Where cleaning carpets is concerned, there has to be hundreds of remedies and ways to get rid of odors, stains, grease, shading, carpet stitch damage, dirt and what have you. There are also several known tips that housewives and professional carpet cleaning Islington have come up with in order to replace those “when in doubt, use cleaning solution” remedies. Below are some of those tips and hopefully, from the list, you may be able to determine for yourself which ones work best.
Spills are usually the most common problem encountered in carpet cleaning. Spills can vary from liquids such as lemonade, tea, coffee, milk, sauces and something worse and more sticky such as honey. The key to cleaning a spill is in keeping it from seeping and settling permanently enough to create a stain onto the carpet. The best way, therefore, is to immediately dab the spill with a dry sponge or wool cloth. Wiping it or scrubbing it will only enforce settling of the spill onto the material.
If there is a need to use detergent on the spill, clean and wash the carpet with water first before applying the detergent on the spill. Another valuable carpet cleaning tip is to use water in order to dilute any other cleaning liquid such as vinegar, ammonia or rubbing alcohol as these liquids may be too strong and harsh on your carpet. When used directly on carpets, these liquids may damage the color of your carpet.
Cleaning Carpet Odors
One of the first things that can form when you have a stain that is in the carpet for a long time is an odor. Odors can come in different smells but none of them are pleasant at all. You also have to think of the germs that are gathering in the stains that do give off nasty smells.
One carpet cleaning tip is to clean the stain first and to get rid of the odor by using a scented detergent. Neutral detergents will not get rid of smells easily. If you don’t want to use a scented detergent, another tip is to buy any kind of air freshening spray. The nice thing about sprays is that they are available with more scents than detergents are and they are easier to apply too.
Carpets can also acquire dents from heavy furniture. Most likely, you will notice some dents and flattened areas on your carpet where a couch or your grandfather’s clock used to be.
You may need to apply steam iron on those dented areas and brush up its fibers with tough bristles. Be careful, however, to keep the iron from touching the carpet when applying steam. You can also brush those dented areas until the carpet fibers are restored to its original condition and although this may take some time before it is restored, brushing your carpet dents with bristles is actually a good way to maintain your carpet’s look. There are also carpet cleaning professionals and repair experts who will gladly do the repair for you for a certain price.