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    GENERAL FREQUENCY RECOMMENDATIONS

    1. As a general rule, most things require preventative maintenance to guard against costly repair or replacement. Your floor coverings and furnishings need this attention just like you vehicle needs regular oil changes and tire rotation.
    2. Preventative maintenance should be based on the amount of use a particular item receives. Therefore, good common sense is a great guide for scheduling maintenance. The guidelines set forth in this recommendations section are a valuable resource to help establish a comprehensive maintenance plan for your home.
    3. In general, most things will need some professional attention at least once each year. Premier Cleaning Systems, Inc. is always available to help refine those guidelines for your particular situation. Please call or email us.

    CARPETING RECOMMENDATIONS
    A comprehensive maintenance program consists of four elements: preventative maintenance, regular vacuuming, prompt removal of spills and accidents, and overall cleaning by a certified professional on a regular basis.

    1. Preventative maintenance
      Use walk off mats at every entry to capture soil and moisture. Mats should be cleaned on a regular basis and replaced when showing wear. When dirty, mats become a source of soil, contaminating the indoor environment.

      Sidewalks, driveways, garage floors, patios and porches should be kept free of leaves, dirt, and grease. Kept clean, these areas can actually capture soil, grease, etc. that would otherwise be tracked inside.

      Pressure wash these outdoor areas when soiling, mold, mildew, etc. cannot be removed by sweeping.

      Heavy furniture should have coasters under the legs, where possible, to avoid excessive pile crushing damage. Chair pads should be utilized where desk chairs and heavy furniture are moved on a regular basis.

      When moving heavy wheeled furniture, such as a piano or appliance, cabinet, etc., a protective temporary barrier of thin plywood or similar material should be used to protect the flooring from damage.

      Areas rugs should have a soft back when used over carpet. Rugs with rubber backings tend to permanently stain carpet. Carpet remnants without additional soft backing should not be used over an extended period of time. Check rugs for colorfastness prior to use as color transfer to carpet is often permanent. Non slip pad is recommended to keep rugs from creeping.

      After carpet cleaning, it is imperative to allow sufficient time for drying before rugs are placed back into service. Carpet may feel dry before it is actually dry. At least 48 hours should elapse before re-placing area rugs.

      Direct sunlight will cause permanent damage to flooring. The use of window treatments, tinting and UV shields, blinds, awnings, etc., should be considered to protect your valuable investment.

    2. Regular vacuuming
      The most beneficial thing you can do for your carpet is establish a routine of regular vacuuming.

      Almost 80% of the dirt and soil that will make your carpet dirty, CAN BE VACUUMED AWAY! This can only occur, however, if tracked in soil is removed promptly BEFORE it gets worked into the pile.

      The remaining soils are oily or sticky and can be reduced by preventative maintenance. When these soils build up, they must be professionally removed.

      The following chart should be followed to sustain the beauty and life of your valuable investment.

      TRAFFIC LEVEL VACUUMING FREQUENCY
      Accident Immediately for each occurrence
      Heavy Daily in main traffic lanes, twice weekly for the entire area
      Medium to light Twice weekly in traffic lanes, weekly for the entire area
      Infrequent use Thoroughly each month

      Following a North, South, East, and West pattern will ensure thorough vacuuming. Remember that heavily soiled areas may take many passes to remove all soil and debris, up to six in some cases.

      Don't rush the vacuum. Allow it time to work. Quicker passes are good at first, slow down each time you go over the same area.

      Some carpets may be sensitive to beater bar use and may become fuzzy. Large loop berbers and wool carpet fall into this category. Discontinue beater bar and rotating brush if carpet begins to fuzz. Use a thorough 'vacuum only' method on these carpets following the same directional guide (North, South, etc.) as above.

      Use of a high quality vacuum is recommended.

      Change bags and filters frequently according to manufacturers recommendations.

    3. Prompt removal of spills and accidents
      See Emergency Issues: Spills and accidents on carpeting for a complete guide on handling spills and accidents.

