Unlike floors, your carpets need extra care since, despite all your efforts, they are more prone to getting dirty and stained and are definitely harder to clean.
Therefore, for today’s post, we will be sharing with you the ultimate carpet cleaning checklist:
Use Carpet Powder or Baking Soda
Both carpet powder and baking soda are great solutions for carpet cleaning. All you need to do is sprinkle the powder over the carpet and leave it for around 30 minutes then vacuum the carpet once you’re done! Baking soda can also be used as a deodorizer.
Using carpet powder is easier and faster than using carpet shampoo since it doesn’t need time to dry. However, you might need carpet shampoo for tough stains.
Use Blotting For New Stains
For new stains, you can always use a cleaning solution on a paper towel, a sponge or a clean cloth. As opposed to scrubbing, blotting will not breakdown your carpet fibers and will keep it looking as good as new. Make sure to blot from the outside inward rather than outward.
Use Ice for Dried Gum
No matter how careful you are, you might end up with gum on your carpet and gum can be one of your worst enemies when it’s stuck inside your carpet fibers. However, if you use some ice cubes for 30 about seconds, you can easily freeze out the gum and viola, problem solved!
Use Dishwashing Detergent for Grease Stains
Grease stains are ugly and hard to remove. But if you mix some dishwashing detergent with water and use the blotting technique, you can get rid of your stains effectively and efficiently.
Use Heat to Get Rid of Wax
You had a nice romantic dinner and your candle bled wax on the carpet? Nothing to worry about here! Just place a white towel onto the wax and warm it with an iron. Once the wax melts, you can just scrape it off, no fuss.
Use Organic Cleaners for Pet Stains
Even trained pets can have accidents around the house. Buy organic cleaners or make your own at home to get rid of the stains and the smells associated with them.
Use Lemon & Salt for Mold
If your carpet has mold, the best way to get rid of it is by applying a lemon and salt solution. It is safe and will probably save your carpet from discoloration.