Catherine Carpet June 19th, 2018 - 19:51:42
Determining cost vs. value can be a bit of a balancing act. Understanding use and traffic may also keep you from buying budget priced carpet that over time will be disappointing. Short-term savings may result in greater long term cost. Maintenance: No matter what style or price carpet you choose without proper care and maintenance it will wear-out prematurely and need to be replaced before its time. The single most important thing you can do for your carpeting is summed up in three words: vacuum vacuum vacuum! Regular thorough vacuuming removes sand dirt grit and dust before it can work down deeply into the carpets fiber and backing. When these contaminates are allowed to grind their way into carpeting they have an abrasive action that can damage fray and even cut through carpet fibers.
Cut the seam tape to the size of the carpet patch. Line up the carpet seam tape so that half of it is under the existing carpet and the other half of it will be under the patch. Use the glue gun to apply a generous amount of hot glue under the seam of the carpet. Slowly work your way all the way around the carpet until you have glued the carpet patch into place. (hint have a glass of water right next to you for when you get molten hot glue on your fingers. A quick dip will cool it off right away and prevent you from experiencing nearly as much pain.) When gluing the carpet patch down using the glue gun pay special attention to the backing. You want to glue the backing down so that its butted up just right. Also be especially careful to avoid getting the nap of the carpet pushed down into the hot glue. Its a mess when that happens and theres no recovery.
Most carpet cleaners on the market today require a two step process to the cleaning action. Since the solution sprayers are located behind the agitating brush and the extraction head the solution needs to be laid down first in a forward sweeping motion. Pushing down slightly and squeezing the dispensing lever dispense the solution along the desired path you wish to clean. Then following the same path in the return stroke release the solution dispensing lever and pull the machine back to the point to where you first started the stroke. The extraction head is in front of the agitator so on the return stroke the fibers in the carpet are being scrubbed then the excess water is being sucked up by the extraction head.
Becoming very popular on the market are nontoxic alternatives that do not contain these chemicals. Make sure you know what is in the products you are buying if you are concerned about possible health problems through exposure to these chemicals. The small scrub brush is to help loosen stubborn stains that the machine has a hard time tackling. I would definitely recommend going over the entire area with the machine before determining the need for scrubbing. Getting on your hands and knees to scrub out a stain is not much fun so I would avoid it if at all possible. If you do decide to use traditional carpet cleaning chemicals a pair of rubber gloves and a respirator should be used to protect you as much as possible from exposure.