Nylon carpets are widely used in residential and commercial buildings. Nylon is durable and can last years with the proper care. What many people don’t know about nylon carpet is that it is a completely synthetic polymer which requires much different cleaning and care than carpets made of natural materials such as wool or cotton. Carpet Care 2000 would like to share how to properly clean and care for nylon carpet to help extend the life off this synthetic carpeting.
Cleaning & Maintaining Nylon Carpet
Nylon’s synthetic material helps the carpet to last longer and maintains a cleaner, newer appearance longer. It is one of the most common types of carpet installed in a home. However, just because it is more durable it still requires the need to be cleaned often. Dirt, hair and other allergens get trapped in the pile of the carpet. To help maintain clean carpet, nylon should be vacuumed daily and no less than once a week. With frequent vacuuming the dirt and grime can be reduced. Nylon carpet needs the same vacuuming techniques as other carpet, which essentially is vacuuming in multiple directions.
Can Bleach Spots Be Removed from Nylon Carpet?
Most nylon carpets are pretreated during manufacturing with a stain resistant coating. However, that doesn’t prevent all stains. It just helps reduce stains. When spills or other substance exposure occurs, it is always best to clean the mess up quickly to prevent permanent stains. Make sure to never rub the stain while cleaning. Instead, blot with warm water when cleaning spills on nylon carpets. When using cleaning agents never use bleach. Nylon carpet’s synthetic material is colored before the carpet pile is manufactured. When bleach is applied to nylon it will remove the color. Nylon is one type of carpet that cannot be re-colored to repair bleach stains. Most stains will lift out of nylon carpet with warm soapy water. Make sure to always rinse the area with water to prevent a soapy residue from collecting dirt and creating soiling.
How to Remove Old Stains from Nylon Carpet
Since nylon carpets are coated with a stain protector they are easily cleaned and don’t require a lot of chemicals to remove stains. In most cases you can use soapy water to clean and remove spots or stains. Vinegar can also be used to kill bacteria in the carpet such as urine spots from pets. Baking soda can be used to remove odors as well. When removing a stain always use a white cloth and press down on the spill or accident to absorb most of the moisture out of the carpet. Next use the soapy water to clean the stain, for odor control. For bacteria treatment add a little vinegar to the soapy water when needed. Make sure to pat the area to remove the moisture and soap out of the carpet. Pour cool water over the damp spot to rinse the soap from out of the carpet then pat with a white cloth dry. You may see a lot of stain removing tips for wax, gum, and some stains using an iron. However, nylon carpet will melt when heated. It is recommended to avoid using DIY stain removing methods that use an iron. For candle wax or gum look for ice methods to remove sticky substances.
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Like all carpet, nylon carpet should be regularly cleaned. To extend the life of your carpet seek professional carpet care assistance. Carpet Care 2000 provides many services such as carpet, upholstery and more. Contact Carpet Care 2000 and schedule our services today.