While walking on them, we all want to feel like we are walking on clouds. but how do you achieve this? How can we ignore all those stains that seem so hard to remove? How do we bring back the freshness and the new looks to our carpet using quick cleaning methods?
First, there are are some simple rules when it comes to maintaining your carpet.
Secondly, there are different tips for removing different stains, in case you haven’t followed the simple rules.
Let’s start with the simple rules:
•as soon as something spills on the carpet take action. Take a dry cloth or paper towel and absorb as much of the liquid as possible.
•with inward motions simply blot the spot, rinse thoroughly with clean water, then blot again.
•do your best to remove 75% of the stain in the first minutes. The longer it stays on the carpet and it’s soaked in, the harder it’s gonna be to remove it.
•never scrub the carpet, otherwise the chances of ruining the its fibres are really high.
Secondly, detect the spot type. Depending on the kind of stain you’ll adjust your technique and your cleaning solution for the best results.
For water-soluble stains such as: alcoholic beverages, berries, colas, food dyes, gravy, ice cream, jelly, milk, mud, washable ink, wet or latex paint, we suggest this easy made solution: 1/4 teaspoon of nonbleach detergent (or white vinegar) mixed with 32 ounces of water. We call these water-soluble stains because they come off so easily with a light water based mixture.
For more persistent water-soluble stains such as: blood, chocolate, coffee, mustard, tea, vomit, wine, mix a tablespoon of ammonia with 1 cup of water on any type of carpet besides wool made. If you have trouble removing the stain you can try one part chlorine bleach to five parts water, but only on solution-dyed carpets.
Apart from the water-soluble stains there are the ones that take a little more work to remove.
For oil, wax or grease stains soak the stain using a special method. Place a paper towel over the stain and iron on warm setting. The wax, fat, or oil should come up off the carpet and stick to the paper towel.
In case you have burnt your carpet there is still a chance you can rescue it. Gentle rug the spot with the edge of the dull side of a knife.
For nail polish stains use a cotton pad with nail polish remover.
For more tips on removing other types of stains using easy and quick ways stay tuned!