Carpets Need Love Too!
From stubborn wine spills to pet stains and odors, carpet cleaning can be a harrowing job. As stressful as it can be trying to maintain your carpet, it’s important. Your floors say a lot about your house.
The way you manage your household reflects heavily on your floors, and particularly your carpet. That’s why there’s never too much know-how out there. So we’ve gathered seven great carpet cleaning tips for you to read all in one place (you’re welcome).
Our List of 7 Great Carpet Cleaning Tips:
- Vacuuming should take place at least once a week when it comes to carpets. The precision tool on your vacuum should also make an appearance every few weeks to clean along baseboards and other crevices in your home. Keeping up with vacuuming prolongs the life of your carpet.
- Take your time with vacuuming, too. It’s not the most fun activity, so it can be tempting to rush through it. However, rushing through patches of carpet might be wasting your time if you’re not really cleaning it. Allow time for the dust and dirt to be suctioned into the vacuum.
- If you add baking soda into your vacuum before starting the process, it helps to combat a lot of odors that can linger in your carpet. Your floors will be left smelling fresh.
- For spills, get to them as soon as possible. Don’t start spreading it around, either—you need to blot at it first with an absorbent towel. Otherwise, you risk simply spreading the stain around more.
- If you find something sticky like chewing gum stuck to your carpet, put a piece of ice on the gum before you start trying to clean it. This will harden it and make it easier to pull off (leaving fewer residues).
- If red wine is spilt onto your carpet, you actually can help fight the stain permanence by mixing the spill with white wine as quickly as possible. Clean the spot with cold water as usual and the cover it with table salt. Vacuum up the salt afterwards.
- If you want to level out depressions in your carpet with the rest of the carpet’s original appearance, try steam. Just hold a clothing iron close enough for the steam to reach the carpet fibers.
Carpets Needs Constant Care
These tips are DIY and will probably save you some money down the road—hiring professionals isn’t ALWAYS needed.
However, if you do find your carpet problems to be more serious than what the above tips can accommodate, reach out to a professional cleaning service who can give you an extra hand.
Keep coming back to read more interesting tips on getting out stains and keep your carpet beautiful! If properly maintained, your floors can always look like they’re brand new.