How to Clean your Carpet at Home?
Carpet-cleaning professionals say that the most effective method of keeping carpeting clean — and making it last a long time — is to vacuum it regularly. In fact, they recommend vacuuming three or more times per week, and daily in high-traffic areas.
They also point out that the quality of your vacuum makes a difference. An upright vac does the best job of removing deep-down dirt, but a big canister vac with a beater-bar head is good, too. Whichever you prefer, the motor must be powerful enough to create enough suction to remove the dirt, sand, and debris that is ground into the carpet. If the vac has a beater bar, its brushes should be free of lint, fuzz, and threads. The suction port and hose should be checked regularly for suction-robbing blockages, and the bag should be changed frequently to ease the flow of air through the vac.
Aside from regular vacuuming, the best way to keep your carpet clean and reduce wear is to place welcome mats outside every exterior door, and rugs on the inside to catch any leftover grit before it gets farther into the house. Finally, it really pays to have everyone remove their shoes when they come into the house.
But what do you do when little Nina spills some sticky red juice in the living room? Give her a big hug, tell her that you love her, and then spot-clean! Most of today’s carpets are made with a factory-applied stain guard. So usually, a small amount of water and a drop of vinegar or club soda will get out a stain. Use a clean, white, dry cloth. Don’t scrub — blot.
The most common mistakes people make when they try to spot-clean are over-scrubbing and using too much water. Scrubbing destroys carpet fibers. Excess water gets below the carpet into the pad, which leads to mildew and a funky smell.
Sooner or later, your carpet will need to be cleaned. Most do-it-yourself carpet-cleaning machines use the hot-water extraction method: A hot-water-and-detergent solution is sucked out of a reservoir, sprayed on the carpet, and immediately extracted with a powerful vacuum.
Here are a few tips that will help you be a carpet-cleaning success:
- Before you head off to the hardware store to rent a machine, you need to know what your carpet is made of to select the right cleaning solution.
- Before you start, test the solution on an out-of-the-way spot to make sure it won’t leave a stain of its own or bleach the color out.
- Read the instructions on the machine and on the detergent. Follow them exactly.
- Open the windows (or turn on the air conditioning) and use a powerful fan to help speed the drying process. The quicker you get the moisture out of the carpet, the better.
Time, home life (especially cooking), and pets can make carpets stinky. You may not notice anymore, but anyone who comes into the house probably does. If your carpet has picked up a funky smell, you can try a commercial carpet deodorizer or you can go to the pantry and arm yourself with a box of baking soda. Sprinkle it into the carpet, leave it for a few hours, and then vacuum it up.
For less money and a little extra work, you can try sprinkling grated potato (yes, potato!) all over the carpet in question. Let it stand for several hours and then vacuum. If neither of these methods works, stop trying to avoid the inevitable and call a carpet-cleaning company.What does cora mean? How to change facebook page name tricks? What is 5g uc meaning? What does sexual harassment mean? How to do close up magic card tricks? Where to get stock tips reddit? Where do you see tips on postmates? How to turn off touch screen? How to lose weight at home? What does a metallic taste in your mouth mean? What does 000 mean? What does bible say about claiming tips for servers? Streaks and tips where to buy? What does ash wednesday mean? download helper which video file to download How to make a reuben sandwich? What are the harry potter houses? How to right click on macbook? What time does victoria secret close? What sound does a camel make? What is the meaning of mayday? What foods are good for your kidneys? Your wingspan is the distance between the tips of your middle fingers when your arms are stretched? How to watch nfl? What brings life also kills song meaning? How to draw a cheetah? What the meaning of 333? What is the meaning of herd immunity? Movies in which the devil tricks a woman? What is tss? Where can i get arrow tips for an airbow? What does "woke" mean? How to post on instagram? What is the meaning of the number? What tools, tips or tricks have you learned for managing time sensitive projects and to do lists? What is the meaning of sakha? What is the meaning of enunciate? What does dakota mean? how to make a storage bag for storing the master helper when not using it How to make albondigas? What sorcery is rhis i thought i jnew your tricks? where to locate save files for wii u helper Why are the tips of my hair white? When we find the meaning of a word or phrase? How long to boil lobster? What is the meaning of the holiday season? Interview tips on stating why you want a lateral position? Videos on how to do magic tricks for kids? What is api meaning? What are good leporcon tricks? Tips on how to remember where you hide something? What does doh mean? how to train a handyman helper What is the spiritual meaning of snow? What are the best colored pencils? What does unabated mean? What does intellectual mean? How to get motivated when depressed? What does wesley mean? What scale are hot wheels? What does gnc mean? What does wtms mean on snapchat? How to delete page in word? what is clerk helper What does grotto mean? What is the meaning of cleopatra? How to unsilence notifications on iphone? How to lower psa levels? What is meaning of consequences? Why does my gel pokish comr off at the tips? what is steer helper unity How to talk to anyone 92 little tricks summary? How to get cat pee out of couch? How to stop your dog from barking? What does on demand mean? Where do you work meaning? What does outdated client mean in minecraft? What does the root word cred mean? What were you up to meaning? How to block a number? How to clean a coffee pot? What does wip stand for? How to make empanada dough? What does vig mean? How to make creamy mac and cheese? What does 💗 mean? What does luca mean in italian? How to get impound fees waived? What does down bad mean? What finger does the wedding ring go on? What does elusive mean? How to dk bottle in a bag tricks? What are traits? How to unpair an apple watch? What is direct democracy? What are thyroids? What is the best pokemon card? How to do jedi mind tricks? how to use ppt slide helper