Carpet industry is a well known and highly published industry with almost revenue of 10 billion dollars in a year. The reason why people love carpeting is that besides its warmth and softness, it requires less maintenance and upkeep than hard-surface floors. Frequent vacuuming and an occasional deep-clean scrubbing is all that is required to keep carpet looking new and fresh. However, despite your best efforts, later or sooner your very carpet will become the victim of splashes, spills, messy accidents, and whatever you track in on the bottom of your shoes. Buteven if they get dirty they are very clean, you can clean them with ease without any bother or aid from outside. Though, there are some techniques and tips you should adopt while cleaning your carpets according to your carpet’s condition:
Cleaning tips for carpets:
Cleaning carpets is not a difficult task but most people make it difficult for them by doing it in a wrong way. Here is the complete detail and information; you need before cleaning your carpets or removing stains from it:
- Blot stains, don’t rub them:
When a spill or stain first occurs, resist the urge to immediately start scrubbing. That will only drive the stain down into the carpet instead of cleaning it. All you have to do is gently dab stains with a cleaning solution and a clean cloth, paper towel, or sponge. The main and the most important thing is blotting. With the help of blotting it pressurizes the stains a little bit, so you can soak it up. Rubbing causes the particles to get ground into the fibers, which can lead to the breakdown of those fibers. Furthermore, always blot from the outer edge of the stain inward toward the center; blotting outward can spread the stain further across the carpet.
- Club soda process:
Stubborn stains can also be removed by using club soda. There are some simple steps to do it; first, pour club soda onto a clean cloth and blot the stain. If the stain turns lighter, repeat with more club soda. If that doesn’t work, mix exactly the same ratio of white vinegar and water, and pour it into a handheld spray bottle. After that, you have to spray the solution onto the stained area, and then wait 10 or 15 minutes for it to soak in. Next, press a clean or a dry sponge down onto the saturated area to soak up the cleaning solution and the diluted stain, too. Repeat this process, if necessary, until the entire stain is vanished.
- Try shaving cream:
The best carpet cleaner for a general stain, believe it or not; an ordinary shaving cream. It will remove every type of stain. You just have to apply the shaving cream directly to the stain and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Once the shaving cream has set up, clean it with a dry white cloth. Finish by spraying the area with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water, and then wipe away the solution with a cloth or a towel.
- Dish soap cuts grease:
It is always difficult to remove greasy spills from carpets but again, the secret is to use the proper product and technique: Place a few drops of grease cutting dish soap, into a cup of warm water. Gently mix the solution to dissolve the soap. Then pour the solution into a spray bottle and soak the greasy stain. Then all you have to do is blot it up with a white cloth or paper towels. Depending on the age and size of the stain, you may need to repeat this treatment multiple times.
- Freeze- dried Gum:
You all will be quite familiar with this scenario; you step on the chewing gum on the street and don’t realize it and take it to your home and your carpet. Then it gets dried and unable to remove without cutting the carpet. Again, the solution to this issue is available in your own frozen. Take some ice cubes and press them against the gum for 30 to 45 seconds. Once the gum is frozen solid, use a spoon to lift it up, then use scissors or a sharp knife to cut the carpet strands as close as possible to the gum. If you cut only a little amount of carpet, the spot will be undetectable.