Carpet Cleaning Tips 101

Immediately blot up as much of the liquid spot as possible using a soft, white, absorbent material like a terry cloth. Though most of the carpets produced today are treated with stain-resistant treatments, no carpet can be said to be completely stain proof the longer the stain remains in the carpet, more permanently it sets into it.

Scrape away the solid or semi-solid stain using a blunt spatula or spoon.

Never Scrub or brush a stain; Scrubbing can harm the fibers and have the adverse reaction of making the stain set into the carpet or rug.

Vacuum away as much of the solid stain as possible.

Pretest the spot removal agent on an inconspicuous area of the carpet. Press a clean terry cloth lightly over it for approximately 30 seconds, Check both the towel and the carpet for color transfer, color change or any other damage. Test again if you notice any change. If more than one color, look for color change on each.

To clean the spot apply a small amount of spot removal agent to the soft, white, absorbent material and gently gently to the stain, working from the edges towards the center of the spot to prevent it from spreading. Continue as long as the stain is getting transferred onto the towel. Apply more solution to a fresh area on the towel and repeat the process as long as the stain is being removed. Patience is a virtue as far as this step is concerned!

After the spill has been removed the cleaning solution completely, rinse out the affected area with water and blot dry to remove cleaning solution completely as any residue may attract soil and cause damage to the carpet. To effectively blot up the water, you may use clean, dry towels and keep changing the towel as they become saturated.

No home is immune to water damage from flooding, broken pipes, burst clothes washer hose, or any other failure of a water line in your home.

Just getting rid of the water isn’t enough. Careful and complete drying must be performed to prevent mildew and rot.

Carpet represents a substantial investment, So adequate budgeting must be made to ensure that it is properly maintained for long-lasting performance. Even carpets with outstanding durability will experience performance problems.

Anticipate the amount of traffic a carpeted surface will receive as its possible contact with spilled beverages, food, and other potential stain material. If the area is located in close proximity to industrial facilities, soils and contaminants may well be tracked inside.

Consider carpet care as an ongoing program, and not as a series of unrelated events. Experience has shown to follow a regular maintenance schedule.

Source by Brian Stockett

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