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Cleaning Tips

If cared for properly, carpeting can be one of the most durable investments you make for your home. Protecting your carpet with basic maintenance can help a quality carpet last for twenty years or more!

Today's carpets are designed to hide soil and even repel it, thanks to advances in chemical treatments. However, all carpets have fibers that can catch and hide dust, bacteria, and other pollutants. Over time, they can contribute to the deterioration of your carpet.

UCM Cleaning Services's years of expertise have helped us compile a few tips to help you maintain your carpet investment on your own. We've added some upholstery tips as well.

Basic Rug Cleaning Tips

Here are some simple, basic tips on cleaning and protecting your rug. Please note that in special circumstances, you should contact your carpet professional.


The easiest way to extend the life of your carpet is through regular vacuuming. Keep these points in mind when shopping for a new vacuum:

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Stain 911

Note: Always follow the care instructions and provided by the carpet manufacturer. Rugs and carpets with natural fibers and/or certain dyes may require special treatment. If in doubt contact your carpet cleaning professional.

Here a few general stain removal tips. Most carpet stains are either water-based or oil-based, and require different methods for removal.

Water-based stains include: alcohol, juice, latex paint, felt-tip markers, wine, syrup, blood, jelly, ice cream, beer, furniture polish, soft drinks, soil/mud, cologne, or milk. To remove these sorts of stains, try the following:

If this doesn't work, continue by:

Oil-based stains include: butter/margarine, chocolate, cooking oil, mayonnaise, nail polish, furniture dye, ointment, peanut butter, salad dressing, spaghetti, lipstick, or ink. To remove these sorts of stains, try the following:

Remember, never rub or brush a stain. You can end up setting it further and damaging your carpet. If the above methods do not work for you, contact your carpet cleaning professional for advice.

Upholstery Cleaning Tips

Upholstery Cleaning & Care
Just like your carpet, your upholstered living room, dining room, or bedroom furniture are an investment and should be cared for as such. Follow our tips below to extend the life and beauty of your furniture for years to come.

General Care and Cleaning Tips

Upholstery Stain 911

Spilling a glass of wine or worse on your beautiful upholstered sofa can be cause for panic - but don't. Simply act promptly and follow these guidelines:

If any stain/residue remains, check your manufacturer's label for cleaning instructions as well as a fabric cleaning code. These codes are universal and are listed below. ALWAYS pre-test a hidden area before proceeding.

When spot-cleaning upholstery, remember:

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