Read our helpful carpet cleaning tips below to learn how to prevent a stain or spot from becoming a bigger problem and preventative measures to keep your carpets looking clean. Proper care and maintenance can keep your floors looking gorgeous for many years to come.
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- Never rub a spot out! This can smear the spot and may cause it to become permanent. It can also fray the fibers causing a noticeable distortion. Blotting is the proper method to remove substance without creating any further damage. Using a white terry cloth (or microfiber) towel, place onto spot and apply pressure straight down to transfer spot into the towel.
- In most spotting techniques blot as much up of the substance as possible using a white terry cloth (or microfiber) towel. Apply your spotting solution and allow proper dwell time. Start to blot to remove the spot and spotter. Then rinse with water and continue blotting to thoroughly rinse out anymore of the spot and most importantly the spotting solution.
- A good home remedy for spotting urine, feces, or general beverages is to use white vinegar. Mix 1/3 white vinegar with 2/3 water in a spray bottle or bottle with a flip top and blot.
- A good home remedy for spotting protein spots, milk, chocolate, vomit, or blood is to use ammonia. Mix one teaspoon of clear ammonia with half cup of water and apply with spray bottle. FYI, extract blood with cold water to prevent coagulation.
- A good home remedy for general spotting is to use dish soap detergent. Mix 1/4 of a teaspoon with a quart of water and apply with a spray bottle.
- When vacuuming keep in mind that when your bag or container is half full, your losing half your suction. To help maintain your vacuum use these tips. Belts stretch out over time and won’t rotate the beater bar properly. Keep the beater bar clear of debris and build up. Clean the filters after usage.
- Best maintenance that you can do for your carpet is to have a proper vacuuming schedule. Different sizes of families do require various times per week. From one per week to every other day.
- Sometimes big spots can be too much to handle with towel blotting methods. A good extraction tool that lots of families already own is a shop-vac. Using the same spotting techniques, use the shop-vac to extract more out of the carpet faster.
- It’s best to use outdoor and indoor mats to reduce the amount of dirt that enters your house.
- You can save wear and tear on carpet by asking everyone to take their shoes off before entering your home.
- Frequently changing air filters in your heating and air-conditioning systems as recommended by the manufacturer’s directions. The more dust and particles removed by the filter, the fewer that fall onto the carpet.