A Guide to Carpet Stain Removal

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Cleaning a carpet isn’t just a case of hands and knees scrubbing after hoovering the whole area. It’s a lot more than that and shampooing your carpets is a large job that can take some time. You can hire the carpet cleaners from large retail stores like the Rug Doctors but sometimes if they haven’t been cleaned out properly they can actually leave more mess on your carpet than anything else! Carpet-cleaning professionals always say that the most effective method of keeping carpeting clean — and making it last a long time — is to hoover it regularly. So regularly that three times a week is the recommended but once a day for the high traffic areas in hallways, living rooms and outside the front door. Dirt tracks right down into the fibres and if carpets aren’t cleaned regularly enough, it’ll always be dirty even below the surface.

Did you know that the quality of your hoover makes a difference? An upright hoover does the best job of removing deep-down dirt. Choose a great carpet cleaning service Hampshire so that you can have some help cleaning the carpets in the home if you’re physically unable to do it yourself. You should make sure whatever type of hoover you use can get the grit, sand and general dirt out of the carpet and if you have pets it’s all the more important. It may sound counterproductive but cleaning your hoover before you use it to remove any clinging hair from the tube and the brushes will make such a difference. The same way washing dishes with a dirty sponge makes no sense.

Nearly all of today’s carpets are made with a pre-applied stain guard. So usually, a small amount of water and a drop of vinegar or baking soda will get out a stain that has spilled straight away. Always blot a stain, and if you are looking at a great carpet cleaning service Berkshire then make sure it’s one who can handle large spaces of carpet. Spot cleaning mistakes tend to happen when people over scrub a stain instead of blotting it. Rubbing a stain in will do damage to the carpet so blotting is very important. Too much water soaked in to the carpet fibres can actually be bad for the material as it soaks in and spreads and if too much water gets into the pad of the carpet under the fibres it can lead to a mildew stink. Scrubbing also destroys carpet fibres which is why blotting is highly recommended. The most common mistakes people make when they try to spot-clean are over-scrubbing and using too much water. Scrubbing destroys carpet fibers.

Time, home life (especially cooking), and pets can make carpets stinky and this isn’t something that will change really. You may not notice anymore because you are living in it, but anyone who visits probably does notice the smell.  One particular tip for carpet smells is a little out there but go with it! For 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. The potato will soak up any additional smells in the fibres. If this doesn’t work and you still have a carpet holding onto the smell of onions or other strong smelling food, call in the professionals.