No matter how hard you try to clean your carpets and keep them that way, there is going to be a time when your flooring will fall victim to stains and spills. Accidents happen!
Find out how to keep your carpet looking new with the carpet cleaning tips below:
Tip #1 – Blot, Don’t Rub
When the stain does happen, use a white clothe and mild cleaning solution to dab the stains. The key is being patient and blotting the stain up. If you end up rubbing the stains, you will end up grinding the particles of the stain into the carpet fibers and cause them to break down faster.
Tip #2 – Try Club Soda
If your stain is from wine or beer, then try some club soda!
Remember to blot only. It may help to allow the club soda to lie on the stained area for up to 10 minutes. Once the stain is gone, be sure to rinse the area with water. Once dry, use your hand to brush the carpet fibers back into place.
Tip#3 – Ice it!
If you accidentally get chewing gum on your carpet, go to the freezer! To remove gum from carpet, you simply freeze the gum for about 30 seconds. Once the gum is frozen, you can lift if up from the carpet .You may need to cut some of the fibers. If you do, cut as close to the gum as possible to prevent the spot from being noticeable.
Tip #4 – Use Regular Dish Detergent
If the stain is from grease, regular dish soap is able to break it down. Mix water and a couple drops of dish soap onto the stain, then use a dry clothe to blot it up. Do this repeatedly until the stain is gone.
Tip #5 – Try Shaving Cream!
Sometimes the weirdest things will help remove stains from carpets Try to put shaving cream on the stain and allow it to set for about 45 minutes. Once the cream is set, blot it with a dry cloth. You can then wipe up any residual with a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water
Tip #6 – Use an Iron for Wax
If your cancel spilled, grab yourself a cloth and an iron. Place the cloth over the wax and then use the iron to melt the wax through the cloth. As the wax heats up, it will soak up the stain as it melts. Be careful not to leave the iron in any spot for too long because you can melt the carpet fibers.
Tip #7 – Pet Stain?
Use stain removers that are made specifically for pet stains. They have specific enzymes that break down the molecules that set in from pet stains and allow you to remove them from your carpet.
Tip #8 – Blood Stain?
Hydrogen Perioxide is excellent in getting rid of blood stains on all sorts of fibers. Use the solution of hydrogen peroxide and blot it up. Once the stain is gone, rinse with water. Hygrogen Perioxide can bleach fabrics and skin. Be sure to rinse to avoid this.
Tip #9 – Vacuum Crumbs Immediately
If anything is spilled that is dry on the carpet, be sure to pick it up promptly. Leaving it will allow it to crush in with the fibers and can cause stains.
Tip #10 – Hire Our Fabulous Carpet Cleaning Services in Franklin!
Carpet cleaning is a must to keeping your carpets looking new. We use top of the line carpet cleaning solutions and machines to extract the dirt and stain making materials from your carpets/flooring. Our Miraculous Carpet Care is able to penetrate deep into your carpet fibers to remove oil, grease, dirst, soil and more! We recommend having us come to your home every six months to keep your carpet in tip top shape!