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DIY Carpet Cleaning Tips

carpet 26 Aug 2013

Did you know that at least 42% of people who own carpeting clean it themselves? This is why DIY carpet cleaning tips are always popular. However, what most people also don’t know is that regular vacuuming is the best way to keep carpets looking new. The best way to vacuum (at least once a week) is to make sure that your vacuum cleaner is emptied of the dirt you picked up last time.

However, the main thing that makes a carpet look dirty are the stains – so removing spills as soon as they occur is the best way to keep carpets looking newer. Remember though, that you need to blot up a spill with an absorbent towel. Don’t rub it into the carpet, as this will just push the spill deeper into the carpet and make it harder to get out after it sets.

With old stains or new stains, the best formula to get out stains is 1 teaspoon mild, clear dishwashing liquid, plus 1 teaspoon white vinegar, mixed with one quart of warm water. Apply the mixture gently to the stain and rinse with water. If this doesn’t work, you can look at stain removers at the home improvement or grocery store. Just make sure that any stain remover you use is specifically made for carpets. Otherwise, you may just replace a stain with a bleach spot.

If you don’t vacuum your carpets regularly, the first thing you should do is vacuum them twice a week for several months, making sure to clean out the vacuum every time. You will be surprised at how a regular vacuuming with a clean and well-working vacuum will brighten your carpets and make the pile look newer. This is because you have much more dirt trapped in your carpets than you might think.

Also remember that with the dishwashing liquid and vinegar mixture, you can work on a stain until it is gone or at least reduced because it won’t harm your carpet as long as it is diluted. Once you have tried these DIY carpet cleaning tips, if you still feel like your carpets can be cleaner, you can call in the professionals and have it steam cleaned by them.

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    Clovelly, Sydney

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