Spring Cleaning - Carpets that is

How to get your carpets looking and smelling like May Flowers

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Baking Soda

Baking Soda

Laundry Detergent

Laundry Detergent

In every household, spills and accidents happen. Muddy feet, grape juice, and ketchup are all the arch-enemies of your carpets. And, if you have pets your rug might resemble target practice.

Rule one, of course, is to clean up a stain immediately. If the carpet absorbs too much of it, it will become more difficult to get out. But even if you are extra vigilant, over time these little stains start to add up and your carpets might begin to look dingy and worn out. No matter how much your scrub, blot or vacuum, you might never get out that last bit of stain or that stinky cat smell.

 

 

 

 

Tip 1 But there is a solution: Just as you shampoo your hair, shampooing or deep cleaning your carpeting will give it a tidy look and a fresh smell.

Tip 2 For fresh stains use plain baking soda. pour it dry onto the fresh spill but do not soak the baking soda. Let it foam and bubble. Let it sit for a few minutes, then sponge up thoroghly. For older stains use shaving cream. Let it foam on the carpet, wipe clean with sponge, and rinse with damp cloth.

Tip 3   Rearrange your furniture for spring for a fresh new look. reduce the appearance of indentations in carpet by leaving an ice cube to melt, then fluffing up the carpet while its wet.  

Tip 4 Presoak winter stains away. Mix 1 teaspoon of enzyme laundry detergent (such as Axion, Biz, or others) with 1 cup water. Allow to sit on tough stains for 30 minutes before deep cleaning. 

Tip 5 When using spot remover, use the back of a spoon to agitate the chemicals in and around the spot.

Tip 6 For large, wet stains fold a clean towel into a pad, place on area, and weigh with books or other heavy objects to force remaining moisture into the towel.

 

 

 


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