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Q: Why does my carpet smell?

A: The smell of your carpet can be due to a number of different contaminates such as pets, mold, dirt, etc...


Spotting Chart

1 Detergent Solution - Mix 2 cups water and 2 teaspoons of liquid fabric detergent (containing no lanolin, no bleach).
2 Warm Water - Lukewarm tap waters.
3 Vinegar Solution - 1 cup WHITE vinegar to 2 cups water.
4 Ammonia Solution - 2 tablespoons WHITE household ammonia to 2 cups water (no lemon scent or additives).
5 Spot Removal Kit - Available from retail carpet stores or Quick Serve Carpet Care.
6 Call a Quick Serve Carpet Care technician for assistance or stain removal.
7 Vacuum clean.

Acne Medication 1 4 3 2 6
Alcoholic Beverage 1 4 3 2 6
Bleach 1 2 6

Blood 2 1 Cold Water 5 6
Candle Wax 6

Catsup 1 4 3 2 5 6
Charcoal 7 1 6

Chewing Gum Freeze with ice then chip away 6
Chocolate 1 4 3 2 6
Coffee/Tea w/ cream & sugar 1 3 2 5 6
Cosmetics (including lipstick, mascara) 6

Crayon Freeze with ice then chip away 6
Food 1 4 2 6

Fruit Juice 1 2 4 3 5 6
Furniture Polish (Water Base) 1 2 4 5 6
Furniture Polish (Solvent Base) 6

Grease 1 2 6

Ink Ball-Point or other 6

Iodine 1 4 3 2 6
Kool-Aid 7 1 3 2 5 6
Medicine 1 4 3 2 5 6
Milk 1 4 3 2 6
Mud (Allow to dry, then vacuum) 1 2 6

Mustard 1 3 2 5 6
Nail Polish (DO NOT SCRUB) 6

Oil 1 6

Paint - Latex 1 4 6

Plant Food 1 4 3 2 5 6
Rust 3 1 2 6

Shoe Polish (DO NOT SCRUB) 1 4 2 6

Soft Drinks 1 4 2 5 6
Tar 6

Toothpaste 1 4 2 6

Urine, wet 4 3 2 6

Urine, dry 1 2 3 4 6
Unknown Stain 1 3 4 2 5 6

Caring For Your New Carpet

After Installation: Vacuum your carpet after installation to remove loose fibers. You may notice a slight new carpet smell, which should dissipate quickly. Ventilate the area for 48 to 72 hours. If you are unusually sensitive to odors or allergy prone, you may want to avoid the installation area during this period.

In the months following installation, you may notice some of the following common carpet characteristics. These are normal and will not affect the carpet's life or beauty in any way. They are:

  • Shedding (loose fibers) This is normal and subsides within a short time with vacuuming. Sprouting A single tuft extending beyond the carpet surface, usually along walls or at seams. Simply cut it off, DO NOT PULL. Pile Reversal and Shading Describes what seems to be a color change in various parts of the carpet. The same area may appear light when viewed from one direction and dark from another. This is caused by light being reflected in different ways as pile fibers are bent in various directions. This is not a product defect, but rather a characteristic of plush carpet.
  • Buckling and Wrinkling May sometimes occur in wall to wall carpet installations. If the ripples persist, call Quick Serve Carpet Care, as it may be necessary to professionally re-stretch the carpet.

Proper maintenance of your carpet will extend its life span and keep its fresh appearance. You should vacuum properly, remove spills and provide long-term care and deep cleaning.
Regular Cleaning:
It is ESSENTIAL that you vacuum regularly with a strong, well-functioning vacuum cleaner. A good vacuum cleaner features a strong motor or dual motors; a powerful airflow; a high efficiency filtration and internally housed vacuum bag; and correct brush height adjustment.
Protecting Against Stains:
Most of today's carpet is treated with special finished to resist soil and stains. However, no carpet is entirely stain-proof. Many fiber manufacturers provide toll-free help for cleaning assistance (consult your warranty). Scotch guarding can be applied professionally throughout the life of your carpet to resist spills. Call the professionals at Quick Serve for more information. Method of Stain and Spill Removal

When you spill immediately place a clean, white absorbent cloth, folded for thickness over the spill and DO NOT SCRUB, but, simply step on the cloth to absorb the excess liquid. Repeat. Then pretest a small inconspicuous area to ensure that the solution will not damage the carpet or its dyes. Again, with a clean, white absorbent cloth gently work in the cleaning agent from the edges of the spot to the center. Swipe in an "X" pattern not circular. Blot thoroughly and repeat until the spot no longer transfers to the cleaning cloth. Use clean water to remove any remaining cleaner residue and absorb remaining moisture with paper towel layers. When completely dry, brush or vacuum the pile to restore texture.

Don't hesitate to call the Quick Serve Carpet Care office should you have any
questions or concerns about treating a stain.


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