other cleaners intended for hard surfaces. Do not over wet the carpet as this can harm the backing material. After shampooing leave the carpet in the shade to dry completely.
However it is better if the carpet is professionally washed once 3-5 years depending upon its use.
Spot & Spills
Make sure that you clean up spots and spills immediately before they set. With a spill first soak up the excess liquid by blotting with a clean absorbent material (paper towel or cloth). Do not brush or rub the stain as this will spread it and could also distort the pile of the carpet. Clean off solids with the dull side of a knife or with a spoon. Then spot-clean with a mild detergent-vinger-water solution. Work inwards from the edge of the soiled area, do not over wet. Rinse area thoroughly with small amounts of tepid water mixed with a little white vinegar. Avoid wetting the rugs backing. Blot dry by placing a paper towel on the treated area weighed down with a heavy object until most of the moisture has been absorbed. Finally, remove paper towel and allow to air dry. A fan or hair dryer can be used to hasten the drying process.
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