10 December 2015
Five Genius Carpet Cleaning Tips Using Regular Household Material
Everybody has their own little remedy to fix up a quick stain. But taking good care of your carpet and keeping it in good shape requires a little more know how.
Short of hiring a full steam clean for all of the carpet in your house, there are some simpler remedies using basic home ingredients that will keep your carpet looking spotless and professional.
Let’s have a look at what you can do to keep your carpet looking great.
Remove tough stains
Stains that don’t go away with some simple dabbing with cloth can be removed using some vinegar, water and an iron.
HOW: Wet the cloth with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar. Lay the cloth over the stain and iron until dry. The cloth will draw the stain up from the carpet and having things looking as good as new.
Remove wax stains
Spilled a candle? No problem. Get the iron out again and grab a piece of paper towel.
HOW: Lay the paper towel over the wax stain and iron over the top. This will melt the wax and draw it into the paper towel. You may need to repeat the process a few times for maximum efficacy.
Get rid of carpet indentations
Annoyed by those prominent marks that are left embedded into your carpet by furniture? You can use a towel, iron and ice blocks to fix that up!
HOW: Lay iceblocks on the area with the indentation and allow them to melt. Place a slightly moist cloth over the area and iron over the top until the cloth and the carpet underneath are dry. Gentle ruffle the carpet with your hand.
Get your carpet smelling great
Here’s something easy to overlook: how does your carpet smell? Scenting your carpet prevents any old musty smells and is also just a great way of keeping your home smelling fresh. And all it takes is some essential oil, baking soda and a vacuum cleaner.
HOW: Put twenty drops of essential oil into a jar. Add baking soda until you reach a consistency that’s more powdery than oily. Sprinkle the powder over your carpet. Let it sit for a while, then vacuum it up. The great things, you can choose any kind of scent you want.
Get rid of pretty much any stain
Nobody really has the time to come up with a different solution for each different kind of stain. Sometimes we just want a one-size-fits all solution; a secret weapon we can unleash on whichever stains attempts to attack our carpet. All you need is shaving cream, cloth and vinegar.
HOW: Spray some shaving cream directly onto the stain. Allow it to foam and dry. Remove by dabbing with a wet cloth. Finally, dab the area with a cloth soaked in a water and vinegar solution.
These handy tips and hints will keep you in control of your carpet and will keep your home looking good for most stains. If you want a complete carpet clean, it’s best to get in the professional.
Taskforce has carpet cleaners all over Australia. Give them a call now on 13TASK to be put through to your nearest carpet cleaner.