Thermax Cleaning Tips

Carpet Cleaning

The Thermax Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning System is extremely easy to use. By following these simple instructions will ensure the best clean possible. It's safe for all carpet types and will renew carpet colors and leaving them fresh, fluffy, and fragrant.

  • Proper cleaning requires time, ideally 30 minutes per room.
  • First give the area to be cleaned a good vacuum. Shift furniture to the center of the room and clean those areas were the furniture was. Then move the furniture back to it's original place and clean the remaining carpet.
  • Stairs, traffic areas any noticeable stains should be pre-treated with Thermax Pre-Spotter & Pet Odor Eliminator. Heavy traffic areas might need a second clean to lift really ground in dirt.
  • For the day-to-day cleaning, you will need a bottle of Thermax Combi-Clean All-in-One Cleaner.

Thermax Quick Tips

  • Rearranging your furniture periodically changes the traffic patterns to distribute wear more evenly.
  • Heavy furniture crushes carpet pile. If you do rearrange your tables and sofa’s, you probably will see deep indentations in the carpet where the furniture legs were resting. To solve the problem, spray a small amount of water on the affected area and use a pile grooming brush available from your carpet retailer to lift the crushed pile.
  • If you determine that you need to use a professional cleaning service, hot water extraction cleaning is the preferred method because it leaves the least amount of detergent residue.
  • Household chemicals, medications and cosmetics can permanently stain or remove color from your carpet. These household chemicals often are the culprits of "mystery stains" because they may not discolor the carpet for several days or weeks. The best prevention is to keep household chemicals away from your carpet. And clean with your Thermax regularly.

Stubborn Stains

Candle Wax

If you have candle wax in your carpet scrape off as much as possible with a spatula or spoon. If wax is deeply embedded, cover with a white cloth and apply iron on low setting. Wax will transfer to cloth. Any remaining residue may be removed by using Thermax Pre-Spotter.

Chewing Gum

If you have chewing gum in your carpet scrape away as much as possible first. Rubbing the stain with ice will harden the gum and make the removal easier. Next, sponge with a small amount of dry cleaning solvent. Blot (use small amounts of solvent to prevent any damage to sizing, backings, or stuffing materials). DO NOT use gasoline lighter fluid if carbon tetrachloride. Then, mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalis or bleaches) with a warm cup of lukewarm water. Blot.

Dry Stain, Wet Stain - What do you do?

If you are attempting to clean up a dry stain on your carpet first vacuum the loose soil up before applying the Thermax Combi-Clean All-in-One Cleaner. If you have a wet stain, blot it don't rub it in. Rubbing will only cause the stain to spread and go deeper into your carpet. It is also handy to have a carpet cleaning solution handy for times like these. Whenever you get a stain it is always better to treat it immediately. Not doing so will cause the stain to be harder to remove and some stains may permanently stain your carpet if not treated immediately.

Chocolate Milk Stain Remedy

To remove a chocolate milk stain from your carpet try Thermax Pre-Spotter. The Pre-spotter is specially formulated to remove stains and spots caused by blood, chocolate, excrement, grease, milk, oil, soft drinks and more. Simply follow the easy to read instructions on the bottle and your chocolate milk stains will be stains no more.

How Much Was This Puppy In The Window?

Your new puppy is the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. He plays with you, sleeps with you, and now he’s irritating you. Just how long does it take to potty train this mutt and how much of this can my carpet stand?

Well, don’t worry be patient, potty training shouldn’t take that long and in the meantime pick up some Thermax Pre-Spotter. The Pre-Spotter contains a special ingredient that neutralizes the high alkali and ammonia content in urine and helps prevent it from bleaching your carpet fibres. (If urine has been left untreated and bleaching has already occurred, nothing can reverse it.) Thermax Pre-Spotter contains a special bio-enzyme that eliminates odours at their source. Remember that it is best to treat a stain when it occurs. Not doing so may cause the stain to set and permanent damage may occur to your carpet.

Grease Monkey

Nothing is worse than an oil/grease stain on your carpet. It is such an eyesore. If yours is a fresh stain put down some kitty litter to absorb as much of the grease/oil as possible. Then vacuum. Next use Thermax Pre-Spotter on that stain. Thermax Pre-Spotter is specially formulated to remove most carpet and upholstery stains caused by oil. Just follow the instructions on the back of the label.