Effective Carpet Cleaning Tips How to Remove Stains

Effective Carpet Cleaning Tips How to Remove Stains

 Carpet cleaning is a major factor for protecting your family’s health. That is why its maintenance should not be left behind. If you wish to use your carefully selected carpeted flooring for many years, even decades, you need to vacuum it regularly. Professional cleaners recommend vacuuming the carpeted flooring at least once a week. If you experience respiratory problems, you should vacuum the carpet 4-5 times a week. Moreover, you should open the windows while vacuuming the carpet, to let some fresh air enter in the room.  

Here is a short list of essential carpet cleaning tips everyone should follow if he wants to prolong the life of his carpet:

  • Vacuum your carpet minimum once a week;

  • Use deep carpet cleaning procedures 1-2 times a year. If you suffer from allergies or take care for a pet, use steam cleaning services on every 3 months;

  • Read the labels of the cleaning products before applying them on the carpet. Follow the instructions, written on the labels;

  • Read the label on the carpet as well. You will find it on the bottom side of the carpet.

  • If you have bought a detergent from the local store, test it on invisible corner of the carpet before applying it on the stain. Some detergents contain strong chemicals that may discolor the carpeted flooring;

  • Always use protective gloves when applying strong detergents;

  • There you will find useful information about the proper way to wash your carpet;

  • Clean stains immediately after their appearance. Don’t leave stains to dry;

  • Check the carpet regularly for mold and mildew. Lift the furniture and check the condition of the carpet below them;

  • Go for the use of natural cleaning products. Avoid applying toxic detergents on your carpet;

  • Remove offensive odors from the carpet with the help of baking soda application. All you have to do is sprinkle some baking soda all over the carpet, leave it to act for a night and collect it with the vacuum cleaner the next day;

  • If you have to clean your carpet quickly, use powder carpet cleaners. You can remove them with the vacuum cleaner and your carpet is ready for use;

  • Place a door mat and take your shoes off when entering your home;

  • Ask your guests to take their shoes off when cross the front door;

  • Clean your dogs’ paws when you enter your home after a walk. Don’t let it step on the carpet with filthy paws;

  • Blot the stains – don’t rub them.

After we have given you the basic carpet cleaning tips, we will emphasis on the most effective methods to remove stubborn stains from the carpeted flooring. The major principle is to treat the stain immediately after its appearance. For instance, if you have invited guests and you have prepared delicious meal, don’t wait for the guests to leave to clean the greasy stain you noticed on the carpet. They may leave your home after 2-3 hours. Meanwhile the stain will be already dry if you have left it untreated and when you try to remove it, it would be almost impossible.

  • For sticky stains, like those of chewing gum, use one or more ice cubes to freeze the stain.

  • For red wine stains use white wine to dilute the stain. Then spread baking soda on top of the stain to absorb the liquid. When it turns pink and dries, collect it with a vacuum cleaner.

  • If you need effective carpet cleaning tips for removal of make up stains, check the following ideas:

  1. Make a mixture of ¼ cup ammonia and 1 cup of warm water;

  2. Mix 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid and 2 cups of warm water;

  3. Mix ¼ cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of warm water.

  • If you are wondering how to remove fruit juice stains from the carpet, here is an effective method what to do:
    First, blot the stain with a clean white cloth. Then spray lukewarm water on the stain. Again blot the stain. Then mix ¼ teaspoon of carpet shampoo with a liter of warm water. Apply the solution. Leave it for several minutes to act. Then rinse the stain with clean warm water.

  • For synthetic fiber carpets you should use clean white cloth, damped into the cleaning solution to treat the stain. You may use vinegar solution – the necessary ingredients are white vinegar and water (1:2). You may also mix ¼ teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and a cup of lukewarm water.

  • For natural fiber carpets you’d better use a spray bottle to apply the solution. You can use vinegar solution – ¼ cup of white vinegar and ¼ cup of water. Another option for you is a mixture of 1 tablespoon ammonia and ½ cup of lukewarm water. If you prefer using detergent solution, mix 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and 1 cup of water.

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