How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles and Moths?
It’s getting closer to the time where carpet beetles and moths begin appearing in homes. Carpet beetles feed on organic fibres including wool, fur, hair, dandruff, leather, silk, cotton, and linen. Carpet beetles will fly into homes around May and June. They will lay eggs in dark places and larvae will stay in these dark secluded places and move from room to room to room. Prevention is the best way to keep your home safe
from carpet beetles.
What can you do to prevent carpet beetles and moths in your home?
1. Clean and vacuum regularly, including all carpets, upholstered furniture, rugs, and closets. Make sure to clean all cracks and crevices as well as both sides of your rug.
2. Store wool clothing correctly in air tight containers after washing properly as hot water or dry cleaning will kill all insects.
What to do if you find carpet beetles or moths in your house?
1. Inspect everywhere, find all infected areas.
2. Clean, treat, or get rid of infested items
3. Vacuum the whole area as thoroughly as you can, in addition to all areas in your house
4. Apply treatment product. FiberSeal offers a kit including a powder, spray, and candle to be used one at a time to remove all signs of beetles or moths.
How Do I Clean That Spill on My Carpet?
Spills & spots happen! And you don’t have to worry if you know how to clean them correctly and have the correct products at home.
Your best chance at removing stains is when they are new. Older stains are much harder to remove.
Make sure you remove as much of spill or soil as possible before using any product.
Always apply the spot remover to a cloth, not directly onto the stain.
Use small quantities at a time, and repeat, instead of a large amount at once.
Work from the edge of the stain towards the middle to avoid spreading it
Always blot, do not rub
Some stains cannot be completely removed, especially if they include dye or acid, if you have any concerns or questions please call us at 01 280 2799.
What products do Fiberseal offer for stains? The chart shows what products to use for what kind of stains.
We also offer additional products for stone floors, windows, and more. See all our products on our shop (http://fiberseal.ie/fiberseal-shop.php) or give us a call (01 280 2799).
How Often Should You Clean Your Carpet?
How often should you be cleaning your carpets? Should you professionally clean your carpet?
Over time normal foot traffic and soiling will cause a change in any carpet’s appearance. Regular vacuuming and prompt clean up of spills is part of regular clean-up for carpets – but why is professional cleaning necessary? This is because of two factors – soiling and loss of texture.
Soiling is the build up of dirt and other particles, such as pet hair, that happens over time. While vacuuming helps reduce this, they will still settle within the carpet and gradually dull the carpet. Professional deep extraction specialist cleaning uses powerful equipment and quality cleaning solutions to remove all accumulated material. There will be no residue left behind.
Loss of texture happens because of foot traffic which wears down your carpet. Hot water cleaning techniques will refresh the texture by resetting the twist, or loops, of the carpet. Professional carpet care experts know how to deal with each type of fibre to reset and restore carpets.
Of course, the best results happen when professional cleaning is done regularly, as sometimes damage and soiling cannot be undone after a long time without cleaning. So how often should you get your carpet professionally cleaned? Here is a chart that breaks it down depending on your situation.
How to Take Care of Your Carpets and Rugs
By including a mat at all outside entrances to the house, homeowners significantly reduce the rate at which carpet soils. The mat allows all street dirt to be removed from shoes.
Occasionally tufts may appear above the surface of the carpet. Do NOT pull them out, but cut them level with the surrounding tufts with small scissors.
If a carpet changes colour over time, it is often due to pile flattening, gradual soiling, or slight fading of the dyes in the fibres. Usually a professional cleaning helps restore the carpet’s appearance.
New carpets can lose fibre during the first few weeks, which is caused shedding or fluffing. This is normal and will stop eventually. Just vacuum the carpet a little more gently for the first few weeks.
Stain protection reduces problems with soiling and staining because most stains and soil can be easily wiped up or cleaned from the carpet. It doesn’t prevent all soiling but it helps extend the life of the carpet. Regular maintenance of the carpet is still required.