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DIY Carpet Cleaning Tips

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A small touch here and there, carpets are great additions to brighten up any space. It makes the room look bigger, warmer, and gives an overall soft finish in the room. The look and durability of the carpet make it possible for the room to look the way you have always wanted it to; but once its elegance begins to fade, proper cleaning and maintenance are essential for the carpet to continue its effect in the space.

There are services which specialize in carpet cleaning. These services are offered to commercialized spaces like buildings, and restaurants; and to properties that are as simple as a single floored floor. Calling in the professionals to get the job done usually means that the situation cannot be easily solved by everyday people. Solving simple problems, like spilled coffee or smeared cheese powder, however, can often be remedied without the need for a professional carpet cleaner. Here are some tips in which simple problems like these may be easily solved.

Homemade Carpet Cleaner

Add one part vinegar and two parts together, and put it in a spray bottle to create an easy and cost effective homemade carpet cleaner. When using this concoction, spray the stained area before covering with a damp rag. If you have an iron, turn it to the steam setting and place it on top of the rag for about thirty seconds. If no iron is available, leave the solution to dry. Once it’s dry, gently pat the stained surface with a towel or a stack of paper towels to keep the stain from spreading. Depending on how serious the blemished area is, you might want to repeat the process. If, at any time, you want us to handle things for you, contact us at your convenience!

Hot Water Extraction

One of the most popular ways to clean a carpet is hot water extraction. Steam cleaners are easily available, and are made for such purposes. To remove the stain, apply the proper cleaning detergent directly on the carpet using a pressurized sprayer. Allow the detergent to settle for five to seven minutes before scrubbing the affected area. Once that is done, use the machine to extract the emulsified moisture of detergent and grime as soon as possible before leaving it to dry. Abandoning the mixture on the carpet for too long will lead to rapid resoiling. The use of drying fans is also encouraged to speed up the drying process.

Dry Powder

This method is only intended to be used several times a year to maintain the carpet’s appearance. The substance of this powder is made up of organic materials which have been saturated with detergents and dry solvents. To use this method, the powder is applied to the carpet and agitated in order for the solvent to latch on to the dirt, before vacuuming the area.

Don’t Clean Oriental and Persian Carpets

It is highly advised that Oriental rugs and Persian carpets must be cleaned by professionals. These rugs do not have the same composition as commercialized. If cleaned incorrectly, there is a big chance that the colors will mix or fade, and the rugs/carpets would be prone to further damage. 

With these easy and simple ways to clean your carpets, your household tools and items are enough to do the job, so you don’t have to spend lots of time cleaning small stains.

Do you live near Boston, Massachusetts, and can’t seem to handle the stain on your carpet? Call: 888-369-8626 so we can do the job for you. You may also visit our contact page for more information.