Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Caring For Your Carpet

Caring For Your Carpet:

Taking care of your carpets is simple process, Vacuum and a little spot cleaning then once per year have them professionally cleaned removing damaging soils, make them look new by having stains cleaned away and improve your indoor health by removing dust, breathe in he fresh clean air. Call Able Carpet Care 9562-7565


CARING FOR YOUR CARPET

The natural attributes of New Zealand wool help keep your Wools of New Zealand branded carpets looking good for longer:
  • The naturally scaly surface of wool makes it naturally resistant to soiling. Soil will be held high in the carpet pile where it can be easily removed by vacuuming.
  • Wool has natural elasticity so it stands up to everyday wear and tear and resists unsightly crushing from furniture.
  • Wool has a natural protective outer layer that prevents water-based spills from penetrating into the fiber.
Combined with an effective maintenance plan, these natural attributes make it easy to look after your Wools of New Zealand branded carpet or rug.
All you have to do is follow the three simple steps set out below:

STEP 1: VACUUMING

When it comes to keeping your carpet looking good and hygienically clean, you can never vacuum too often. As a rule, vacuum at least once a week, more often in heavy traffic areas. Be thorough – vacuum under furniture, behind curtains and where your carpet meets the wall.

QUICK TIPS:

  • Be sure your vacuum cleaner is suitable for your type of carpet. Follow the advice of the carpet manufacturer or your retailer.
  • If your vacuum has a bag, empty it regularly to ensure the vacuum doesn't lose suction.

STEP 2: CLEAN SPILLS IMMEDIATELY

Stains can be prevented easily by ACTING QUICKLY when spills occur. Even when time is not on your side, follow this simple removal process, use the correct cleaning agent, and you'll be delighted with the difference you can make.
Scoop, Blot, Clean, Rinse and Blot Dry
DO NOT RUB OR SCRUB YOUR WOOL CARPET AS THIS CAN CAUSE PERMANENT PILE DISTORTION.

TYPE OF TREATMENT

  1. Cold water.
  2. One teaspoon of wool detergent (for example, Softly) and one litre of warm water.
  3. Clear household disinfectant.
  4. Dry cleaning solvent such as White Spirit or Murlex (Available from hardware stores). Use only on dry carpet.
  5. Chill with ice cubes in a plastic bag. Pick or scrape off gum.
  6. Mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of water.
  7. Warm water.
  8. Nail polish remover (should not contain lanolin).
  9. Surgical alcohol.
  10. Place absorbent paper over wax and apply hot iron to paper. Wax will melt and be absorbed by the paper.
  11. Vacuum clean.
  12. Mineral turpentine.
  13. Seek assistance from a professional carpet cleaner.

CLEANING GUIDE

(Begin with Step One and proceed to Step Two or Three if necessary.)
STAINSTEP ONESTEP TWOSTEP THREE
Alcoholic beverages12 
Bleach113 
Blood12 
Butter42 
Candle Wax104 
Chewing Gum54 
Chocolate42 
Coffee126
Colas & soft drinks12 
Cooking oil42 
Cream24 
Egg213 
Faeces2313
Floor wax42 
Fruit juice12 
Furniture polish42 
Gravy & sauces72 
Ink (ballpoint pen)92 
Ink (felt tip pen)42 
Lipstick42 
Milk24 
Mustard2  
Nail Polish84 
Oil & grease42 
Paint (Oil based)124 
Paint (acrylic)12 
Rust613 
Salad dressing24 
Shoe Polish42 
Soot114 
Tar124 
Tea126
Tomato sauce72 
Urine (fresh)123
Urine (old stain)13  
Vomit236
Wine126
Unknown material42 

STEP 3: PROFESSIONAL CLEANING

Professional cleaning once every one-to-two years will do wonders to revitalise your carpet and keep it hygienically clean.
Professional carpet cleaning is a science requiring skills and expertise that can only be obtained through formal training. Untrained operators may do your carpet more harm than good.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Stained Dining Chair - Free cleaning guide


This dining chair had hot coffee spilt, we will need to clean this many times to try and reduce damage. It had been left for a long time. Its always best if you spill something to mop up with paper towel straight away, then begin treatment.
Call Able Carpet Care or look at our website and get a free cleaning guide.

Monday, July 02, 2012

The history of carpet « Axminster Carpets

The history of carpet « Axminster Carpets:

A brief history of carpet making(click above for a more comprehensive account). From early beginnings wool being spun, hand made rugs, then tufting, looming machines, weaving and environment issues(first carbon neutral carpet) the woollen fibre has evolved and served households / business to insulate from cold and enhance the environment. Weather your carpet has been made by Cavalier Bremworth, Brintons, Feltex, Godfrey Hirst, Victoria  carpets, Chaparral carpet mills, North State carpet mills - they have all evolved for different markets form these early beginnings.

 Able Carpet Care professional cleans and maintains all styles of carpets and rugs and can accommodate any cleaning requirements to maintain your precious investments.  www.ablecarpetcare.com.au

HISTORY TIME LINE


2009

Axminster Carpets Ltd launches Swaledale, the first carbon neutral carpet.


1940 to 1950

Tufted carpets developed in USA from candlewick weaving techniques.


1790

Whitty makes carpet for Throne Room at Carlton House and Brighton Pavilion and supplied £1000 carpet to Sultan of Turkey. It became the fashion to match carpets to ceilings, a trend that is still followed by today's equivalent of Whitty's factory, Axminster Carpets.


1655

Carpet factory built at Wilton



1000 AD

Marco Polo confirms rug making in Central Anatolia. From there the technique spread through the Caucasus, Turkomania, Persia, Meshed, Herat, Kabul, India and Kashmir.
Traders took rugs to Samarkand, Bokhara, Tashkent, Sinkiang and Peking and the craft swept through Tunisia, Biskra, Bou Saada, Marakesh and Fez.



6000 BC

Evidence has been found of goats and sheep being sheared for wool and hair and the fibres being spun and woven.
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