Your new landscape by Luxe Blades synthetic grass represents a significant investment of money. By following these care and maintenance guidelines, you can help protect your investment and extend the useful like of your artificial turf.
The following procedures are key in helping to preserve your turf:
Dust, pollen, and airborne pollutants: Rainfall is the best cleanser. In areas where rainfall is scarce, an occasional water flush is beneficial to cleanse the turf. For lightly soiled areas, it may be necessary to sponge mop with a five (5) percent solution of low sudsing household detergent in hot water followed by a thorough rinsing with hot water. For heavily soiled areas, repeat procedure for lightly soiled areas follow with a sponge mopping using a three (3) percent solution of household ammonia in hot water followed by a thorough rinsing with hot water
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Stains and other blemishes: The first rule is promptness. It is always easier to clean up a fresh spill than one that has dried and hardened. Remove any solid or paste-like deposit with a spatula or table knife. Blot up excess liquids with paper towels, a clean cloth, or a dry absorbent, such as kitty litter or fuller’s earth. Dry absorbents can then be swept or vacuumed up afterwards. Synthetic fibers have good resistance to staining. However, it is important to realize they are only one part of a sophisticated system of various components designed for overall performance. Some cleaning agents safe for the face fibers can be harmful to other components of the turf system. Therefore, cleaning agents are grouped into two sets, one of which can be used in liberal amounts directly on the turf surface, and the second of which should only be applied by rubbing a cloth soaked in the cleaner in order to minimize penetration of possible harmful agents below the turf surface. In the first group of cleaners which generally can be applied without any special precautions are the following:
The second group of cleaners, where agent must be applied sparingly and care taken to avoid penetration beneath the turf are the following:
Mineral spirits or grease spot remover like perchlorethylene (dry cleaning solution) of the type sold by most variety stores and supermarkets. In general, cleansers in this category should handle most oil-based stains including: Asphalt and Tar, Chewing Gum, Cooking Oil, Shoe Polish, Floor Wax, Lipstick, Motor Oil & Grease, Paraffin Wax, Ballpoint Ink, Nail Polish, Suntan Oil and Crayons. Caution: Mineral spirits and other petroleum-based solvents are flammable. Do not smoke or permit open flames near where these are being used. Be sure the area is well ventilated where solvent cleaners are used.
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Chewing gum: In addition to dry cleaning fluid, chewing gum can be removed by freezing. Aerosol packs of refrigerant are available from most carpet cleaning suppliers for this purpose, or dry ice can be used. After freezing, scrape with a knife
Fungus or mold spots: You should not have Fungus or Mold from an install from us because we use ZeoFill in all of our installs. But if you are reading this because you didnt get ZeoFill, here you go: A one (1) percent solution of hydrogen peroxide in water can be sponged on to the affected area. Flush thoroughly with clean water after application. Oil paints and more difficult stains
Matting of fibers may occur in areas of high foot traffic, especially if fibers have become soiled with dirt and other airborne pollutants.
Periodic “cross brushing” of the turf can help restore the aesthetic appearance of the turf. “Cross brushing” means all brushing activity takes place against the grain, nap, or sweep of the turf fibers. By brushing against the turf, the fibers are “fluffed up”. A brush with synthetic bristles should be used. Never use a brush with metal or wire bristles as these will change the turf fibers.
If you have a low-pile, non-infilled indoor synthetic turf system installation, periodic vacuuming is recommended. Past studies have shown that 85% of the soil tracked into a building is dry and the other 15% is oily. Vacuums are designed to remove dry soil. The more traffic that your turf receives allows soil particles to work their way down into the turf pile, where they are more difficult to remove. Frequent vacuuming, removes these soil particles from the surface before this happens.
For turf systems that are glued directly to floor without cushioning, a vacuum with a rotation cylindrical brush, rather than a beater bar, should be used to agitate the pile and loosen the soil. Beater bars can damage the pile of direct glued turf, if the machine height adjustment is set too low as well as damage the vacuum itself.
Although your artificial turf is made of tough, durable fibers, certain precautions should be taken to prevent damage to the synthetic grass.
Minor problems can become major problems quickly if not corrected. Any problem should be reported promptly to Luxe Blades.
The proper care and maintenance program can enhanced the aging, usefulness, and aesthetics of your artificial turf.
Note: Luxe Blades makes no representation, guarantees or warranties, express or implied, regarding the information contained herein.