Read our helpful carpet cleaning tips below to learn how to prevent a stain or spot from becoming a bigger problem. Proper care and maintenance can keep your floors looking gorgeous for many years to come. Of course, you can always contact us if you are unsure of how to treat a problem, just give us a call at (907) 349-0911.
- Never rub a spot out! This can smear the spot and may cause it to become permanent. It can also fray the fibers causing a noticeable distortion. Blotting is the proper method to remove substance without creating any further damage. Using a white terry cloth (or microfiber) towel, place on the spot and apply pressure straight down to transfer the unwanted substance into the towel.
- Apply your spotting solution and allow proper dwell time. Start to blot to remove the stain, then rinse with water and continue blotting to thoroughly rinse out any remainder of the stain, and most importantly, the spotting solution.
- A good home remedy for spotting urine, feces, or general beverages is to use white vinegar. Mix 1/3 white vinegar with 2/3 water in a spray bottle and blot.
- A good home remedy for spotting protein spots, milk, chocolate, vomit, or blood is to use ammonia. Mix one teaspoon of clear ammonia with half cup of water and apply with a spray bottle. Extract blood with cold water to prevent coagulation.
- A good home remedy for general spotting is to use dish soap detergent. Mix 1/4 of a teaspoon with a quart of water and apply with a spray bottle.
- When vacuuming, keep in mind that when your bag or container is half full, you are losing half of the machine’s suction. To help maintain your vacuum, use these tips! Belts stretch out over time and won’t rotate the beater bar properly. Keep the beater bar clear of debris and buildup, and clean the filters after usage.
- The best maintenance that you can do for your carpet is to have a proper vacuuming schedule. Different sizes of families require various frequencies of vacuuming, from once per week to every other day.
- Sometimes big spots can be too much to handle with towel blotting methods. A good extraction tool that many families already own is a shop-vac. Using the same spotting techniques, use the shop-vac to extract more out of the carpet faster.