When daily care (vacuuming, etc.) fails to restore color of carpet surface due to excessive embedded soil, shampooing is recommended. Use any neutral synthetic detergent with tepid water (1/2 cup per gallon of water). Hand brush method will yield good results. Use sponge or cloth to remove suds. If carpet is matted with excessive soil, use detergent with brushing as described and follow by rinsing with cool water until soil is removed. Remove excess water with floor squeegee and place in an inclined position to drain dry. If on-site maintenance is not available, manufacturer recommends mat be sent to reputable rug cleaner and be professionally shampooed for a nominal cost. If professional shampooing is required, use only flat washing equipment, and temperature not exceeding 120º F. Manufacturer cannot be responsible for damage resulting from cleaning in rotary laundering equipment.
When a spill occurs, absorb as much liquid as possible with any clean absorbent material. On oil or grease based stains, use dry cleaning fluid in small amounts and blot until stain is removed.
This is important especially in heavy traffic areas. Best results are obtained when carpet surface is dry.