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Proper Carpet Cleaning Care - 
Help Your Carpets Last Longer

Day to Day Care
1. Vacuum frequently
2. Clean spills promptly
3. Have periodic professional carpet cleaning. (Brite-World)

Appearance
1. Sprouting - Shoe nails, pet claws, or defective cleaning equipment can pull tufts above the  level of the rest of the carpet. Trim sprouts with a sharp pair of scissors.
2. Shedding - Short broken fibers can become trapped in the yarn during the yarn making process. After their carpet is installed, these short, unattached fibers show up on the surface of the  carpet as fuzz. Some shedding is normal for the high quality spun yarn used in a fine carpet. A few weeks of vacuuming will eliminate the condition.
3. Shading - Heavy traffic sometimes cause tufts to lie in opposite directions. The tufts that remain upright appear darker than those lying on their side. A thorough vacuuming or combing the pole with a pile rake will lift compressed tufts and red shading.
4. Mildew - Gulistan carpet is designed to reduce mildew. However, when humidity is high or the carpet is continually moist, your carpet could develop mildew. If mildew should appear, first eliminate the moisture problem, then have a cleaning professional> treat the carpet with fungicide.
5. Pilling - Pills are small, fuzzy balls that stick to the carpet surface. They are caused by strong, unbroken fibers clinging to weak fibers broken by defective or improper cleaning equipment. Gulistan carpets should not pill after the first few weeks. If pilling continues, the fibers should be carefully trimmed and all cleaning equipment inspected for worn or broken rollers, beater bars and brushes. Pets may also cause pills in the carpet.
6. Furniture Dents - The weight of heavy furniture will crush the pile underneath and cause an indentation., Holding a steam iron over (never against) the indented area will help restore the pile. If possible, you should rearrange your  furniture periodically to reduce permanent damage indentations.

Preventative Care
1. Dirt isn't just dirty. It can actually harm your carpet. If allowed to accumulate, small particles will wear individual fibers, weakening the carpet. 
2. Place walk-off mats at all outside entrances, use runners in high-traffic areas, and rearrange furniture periodically to reduce wear and dirt. The most important preventative measure you can take is proper vacuuming. Vacuum your carpet at least once or twice week, depending on the amount of traffic. 
3. A vacuum cleaner with a motor driven brush attachment will work better than one that uses suction only. Follow your machine's directions for carpet height adjustment. Do not vacuum stick or greasy stains.

Spills and Stains
1. Your carpet gets rough treatment everyday. Sooner or later, accidents will happen. Fortunately, your Gulistan carpet features the latest stain-resistant fibers. So cleaning is easier than ever before.
2. As soon as you discover a spill, follow theses steps. A. Remove as much of the spill as possible. Scrape up the solid material with a putty knife or other flat, blunt tool, moving from the outside of the spill to the center. Blot wet spots. 
B. Refer to the Stain Removal Procedures for cleaning instructions. C. Let the carpet dry completely, then brush the pile to restore texture. D. Repeat procedure if necessary. E. Consult a professional carpet cleaner if the stain persists. Tell the cleaner the type of stain, type of carpet fiber, color of carpet, style of carpet (cut pile, cut and loop pile, loop pile), carpet age, general condition, and cleaning method already used.

Stain Cleaning Methods (see explanation of each method below the list) 

Acid Toilet Bowl Cleaner E 
Acne Medication E 
Alkaline Drain Cleaner E 
Asphalt D 
Beer A 
Beet Juice B 
Bleach E 
Blood A 
Candle Wax I 
Carbon Black (soot) E 
Carbonated Cola (dark) A 
Carbonated Fruit Flavored Soda A 
Ketchup A 
Chocolate D 
Coffee H 
Cooking Oil/Soil D 
Cough Syrup (FD & C colors) A 
Cranberry Juice H 
Crayon D 
Dimethylsulfoxide E 
Dirty Motor Oil D 
Drink Mix A 
Egg A 
Feces C 
Furniture Polish E 
Furniture Stain D 
Gelatin A 
Grape Juice B then H 
Grease D 
Hair Dye E 
Ice Cream D 
Ink (water soluble) A 
Ink (ball point) D 
Insecticide E 
Iodine A then E 
Jam/Jelly (fruit or berry) A 
Latex Paint A 
Lipstick D 
Liqueur A 
Liquid Fruit Punch A 
Marking Pen (permanent ink) A 
Medicine (FD&C colors) A 
Mouthwash A 
Mustard with Turmeric A 
Nail Polish G 
Oil Paint D 
Orange Juice A 
Plant Fertilizer E 
Prune Juice B 
Red Clay Soil F 
Red Wine H 
Rouge D 
Rust A 
Sauce, Spaghetti & Bar-B-Que D 
Shoe Dye E 
Shoe Polish D 
Tea H 
Topsoil F 
Urine C 
Vomit C 
Watercolors A 

Cleaning Method A
1. Blot excess stain or liquid with paper towels. 
2. Wet stain with a minimal amount of water, soak 1 minute, blot with paper towels, and repeat until no stain is evident on towels.
3. Apply small amount of liquid detergent. Massage into stained area with finger tips, blot excess, and repeat until no stain is evident on towels. Rinse with a minimal
amount of clear water, and blot.
4. Cover stained area with a layer of paper towels, weight down with a heavy object such as a brick or book. and allow to dry.
5. Repeat Step 4, each time adding a minimal amount of water; until blotter no longer picks up any stain.
6. Brush up pile of carpet and allow to dry thoroughly. (Turmeric will fade under strong light)

