A clean carpet is critical both for your office and home appearance and the people who live or work in it. While dirt and allergens hidden in your carpet can contribute to various health-related problems, a dirty carpet doesn’t represent a healthy residential or work environment. Despite your efforts at maintaining cleanliness, your carpet will eventually become the victim of spills, dust, and stains.
Therefore, it’s recommended to have professionals regularly clean your carpets and floors to keep your indoor environment healthy. We will provide some valuable carpet-cleaning secrets to help you keep your carpets looking new:
Use shaving cream to remove stains
You probably didn’t know that shaving cream is a good carpet cleaner to remove almost every type of stain. All you have to do is apply the shaving cream directly on the stain and leave it for half an hour. After that, just blot it away with a dry piece of cloth. Now, spray the area with a mixture of water and vinegar, and then wipe away the solution with a cloth.
If you don’t have shaving cream, mix one-part water and one part vinegar and pour it into the sprayer. Now spray the solution on the entire stained area and wait for 15 to 20 minutes. To soak up the solution, use a clean sponge or towel. If the stain is still there, you can repeat the process. After removing the stain, use a towel to absorb the dampness and dry the carpet.
Don’t rub, just blot stains
Press against stains several times with a cleaning solution and a clean paper towel, sponge, or piece of cloth. The secret here is to blot stains and put a small amount of pressure on the stain to soak up. Many people just rub the carpet which eventually causes the particles to get ground into the carpet fibers. Your purpose is to clear stains, not to cause premature breakdown of the fibers. So, make sure to blot from the outside of the stain inward, and don’t spread the stain.
Dishwasher detergent to remove grease
Some greasy stains are hard to clean. The use of a drop or two of dishwasher detergent is the best way to get rid of grease stains. Dishwashing solutions are known for their grease removal properties. It can be super effective in removing the grease on your carpet just the way it removes grease on dishes. Put the detergent in a sprayer and spray it on the stain. And then blot the stained area up. You might need to repeat the process several times to completely remove the stain and restore the carpet to its original condition.
Deep clean regularly
If you want to keep your carpet looking new and fresh, clean it regularly. Steam cleaning is one way to get the job done. This method uses a cleaning solution under pressure injected deep into the carpet with water-jet nozzles. The machine extracts the debris and dirt along with the solution. This method is effective when you want to remove heavy deposits of dirt and grease. It’s recommended to deep clean your carpets every 6 months or so depending on the foot traffic.
Hire professional carpet cleaners
Cleaning a carpet can be a tough job that requires experience and tools. If you don’t have the time or equipment to clean your carpets, contact a professional carpet cleaning company, especially when you want to clean the carpets in your office.
In Edmonton, you can contact Barmel Building Maintenance for all of your building cleaning needs from carpet cleaning to floor waxing. Give us a quick call to get a free quote!