Traffic areas are those places where people are constantly walking or working. On many occasions, even after cleaning, traffic areas still will not look clean. This is known as "traffic lane gray". Traffic Lane Gray is a condition where the traffic lanes in a home start to look darker than the rest of the carpet. This is different from regular soiling because the darkness is not caused by dirt but by scratched carpet fibers that no longer reflect as much light as the rest of the carpeting.
There is not much that a carpet care expert can do with traffic lane gray. The only way to treat this condition is to prevent it. To prevent it you must limit wear on your carpet. See our top carpet care tips below.
Proper care and maintenance of your carpet will extend its life and preserve its appearance for many years. Clean carpets contribute to a healthy indoor environment and if maintained properly, will look better and last longer!
All carpets will eventually show signs of wear. This can create the illusion of soiling which often causes frustration and misunderstanding between homeowners and carpet care experts. Remember, when a 5 year old carpet is cleaned, the result is a clean 5 year old carpet!
Here are some ways to slow down the wear and tear process on your carpets:-
It is essential that you vacuum your carpets regularly with a strong, well-functioning vacuum cleaner. A good vacuum cleaner features high-efficiency filtration (HEPA). A vacuum with hepa filtration retains 99.97% of anything 0.3 microns or bigger and stops it from being circulated back into the air we breathe. Correct brush height is necessary to spread the fibers to remove embedded soils. Rental machines and personally owned machines are acceptable for use in rinsing spots and spills but should never be thought of as a replacement for periodic professional cleaning.
In our carpet cleaning service we use detergent free solutions, which are completely safe to children and pets.
We have vast experience in the cleaning of many types of fabric upholstery. We use turbo dryers to speed up the drying process.
We specialise in leather cleaning and aniline restoration. We are Trained Leather Technicians.
We offer a dry mattress cleaning service which will kill germs, remove harmful allergens, and hygienically sanitize a mattress.
Why not try our rug cleaning service - we pick up your rug, take it away and deliver it back to your door, clean and fresh!
Aniline leather furniture is prone to fading especially if kept in direct sunlight. We can infuse the colour back into your leather furniture.
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In our eco carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning service we use products which are free of detergents, free of toxic chemicals and free of harmful solvents.
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