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Basic Carpet Care 

The following carpet care program will only be effective if started on a new carpet or one which has been restored by a good professional clean.

  • Quality walk-off mats are recommended at entrances to reduce dirt and kitchen grease being walked into fitted carpets. To remain effective, clean these mats regularly and replace when necessary.
  • Vacuum your carpet thoroughly and more frequently in well used areas to prevent soil from settling into the pile. Ensure that your vacuum cleaner is well maintained and that the bag is changed regularly.
  • Remove spills and marks immediately, prompt action will prevent the spillage from penetrating the fibre and becoming fixed. Staingo, supplied exclusively by Gavin's Carpets is ideal for spot removal.  
  • Maintain heavy traffic routes with Nouwens carpet cleaning powder from time to time. (Capture and Duo Powder may also be used)
  • If the above care is taken, your need for professional cleaning will be far less. However, do not wait until your carpet becomes too dirty before arranging a general clean by a reputable professional cleaner.

    • Remember that soil resistance treatments such as Easicare are most effective if regular and correct maintenance procedures are followed.
    • Should you be unsure of, or unsuccessful with a treatment, please consult a professional before you do irreparable damage to your carpet.
    • Complete Basic Nouwens Carpet Care Kits are available from selected Nouwens Appointed Dealers on our web register.

    Professional Carpet Care

    A well maintained carpet would require deep cleaning every year or two and these chemicals and machines are best left to reputable professionals.

    The most common method is hot water injection and extraction (often called steam cleaning). Carried out properly, it restores life to the carpet by removing ingrained dirt and by lifting flattened pile fibres.

    Ask for the approximate drying time and when you can safely use the carpets again.

    Try to select a warm, sunny day for cleaning, which should be done as early as possible in the day.

    Finally, the care and love you give your carpet will be returned in the enduring pleasure and warmth a well maintained carpet can provide.

    Credit: Extracts are courtesy of Nouwens Carpets



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    The carpets look great and your guys worked so professionally - well worth recommending!
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