Rodeo Collection Care and Maintenance
An understanding of carpet care and maintenance will allow you to get
the most pleasure and service from your Rodeo Carpet.
Proper care will give years of beauty and usefulness.
Daily Cleaning • Shags • Sparkle Carpets = Metallics
The most destructive element to any carpet is grit. If its not removed on a regular basis, grit will abrade the carpet yarn and eventually cause wear. Therefore regular vacuuming is a primary consideration in carpet care. Proper vacuuming is one of the most important steps in maintaining the beauty and extending the life of your rugs and carpets. Regular and thorough vacuuming at least once a week is recommended and even twice a week in the
heavier traffic areas. This will remove soil and dirt particles before they become embedded into the pile of the carpet. An upright vacuum cleaner with rotating beater bar and brush or canister type are the most efficient cleaners. Do not use an overly stiff bush on the beater bar as this will cause excess fuzzing. The head of the vacuume should be adjusted so that the brushes just barely touch the face of the carpet. It is important to move the vacuum cleaner slowly to allow time to get the dirt out, and above all make sure the dust bag is never more than half full.
It is NOT recommended to use a vacuum that automatically adjusts as this will cause excess fuzzing.
Extra care should be exercised with shags and high pile carpets and rugs. It is recommended to set the vacuum cleaner at its highest setting without a beater bar. Using a beater bar or brush may cause the yarns to “feather out” or lose their twist resulting in excessive pilling or fuzzing.
Proper care and maintenance (including vacuuming these products with suction only) will ensure that your “shag carpet” will maintain its unique character for a long time.
Care for rugs with metallic fibers:
Lurex is a very fine thread that is used on carpet for decorative purposes only. Although it reduces static electricity dramatically, it is not guaranteed to eliminate it completely.
Because this Lurex thread is very fine it is also very slippery, therefore it will sprout throughout the carpet. The amount of sprouting will decrease with each vacuuming and finally be very minimal. Sprouting of this fiber is not to be considered a manufacturing defect but a characteristic of this type of carpet and should cause no concern as it is to be expected. This product should not be ingested; therefore special care should be exercised when children and pets are present.
Mats and runners placed on top of carpet greatly reduce carpet wear. Keep clean mats at all entrances (if on a hard surface) to collect some of the soil that would otherwise be tracked onto the carpet. Transparent plastic mats and runners with grippers provide good protection at outside entrances, but do not leave them on carpets for long periods of time. They can cause excessive pile crushing, trap moisture in the carpet which turns into mold damaging the carpet, and often show a clean center area, with soil on the sides.
Over a period of months, your carpet will begin to show soil in the more heavily trafficked areas. Dry cleaniong powders may safely be used to freshen up the carpet and remove light soil. We do not recommend the use of the liquid shampoos or sprays that can be rented at your local market.
A regular program on a 12 to 18 month basis should be set up with a competent profesional carpet care service. This is because greasy soil found in the air will settle on the carpet and cling to the carpet fibre. When this type of soil is not removed from the carpet by vacuuming, it causes other types of soil to become embedded in the carpet.
A professional cleaner will know the correct method to use for an overall cleaning. Rugs should be sent to a professional rug cleaning plant. A spot test should be done by the professional cleaner in an inconspicuous area. ( Note: Berber carpets require special rug cleaning procedures).
The first time a new carpet or rug is vacuumed, the bag will show what appears to be a lot of fibre. This should cause no concern as it is normal and to be expected. Loose fibers, which are not held tightly by the yarn, are being removed, as are fibers not removed durring manufacture. The amount of fibre removed will decrease with each vacuuming and finally be very minimal.
Sprouts, or loose ends of yarn, often extend above the rest of the pile. Do not pull these out. Instead, clip them or cut them even with the pile surface.
Durring periods of low humidity, caused either naturally or by heating or air conditioning units, a shock may be felt after walking across the carpet. Under conditions of low humidity, even anti-static carpets will produce this type of shock. This harmless but annoying phenomenon can be reduced somewhat by increasing the moisture in the air or, in some instances, by applying anti-static material to the carpet when manufactured. Call your professional cleaner for recommendations.
††Absorbent paper and hot iron
* To obtain a WoolClean Spot Removal Kit, locate a Wools of New Zealand Partner
Type of Treatment
Mix one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid or detergent powder (containing no bleaches or alkalies ) with a cup of warm (not hot) water. This solution must be well rinsed with clear water. WoolClean Spot Remover #1 is part of the WoolClean Spot Removal Kit.*
DO NOT apply solvent-containing products or Dry Spot Remover #2 to bonded carpets (carpets that are not tufted or woven, but where the pile is bonded to the backing). When applying Dry Spot Remover #2 or other solvent-containing products, have the work area well ventilated.
DO NOT apply stain repellent treatments which contain any silicone because they tend to accelerate carpet soiling. Some carpet manufacturers do not accept responsibility for complaints where such treatments have been used.
Always pre-test a cleaning agent in an inconspicuous place such as as under a piece of furniture or in the corner of the room, to insure that it does not remove color.
Pet urine, if not treated immediately, can cause a permanent stain.
How to Keep Your Wool Carpet Looking Great
Spot and Spill Removal
The recommended method is to blot up liquids with white paper towel, absorbent cloth, or Absorb-It. Scoop up solids with the end of a knife or spoon and then treat the spot according to to the cleaning instructions guide. Apply spot remover agent to clean towel or cloth, not directly to the spot. Use small quantities at a time. Always work inward from the edge to prevent spreading. Do not rub, as this may cause the spot to spread or distort the pile. Do not over-wet the carpet pile. Afterwards, blot as dry as possible with clean towel and then cover with Absorb-it or paper towels and let dry.
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