Having carpet in your home shouldn’t be a concern for homeowners who want to maintain the carpet areas as clean as possible. Although carpets tend to be a little more difficult to clean, there are many ways that can get rid of the stains once and for all. Very often, accidents happen where someone may spill unwanted substances on the carpet like coffee or tea. Unfortunately, accidents can happen to anyone especially in homes where families have young children.
The first step in maintaining your carpet clean is by vacuuming at least once a week and more repeatedly in areas of high traffic. It is important to put great emphasis in areas where people sit. Use baking soda if you want to get rid of bad odors in your household as a cause of carpet wear. The key is to be patient and not become frustrated if it takes extra effort on your part in getting rid of heavy, resistant to be cleaned stains. Luckily, there are a few tricks that can be used to maintain your carpet spotless.
When someone spills the carpet with any substance, it is always advised to test the cleaning solution of your choice in an area that is not highly visible. The reason for this is to prevent that your carpet suffers from any further damage in case the cleaning solution causes a discoloration, which may create you an additional problem. When using a cleaning solution, it is best to work from the outside of the stain to the inside to avoid making the stain bigger. If the carpet stays wet with remains of the solution, it is recommended to use a white towel for drying it. Because many spots respond more favorable to certain cleaning solutions, it is important to know what works best in getting rid of a particular spill.
For crayons and glues, it is good to use undiluted vinegar applying it evenly to a toothbrush. When it comes to getting rid of grease in your carpet, try to sprinkle cornmeal and let it rest for approximately 5 minutes. Next, use a sponge with vinegar and water to wash the area affected. If that wasn’t convenient enough, utilize vinegar and water solution to get rid of the most common stains such as: ketchup, chocolate, red wine, and coffee.
However, some stains may require the help of a professional carpet cleaning company to restore the carpet back to its original state.