While every floor covering product can be shown to have its own advantages and drawbacks, carpet has several distinct benefits when compared to hard surfaces. From luxurious and elegant to casual and comfy, carpet can give a space an entirely different feel. It is warm on your feet during winter and nothing bests a carpet’s softness during summer when you’re walking around barefoot. In this blog, we would like to give you carpet cleaning tips to keep your carpeting looking great.

Lint Roller to the Rescue

Purchase a lint roller for problematic areas. No matter how hard your vacuum, there’s are always some crumbs or hair that your vacuum cleaner cannot handle. Put some elbow grease and collect all the stubborn particles.

Eliminate Pet Hair with a Squeegee

The squeegee might be intended for windows, but its design is made to dislodge gunk, frost, and other substances that form and stick to surfaces. Pet hair is notoriously difficult to remove with just a vacuum. Water the squeegee and just use it as it you would on a window.

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Use Your Iron to Remove Stains

  1. Vacuum the stained area
  2. Mix one part vinegar with two parts lukewarm water in a spray bottle. Spritz the affected area with the solution, allow it to sit for several minutes
  3. Place a towel on top of the stained area and apply a heated iron. The pressure from the heat will transfer the stain into the towel.

Always Blot, Never Rub

The key is blotting. Blotting puts a small amount of pressure on the stain to soak it up while rubbing causes the particles to get ground into the carpet fibers, and this can lead to the premature breakdown of those fibers. The best option for deep cleaning solution…

  • 1/2 cup Hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 5 drops of essential oils
  • 2 tablespoons dish soap
  • 2 tablespoons of fabric softener
  • One gallon of hot not boiling water

This is a much cleaner solution compared to store-bought ones. Lock and load in your shampooing machine and you are ready for deep cleaning of your carpet.

Oil Stains

You need a special way to extract oils from carpets. Apply baking soda on the stained area and leave it until the baking soda absorbs the stain and then forms a sort of dry crust. Then you can effectively vacuum and it leaves you with a much lighter attain. After all the oil is absorbed use your normal cleaning solution and proceed to dab the stain.

Pet Accidents

Again baking soda to the rescue. Animal urine does not give up without a fight. There are the smell and the discoloration. A liberal amount of baking soda absorbers the smell and then allows you to blot away the rest of the mess with your cleaning solution.

Nail Polish

Wait until the nail polish has dried. Chip off as much of the dried nail polish as you can with a blunt tool like a butter knife. Then gently dab with cloth or paper towel saturated with rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover until the nail polish dissolves and is absorbed into the cloth or paper towel.

High Traffic Areas

Get shaving cream involved. Any kind of shaving cream works. The stain can be old and the main benefit from rubbing shaving cram in the stain and letting it sit is that the carpet will feel soft to the touch and there is more fluff. You might as well call it an anti-aging cream for carpets.

Deodorizer Recipe

Want to have your carpets smell fresh. The recipe is simple:

  • 2 tablespoons of Borax
  • 10 drops of essential oils
  • 2 cups of baking soda

Sprinkle your carpet with this mixture the way you would dust a cake with sugar and then vacuum after about 10 minutes.

The Power of Ice

This trick is for impressions left on the carpet from furniture, especially when it is both heavy and not moved often. Place an ice cube on the dents and leave them to melt. Then blot the excess water and iron the area until dry through a towel. Once the fibers are almost dry, they will be pliable and you can fluff these areas by the head with ease.

Gum

Gum is never a good thing to end up on the carpet. The main problem is when the gum is still soft. Instead of trying to remove it then instead you need to harden it. An ice cube over the gum for half a minute should be enough to freeze it and allow you to scrape it off with a spoon with little damage to your carpet.

The professionals at All Vacuum Center are ready to help you weigh these important decisions. Our staff are not just salespeople; we truly know the ins-and-outs of vacuums. We can evaluate your current vacuum, help you to decide whether it is cost effective to repair, and if not, help you select a new vacuum that meets your everyday needs.

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