Carpet cleaning isn’t the easiest thing to do at home. Not only are carpets heavy, they’re absorbent too. This feature makes it harder to get out stains and smells. Professional carpet cleaners have industry secrets – and not to mention special tools – to get the job done. Hiring a pro is great for when you really need to deep clean your rug, but what about small accidents at home?
Don’t rub – DAB!
Spilled red wine (or any other coloured liquid) on your carpet? Experts say you should never rub the stain. This will only cause the stain to spread to a larger surface, albeit a bit diluted. It will also damage the fibres in your rug, making them break down easier. Instead, carpet cleaning experts suggest dabbing the stain with a paper towel or cloth, using a moderate amount of pressure. The goal is to allow the cloth to soak up the liquid. You can also use a mixture of vinegar and water to soak the stain, and then dab it up with a cloth or sponge. This is particularly effective for wine.
Grease stain remover
If you’ve tried carpet cleaning grease stains, you know how difficult they are to remove. Grease simply clings on to the fibres. Would you believe that the best antidote for grease stains is sitting right in your dishwasher? Dishwashing detergents are designed for breaking down oil, which makes them perfect for grease stains. All you have to do is mix a few drops of dishwashing detergent with some water. Using a spray bottle, spot-clean the areas that have stains and wait for them to soak. Once the grease is soaked with the solution, just blot it up with a piece of cloth!
No worries about pet accidents
Those who own pets will know the pain of cleaning accidents. This method will give you a deep clean and remove the smell! Simply mix together borax, salt, water and vinegar. The solution should form a paste. Simply apply it to the stains on your carpet. Make sure that the paste gets through all the way down to the base of the carpet, where the fibres are attached. Then, wait for it to completely dry. It should be dry enough that when you vacuum the area, it won’t have a problem coming off. Afterwards, you won’t be having problems with soiled spots.
If you need carpet cleaners to solve your problems, Fresh Aire Carpet Cleaning can help.