When refurbishing a living room, lounge or bedroom, one of the cheapest methods for adding a new lease of life to the room is by cleaning the carpet. Remove years of built up dirt in an instant, with a simple carpet clean – revitalise those lost colours and remove bad stains and odours at the same time.
Whether you are selling your home, or are looking to remove a stain from the carpet itself, cleaning it with a specialised cleaner is essential to leave a professional looking finish. If like me, you have spilled red wine or chocolate cake on your best cream carpet you will know how frustrating it can be the remove the stain. For the red wine stain, I would recommend sprinkling the affected area liberally with house-hold salt (cheap table salt will do) and gently work it in to the stain with a household cloth. Let the salt absorb a large portion of the wine; this will take a few minutes. Then blot the affected area clean with another cloth to remove any excess. For any other residues that may be hard to clean, you may have to resort to using a carpet cleaner. There are numerous varieties of cleaner, including steam and conventional suction cleaner varieties, but for the best results I would recommend renting a professional carpet cleaner to finish the job.
Hiring a cleaner can be very useful, but don’t forget carpet maintenance! This is an important aspect of maintaining carpet life and durability of your flooring. Avoid wearing shoes in the house, if this is unavoidable make sure you wipe your feet! Also remember to place your food and drinks carefully on trays and coasters to avoid any unwanted spillages. That way you will guarantee your carpet stays clean and stain free for many more years!