Carpet Cleaning Tips
Most homes have carpeting throughout. Replacing carpet can be a costly endeavor. We want to help you make your carpet last longer by offering you some care tips!
Steps For Removing Common Household Spills From Carpet
There is a right way and a wrong way to clean up accidental spills on your carpet. What you should not do is just as important as what you should do.
Step 1: Use a white absorbent material to blot up as much of the spill as you can. Make sure you blot-don’t scrub!
Step 2: Cover the blotted area with a fresh white towel. Weight the towel and leave in place for 15-20 minutes. Should the carpet remained stained by the spill go to step 3.
Step 3: Spotting the remaining stain requires care and patience. Mix a teaspoon of colorless, mild detergent in a cup of lukewarm water. Test the solution by applying a small amount to an inconspicuous area and blotting with a clean white towel. Do not proceed if any carpet color transfers to the towel, or if the carpet’s color changes.
Step 4: If the test is successful, spot the stain by alternately applying a few drops of cleaner followed by the blotting. Work from the outer edge of the stain towards the center. Continue until the stain is gone or no more spill transfers to the towel.
Step 5: The final step is to gently rinse the area with clear water, then absorb all the remaining moisture.