Carpet Cleaning Secrets, Part 2

If you have a pesky stain on your carpet, and you are stuck with how to remove it, we have your secrets! Read on for part two of our carpet cleaning secrets:

Dishwasher Detergent

The best method for grease stains is to use a drop or two of a grease-cutting dishwashing detergent in a cup of water. It will cut through the grease in the carpet just the way it does on your dishes. Put it in a spray bottle and spray right on the stain. Blot it up. You may need to repeat for large stains.

Heat Wax

Burning in candles in your home can result in drippings of wax onto the carpet, where it dries and gets embedded. To remove it? Simply heat it back up! Place a white cloth over your iron, then put the iron on top of the wax to warm it up. Scrape the wax with a butter knife. When you’re done with this, lay a paper towel over the surface and iron on the paper. The wax will be melting and will bind to the paper. It will be gone after a few applications.

Don’t use the iron for more than 30 seconds or you could risk burning the carpet. Using a white cloth is vital because colored ones may transfer their color when heated up, especially on light-colored carpet.

Organic Pet Cleanup

Even the most well-trained pets can (and probably will) have an accident on your carpet. You may prefer organic cleaners, which cost about $10 a bottle, rather than using chemicals. Spray the cleaner at the stain. Some scrubbing will then be necessary. Following this, wipe up the cleaner with a cloth or towels.

Crushed Candy

If you have children in your home, it’s only a matter of time before sticky candy ends up on your carpet. Try to scrape it with a spotter brush or a butter knife. Then, use a sponge and apply water mixed in with a very mild soap. It is important to get all of the sugar out of the carpet. Failure to do so will result in that area attracting dirt and debris more easily. Once candy is removed, dry the spot by blotting it with towel or cloths.

Regular Deep Cleans

Cleaning your carpets regularly is essential to keeping it looking new and fresh. Steam cleaning involves solution under pressure injected deep into the carpet. Then the machine extracts the solution along with debris in the carpet. The water will penetrate the fibers and loosen the dirt. It is recommended to deep clean every six months.

These are all tips on the best ways to keep your carpets clean. If you have any questions about pesky stains, contact our Orlando Carpet Cleaning Company for more information. We have all the requirements needed to get your carpets back to the most beautiful look possible. Contact us today!

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