Eradicating Marks From A Carpet.

By: Steve Drumm


Regardless of who you are, or how clean and fussy you happen to be, there are going to be times when you get spots on your carpet. Spots happen. Drinks drip or get spilled, shoes carry in debris, dust collects, kids have accidents. So, what should you do when you have carpet spots? Getting your carpets cleaned will be really expensive, not to mention that the frequent cleaning can break the carpet down, and shorten its lifespan.

This is a look at how you can clean carpet spots on your own without calling on the professionals:

Picking a cleaner - Each carpet is different and so every cleaner ought to be as well. You do not need to buy a fashionable machine to clean your carpet, a bucket and a rag could be nearly as effective, but the product you use to clean the carpet should be selected carefully. Oxyclean is an excellent option for almost any carpet, plus the directions for mixing it for carpet cleaning are on the packaging. Bissel also make some good carpet cleaner products.

Test your cleaner - The most effective way to guard yourself from problems with your carpet spots is to test the product you plan to clean it with in a remote place. If you possess closet for instance, test the carpet inside it rather than in the middle of the room. This will help you know if you are going to have a problem including dying the carpet or bleaching it. Once you have tested it, and found it to be fine, move to step 3.

Clean the mark as soon as possible. If you get a spot on your carpet, donít leave it for long. The sooner you clean it, the greater the effects are more likely to be. So, if your child spills juice, clean it immediately.

Pretreat - The same as with clothing, stains on carpet will lift easier if you give the product a chance to work. So pre-treat the carpet, and come back to it a few minutes later.

Donít over-soak the carpet. Water and soap are a fantastic tool because they collect and attract dirt. If you happen to use excessive water and soak your carpet, it might actually end up dirtier than it had been before. So, do your best not to over soak the floor. Use a vacuum of some kind to suck up excess water.

Make sure that the carpet is absolutely dry before anyone walks on it. If you let people tread on your carpet right after it has been cleaned, the stains may return, or you could get new ones. Think of it similar to a new baby, if it is subjected to something right after cleaning, it is more likely to get dirty and make it worse. So, if need be, block the room off.

Having a spray bottle with carpet spot cleaner available to fight stains immediately is a wise idea. In addition, you could keep a box of wet wipes on hand.

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For my training as a carpet fitter, I joined a company called Carpet Fitters. It was hard going to start with but it is definitely the best way to gain experience. They taught me everything that I know.

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