Removing Dirty Marks From Your Carpet.

By: Gambo Navi

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

The following is a look at how it is possible to clean carpet spots on your own without calling on the professionals:

Selecting a cleaner - Every carpet is different and so every cleaner needs to be as well. You do not need to buy a costly machine to clean your carpet, a bucket and a rag can be nearly as effective, but the product you use to clean the carpet should be selected carefully. Oxyclean is a great option for pretty much any carpet, and the instructions 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 protect yourself from difficulties with your carpet spots is to test the product you plan to clean it with on a isolated place. If you happen to possess closet for example, test the carpet inside it rather than in the middle of your room. This will help you recognize if you are going to have problems such as dying the carpet or bleaching it. Once you have tested it, and found it to be fine, move to step 3.

Clean the stain as soon as possible. When you get a spot in your carpet, do not leave it for long. The sooner you clean it, the better the effects are more likely to be. So, if your youngster spills juice, clean it right away.

Pretreat - Just like 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 couple of minutes later.

Do not over-soak the carpet. Water and soap are a fantastic tool because they collect and attract dirt. If you use excessive water and soak your carpet, it might actually end up dirtier than it was 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 might get new ones. Think of it like 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 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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