When doing some house cleaning in Battersea, don’t forget to clean your carpets. If you keep your carpets in fantastic condition and regularly clean them, then chances are that giving them a quick clean with your vacuum cleaner should be enough to keep them shiny and bright. But if you haven’t cleaned them in some time, keep an eye out for any stains, dirt marks, tears, fraying or faded colour. It’s never too late to do something about the appearance of your carpets, no matter how bleak the situation may seem. Follow these hints and tips and rejuvenate your carpets.
1. Give your carpet a thump!
Take your carpet outside in SW11 and repeatedly beat its back, with either a beater or a similar object such as a rolling pin, for a minute or so. This will displace any dirt and dust from deep within the fibres that has been gradually accumulating since the last time the carpet was cleaned.
2. Vacuum clean.
Read the manual that came with your vacuum cleaner so that you use the appropriate nozzle and give your carpet a clean, front and back. The nozzle that you use should have relatively coarse brushes to be able to go against the carpet fibres to dislodge and suck up any dirt.
3. Blot at stains as soon as they appear.
Don’t leave fresh stains for too long as they’ll get soaked up deep into the fibres and be tougher to remove. Liquid stains should be blotted dry, blotting from the outside of the stain working your way into the centre. It’s important that you remember never to attempt to rub a stain away, as this will just cause the stain to spread. Another great natural method of getting rid of fresh stains in Battersea, SW8 is by sprinkling salt onto the stained area, or using soda water which is particularly good when cleaning coffee stains.
4. Natural carpet cleaners.
Depending on the severity and extent of the stain, you may be able to get great results using basic products from your kitchen larder in SW11. If you have baking soda and vinegar, you’ll be able to tackle stains that have been left from anywhere to a few weeks to a year ago. Generously sprinkle the baking soda onto the affected area. This will not only help reduce the size of the stain, but will also eliminate any odours. Next, make up an equal parts vinegar and water mix and spray on top of the baking soda layer. Now don’t freak out. This may look messy and may seem like you’re further destroying the carpet, but you will notice results. Leave this paste for a few hours, preferably overnight, then scrub loose and vacuum away.
5. Odour removal.
Baking soda doesn’t just have to be used when getting rid of stains. If you notice that your carpet in Battersea is smelling a little funky, perhaps due to pet odours or just odours that have accumulated over time, baking soda can be used to eliminate these for good. Just sprinkle liberally onto your carpet, leave for a few house, then vacuum clean.
Powders are perfect to use on carpets as they get to work right away and you won’t have to spend time waiting for them to dry. Follow the instructions on the packaging, but generally, most powders need to be sprinkled onto the stain, left for an hour or so and then vacuumed away. If you’ve found that your store-bought product still hasn’t done the trick, book the cleaning services of a cleaning company and make use of the expert advice and knowledge of a team of professional cleaners.