Carpet / April 15, 2018 / Elva Casey
Prevention. First of all, you should try your level best to prevent problems from arising in the first place. For instance, if it is an area rug, make sure you and your kids remove their boots prior to stepping on it. Aside from this, food and drinks should also be kept away from the rug area if possible. Usually pets love to sleep on doormats, but make sure they do not. Instead, you should train your pets to make use of cats/dogs beds. Moreover, if your rug is expensive or decorative, it's not a good idea to spread it around an area where there is a lot of traffic. Ideally, you can place it in a doorway that people don't use very often. Make sure you don't put them in the main gate as this area gets a lot of traffic.
Other ways to clean carpet. If you have a spill on your carpet, you should try and get the spill up as fast as possible. The faster you get the spill up, the less likely chance of having a stain. When you have a stain, never use an iron or a hair dryer to dry a carpet stain, doing this will only seal the stain permanently on your rug. If you notice a spill or make one, quickly grab a super absorbent cloth such as a chamois, shammy, or towel. When you are trying to absorb the spill don't press very hard the first time because you might press the spill further down into the pad. Lightly lay the super absorbent cloth on the spill and let it soak up what it can the first time. The second time you come back to the spill, try and use a cleaning agent along with the super absorbent chamois or cloth. If you need to use a cleaning agent or liquid, make sure to read the label and follow the directions. If the spill is not completely up after the second time, use a steam cleaner on it. No matter how careful you are, chances are that you will have a spill one day on your carpet. When this happens, don't panic. Just follow the above steps to help you get the spill up before it leaves a stain.
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