How to Keep your carpet clean

Keeping our carpets clean can be very hard to do. Especially if you have children that’s spilling things or the carpet. For the delicate carpets, even the smallest spill can become a serious mess. This is why it is so important to make sure that you know how to keep your carpet clean. And, it is important to know what you can actually do with that nasty, spill that you just don’t get out of your carpet.

Keep carpet cleaning

Deep clean your carpets regularly

The first thing that you really need to remember is, that if you have carpets in your home, you need to clean it regularly. This is the only way of making sure that your carpet stays clean and fresh.

There’s many machines that you can buy that will assist you in deep cleaning your carpets. Or if you’re too busy for doing it yourself, you can always hire someone for cleaning your carpets for you. There’s many companies out there that knows the importance of deep cleaning carpets the correct way.

Don’t ever rub a stain

So many carpet owners are making the big mistake by rubbing a stain out of the carpet. This isn’t going to work. The best thing that you can do, is by blotting the spot, and not rubbing.

When you’re rubbing the carpet, you’re actually making the spot larger, and damage the fibers of the carpet. You can also make it even harder to clean the spot, because you’re rubbing the dirt into the carpet and not getting it actually out.

It is also important to know that you need to blot the spot from the outside in. Don’t go from the inside out. This is also going to make the spot larger and harder to get out.

Using shaving cream

This is a secret that not many people are aware of. The fact that shaving cream can get rid of all kinds of stains.  If you want to use one product to be able to remove just about anything out of a carpet, then shaving cream is the answer.

The secret is that you should apply the shaving cream directly to the stain and leave it on for about 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, blot the stain away with a clean, dry cloth.  After this, you can spray one part vinegar and one part water on the area and wipe it away with a clean cloth.

Removing gum

The one thing that is always hard to remove, no matter how hard you’re trying is gum. This might not happen often, but when it does, you need to know how to get the gum out of your carpet.

The secret lies in freezing the gum. The harder the gum gets the easier it is to remove. You can freeze the gum by using ice blocks or even frozen packs. After it is frozen, it can be scooped up with a tablespoon.

Getting professional assistance

If you have really expensive carpets and there’s a spill that needs to be removed from the carpet, you might not want to remove it by yourself. Then, you need to make sure that you’re getting the right assistance for removing the stain.

Sometimes trying to get a stain removed, by yourself can just make the stain worse and even harder to get out. This is then, when you might want to call in the professionals for cleaning it for you. This might be your best option.

There’s some great benefits in having carpets in your home, but there’s also some negative things around carpets. They are really hard to clean. And, there might be some hard stains that not everyone can get rid of. The secret is to make sure that you know who to remove the stain, safely. And, to make sure that you’re deep cleaning your carpet on a regular basis. Then, your carpet will last you for years to come without any stains.

Julie / December 2, 2016 / Home Guide Tips