Even with your best efforts to keep your carpets clean and spotless, they are always prone to sudden spills, drops, and dirt. While most care tips are easy to follow, we’ve got the best-kept secrets from the pros.
Here are 5 secrets to keeping your carpets looking brand new.
Blot, Not Rub
When it comes to cleaning stains on a carpet, the best thing to do is to blot the stains with a cleaning solution and cloth. Blotting will put less pressure on the stain, but enough to soak it up. Rubbing on the carpet will cause the particles to spread through the fibers and lead to premature damage. Start by blotting from the outer areas and move your way inward.
Use Shaving Cream
Believe it or not, regular shaving cream will remove nearly every type of stain. Apply the cream to the stain and let it set for thirty minutes. Once the shaving cream sets, you can blot it away with a dry white cloth. Spray the area with an equal water and vinegar solution and wipe the solution away to finish.
Heat Wax Drippings
Did your candle result in a sudden wax drip over the carpet? The best way to remove it is to heat it up by placing a white towel over the iron. Let the iron warm up the wax and scrape it off with a butter knife. Grab a paper towel and lay it over the surface. This will allow the wax to melt without spreading further.
Steam Clean Twice a Year
Cleaning the carpet is vital to keeping it fresh and new. Steam cleaning will use a cleaning solution under pressure to deep clean through nozzles. The steam cleaning machine will extract the solution and grab the dirty as well. The water mix will penetrate the fiber and loosen the embedded soil.
Use Organic Products for Pet Accidents
Even the most highly-trained pets will have an accident. With that said, opt for organic cleans rather than toxic chemicals. Spray the cleaner directly onto the stain and wipe up the solution with a towel or cloth. Using eco-friendly spot removers will not only remove pet accidents, but also wine stains, sauces, and coffee.
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