How To Remove Dirty Marks From Your Carpet.

By: Gary Hirsh

No matter who you might be, or how clean and particular you are, there are likely to be times when you will get spots on your carpet. Spots happen. Drinks drip or get spilled, shoes carry in debris, dust collects, little ones have accidents. So, what should you do when you have got carpet spots? Getting your carpets cleaned will be really pricey, not to mention that the frequent cleaning can break the carpet down, and shorten its lifespan.

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

Picking a cleaner - Each carpet is different and so every cleaner should be as well. You do not need to buy an expensive machine to clean your carpet, a bucket and a rag could be just as effective, but the product you use to clean the carpet should be selected carefully. Oxyclean is a great option for nearly 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 best way to guard yourself from problems with the carpet spots is to test the product you plan to clean it with in a isolated place. If you possess closet for example, test the carpet inside it rather than in the middle of the room. This will help you know if you are likely to have an issue including dying the carpet or bleaching it. Once you have tested it, and found it to be fine, move to step three.

Clean the stain as soon as possible. When you get a spot on your carpet, donít leave it for long. The sooner you clean it, the better the results are more likely to be. So, if your youngster spills juice, clean it straight away.

Pretreat - Just like with clothing, stains on carpet will lift easier for those who give the product a chance to work. So pre-treat the carpet, and go back to it a few minutes later.

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

Make sure that the carpet is completely 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. Imagine it similar to a new baby, if it is exposed 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. Additionally, 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 Contract Furnishing. They taught me everything that I know.

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