Remember how your brand new carpet looked like when you first had it installed in your room? Frustrated that after a few days it looks like it needs replacement?
Keeping your carpet clean and looking new is not an easy task.
To get your carpet looking new and clean, use the following do-it-yourself residential carpet cleaning tips.
Regular upkeep is crucial to the life of your carpet. By simply vacuuming your carpet weekly and not allowing shoes to be worn inside your house, you can extend the life of your carpet by five years or more. Vacuuming regularly keeps dirt and grime from sinking in to the carpet fibers. Allowing only socks or slippers on your carpet keeps it from becoming soiled by hard to remove stains such as mud and oils.
If your carpet is not heavily stained or overly dirty, there are numerous homemade products and easy carpet cleaning tips that you can use to make it look new again.
When cleaning the entire carpeted area, always use a warm water solution. Warm water allows the grime and oils to be broken down easily and completely. For the cleaning solution you can use any of the numerous commercial products available in the market but a simple mix of water and vinegar works just as well. The white vinegar will pull residue from the fibers making your carpet feel softer and look cleaner.
For stains, there are various treatments. Club soda works great on red wine stains. Brake cleaner works great on tough food stains and WD40 works great on oil or grease spots.
When using the brake cleaner, simply apply the cleaner to a cloth and then blot the stain. Once the stain is removed rinse the area with a vinegar and water solution.
On the other hand, when using WD40, simple spray the stained area and allow the cleaner to sit for about 30 minutes. Blot the area dry and then rinse it well with a mixture of dish soap and water.
The best carpet cleaning treatment for removing general stains is shaving cream. Shaving cream, when applied directly to the stain and allowed to set for 30 minutes, will remove just about every type of stain. After the cream has set, gently blot it away with a dry white cloth. Be sure to rinse the area with a vinegar and water solution after cleaning.
When cleaning a carpet stain it is important to remember to blot the affected area and never rub it. Rubbing causes the particles to ground into the carpet fibers and it can also lead to the premature breakdown of those fibers.
By using these simple carpet-cleaning tips you can make carpet cleaning and upkeep a breeze. Plus, you can save money on products and still have clean carpets that you are proud to show.
Magic Wand is your premier carpet cleaning and flood water restoration experts in Edmonton.Whether you need Commercial Carpet Cleaning, Residential Carpet Cleaning or Flood Restoration we can help. Please contact us by filling out a quotation request or call us directly at 780-991-RUGS (7847)