Cleaning Method B
1. Blot excess stain or liquid with paper towels.
2. Wet stain with a minimal amount of water, soak 1 minute, blot with paper towels, and repeat until no stain is evident on towels.
3. Apply first 3% hydrogen peroxide then ammonia to stained area. Blot, rinse with clear water; and blot up excess with paper towels.
4. Apply small amount of liquid detergent to stained area. Massage in with fingertips, blot excess, and repeat until no stain is evident on towels. Rinse with a minimal amount of clear water, and blot.
5. Cover stained area with a layer of paper towels, weight down with a heavy object such as a brick or book, and allow to dry.
6. Repeat step 5, each time adding a minimal amount of clear water, until blotter no longer shows any stain.
7. Brush up pile of carpet and allow to dry thoroughly.

Cleaning Method C
1. Blot excess stain or liquid with paper towels.
2. Vacuum up particulate. Soften stain with a small amount of dry-cleaning solvent, blot with paper towels, and repeat until no stain shows on blotter.
3. Apply small amount of liquid detergent. Massage into stained area with fingertips, blot excess, and repeat until no stain is evident towel. Rinse with a minimal amount of clear water and blot.
4. Cover stained area with a layer of paper towels, weight down with a heavy object such as a brick or book, and allow to dry.
5. Repeat step 4, each time adding a minimal amount of clear water, until blotter no longer shows any stain.
6. Brush up pile and allow to dry thoroughly.

Cleaning Method D
1. Blot excess stain or liquid with paper towels.
2. Wet stain with a small amount of alcohol or dry cleaning solvent, blot dry immediately, and repeat until no stain shows on blotter.
3. Apply small amount of liquid detergent. Massage into stained area with fingertips, blot excess, and repeat until no stain in evident on towels. Rinse with a minimal amount of clear water and blot.
4. Cover stained area with a layer of paper towels, weight down with a heavy object such as a brick or book, and allow to dry.
5. Repeat Step 4, each time adding a minimal amount of clear water, until blotter no longer shows any stain.
6. Brush up pile of carpet and allow to dry thoroughly.

Cleaning Method E
1. Blot to remove excess stain or liquid with paper towels.
2. Rinse stain with a minimal amount of clear water, and blot dry with paper towels.
3. Have damaged areas replaced (plugged) by a professional carpet installer.

Cleaning Method F 
1. Allow residue to dry.
2. Vacuum up particulate.
3. Wet stain with a minimal amount of water, soak 1 minute, blot with paper towels, and repeat until no stain is evident on towels.
4. Apply small amount of liquid detergent. Massage into stained area with fingertips, blot excess, and repeat until no stain is evident on towels. Rinse with a minimal amount of Clearwater, and blot.
5. Cover stained area with a layer of paper towels, weight down with a heavy object such as a brick or book, and allow to dry.
6. Repeat Step 5, each time adding a minimal amount of clear water, until blotter no longer shows any stain.
7. Brush up pile of carpet and allow to dry thoroughly.

Cleaning Method G
1. Blot excess to remove stain or liquid.
2. Apply a small amount of nail polish remover, blot immediately and repeat until no stain shows on blotter.
3. Apply small amount of liquid detergent, massage into stained area with fingertips, blot excess, and repeat until no stain is evident on towels. Rinse with a minimal amount of clear water, and blot.
4. Cover stained are with a layer of paper towels, weight down wit a heavy object such as a brick or book, and allow to dry.
5. Repeat Step 4, each time adding a minimal amount of clear water, until blotter no longer shows any stain.
6. Brush up pile of carpet and allow to dry thoroughly.

Cleaning Method H
1. Blot to remove excess stain or liquid.
2. Wet stained area with a minimal amount of club soda or tonic water, blot with paper towels, and repeat wetting and blotting until no stain is evident on towels.
3. Rinse with minimal clear water.
4. Apply small amount of liquid detergent. Massage into stained area with fingertips, blot excess, and repeat until no stain is evident on towels. Rinse with a minimal amount of clear water, and blot.
5. Apply 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand 4 hours, blot, and repeat procedure. Allow to stand 24 hours, blot, then allow to air dry for 48 hours. If stain is still evident, repeat procedure until stain is no longer visible. Rinse with clear water and blot dry.
6. Brush up pile of carpet and allow to dry thoroughly.

Cleaning Method I
1. Allow wax to harden.
2. Freezer with ice and chip off excess.
3. Wet stain with small amount of dry cleaning solvent. Blot immediately with paper towels. Repeat until no stain is evident on blotter.
4. Apply small amount of liquid detergent. Massage into stained area with fingertips, blot excess, and repeat until no stain is evident on towels. Rinse with a minimal amount of clear water, and blot.
5. Cover stained area with a layer of paper towels, weight down with a heavy object such as a brick or book, and allow to dry.
6. Repeat Step 5, each time adding a minimal amount of clear water, until blotter no longer picks up any stain.
7. Brush up pile of carpet and allow to dry thoroughly. 


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