Carpet Cleaning Made Easy24Oct 2014
Are you reminiscing of a time when your carpet used to shine? When the colour use to put an extra spring in your step? Don’t be disheartened if your carpet is losing that brand new joy – it can always been bought back to life, and well maintained, with these simple carpet cleaning tips.There are many ways you can clean spills off your carpet, and using the following household products can make this process even easier:- Baking soda: this pantry item is very convenient for household cleaning and acts as a natural stain remover, cleaner and deodoriser. Vacuum the stain affected area and sprinkle the baking soda over the stain. Allow it to sit for two to three hours and vacuum again.- Ammonia: 1 cup of warm water mixed with ¼ cup of household cleaning ammonia is an effective stain removal product. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle, apply to the stain and blot with a clean cloth. Repeat until the stain is gone.- Vinegar: diluted with 1 cup of warm water, ¼ cup of vinegar in a spray bottle can be applied to treat stains in the same way as the ammonia formula.- Club soda: use this for water soluble stains by pouring club soda into a spray bottle and dilute with water. Spray on the affected stain area and blot with a clean cloth. Repeat the process as many times as necessary.- Dish detergent: 1 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent mixed with two cups of warm water is a simple yet effective stain management technique. Apply the solution using the same method as the ammonia and vinegar process.For general household cleaning where the carpet is concerned, prevention is often the best method. Vacuuming regularly is the best starting point in carpet maintenance. Frequent vacuuming prevents a build-up of dust and grit particles that can destroy the fibres in carpet over time. Vacuuming quickly twice a week, and doing a more thorough job at least twice a month in which you pay attention to the crevices in and around furniture, is an ideal starting point.To ensure that you vacuum cleaner is able to perform to its maximum potential, replace the bag (unless it is bag-less) weekly. Use the different heads for the vacuum cleaner for the purposes they are intended. If you have pets inside, use the pet hair vacuum function to effectively remove pet hair. Use smaller vacuum heads to get in behind furniture or up high along the ceiling crevices. If you have rugs in your house, make sure you clean the top of the rug as well as underneath it so that the carpet isn’t neglected.However, for more stubborn stains that are proving difficult to remove and generally shabby looking carpets, it is recommended looking to hire a professional cleaner to attend to your carpets. Cleaning agencies and cleaning contractors are available to remove stains, steam clean or deep clean carpets. A professional touch will remove stains efficiently, quickly and rejuvenate the life and colour in your carpet. It is also possible to contact cleaning contractors and hire carpet cleaning products or equipment. You can then use this for a DIY professional job.To ensure that you carpets are regularly attended to in your home cleaning schedule, find a system that works best for you, your family and your circumstances. Form positive habits surrounding carpet cleaning and the benefits will provide a comfortable and welcoming home environment.
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