The #1 Secret to Prolonging Carpet Life… (Part 2)

[In part I of this series, we let you in on this secret: the single most important factor in prolonging the life of a carpet is regular vacuuming.]

So then, what are the tips and tricks to basic vacuuming? In an ideal world, an area that has heavy traffic would be vacuumed every day. But let’s be real, stick to these tips to have your carpet looking as good as new:

  • A good maintenance plan includes frequent vacuuming (at least twice a week) of the areas that receive the most use: hallways, stairs, exterior entryways and traffic patterns throughout the home.
  • Removing loose soil while it remains on the surface is important so that it is not worked into the carpet pile by foot traffic.
  • For maximum effectiveness, use a vacuum cleaner that has adjustable and rotating brushes that are able to loosen ground-in soil.
  • For best results, slowly move the vacuum over the carpet several times, going back and forth and side to side in parallel rows.

Applying a protective treatment to new and existing carpets makes the fibers less absorbent so fewer soils cling to the fibers. This causes more soils to stay on the surface, making the carpet easier to vacuum and lengthening the time between professional cleanings. 

Always remember, the experts at your local Fiber-Seal Service Center are trained and ready to help you get the most from your carpet and rugs. Visit http://www.fiberseal.com for more information.

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The #1 Secret to Prolonging Carpet Life is…

[Part 1 of a 2 part series]

Carpet manufacturers don’t agree on many issues, but this they all embrace without exception:  The single most important factor in prolonging the life of a carpet is regular vacuuming.
Choosing the right vacuum can be an overwhelming experience and can confuse the most savvy of shoppers. Bag or bagless? Canister or upright? And now with the terms HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) and CRI Green Label (Carpet and Rug Institute) being thrown around, finding the right vacuum seems even more challenging.

HEPA filters may be beneficial to asthma and allergy sufferers because the HEPA filter traps very fine particles. The CRI logo now seen on many vacuums means that the vacuum passes three critical tests: soil removal, dust containment and carpet appearance retention.

No matter which type of vacuum cleaner you purchase, having top results depends on periodic inspection to make sure your vacuum is functioning properly. Keep brushes clean and replace them when worn.  Keep hoses and attachments free of obstructions that restrict airflow and inspect the vacuum head regularly for rough edges of bent metal that may damage your carpet.

One of the greatest benefits of applying a protective treatment to new and existing carpets is that it makes the fibers less absorbent, so fewer soils cling to the fibers. This causes more soils to stay on the surface, making the carpet easier to vacuum and lengthening the time between professional cleanings.

Always remember, the experts at your local Fiber-Seal Service Center are trained and ready to help you get the most from your carpet and rugs. Visit http://www.fiberseal.com for more information.

Watch for part II of this article for the secret tips and tricks to vacuuming.

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Welcome to our Blog!

Why a blog? Because it gives us a chance to talk one on one with our clients and industry professionals about their needs and wants.  We have written many articles about interior textiles and their care over the last forty years, but we have not had the pleasure of having the types of conversations that hopefully will develop on our blog.  We will do our very best to create timely, interesting information and see where it takes us.  Topics will include such things as exotic fabrics, spot removal, industry issues, fabric care tools and many more. If you’ve got ideas, questions or comments, please feel free to offer them here.  You can also email us at BlogEditor@FiberSeal.com

Thanks for stopping by and now, let’s talk about who we are and what we do!

THIS YEAR WE’RE CELEBRATING OUR 40TH BIRTHDAY!

We’re pretty proud of the fact that our company was started in 1971 – and its concept is still successful today!  Way back then, the application of post-installation soil and stain repellent finishes on fabrics was strictly product-oriented.  There were just a few products out there that could be applied to a sofa or chair in hopes of keeping them cleaner.  Once applied, you  – the parent of a messy kid or the owner of a sloppy dog! – would be left alone to handle the messes they made….because we all know that lots of spots and spills don’t just vacuum up or disappear with a little wiping!

Seeing the need to HELP clients with these sticky problems, our founder Steve Nelson decided to create some new and more effective products   – and then he added the line that has been the touchstone of our company:  “If you can’t get out that spot, CALL ME – I’ll be there to help – AT NO EXTRA CHARGE!” Free service – wow, that was a first in our industry and unheard of at the time!

This concept was a winner and soon Fiber-Seal Service Centers were starting all over the country.  Our brand was born!  Today we are represented by over 40 locations in the U.S. and Canada.  Over the years, we’ve improved our products and made other changes to keep pace with the times, but the thing that’s made us most successful has never changed – our commitment to first class follow-up service for all your spotting and cleaning needs!