Tips on How to Clean Your Carpets

Most of us use carpets at home, it adds beauty and elegance to our home, but sometimes we neglect the importance of cleaning the carpets. Our home reflects the kind of person we are, keeping it clean is a must for us to feel fine and relaxed.

Maintaining our home clean means making sure that every part of the house is clean, even the carpets. Cleaning the carpets may sometimes become tiresome because of stubborn stains, to save you from the tedious work you can tap a carpet cleaning service to help.

If you are confident enough to clean your carpets at home then here are some tips that you can use to help make your carpets stain-free again.

 

Carpets

Don’t Rub Blood Stains

Blot the stains with a disinfecting mixture using a cloth, sponge, or tissues. Fibers in the carpet can be broken down by rubbing making the particles get ground into the carpet making it hard to clean. The stain can spread by blotting outward, so it is recommended to blot from the outside of the blood stain inward.

Shaving Cream

Shaving creams help to clean general stains. Shaving cream is applied directly to the stain and let it stand by for 30 minutes, blot away the stain with a dry cloth after the shaving cream has set.

Ice on Gums

Gums on carpets can be cleaned using ice, freeze the gum in the carpet for about 30 seconds. Use a spoon to get the gum once the gum is frozen solid and cut the strands of carpet that stick to the gum. The cut shouldn’t be noticeable to maintain the nice look of your carpet.

Dishwasher Detergent

Stubborn grease stains can be removed using two or 3 drops of grease-cutting dishwashing detergent, such as sunlight or joy, and mix in a cup of water. The solution will penetrate the grease in the carpet the same method as it does on your dishes. Once the solution penetrates, blot it up.

Heat Wax

Wax drippings in the carpet quickly dry and gets deep-seated. Heating the drippings will remove it; place a cloth over your iron and put in on top of the wax to warm it up. Scrape the wax using a butter knife once the wax drippings melt again.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Blood stains can sometimes mess with your carpet; hydrogen peroxide will help in cleaning. The first thing is to loosen up dried blood by wetting it with a mixture of water and mild detergent. Scrape as much blood from the carpet’s fibers. Apply hydrogen peroxide to the stain to get the remaining blood. The solution will foam as it contacts with blood, after this, dab the hydrogen peroxide with paper towels to rid the moisture out of the carpet.

Candies

Kids in the house love to eat candies, and some of it comes in contact with the carpet. Scrape the candies on the carpet using a brush or butter knife then apply a mixture of soap and water. Dry the spot using cloth or towels.

 

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