Having stains on your favorite carpet is an unpleasant thing. On one hand the carpet’s appearance represents an irritating sight, and on the other this means you will have to invest time and money to clean it. Most people use carpet cleaning companies to clean their messed up carpets. However some prefer to do the cleaning themselves. Here are some tips on how to clean your carpet on your own.
Knowing what caused the stain is of great importance because it can help you clean the carpet easily. The only rules you should remember when you are cleaning your carpet, is not to scrub or rub the stains. These movements will make the stain worse. Here are some remedies prepared from everyday products that you use in your household.
Dry Cleaning Fluid
Dry cleaning fluid can be successful when applied to some old stains. Dry cleaning fluid works like a charm on synthetic carpets, when removing grease stains. Use it in well ventilated areas and blot the stain via a clean cloth. Always work from the corners of the stain towards the center so that it doesn’t spread. Repeat the blotting if needed. After you have finished use a hair blower to dry the cleaned area.
Other Type of Stains
To remove stains from milk, ballpoint pen ink and crayon, use paint remover. First apply cold water to the stain, and then blot it carefully with a cloth. Blot the stain until it’s almost dry. Afterwards apply the paint remover and proceed as you’ve done with the cold water.
Pour ¼ of warm water into a bucket and add one teaspoon of detergent and one teaspoon of white vinegar into the water. This mixture should aid you removed oil liquid based stains. Dip a cloth in the mixture and blot the stained area. After the stain has been removed, dry the area with a clean cloth.
The best way to go, when it comes to dealing with old stains is to call carpet cleaning service.