7 Ways To Care For Shaw Anso Nylon Carpet

7 Ways To Care For Shaw Anso Nylon Carpet

Posted by Johnny Holbert on 14th Sep 2021

Shaw Anso nylon carpet is close to indestructible, but nothing lasts forever. No matter how hard you work to keep things perfect, accidents happen. The best thing you can do to remedy this and to keep your carpet looking like new is to be prepared. In this article, you will be given seven very helpful hints to keep your Shaw Anso nylon carpet looking amazing for years to come. Consider this your Shaw carpet maintenance guide and commit these seven tips to memory.

1) Cut down on dirt accumulation.

Shaw carpet care and Maintenance 101 dictates that reducing dirt accumulation will lead to a cleaner carpet. An easy way to do this is to place door mats at all the entrances to lower the amount of outside dirt from being brought into the house. Door mats reduce the buildup of dirt, especially in heavy traffic areas. But adhere to this warning: Latex-backed runners can cause yellowing to the carpet's color. Periodically move your furniture around so that you can stop dirt from accumulating in hard-to-clean areas.

2) Clean up spills immediately.

One of the best carpet maintenance tips we can offer is to clean up spills immediately. If something is spilled on the carpet, it is in your best interest to clean it up straight away. Just about everything that you spill has a certain property that can stain or discolor your Anso nylon carpet. If this happens please refer to our "Ultimate Shaw Carpet Cleaning Guide" at the bottom of this article. For tough spills, you may need to use Shaw carpet cleaner.

3) Wear gloves when using household chemicals.

Many chemicals found in the home are capable of staining or removing color from your carpet. Depending on the humidity in the air it is possible that you will not see these stains and spots until several days have passed. You can protect your carpet by protecting your hands and clothes from contact with chemicals. Wear gloves when appropriate, even if you're just using Shaw cleaners. If you are spraying chemicals for the use of cleaning furniture, make sure to cover the carpet that is within range of receiving airborne residue. Remember just because a fiber is stain-resistant does not mean that it is impermeable to stains, damage, or discoloring.

4) Be careful with skin care medications.

Believe it or not, acne medicines and some skin creams and cleansers for humans and pets contain a small to medium amount of benzoyl peroxide. This is a very powerful bleaching agent. A lot of people do not realize until it is too late, but residue left over from using these products on the hands or face, can and will cause permanent fading, or color loss on your carpet. Once again it can take several days for the damage to appear due to the humidity in the air. Products that are great for skin maintenance are not great for carpet maintenance.

5) Beware of the bleach.

It is summer, and bleaches are being used everywhere. Chlorine from the pool can be tracked in after swimming and bleach-based cleaners are common in the home. Be sure that you are completely dry before walking on your carpet and that your hands are washed and dried after cleaning. Even mildew removers contain an incredible amount of bleach so beware when cleaning problem mildew areas around carpet. Bleach does not make a good Shaw floor cleaner, so never try to clean your carpet with a bleach-based product.

6) Watch out for pesticides.

Pesticides will cause staining and discoloration. They can also lead to increased fading due to UV rays from sunlight. Insecticides can be found in common household items, like bug spray repellent, pet shampoos, and even flea and tick collars for your pets. You can even track pesticides in on your shoes, depositing them onto the carpet where they can cause discoloration.

7) Pay attention to plant foods and fertilizers.

House plants are a great way to add color and life to a space, but plant foods and fertilizers can spell big trouble for your carpet. Plant foods and fertilizers that come in liquid form can spill and leak out of flower pots. This can cause discoloration, which starts at the backing of the carpet and works its way to the surface over time. It could take months to notice if not kept in check.

Use these helpful hints along with Shaw's "Ultimate Carpet Cleaning Guide" to keep your Anso nylon carpet looking beautiful for many years to come. Until next time, Happy Flooring!

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