Carpets are such things, which get dirty no matter how much you work on keeping them clean. You may be a cleanliness freak and one might think that carpets at your place are the cleanest. However, a variety of accidents like spilling of drink or food or your dog walking on the carpet etc. are inevitable.
Yes, carpet cleaning can be tedious and exhausting. Plus if you’re not doing it right, you’re wasting all the energy. Therefore, you either need to learn some good carpet cleaning tips or check out the different carpet cleaning services who understand the hassle of carpet owners. Here are some carpet cleaning tips that will help you do the job yourself.
Blotting stains: In the moment of panic, it might seem a good idea to rub the stain, but it really isn’t. The key is to blot the stains using paper towels or clean pieces of cloth. Rubbing can cause the particles to ground in the fibres of the carpet, thereby causing premature fibre breakdown. Blotting, on the other hand, allows a small amount of pressure, and allows a certain amount of the stain to soak up.
Using club soda: If used correctly, club soda can be really effective in removing wine or beer stains. Here are the steps in which you can use club soda for stain removal.
Try blotting the area with some soda on a cloth.
If this does not work, then mix white vinegar (1 part) and water (1 part) and put it in a sprayer.
Spray the solution on the area of stain.
Let it sit for at least 15 minutes.
Take a clean sponge and press in on the area to absorb the solution as well as the stain. (This process might need repetition.)
After you find the stain gone, rinse it with warm water.
Brush the carpet towards its natural direction with your hands.
Finally, lay paper towels on the carpet and press them, in order to remove the dampness.
Shaving cream hack: Shaving creams are great stain removers. Shaving creams can remove almost any general stain. This is a technique that even the carpet cleaner services use. First, add the cream directly on to the stain. After it has set (after about 30 minutes), blot it away with a dry white cloth. Finally, spray the solution of white vinegar (1 part) and water (1 part) and dry it with a cloth.
Ice cubes: Chewed gums are definite nightmares, but accidents like these they do happen. However, this hack might change your life forever. Bring some ice cubes. Place them on the gum, causing it to freeze and harden. Bring a spoon and lift the frozen gum out of the carpet while cutting out the strands still sticking to the gum. If the cutting is done carefully, the spot will not be noticeable.