Despite your best efforts, food and beverage spills, mishaps, and whatever is on the bottoms of your shoes will eventually cause damage to your carpets. Check out these five methods used by professionals to solve problems and keep carpets looking like new.
Always avoid rubbing the stain!
When dealing with a stain, the most typical mistake is to rub it. This is the worst thing you can do, according to professional carpet cleaners, because it will embed the dirt deeper into the carpet fibers. This is undoubtedly a panicked reaction, but the first thing you should do is blot the spill with an absorbent paper towel or napkin while exerting mild pressure.
Keep a supply of basic cleaning supplies on hand.
Professionals recommended that we keep the following items in our homes at all times:
- Club soda is excellent for eliminating stains from beer and wine.
- White distilled vinegar: a solution of vinegar and water can be used to remove juice stains.
- Dishwashing liquid: Make a solution of warm water and two drops of dishwashing liquid if you don’t have a specialized carpet cleaner or aren’t sure what detergent to use.
- Ammonia is a low-cost, all-purpose cleaner that can be used to remove a wide range of stains.
- Use wet wipes to blot light spots from your carpet.
Using ice to remove chewing gum
If you have children, you’ve most likely dealt with chewing gum attached to everything in the house, including carpets and upholstery. Get a couple ice cubes and place them on the gum for at least 1 minute to remove it. Gum freezes quickly, and you may scrape it from the carpet with a butter knife or a spoon to remove it. To save your rug, you may need to clip a few fibers, but it won’t be obvious, especially after the next deep carpet cleaning.
Getting Rid of Wax Stains
We all enjoy lighting scented candles to fill the house with a pleasant aroma. Accidents do happen, and a puddle of wax on the carpet can be the result. Melting the wax is the most effective technique to clean the discoloration.
To melt the wax, place an old cloth on top of the stain and run the iron over it. To soak up the melted substance, blot with a clean rag. Rep these steps as needed to get rid of as much candle wax as possible. The melted wax will adhere to the cloth, and a few repetitions should suffice. Simply ensure that the iron is set to the lowest temperature possible and that it is not left on the carpet for more than 30 seconds.
Deep Cleaning on a Regular Basis
Deep carpet cleaning should be done at least twice a year. Hot water extraction, sometimes known as “steam cleaning,” is one of the most effective methods for sanitizing your carpets. It kills germs and restores the appearance of your carpets, extending their life.