Tips For Maintaining Rugs

Carpets can be a wonderful addition to any room, especially during the colder months. With their many different varieties in both colours and types, there is a carpet to fit every home. Despite their aesthetic advantage, however, they are quite hard to maintain unless proper care is taken.

To start with, the key to carpet cleaning Canberra lies in frequent cleaning. A professional cleaning service should go over your carpet at least once every year, and more frequently (every six months or so if you have four people in your home; more if you have kids or pets), you should personally conduct a deep-cleaning. This is by using a steam cleaner; when you do not have enough time for this, you can also resort to using cleaning powders for carpets, which you should just apply over the carpet, leave for half an hour, and then vacuum.

Whilst you can use the  when you do not have enough time, there are certain stains and gunk that you will need to address personally in order to minimize the damage first. Know that when it comes to any kind of stain, you should never scrub the carpet – but blot it. By blotting it from the outside (not from inside, which will spread the stain), you will gently remove the stain. Below are some cleaning methods for some of the most common types of upsets that can occur to any carpet:

  • General stains – in order to remove most stains, the most effective cleaner you can find – besides dedicated ones – is definitely shaving cream. Apply the cream to the stain and wait for half an hour before blotting it away with a white cloth. Then, spray a solution of vinegar and water over the stain and blot it out in a similar fashion to get rid of the stain.
  • Alcohol stains – when it comes to specific stains such as wine or beer stains, it is best to resort to using club soda, or once again, a vinegar solution. Spray the product and let it sit on the stain for ten to fifteen minutes. Sponge the area, and finish by wetting the carpet with warm water and drying it with a white cloth.
  • Blood – blood stains on a carpet – especially a light-coloured one – is definitely something no one wants to see. Do not panic, however, for they can be removed quite easily. What you will be needing in this situation is hydrogen peroxide. To start with, if the stain has dried, wet it with water before applying the solution, which will foam when it comes into contact with blood. Dry the area by dabbing it with a white cloth.carpet-cleaning