Do you need a few carpet cleaning how to tips?
Do you avoid inviting friends and family to your house because of
unsightly carpet stains and embarrassing carpet odors?
Do your children and pets always seem to track mud across the
Do your children –or perhaps you — spill drinks on the carpet
on an almost daily basis?
If you would like to end your dread of dirty and smelly carpets,
relax and follow these three simple carpet cleaning tips for
keeping your carpet stain free and for carpet odor removal.
Carpet Cleaning Tip #1: Routine Maintenance for a Longer Life
Vacuum your carpets on a regular basis. Dirt, pet hair, and
other grime accumulate in the carpet fibers resulting in dirty
looking carpet and problems for allergy sufferers. If the dirt
and grime is left to build up, your carpet can become damaged and
it will be more difficult to thoroughly clean.
Carpet Cleaning Tip #2: Clean Spills Immediately
Clean up spills immediately to avoid odors and stains. If a
solid substance –food or animal waste — is the problem, use
paper towels to carefully remove the mess before cleaning the
carpet. Take care to lift the mess straight up without further
rubbing it into the carpet. Once the problem is removed, begin to
clean the spot with plain water and paper towels or clean rags.
Blot the area with the paper towels and then using the towels,
move in a circular motion clockwise and then repeat going counter
clockwise to remove all traces of the mess. Avoid scrubbing the
carpet spill as this may damage the fibers of the carpet.
Carpet Cleaning Tip #3: Use the Mildest Form of Cleaner Possible
If plain water does not remove the spill, combine water and a
small amount of mild liquid soap. This solution should help
remove most stains. However, if you still can’t get the spill
clean, consider a chemical carpet spot remover. Remember that
chemicals can damage carpet fibers and products designed
specifically to remove carpet stains may contain dangerous
Use chemical products sparingly. Make sure you work in a well
ventilated area and wear gloves. Before using a chemical cleaner,
test it in a hidden area to make sure it will not discolor or harm
your carpet . To clean the spot, apply a small amount of the spot
remover to a rag and wipe gently in a circular motion. Rinse with
clean water and blot dry with more rags. Remove as much water as
possible to avoid mildew or carpet damage.
Taking the time to clean up spills immediately will prevent the
unsightly carpet stains and embarrassing carpet odors that may
prevent you from enjoying the company of friends and family in
your own home.