Regardless of how careful you are, eventually your carpet will succumb to spills, stains, dirt, and other nastiness. Learn how to deep clean your carpets between professional carpet cleanings.
Steps to Take to Keep Your Carpets Clean
- When spills happen (and they will happen), blot them, do not scrub. Scrubbing at a spill can cause the mess to embed itself further into the fibers of the carpeting. Resist the urge to scrub! Instead, use a clean towel to blot up as much of the spill as possible. Once the liquid has been cleaned up, use a non abrasive cleaner and continue to blot the spill until it is gone and dry.
- Specific types of stains call for specific types of cleaners.
- Blood is one of the most obvious types of stains that appears on carpet. If you noticed blood drops, begin loosening the stain by scraping away as much of the blood as possible. Once this is complete, use hydrogen peroxide to lift the stain.
- Did someone spill red wine or dark beer during a party? If so, break out the club soda. Spray the stain and watch it lift from your carpeting as you blot it away.
- If you find a surprise piece of gum embedded into your carpeting, a simple ice cube can help loosen it from your carpet. Please keep the scissors away – no need to cut a hole in your carpeting!
- Candles are a great way to decorate, but stray wax can easily find its way into carpeting. Like gum, it may be tempting to start cutting away at the wax, but a hot iron is actually the way to go. Place a clean towel over the wax and press the hot iron onto the towel to warm the wax. The heat will transfer the wax from the carpeting to the towel, leaving your rug as good as new!
- Deep clean your carpets between professional cleanings. Start by mixing a quarter cup of salt, a quarter cup of borax, and a quarter cup of vinegar into a paste. Allow this mixture to sit on heavier stains for at least an hour. Once it has dried completely, break out your vacuum and remove the powder from your floor.
- Vacuuming regularly is the best way to keep up on clean carpeting. Different vacuums handle different tasks. If you have pets, a vacuum that works to clean up pet hair specifically is best selected, while a vacuum with dual material capacity is perfect for carpet and hardwood floors.
When to Call a Professional Carpet Cleaner
Having your carpets cleaned by a professional will help keep your floors looking like new, but will also help keep allergens and dirt at bay. At Rytech, we work with homes in Southwest Louisiana to keep carpets and rugs clean year round. You can call to schedule your appointment, or visit us online and book your appointment directly on our website.
Visit us today for more information and get clean carpets today.