With a busy lifestyle its hard to keep up with all the household chores. Especially when you have little ones or pets to keep you on your toes. Here are some tips on how to remove stains.
keep your carpet clean:
To keep your carpet looking and being clean, its recommend that you vacuum at least once a week. This will help to remove dirt, hair and other particles from your carpet, and keep the surface of the carpet clean. Along with vacuuming, take your shoes off when you enter your home, and leave them at the door. That way, you won’t be tracking mud, dirt and other things that have collected on your shoes onto the carpet. It will make your vacuuming job much easier, and you won’t have to worry about rubbing dirt further into the carpet by walking all over in your sneakers.
Dry carpet shampoo
Avoid using liquid shampoos to clean your carpet. Liquid shampoos, such as those used in home carpet cleaning machines, can collect in your carpet – and then they act as a collection spot for more dirt and grime. Instead, choose dry carpet shampoo, which is available in stores that sell vacuum cleaners. Also, remove any liquid shampoo residue that may already be impregnated in your carpet. Use a heavy duty steam cleaner, and mix ½ cup of vinegar to 2.5 gallons of water as your cleaning solution. This will pull out the shampoo residue as well as clean your carpet (although it may be a bit smelly).
Another tip is to keep a few items on hand that are good for getting rid of stains in your carpet. for example Club soda, soaked on a rag and dabbed onto food and red wine stains, is very effective at removing stains and is cheap and easy to use. Hydrogen peroxide, diluted with water, can also get rid of stains, such as those caused by food dyes (check to make sure that your carpet is colorfast first). Finally, keep some baking soda around; a solution made with this can get rid of pet stains.
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