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Best Carpet Cleaning Tips For Homeowners

Flooring is designed to take a beating, but with some of the best carpet cleaning tricks in their playbook, homeowners can keep it in decent shape until a professional can properly treat it. To be clear, homeowners generally only have temporary fixes available to them, and the only way to fully restore the look and feel of the carpeting is to bring in a certified professional to deal with the problem. However, a homeowner can certainly make the job easier, and improve the chances of total restoration by attacking the stain as soon as it occurs.

What are some of the best carpet cleaning tips for homeowners to keep in mind?

It seems like there is an approach for every type of stain, and homeowners can get some nice results if they use the right tools for every job. For example, keep these tips in mind the next time disaster strikes:

  • Always blot spills and liquid stains instead of scrubbing. This one is well-known, but it is essential to proper cleaning. Scrubbing stains merely pushes the stain particles deeper into the fibers, which will make the stain harder to remove and will accelerate deterioration. Blot the stain from the edges, not from the center, and much of the stain can be removed with no other cleaning supplies.
  • Club soda works wonders on beer and wine stains. Blot some club soda on the stain and, if that doesn’t work, mix it with a bit of white vinegar and spray the solution on the stain. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and then blot it up. Chances are, there will be improvement.
  • Scrape off stuck on debris. Families with children need the best of the best carpet cleaning tips, as children can do a lot of damage in a hurry. When candy or gum are stuck to the floor, try scraping it off with a knife before applying moisture. It may be necessary to freeze the debris before it will come off.
  • Blood is no match for hydrogen peroxide. Blood needs to be removed immediately, as it is a biological hazard. Hydrogen peroxide is particularly effective against it, and once applied, it will briefly foam and take the blood with it.

The one best carpet cleaning tip, though, is to bring in professionals for regular deep cleaning. This will protect the long-term integrity of the flooring and ensure that any stains or soil don’t cause permanent issues.

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