Have you ever wondered what the secret is to keep carpets looking fresh and new? Despite your best efforts, carpets are bound to be exposed to stains, spills, and accidents.
So rather than stress over the condition of your floors, try these tips from the Chem-Dry carpet cleaning experts in Troy, Michigan. These hacks are sure to keep your carpets looking their best.
#1 – Gently blot—never rub—carpet stains.
While it may be an instinct to vigorously rub carpet stains, this can cause the stain to work deeper into the fibers—becoming much more difficult to remove. Instead, blot the stain from the outside in to keep it from spreading or seeping.
#2 – Use club soda to remove stains.
Club soda does wonders for removing tough stains from carpet. Mix one part club soda with one part white vinegar in a spray bottle and use it to gently treat the stain. Also, did you know that Chem-Dry harnesses the power of carbonation to professionally clean carpets using far less moisture than steam cleaners? It’s true. Learn more about Chem-Dry’s unique process here.
#3 – Use a lint roller on carpet.
To get rid of crumbs and hair that even vacuuming seems to miss, try using a lint roller on problem areas.
#4 – Use hydrogen peroxide to remove tough stains.
Hydrogen peroxide is highly effective at removing the most stubborn stains like blood. Apply it full strength directly to the stain. Once it’s done foaming and fizzing, use a cloth to wipe it away.
#5 – Use a squeegee to get rid of pet hair.
Pet hair can be extra tricky to remove from carpet and furniture. While a squeegee is intended for use on windows, it can do wonders at gathering hair on floors and upholstery.
#6 – Use vinegar to fluff matted down carpet.
While vinegar has many uses on carpet, one you may not have thought of is to fluff up high traffic areas. Dilute vinegar in equal amounts of water then spray over the area. Once the solution is absorbed, run a spoon along the carpet to fluff the fibers.
#7 – Try shaving cream on carpet stains.
Believe it or not, this trick actually works. Apply shaving cream directly on the stain, let it set for about 30 minutes, then blot it dry. Finish up with a solution containing half water and half white vinegar, then dry the area.
#8 – Use an ice cube for gum.
To get rid of sticky chewing gum on carpet, press a few ice cubes firmly over the area for about a minute. Once the gum is frozen solid, use scissors or a knife to pick out the gum.
#9 – Use an iron to remove waxy stains.
For waxy stains, start by vacuuming the area and treating it with 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar. Finally, place a towel on top of the stain then iron over it. The heat should transfer the stain to the towel.
#10 – Use dish soap to cut grease on carpet.
Greasy stains may seem impossible to get rid of, but we’ll let you in on this secret. Dissolve a few drops of dish soap in a cup of warm water, then spray the solution over the area. Repeat as necessary then blot the area dry with a paper towel.
#11 – Use area rugs and runners on carpet.
While you may think rugs are only meant for use on hard flooring, they are also highly effective at protecting carpeting in high traffic areas. You can keep them there as style pieces or even remove them when guests come over if you prefer.
#12 – Remove pet odors with professional treatment.
Chem-Dry specializes in removing deep odors and stains trapped deep within your carpet padding and backing. Take advantage of pet urine odor removal annually to keep your carpets fresh.
#13 – Keep up with professional deep cleanings.
To keep your carpets looking their best, stay up with professional carpet cleaning at least once each year. Chem-Dry not only removes stains, bacteria, and allergens from your floors, but can also apply a specially formulated carpet protectant to help your carpet repel future stains.
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