Keep Artificial Turf Clean
Artificial Turf is an investment and it does require some care. The following are some guidelines to help with artificial grass care and maintenance. This will help extend any turf life and keep it looking like new.
The cheapest turf cleaner is rain. If you live in a place where it rarely rains. Quickly hosing your artificial grass will eliminate any pollen or dust.
5% of house hold detergent with warm water and mop can be applied to soiled areas. Rinse with water. It will work wonders
For heavier soiled areas, mix 3% of ammonia with hot water, sponge the mop on the affected area. Once the step is complete, rinse the artificial grass with warm water.
Stains and Blemishes
It is a lot easier to clean a fresh stain then have to remove a stubborn blemish once it hardened and set in. If the stain is paste like or solid it can easily be removed with a spatula or table knife, if it contains excess liquids it can be blotted with a cloth, paper towels, or cat litter. If cat litter is used, you can vacuum it afterwards.
Best Artificial Grass Orange County fibers are stain resistant, but it is important to realize that some of the cleaning products that are safe to clean on top of the fibers, but might harm the other parts of the turf. Cleaning solutions are grouped into sets, group one can be used in an unlimited amount onto the surface of the turf, the second should be applied lightly with a piece of cloth that is soaked with the cleaner, this will minimize any saturation that may harm the bottom of the turf.
The following cleaners can be applied without having any special precautions:
- Any “Simple Green” cleaner. Make sure to follow the manufacture’s instructions.
- Mix 3% of ammonia in hot water for more stubborn stains.
- Do not use any caustic cleaner or chlorine bleaches (above 9 ph)or any other high acidic cleansers (below 5ph)
- Hose the area with cold water to remove the ammonia, soap, or detergent.
- Use a cloth to blot up any excessive liquid.
A mild household detergent can be used for finer fabrics. Mix one teaspoon to a pint of water. This will clean the following stains:
- Vegetable juices
- Fruit juices
- Ice Cream
- Water colors
- Latex paint
The second group of cleaners, must be applied sparingly and any avoid penetration under the artificial grass. Grease spots and mineral spirits removers such as perchlorethylene can be found in many stores and supermarkets. These cleaners will handle the following oil-base stains:
- Floor wax
- Motor oil and grease
- Chewing gum
- Paraffin wax
- Asphalt and tar
- Ballpoint ink
- Asphalt and tar
- Suntan oil
- Floor wax
- Cooking oil
- Shoe polish
All of Best Artificial Grass Orange County is pet friendly, you can take these additional steps to keep any waste odors to a minimum. Allow for solid waste to dry then pick up to dispose. If there is little rain in the area where you live, you can hose down the area to drain the urine and keep the surface clean. If you have more than two pets, using enzyme neutralizers can effectively limit and control pet odors. A homemade mixture with white distilled vinegar, and the same amount of water can be applied after hosing down the turf with clean water.
Chewing Gum and Tree Sap
Dry ice, an aerosol pack of refrigerant offered by many carpet cleaning suppliers can remove chewing gum and tree sap. After freezing it, scrape the substance carefully with a kitchen knife.
Mold and Fungus
Hydrogen peroxide in water with a sponge removes mold and fungus. When done, wash with clean water.
Depending on how much traffic you get on your turf is determined on how much you should regularity brush your artificial grass. Matting can occur when there is high foot traffic, even more likely when the turf contains pollutants, or has been soiled with dirt.
Regular cross brushing of synthetic turf can help recover the look of the turf. “Cross brushing” is when you brush against the nap, grain, or sweep the turf. When the fiber are brushed, the fibers become fluffed. Make sure to always brush with synthetic bristles, never use harsh brushes such as wire bristles, or metal, because it will damage the turf.
It is important to brush the area with the most heavy traffic, as the areas will look different from the spaces that don’t. When you regularly brush you will extend the life of your turf and will require less maintenance.
Examples of High Traffic Area
- Heavy activity such as play
- Multiple dogs
- Often traveled paths
- Commercial applications
Artificial Grass Don’ts
Best Artificial Grass Orange County by Tough Turtle Turf is durable, and tough, however certain per-cautions should be taken into consideration to prevent damage to the turf.
- Leave a vehicle idling on turf.
- Furniture or other sharp edges shouldn’t be placed on the turf because it may tear or puncture the turf.
- Any cigarettes or open flames should be away from the turf
- Turf shouldn’t be exposed to reflected sunlight, it may ignite flames on the turf.
- Make sure to remove any sprinkler heads. The sprinklers may leave mineral deposits and will cause the turf discoloration.
When you properly care for your artificial grass you can enhance the aesthetics, usefulness, and aging of your Best Artificial Grass Orange County.
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Best Artificial Grass Orange County Turf makes no grantees, representation, or warranties implied, regarding the information above. Artificial grass Care and maintenance is subject to change.
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