Do It Yourself Carpet Cleaning Tips by eddy86

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Do-It-Yourself Carpet Cleaning Tips

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Remember what your brand new carpet looked like when you first had it
installed? Frustrated that only a short time later it looks like it needs
to be replaced again?

Keeping your carpet clean and looking new is no longer an easy job.

To get the most wear out of your carpet, use the following do-it-yourself
carpet cleaning tips.

Regular upkeep is vital to the life of your carpet. By vacuuming your
carpet weekly and not allowing shoes to be worn in your house, you can
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Remember what your brand new carpet looked like when you first had it
installed? Frustrated that only a short time later it looks like it needs
to be replaced again?

Keeping your carpet clean and looking new is no longer an easy job.

To get the most wear out of your carpet, use the following do-it-yourself
carpet cleaning tips.

Regular upkeep is vital to the life of your carpet. By vacuuming your
carpet weekly and not allowing shoes to be worn in your house, you can
extend the life of your carpet by five years or more. Vacuuming regularly
keeps dirt and grime from becoming ground in to the carpet fibers.
Allowing only socks or slippers on your carpet keeps it from becoming
soiled by hard to remove stains such as mud and oils.

If your carpet does become stained or overly dirty, there are numerous
homemade products and easy carpet cleaning tips that you can use to make
it look new again.

When cleaning the entire carpeted area, always use a warm water solution.
The warm water allows the grime and oils to be broken down more quickly
and completely. For the cleaning solution you can use any of the numerous
commercial products available but a simple mix of water and vinegar works
just as well. The white vinegar will pull residue from the fibers making
your carpet softer and cleaner.
For stains, there are numerous treatments. Club soda works great on red
wine stains. Brake cleaner works great on tough food stains and WD40
works great on oil or grease spots.

To use brake cleaner, simply apply the cleaner to a cloth and then blot
the stain. Once the stain is removed rinse the area with a vinegar and
water solution.

To use WD40, simple spray the stained area and allow the cleaner to sit
for 30 minutes. Blot the area dry and then rinse it well with a mixture
of dish soap and water.

The best carpet cleaning tip for removing general stains is shaving
cream. Shaving cream, when applied directly to the stain and allowed to
set for 30 minutes, will remove just about every type of stain. After the
cream has set, gently blot it away with a dry white cloth. Be sure to
rinse the area with a vinegar and water solution after cleaning.

When cleaning a carpet stain it is important to remember to blot the
affected area and never rub it. Rubbing causes the particles to ground
into the carpet fibers and it can also lead to the premature breakdown of
those fibers.

By using these simple carpet cleaning tips you can make carpet cleaning
and upkeep a breeze. Plus, you can save money on products and still have
clean carpets that you are proud to show.

								
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