Voiding Your Warranty
Most purchases we make on a daily basis include warranties with them, however, it is rare that consumers are ever aware of their purchase having one. And when they are aware, it is unlikely that they will take the time to read a lengthy warranty card or booklet. What most people don’t know is that there are many ways you can void the warranty on your carpet.
The first thing to know is there are different types of carpet warranties, including but not limited to stain, pet urine, texture, abrasive wear, soil, fade resistance, and quality assurance. (Make sure to refer to your specific warranty booklet for coverage specific to your carpet)
Filing a Warranty Claim
In order to ensure the validity of your warranty, you will first need proof that you purchased the carpet. While this sounds simple, you will actually need the original copy of your receipt, and a 2′ x 3′ sample of the carpet that was left over from the installation. More importantly, you will also need receipts to show that the carpets were cleaned regularly by a professional cleaning agency.
Don’t Forget to Vacuum!
It is highly important to regularly clean and maintain the integrity of your carpet. Measures can be taken to help prevent excessive wear and soil from tarnishing the carpet. Floor mats can be used at all entrances to remove excess dirt and soil from shoes when coming indoors. The best way to guarantee minimal soil build up is to vacuum your carpets on a regular basis. A good rule of thumb of how often you should be vacuuming is to vacuum once per week per member of the household. Additional cleaning may be needed for pets.
While most vacuums may be treated as universal cleaning machines, some are better than other based on the type of carpet they are cleaning. It is good to research which type of vacuum will be best for the type of carpet in your home.
Professional Cleanings are a Must!
While consistent vacuuming is pertinent for keeping your carpet in good shape, it is also important to have your carpet cleaned by professionals to ensure its longevity. For best results, you’ll want to have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once every year.
Although this may seem like a needless expense you can run the risk of voiding your carpet’s warranty if you attempt to clean it on your own. Clean Earth highly recommend a professional hot water extraction cleaning every 12-18 months.
Again, if you ever do need to use your warranty, make sure to keep all of your carpet cleaning receipts and to store them with the installation carpet piece.
Have Spills and Stains Cleaned Right Away!
The longer a stain is left to sit, the more difficult it will be to remove. It it truly important to begin treating the affected area immediately once the stain have been discovered. In order to avoid voiding the warranty, call your local carpet cleaning specialist right away to schedule a cleaning appointment. At Clean Earth, it is easy to schedule any type of cleaning appointment either online or over the phone at 888-471-6653.