Where there is a lot of floorings available like vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring, tile flooring, stone, etc, the carpets are still popular among people. Due to their functionality and the way they change the appearance of the room, many people love to install carpets in the home. The carpets look attractive when they are clean. The dirty carpets destroy the look of the room. No one can deny this fact that the carpets attract dust. They can become the cause of allergy. However, with the help of a vacuum cleaner, you can free yourself from this problem but a time will come when your carpet will face the stains or splashes. Why do you need professionals when you can do it yourself. Of course, the carpets in the home are dedicated things. If you follow the cleaning method properly then I assure you that you do not have to face any problem. Now, I am going to explain some tips by which you can clean your carpets at home.
- Don’t rub stains
Due to scrubbing the stains spread on the carpet. One should prevent scrubbing. The stains get absorbed into the fiber from scrubbing which makes the fiber weak and the carpet starts to lose its elegance. Gently clean the stains with cloth and mixture.
- Use of dish soap
One of the toughest spills is greasy spills. They are the worst enemy of the carpets, which are difficult to clean. However, after following proper technique you can remove such stains. Put few drops of dish soap into the warm water. Mix well this solution so that it may work better. This mixture will be used with the help of a spray bottle like the above process. After spraying this mixture, use a white cloth to blot the stain. Repeat the process until the stains are clean.
- Use iron
The wax of the candle can melt and drop on the carpet. To remove such stain from the carpet, put the cloth over the stain and run the iron over the cloth until the wax melts. Be careful, the iron must not be too hot that it may burn the carpet.
- Use of club soda
If there are alcohol and beer stains on the carpet, you can clean them with club soda. Just need to use club soda properly. Use a one-to-one ratio of water and vinegar. If it works and the spots start to lighten, repeat the process. Mix water and vinegar, if this process does not work. You can use a spray bottle to spray this mixture. After spraying it on stained areas, wait 20 minutes for its soaking. Repeat the process until the stains are not disappeared. After it, clean this area of carpet with the warm water and then gently brush the carpet. To dry the carpet, put a towel on the stained area. The towel will absorb dampness. For more functionality put a heavyweight on the towel, such as a heavy book or bag.
- Use hydrogen peroxide
If the blood drops have fallen on the carpet then you do not have to worry about it. Hydrogen peroxide is the best solution for this. Mix mild detergent in water and clean the blood. If still there are blood spots, apply hydrogen peroxide directly on it. Absorb the hydrogen peroxide and blood with the paper towel or white cloth.
- Use organic cleaners
Sauces and coffee stains often happen on the carpets. These stains can be easily removed with the use of organic and non-toxic cleaners. Buy the cleaner from the market after reading the label. Spray the cleaner directly on the stain. Use the white cloth to wipe the cleaner.
- Use shaving cream
Shaving cream is the best solution for any kind of stains. Apply it directly and leave it for 20-25 minutes. Remove the cream with the use of clean cloth. After this, mix an equal amount of water and vinegar and spray this mixture on the stain. Again use a white cloth to wipe it.
Above all tips are best for those who want to save the expensive cleaning. These are the tips of professional carpet cleaner, Mark Tarbox.