13 Aug 6 Carpet Cleaning Secrets From the Pros
When providers of excellent products or services speak – we all should listen. Consider then, from the professionals at Carpet Keepers. When you are trying to remove tough wax stains to crushed in candy, here are 6 carpet cleaning secrets from the Pros at Carpet Keepers Inc.
Blot Stains, Don’t Rub Them
Dab stains with a cleaning solution and a clean cloth, paper towels, or a sponge. The key is blotting. Blotting puts a small amount of pressure on the stain to soak it up. Rubbing causes the particles to get ground into the carpet fibers, and this can lead to the premature breakdown of those fibers. Always blot from the outside of the stain inward, as blotting outward can spread the stain.
You step in chewing gum out on the street and unfortunately it gets tracked onto your carpet. To get it out, head to the freezer and grab a couple of ice cubes. Freeze the gum with ice cubes for about 30 seconds. Once the gum is frozen solid, use a spoon to lift up the glob and cut the strands of carpet as close to the gum as possible. If you cut only a small amount of carpet, the spot shouldn’t be noticeable.
Dishwasher Detergent vs Grease
The best method against difficult-to-clean grease stains is to use a drop or two of a grease-cutting dishwashing detergent, such as Dawn, in a cup of water. It’ll cut through the grease in the carpet just the way it does on your dishes. Put the solution in a spray bottle and spray it on the stain. Then blot it up. Again, you may need to do this multiple times for larger stains.
Burning candles in the house can result in wax dripping onto the carpet, where it quickly dries and gets embedded. Heat it back up to help get it out. Place a white cloth over your iron, then put the iron on top of the wax to warm it up. Finally, scrape off the wax with a butter knife.
Important note: Don’t use the iron this way for more than 30 seconds or you risk burning the carpet. And be sure to use a white cloth and white towels since colored ones can transfer the color onto the carpet when heated up, especially if you have a light-colored carpet.
If you have kids in the house, it’s only a matter of time before candy ends up in the carpet. Try to scrape it with a spotter brush or a butter knife. Then, using a sponge, apply water mixed with a mild soap. Once the candy is removed, dry the spot by blotting it with a cloth or towels.
Cleaning the carpet is essential to keeping it looking fresh and new. Professional carpet cleaning is recommended for deep cleaning every six months for a family of four. Contact Carpet Keepers to join our schedule cleaning program.