Dirty carpets not only look unsightly but they can also trigger health issues such as respiratory problems, athlete’s foot, and asthma. When you also learn that they attract bacteria and mould which can cause allergies, and dust mites that feed on your skin cells, it seems like a good idea to give your carpets a thorough clean! Take a look at some carpet cleaning secrets from the pros…
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Removing chewing gum is quite simple when you use ice that’ll freeze the gum within a couple of minutes – then you’ll be able to get rid of it by scraping with a flat knife. If chewing gum is on carpets or rugs with long fibres you may need to trim the area first.
Grease-cutting detergents can be purchased that you dilute in water and spray onto the carpet – you may need to this several times to completely remove the stain. Afterwards blot with a clean cloth multiple times to ensure the grease is removed.
Ink stains can be removed with a paste made from milk and cornflour – rub this onto the stain and leave overnight – then you can remove the residue by scrubbing with a soft brush.
Carpet smells can quickly be eradicated by applying a covering of baking soda – grated potato is also recommended! Suck up any remains after a few hours to leave carpets refreshed and sweet smelling.
Glue residue can be removed by using a soft cloth dampened with alcohol. Dab the glue with the cloth to make it wet, and then simply wipe it off – repeat the process until all the glue is gone.
Make a solution of water and mild detergent and spray on the affected area to loosen any dried blood – you’ll then be able scrape the blood from the fibres. Next add hydrogen peroxide to the stain and as it foams on contact you’ll be able to dab dry with an absorbent towel.
Try putting an old cloth on top of the wax and run the iron over it – causing it to melt. Then blot with a clean cloth to soak up the melted residue. It may take a few times to as you need to set the iron at the lowest temperature and not leave on attain for longer than 30 seconds.
Rubbing a stain will cause it to go further into the carpet fibres – you need to blot with absorbent paper applying a gentle pressure. Ammonia can deal with a wide variety of stains, and you can prepare a quick carpet cleaner from mild detergent, or water and white distilled vinegar.
Sprinkle a mix of lemon juice and table salt onto any rust stains and leave to absorb for at least half an hour. Then you can blot with a clean damp cloth to remove the rusty remnants.
Call in the professionals
When you need deep carpet cleaning with the most modern and effective methods simply call Perfect Carpet Cleaning – you’ll get a team of qualified and experienced cleaners using powerful equipment to give you real results.
Whether you need domestic or commercial carpet cleaning you’ll be able to request a service with technicians that use eco-friendly products, assure a quick drying time, and offer the finest workmanship for reasonable rates. It’s recommended you deep clean your carpets at least twice a year.