Not very far but Christmas is just a month away, so you must be planning many things for it. The first thing that comes to mind is carpet cleaning and if you are a proud owner of carpets and rugs, you must have started searching for the best services for carpet cleaning in your town. After putting a lot of thought, why would you search for the services when you can do it at your own home. Let’s save pocket this Christmas by not hiring professional cleaning services.
Through this article, we have extended our handing help to make your life easy when it comes to wiping out all kinds of tough stains from your carpet. So, if you have never tried your hands on cleaning carpet at home, then this article will definitely help you in cleaning your carpet with awesome homemade methods.
Know Your Carpet With Testing For Colorfastness
Before you get into the effective cleaning methods, you should know your carpet first. To know what kind of carpet you have, you need to make test a color fast on it to know if your carpet is colorfast or not. Colorfast carpets don’t bleed, fade and change while washing. Since you are just trying it for the first time, take a corner of your carpet and dip it in the water and leave it for sometime. If the water turns colorful, it means that your carpet is not colorfast carpet, in such case, you need to follow the instructions that will help you to clean your carpet with making any damages to it:
First comes first, to remove the stains from the surface of the carpet, you first need to blot the spot and clean with simple water, however while cleaning, make sure not to scrub the carpet as it will damage the fibers and reduce the carpet life.
Once it is done with basic cleaning, it is time to move forward and include products that will help you out in removing stains from the surface of the carpet.
By now you must have understood the type of carpet you are having, so proceed further before wasting a second on thinking about the stains of carpet. To cut down your stress of carpet cleaning, we’ve got you covered with some tips that will reduce your cleaning effort:
Beat the coffee stains with beer
Getting rid of coffee stains from carpet is quite tedious task, however a pint of beer can beat it hard on your problem. Pour a pint of beer right from the top on your carpet stain and rub it with towel gently and see the magic in just a few hours. This is one of the easiest ways to get the stain out of your carpet or rug. Repeat the process until the stain is completely vanished.
Tip: If your carpet is in light color, make sure to spray some water on the stained area, so that no beer marks are left on the stained area.
Light colored carpet? Vinegar is the “King” of all homemade carpet stains removal. So, if you are a big fan of carpets and rugs who is struggling with the daily challenges associated with the luxury items, here are some formulas that would help you in dealing with multiple stains:
Dark stains of coffee or tea: Take water and vinegar in equal quantity and now mix them both and spray this solution on your stain.
Fruit juice stains: A solution of vinegar and detergent would work on juice stains.
Spilled paint stains: An effective solution of water, salt, and vinegar would definitely get your carpet cleaned from stubborn paint stains.
One of the best and effective of all homemade carpet cleaners, baking soda is your best choice to quickly clean vomit or urine stains from your carpet. Wipe up what you can, then pour baking soda over the affected area and pat with a paper towel. Let the homemade mixture dry completely before vacuuming up the residue. Baking soda will clean, sanitize, and deodorize the messy spot. Baking soda can also be used to lift grease stains when combined with equal parts salt. Sprinkle the mixture over the grease spot, and use a stiff brush to work the powdery concoction into the spot. Let sit for 4 or 5 hours and then vacuum up to completely remove the stain.
No need to hire any carpet cleaning services when you can easily remove stains from your carpet with these effective and easy homemade carpet cleaning tips. So, all ladies, don’t worry include these products to keep your carpet neat and clean. Do share your suggestions in comment section below!