Your carpet is one of the biggest investments you will make for your home. Carpet is designed to hold up to everyday use, but it still needs to be taken care of. By applying these tips and tricks, homeowners can keep their carpet in decent shape in between professional cleanings.d again.
Please note, unless you are a professional carpet cleaner, the remedies available to you are limited. Professional carpet cleaners are fully trained and have professional-grade tools and solutions. Only your local Toronto carpet cleaning company can fully restore the look and feel of your carpet.
Don’t Scrub Spills
When you scrub a spill you are merely pushing the stain particles deeper into the carpet. Scrubbing the stain will make it harder to remove and accelerate the deterioration process. To ensure that you get the stain up and off your carpet, blot it right away. Start from the edges of the spill and work toward the center. Generally, you should be able to get most of the spill up without need of further cleaning solutions. But if you do need to use cleaning chemicals…
Don’t Use Bleach
Unless your carpet is pure white, bleach will cause a stain that will result in your having to have the carpet repaired or replaced. There is generally a simple approach for every type of stain and you can achieve excellent results if you employ the right solutions.
Club Soda and Vinegar
If you have spilled beer or wine, club soda is the trick to use here. Pour a bit of unflavored clear club soda on the stain then blot it up. If the club soda isn’t getting all of the stain up, try mixing a little distilled white vinegar and club soda in a spray bottle and spraying the stain. Let the solution sit for 15 minutes or longer – but don’t let it dry – then blot it up. You should notice an improvement.
It is worth noting that club soda can actually set certain types of stains, like oil or grease. So make sure that you do not use this trick if you think it might be an oil or grease stain.
Scrape Up the Stuck-on Stuff
If you have kids, you know how quickly they can turn your nice carpet into a minefield of sticky messes. If your little ones have gotten gum, candy, or other sugary snack stuck into your carpet, try scraping off as much as you can before applying a cleaning product.
The best tip is to make sure to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least every six months, or more frequently if you have pets or kids. Not only will a professional carpet cleaning company keep your carpets clean, but it will save you money in the long run by helping you prevent the need for a carpet replacement.
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