Nothing can replace carpets for comfort, and nothing is as hard as cleaning them. But, cleaning could be made easier if you follow some simple steps. Let’s have a look at some.
- First and foremost, use a good quality detergent. The rule of mixing would be to pour one fourth of a cup of a detergent into a gallon of warm water. Now, your cleaning solution is ready. Test to see if the detergent bleaches your rug on an area not readily visible, like in a closet corner, and make sure it doesn’t.
- Apply the solution onto your carpet, starting from one end. This ensures that the entire area of your carpet gets detergent-treated. Wipe the fibers using a medium bristle brush. Now the stains must have almost gone.
- Remove excess solution by blotting – not rubbing – the entire carpet with a sponge dipped in clean water. Wipe the carpet dry using a smooth white towel.
For food stains, you can use shaving cream. Apply it and let it stand for 15 minutes. Rinse it with a mixture of vinegar and water. Now, the stain is no more there.
Use club soda, if it’s red wine. Red dyes could be removed with a mixture of clean water and peroxide, tank in the ratio 7 / 3. Gum stuck on to the carpet will go away if you use ice cubes and scalp the crystals away.
Use DeSolvit to get rid of the rest. For ink stain, a multiple treatment with alcohol does well.
Tell us if you are trying these and if they worked well for you.