Getting rid of dirt and stain from your carpet is essential for its longevity and your own personal health safety. It is not hard provided you know what to do and have the right detergents. You can start by understanding the different types of stains and how to eliminate them. Well, for those with enough financial muscle, hiring an Auckland-based professional rug cleaner will always be a viable option. However, exploring a couple of DIY tricks can save you a great deal of time and money. After all, most of them are very easy. Here five of the most common.
Get the Ice
The ice cubes in your freezer can be used for a lot more than just getting your drink chilled. It is good for removing gum that has stuck on your carpet. You simply have to take the cubes and place them on the gum for about 30 seconds or more. Once it is rock solid you can easily remove it by pulling and use a scrubbing pad to clean further. That should take less than five minutes of your time and you won’t have to pay for anything.
Make use of your iron box
Wax is yet another stain that tends to embed itself on carpets often. For this, no ice would be required. On the contrary, you should look for your ironing box. The aim is to heat the wax so that it melts and youscrap it off the carpet. Better still, you can take a piece of paper and iron it over the wax. This will cause the wax to attach itself to the paper when it melts. Repeat the process for a couple of seconds until the wax is no more.
Use the dishwasher to remove grease
Do you have grease on your carpet? Worry no more, the dish washing detergent has you covered. Take a drop or two of a grease-cutting dishwashing detergent, place it in a cup of water and apply on the stained area, with a cloth or using a spray bottle. Blot it up a couple of times to get rid of the grease completely.
Blot the stain, don’t rub
In all the DIY tips mentioned where detergents are involved, you would be required to blot the stain and not rub it. Blotting is where you use a clean cloth, sponge, or towel to soak up the stain from the rug. It should be done from outward of the stain going inward. Rubbing is discouraged because it results in spreading of the stain into the carpet fibers, thereby causing more damage.
The shaving cream
The shaving cream is said to be effective in removing a wide range of stains. The best part is that it takes very little time and the process is very simple. Take your shaving cream and apply directly on the stain. Give it 30 minutes to set after which you can remove it with a dry white cloth. Most, if not all the stain will leave with the cream. To complete the process, spray a mixture of vinegar and water on the area then wipe with a cloth.
For these tips to work efficiently, you should make a point of removing the stains immediately. Do not wait for thedirtor stain to embed itself deeper into the rug. It will only make your work hard. Lastly, try and deep clean the carpet occasionally to keep it clean and fresh.