How Does HOST® Work?
HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner is all natural and contains a balanced blend of moisture, detergent and a small amount of safe-to-use solvents. HOST dissolves, absorbs and traps greasy, oily dirt, spots and odors it is brushed through the carpet. Unlike wet-cleaning methods, HOST does not leave any sticky, soapy residue behind to attract dirt and cause resoiling — and spots won’t wick back. HOST is a safe for people and pets and can be used on all types of carpet including stain-resistent, will, sisal and orientals.
Keep your Carpet Cleaner…Longer
- Treat Spots & Spills Immediately: The trick to preventing spots and spills from turning into permanent stains is to treat them immediately. Unlike some other cleaners, HOST can even be used on wet spills.
- Clean Traffic Areas Routinely: Routine cleaning of high traffic areas such as entranceways, hallways and in front of favorite furniture will also help improve the appearance of your carpet.
- Deep clean wall to wall every 6-8 months (more often if you have pets or small children): Contact your HOST Professional Cleaner for a wall-to-wall clean. The Dry-Clean Machine’s unique counter-rotating brushes lift matted carpet pile and insure that HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner gets deep down into your carpet to remove soil, spots, allergens, and odors. Carpet is left clean, dry and ready for immediate use.
How to Avoid Permanent Stains?
Some household products contain chemicals that destroy or change carpet dyes and fibers resulting in permanent damage. If you use the following products, avoid contact with carpet:
- acne medications containing benzoyl peroxide
- food dyes
- mustard containing turmeric
- chlorine bleaches, mildew killers and swimming pool chemicals
- tile, toilet, drain and oven cleaners
- insecticides and pesticides
- iodine and disinfectants
- plant food
Carpets & Rugs That Need Special Care
Special carpets and rugs may require extra care when cleaning. If you are cleaning wool, Berber, natural fibers or delicate rugs follow these steps:
- Test for color fastness: Take a small amount of HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner and brush it through the carpet with your fingertips in an inconspicuous area. If color transfers or changes, do not use.
- Test for texture distortion: Test the HOST Carpet Brush in an inconspicuous area of that carpet or rug. If any texture distortion occurs, do not sue. Not that aggressive brushing may also cause texture distortion.
Additional Tips for Special Carpets & Rugs
- Natural Fibers (sisal, coir, jute, seagrass, etc.): Natural fibers are very absorbent so permanent discoloration from spots, spills and liquids may occur. Note that the color of these fibers may be affected by any type of cleaning.CAUTION: HOST Spot Remover or other liquids (unless specified) are not recommended for use on natural fibers.
- Delicate Rugs (Oriental, Chinese, Persian, etc.): These rugs are often made with wool or silk fibers. When brushing, be aware of the texture, do not brush aggressively.
- Wool or Wool Berber HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner and HOST Spot Remover carry the WoolSafe seal of approval. When cleaning wool it is normal to experience some shedding, but avoid aggressive brushing as it can cause wool to fuzz. Cleaning wool Berber can be a challenge because it is even more susceptible to fuzzing and texture distortion. To avoid, brush only in the direction of the rows of loops, not across the loops. Or call a HOST Professional Cleaner near you.
- Synthetic Berber (olefin or nylon): These fibers may require additional brushing, but if any texture distortion occurs, stop!