Easy instructions to follow.
Regular vacuuming will extend the life and enhance the appearance of your nylon carpet, so the type of vacuum cleaner you use is important.
A vacuum’s performance will vary based on your nylon carpet’s fibre type and construction. A good vacuum typically has features that allow you to adjust the height, beater bar rotation and fan speed. Vacuums with large wheels, self-propelled vacuums and/or specialty tools can also help ensure easy and effective carpet maintenance.
Adjustable height is the most important feature because this enables the machine to be used on a wide variety of carpet constructions. If your vacuum is set too high above the carpet surface, the vacuum can’t attract the gritty soil below. If the setting is too low, the vacuum’s beater bar or brushes can “fuzz” the carpet’s surface, causing it to look worn and frayed.
When vacuuming high pile or premium soft nylon carpets, look for the following features that will allow you to easily maintain your carpet:
- Adjustable Height Use the highest setting where appropriate.
- Efficient Airflow: Avoid vacuums with very concentrated or sealed suction.
- Large Wheels: Vacuum should glide easily across the carpet.
When vacuuming thick loop, casual frieze or long pile nylon carpets, you may need to completely disengage the beater bar and vacuum with suction only.
For all other nylon carpet constructions, use a vacuum with a rotating brush or beater bar. Change the bags often and check the beater bars for burs and gouges to prevent damage to the surface of the carpet.
- Vacuum high-traffic areas daily, medium-to-high traffic areas twice weekly and the entire house at least once a week
- Even with regular vacuuming, soil particles and oily dirt will cling to carpet fibres. Foot traffic drives these particles and dirt deep into the carpet. As such, we also recommend you get your nylon carpet professionally dry cleaned every 18 months
- The most-used areas— entrances, doorways, traffic lanes and in front of chairs—will collect dirt faster than other areas. Clean these areas as soon as they begin to show soil. This will stop dirt from spreading and will extend the time between professional cleanings.
Most household spills can be easily removed using the steps below. Treatment of the affected area should begin immediately upon discovery as stain removal becomes more difficult with time. To start, identify your stain on the list below and follow these steps:
- First, use a spoon or dull knife to remove as much solid material as possible
- Always work from the outside of stain to the centre to prevent spreading, especially with large stains
- Blot up liquid spills with a white towel or paper towel
For best results, try to remove the remaining stain with warm water only. If the stain cannot be removed with warm water extraction or a clean, warm, wet cloth, then refer to the Floor First Aid cleaning tips.