How to Clean a Stainmaster Carpet

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Stainmaster carpets are pretreated to resist stains.
Stainmaster carpets are pretreated to resist stains. (Image: stain - splat image by angelo.gi from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>)

Stainmaster carpets are designed to be resistant to stains, but they are not impervious to them. To keep your Stainmaster carpet in good condition you need to clean it regularly. The routine maintenance of Stainmaster carpets does not require an extreme amount of effort, but to maintain your warranty it does require an investment in professional cleaning services. Stainmaster does provide some regular cleaning guidelines, that when followed help maintain the integrity of your carpet for as long as possible.

Things You'll Need

  • Vacuum
  • Soft cloths
  • 1/4 tsp dish soap
  • 1 cup water
  • Paper towels
  • 2 tbps distilled vinegar
  • 1 qt water
  • spray bottle

Vacuum your Stainmaster carpet regularly. Dirt and dust can dull the appearance of carpet if they are not promptly vacuumed.

Remove stains immediately by blotting up, or scooping up as much of the spillas possible. Saturate a cloth in warm water and wring it out. Blot the stain with the saturated cloth until the stain stops transferring to the towel. If the stain is still present, mix 1/4 tsp of a mild dish soap and 1 cup of water. Put the detergent solution on the stain, let it sit for 5 minutes blot it with a cloth moistened with clean water. Blot with paper towels to absorb the stain. Stainmaster recommends weighting the towels down if needed to dry the stain. Repeat if necessary. Vacuum to re-fluff the nap after the stain is gone and dried.

Steam clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months. Stainmaster requires your carpets be professionally cleaned to maintain your warranty. If you decide to clean your carpets yourself or need to steam clean between professional cleaning, use a carpet cleaner that is approved for stain resistant carpets, or has a pH lower than 10.

Deodorize your carpets when necessary. Stainmaster recommends a solution of 2 tbps of distilled vinegar and 1 qt of water. Put the two ingredients into a spray bottle and lightly mist your carpet. Allow the mixture to sit for between 10 to 15 minutes and soak up excess moisture with an absorbent towel. Use a fan or cracked windows to ensure your carpet dries.

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