A Basic Carpet-Care Program

A basic carpet-care program keeps your carpet looking great, extends the life of the carpet and results in a cleaner, healthier environment. This program should include preventative maintenance, interim cleaning and restorative cleaning as described below. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental professional can answer any additional questions you may have on carpet cleaning.

  • Preventative maintenance. Frequent vacuuming can reduce the amount of dry soil and harmful pollutants in your carpets by 80 percent. Using anti-bacterial filter bags whenever possible further promotes better indoor air quality because they kill bacteria in trapped dust and allow less dust to leave the bag while vacuuming.
  • Interim cleaning. Take care of spills on carpets as they happen and clean high-traffic carpeted areas between restorative cleanings to keep your carpet looking clean.
  • Restorative cleaning. Even if you vacuum your carpets every day, eventually they will need a thorough cleaning. Do not wait until the carpet looks dirty to clean it, though, or it will take longer to regain its original appearance. Instead, clean your carpets on a regular basis based on soil buildup and the amount of foot traffic they receive.

An ongoing maintenance program that includes extraction cleaning, spot cleaning and frequent vacuuming will keep carpets looking their best.

Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your carpet cleaning needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.

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