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Got a Stubbern Stain? A Trick That The Professionals Don
Here a few tips for keeping your carpet looking good as new. Here a few pointers for those nasty stains.
1. If you spill something get it right away. You want to remove any debris first and then use clean, cold water and a clean cloth or paper towels and then make sure to blot the stain and not rub, scrub or brush as this could damage the fibers in the carpet as well as cause the stain to bleed further. Make sure you try this first before trying any other desperate measures.
2. If your goal is to maintain the carpet for as long as possible be sure to vacuum at least once a week and spot treat as needed.
3. Chemicals should be your last resort as they are hard on the fibers of the carpet. Before going to that extreme try using something very mild first. You may want to try something as simple as clean water and liquid soap. FOR organic stains (blood, food or animal urine) try oxygen based cleaners.
Always use gloves and have good ventilation if you need to use carpet spot removal products as these chemicals are dangerous to use.
You always want to make sure to find a hidden place to test the cleaning products. This is a precaution measure to make sure it doesn’t stain. If the cleaner is safe to use on the carpet take a small amount of spot removal and apply it to a clean white cloth and start working your way starting from the outside of the stain then inward. Only try the stronger solutions when you are not getting the desirable results with water and soap.
5. After you feel the stain is removed to your satisfaction rinse and clean the water while blotting the excess out. BE sure to check that the towels aren't getting to wet is so then they probably can't absorb anymore water. And as always and this is one of the bigger things people tend to do is over wetting this is not good as this could cause a mildew like smell in the carpet and in the air of the room.
Remember the key to keeping a nice carpet is to act quickly on spill stains.
About the Author: Lior-Bar Kleen has been an owner of many businesses in the Miami Carpet Cleaning and Florida Carpet Cleaning Industry for the past 15 years.