Why spend money for a professional carpet cleaner when you have these handy carpet cleaning hacks?
In living areas that see a lot of foot traffic, over time even the highest quality carpet will get stained and worn out. To keep carpet in high-traffic area looking its best, dilute vinegar in a spray bottle with equal parts water, then spray on the carpet. Allow the mist to fully absorb, then use a stiff spoon and run it sideways along the carpet to loosen up fibers. The carpets will have noticeable lift!
Use a Putty Knife for Solids
Using a paper towel or rag to scoop up solids can also force the stain deeper into the carpet. Your best bet is to use a putty knife and dustpan to scrape it up. Sink the edge of the putty knife into the carpet at the edge of the mess, then push it forward to move the solid waste up and into the dustpan.
Don’t Stomp on Paper Towels
By stomping on liquids that have made their way into your carpet like pet urine and vomit, you actually cause the mess to penetrate deeper into the padding and then into the subfloor. When an accident happens, your best bet is to run for your handheld carpet extractor to pull up as much of the liquid as possible, as quickly as possible.
Deodorize with Borax, Essential Oils and Baking Soda
How to Clean Chewing Gum off Carpet
How to Clean Carpet Oil Stains
Oil stains can be challenging to get out of carpet because they spread and stick to the fibers. The best way to extract oil is to spread a thick coat of baking soda across the area where the stain can be seen and leave it there until the sides form a dry crust. Then vacuum up the residue. The stain will hopefully be much lighter or gone altogether. You may have to repeat this process to get the oil stain completely out of the carpet.
How to Get Nail Polish Out of Carpet
How to Get Wax off of Carpet
When wax melts into carpet, wait for it to harden. Scrape the hardened wax loose with a butter knife and vacuum up the chunks. Next, dampen a white cotton towel, fold it in half and place it over the wax. Press an iron set on high over the towel for 10 seconds to draw out any remaining wax. Finally, use a spray cleaner on the stain and scrub it into the carpet with a spoon. Dab it dry with a clean white towel.
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Sometimes dust mites tend to start multiplying in our carpets, read here for a comprehensive guide on removing dust mites from your home.
Carpet Cleaning can be tedious at times, depending on the source of the stain. We hope our list of carpet cleaning hacks can help you keep your favourite carpet in fleeting conditions. In any case, if you would like to have your carpet professionally desensitized, disinfected, and steam-cleaned. MGC Maintenance Services offer top quality and professional carpet cleaning services.