While cleaning the entire house, the only thing that goes unseen is the carpets, either due to laziness of us or just for looking not so dirty. But over time, the carpet will start to accumulate a lot of dust, spill-dries, and what you bring under the bottom of your shoes. These things will slowly take down the lives of your carpets and result in a musty smell and dull surface. Here are the cleaning secrets from the carpet cleaning professionals that you should know today.
Dab on stains
Do not rub the stains around the surface as it can damage the fibres forever. Instead, you can take a sponge or paper towels and dab on the surface with a cleaning solution. This way, the sponge/paper towel can soak the stain and avoid spreading it more. Blot the stain inward to keep it controlled.
Use club soda or vinegar
Use soda on a clutch and bot the surface gently. You can also use white vinegar with water to spray over the stained surface and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before soaking it with a sponge. Repeat this step until the stain is completely removed. Once the stain has vanished, rinse the carpet with warm water and wipe off the soaked water to leave it to dry. Use paper towels to soak dampness until the carpet is dry.
Use shaving cream
Shaving cream can remove all ordinary stains with ease. Apply the cream on the stain and let is sit for 30 minutes. Once the cream seems to have gripped the stain, simply wipe off with a paper towel or a dry cloth. Spray vinegar and water solution and wipe off once for a completely clean surface.
Freeze the gum
If you have gum on your carpet due to unknown reasons, it can create sticky trouble for your carpet. Easy way to remove gum is to use some ice cubes to freeze the gum for 30 seconds or so. Once the gum freezes, lift the gum from the surface and cut off the strands of carpet that are still stuck to the gum. But do not cut too low into the carpet to ruin it.
Dishwasher detergent for grease
The wax might seem like a difficult thing to clean when it melts from the candles and falls on the carpet. But removing it requires the same process of melting. Place a cloth on top of the wax and press it with iron and when the wax has melted, take a knife to scrape it off. You can also use paper to make the wax stick on it when it melts. This process will require multiple trials until all the wax is removed.