      Prompt response time is the key in preventing spills and accidents from becoming permanent stains.

      Typically, we refer to spots as something that be cleaned or removed. Stains are spots that have become permanent.

      A complete list of tools to make a spotting kit is available. Or you can purchase the kit by email.

      Finally, it is essential that you refresh or reapply a high quality stain protector after each carpet cleaning to reduce the risk of stains from accidents that will sooner or later occur! No carpet is stain-proof. Carpet protector is a very economical choice to protect your valuable investment.

    4. Overall cleaning by a certified professional on a regular basis.
      Carpet should have some professional attention and cleaning at least once each year.

      Some high traffic areas, such as T.V. rooms and stairways, will require more frequent cleaning.

      Since you are using the professional services of Premier Cleaning Systems, Inc., your carpeting can be cleaned as often as desired. We do not introduce detergent in the hot water extraction or rinsing step, so virtually NO RESOILING AGENTS are left behind. This means that your carpet will not re-soil due to our standard cleaning process.

    FURNITURE/UPHOLSTERY RECOMMENDATIONS
    A comprehensive maintenance program consists of four elements: preventative maintenance, regular vacuuming, prompt removal of spills and accidents, and overall cleaning by a certified professional on a regular basis.

    1. Preventative maintenance

      Care should be taken with the 'high use' or frequently touched areas, such as furntiure arms, to protect from oily dirt, lotions, etc. Temporary covers may be placed over furniture to protect these areas. These should be complimentary to your décor, and should be washable if possible.

    2. Regular vacuuming
      The most beneficial thing you can do for your upholstery, besides preventative maintenance, is establish a routine of regular vacuuming.

      Much of the dirt and soil that will make your upholstery dirty, CAN BE VACUUMED AWAY! This can only occur, however, if soil is removed promptly BEFORE it gets worked into the fabric.

      The remaining soils are oily or sticky and can be reduced by preventative maintenance. When these soils build up, they must be professionally removed.

      The following chart should be followed to sustain the beauty and life of your valuable investment.

      WEAR LEVEL VACUUMING FREQUENCY
      Accident Immediately for each occurrence
      Heavy Weekly in the main use areas
      Medium to light Bi-monthly to monthly for the entire area
      Infrequent use Thoroughly every three months

      Note: If your home tends to require frequent dusting, your furniture will also require more frequent vacuuming with a high quality vacuum.

      Remember to use the crevice tool for hard to reach areas. Keeping these areas free of debris will reduce the risk of future odor problems.

      Don't rush the vacuum. Allow it time to work. Quicker passes are good at first, slow down each time you go over the same area.

      Some fabrics may be sensitive to frequent use and vacuuming. Make sure you are using an appropriate upholstery tool with no sharp edges.

      Use of a high quality vacuum is recommended.

      Change bags frequently according to manufacturers recommendations.

    3. Prompt removal of spills and accidents
      See Emergency Issues: Spills and accidents on upholstery for a complete guide on handling spills and accidents.

      Prompt response time is the key in preventing spills and accidents from becoming permanent stains.

      Typically, we refer to spots as something that be cleaned or removed. Stains are spots that have become permanent.

      A complete list of tools to make a spotting kit is available, or you may purchase the kit by contacting us.

      Finally, it is essential that you refresh or reapply a high quality stain protector after each professional cleaning to reduce the risk of stains from accidents that will sooner or later occur! No fabric is stain-proof. Fabric stain protector is a very economical choice to protect your valuable investment.

    4. Overall cleaning by a certified professional on a regular basis.
      Furniture/ upholstery should have some professional attention and cleaning at least once each year.

      Heavily used furniture will require more frequent cleaning.

      Proper cleaning will help maintain your furniture's beauty and usefulness for many years.

    OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS COMING SOON!
    Recommendations for the following will be added shortly: rugs, draperies, leather, mattresses, automobiles, recreational vehicles, hard surface or resilient flooring, and ducts

    If you would like more information or have any questions, please call or email us.

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