A clean and spotless carpet can help your home look cleaner and more inviting. However, the combination of everyday dust and dirt from our feet, pets, or simply having the windows open, can pose a challenge and leave our carpets smelly and drab. Apart from hiring professional carpet cleaning experts, here are a few effective rug cleaning tips listed in this guide below you can also use that won’t be harmful for your skin, children or pets.
White vinegar is a great natural remedy to get rid of tough stains from a carpet. However, it is important that you dilute the vinegar with water to prevent the carpet fibres from getting damaged. A solution of equal parts vinegar and water can be used to sanitise, disinfect, deodorise. Start by going over the carpet with a vacuum cleaner to remove any dust and dirt on the carpet fibres. Mix one part vinegar with one part hot or warm water. Using a scrub brush or a toothbrush for smaller areas, dip into your cleaning solution and then rub the bristles with circular motions until the entire stain or desired carpet area has been covered. Afterwhich, blot as much excess water or moisture as possible from the treated area using a dry cloth so the carpet dries quickly.
Baking soda is an all-natural cleaner many homeowners swear by that’s eco-friendly, inexpensive, safe for both children and pets, and great for neutralising musty odours maintaining a fresh and clean carpet. Start by cleaning your carpet thoroughly with a vacuum to remove any dust and dirt, then sprinkle fresh baking soda liberally on areas that require cleaning. Fill a bucket with warm or hot water, and with a dry scrub brush, rub the baking soda into the carpet in circular motions until bubbles form. Dip it into your bucket of water and then repeat the circular scrubbing motion with the mixture on the carpet. Be careful not to spread the stain. Finally, let the carpet air dry or possibly use a fan to speed up the drying process.
One of the ways to prolong the shelf life of your carpets at home is by spot cleaning accidental spills using salt and soda. However, if you want to achieve a clean carpet without using professional carpet cleaning equipment, you need to clean wet spills before they stain. Work as quickly as possible after a spill occurs by blotting soda onto the spill using a highly absorbent cloth, or paper towels. Be careful not to scrub it further into the carpet fibres. This will help dilute the stain slightly while also pulling up a good portion of it at the same time.
Dish soap is a highly effective cleaner that can help get rid of greasy, deep stains on your carpet without using a carpet cleaner. To achieve a clean carpet without causing discolouration, always test the solution before using it on new material. Start by vacuuming the carpet to remove any dust and dirt. Then combine the ingredients in a bucket to make your cleaning solution, consisting of one tablespoon of dish soap per quarter of warm water. Next, add 1/4 teaspoon of vinegar to the solution and stir until thoroughly mixed. Leave the solution on the carpet for a short while and wait for it to completely dry before determining whether or not it will be safe for the colour of your carpet. Be sure the cleaning solution will not cause damage before dipping a scrub brush into your bucket and rubbing it into your carpet using circular motions. Blot the cleaner and the stain out of the carpet with a dry cloth after.
Alternatively, you may also consider hiring professionals such as Clean Care. Our carpet and rug cleaning services use only the highest quality biodegradable cleaning products, so you can rest assured that your carpet and rug would preserve its vivid colour and texture, all while maintaining a clean and healthy living environment for you and your family.
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