Dreamweaver Carpet Maintenance and Care
Carpet Care Checklist
- Only install your carpet in appropriate areas of your home.
- Use a professional carpet installer for best results.
- Use a quality carpet pad of the correct thickness and weight.
- Always have clean walk-off mats at all entrances to capture
- outside soil before it’s tracked inside.
- Vacuum regularly with a Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of
- Approval vacuum cleaner.
- Have your carpet professionally cleaned using hot water
- extraction every 12-18 months to remove soil and residues
- and prolong the life of your carpet.
- Always attend to accidents and spills immediately by blotting
- the spill with a damp, white absorbent towel.
- Do not apply heat or hot water to a urine stain.
- Have professionals remove stains caused by markers.
- Only use Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval spot
- See “Spot Cleaning Guide” for more tips or visit
If your carpet does not perform to the warranty, we will offer
credit for the remainder of the carpet material in accordance
with the following schedule:
SPOT CLEANING GUIDE
Alcoholic Beverage A
Blood (Wet) A
Blood (Dry) C
Chewing Gum E
Cola Drinks A
Crayon Markers D
Food Dyes A
Furniture Polish A, D
Grease (auto) D
Grease (food) A
Ink (ball point) D
Ink (washable) A
Nail Polish Nail Polish
Paint Latex (wet) A
Paint Latex (dry) D
Paint (oil) D
A. WATER SOLUBLE STAINS
First, using cold water, blot thoroughly with a white cotton
cloth or paper towel. Next, apply a solution of 1 tsp. clear
liquid dishwashing detergent to one quart of water. A spray
bottle works well. Repeat until the stain is removed.
B. WATER SOLUBLE STAINS WITH ODOR
Same as A, but treat with white vinegar before using
detergent. Blot or spray - do not oversaturate.
C. WATER SOLUBLE STAINS WITH HEAVY COLORS
Same as A, but treat with a household ammonia before
Blot as much as possible with a white cloth or paper towel.
Apply a volatile solvent such as Perchloroethane (dry
cleaning fluid) or a citrus-based solvent to a white cotton
cloth. CAUTION: Do not apply the solvent directly to the
carpet pile as permanent damage WILL result. Use with
rubber gloves and adequate ventilation.
E. WAXES AND GUMS
Freeze with ice or a commercially available product
in a spray can. Shatter with blunt object and vacuum
immediately. Repeat as necessary.
F. MEDICAL STAINS
Commercial preparations are available. A 5% Sodium
Thiosulfate solution from a photography store may also be
used. For stains more than a few hours old, this solution
should be heated.
Most can be removed with a 10% solution of citric acid.
More stubborn stains will require professional cleaning, as
restricted chemicals may be needed. Use of citric acid is
not recommended for solution-dyed products, as damage
may result. Certain household cleaners contain citric acid
and should be used with caution.
H. PET STAINS
Please refer to our Pet Stains Removal Procedure document
available online at engineeredfloors.com/pet-stains or you
can obtain a copy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org