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Tips for carpet cleaning: is my carpet winter-proof?

HERE ARE OUR TOP TIPS FOR REMOVING SOME OF THE MOST COMMON OUTDOOR STAINS FROM YOUR CARPET.
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Wet leaves

Yellow, orange and red leaves look great,but only on trees! Unfortunately, their colour contains tannins which can cause permanent discolourings and stains on your carpet.

Top Tip: Sprinkle undiluted mild detergent on the stain and work it in with warm water. If necessary, allow to steep overnight. 

MUD

Walked-in mud from outdoors quickly settles in and forms stubborn crusts on your carpets.

Top Tip: If the muddy stain has already dried, cleaning manually with a hard-bristle brush will help. Be careful not to rub the dirt in. Continue with hot soapy water. 

Small stones

Sand and grit can often find its way into the carpet, especially from shoes and boots with tread. These little hard particles have sharp edges which destroy the fibres of your carpets, meaning it will quickly lose its shine and become thin and brittle.

Top Tip: Vacuum the affected areas with as little pressure as possible. Check with the back of your hand if the little stones have all been removed. 

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MILDEW SPORES

Warmth and moisture in your home can lead to the formation of mildew colonies which can be a problem. They can cause allergies, even for previously unaffected people.

Top Tip: If you can see mildew stains on the top of your carpet, you can assume that there will be an even larger collection of moisture underneath. If possible, remove the carpet/rug and lie it in a dry place. Try to move the carpet carefully, so as not to spread the mildew spores into surrounding areas. We recommend subsequent cleaning with a special product or having it done by an expert. 


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