Carpets not only add that coziness in your house but also help improve the general appearance of the house. While a lot of homeowners have a carpet or two in their spaces, some have not yet mastered how to clean them the right way, and as such, they are always looking for help every once in a while. It is okay to find help to keep your household spic and span but with the following tips and tricks up your sleeve, your carpets will always stay fresh and clean.
A rule of the thumb is to always vacuum your carpet once or even twice a week if you have a pet or small kids in the house. Vacuum cleaners are a must-have for homeowners as they go a long way to helping keep dust mites, fur, dust, and other small objects out of the carpets. Get a vacuum that will suit all your needs especially if you have a wall to wall carpet with areas hard to reach and carpet on your stairs, for instance.
Use ice cubes on dents and gum
If you find gum stuck on your carpet, melt an ice cube over it then use a spoon to gently remove it. Also, you may be having a large carpet with furniture resting over it. This causes serious dents over time which may be hard to get rid of. The best way to deal with them is to let ice cube melt on them then fluff before drying those parts.
Pre-treat bad stains
One way to get rid of bad stains is to use pre-treatment on them before you deep-clean your carpets. By doing this, you are shifting the stain from beneath the carpet, and this makes it easy to clean it. Stains made by tea, coffee, food, and wine should be treated when wet but other stains e.g. from mud or chocolate are treated when dry.
Use DIY carpet cleaners
If you have no clue where to begin you can always carry out some research and try to make homemade carpet cleaners whenever you have the time. They are some of the best cleaners as they are gentle to the carpet and more than one option to choose from.
Fluff your carpet
It is good to fluff your carpet every once in a while to avoid the pressed and worn out appearance on them. This appearance is usually as a result of some areas of the carpet being used more than others. To address this problem spray a mixture of water and vinegar on the areas and vacuum after it dries up.
Use baking soda for odours
If you have been struggling with carpet odour problems and don’t know what to do, sprinkle baking soda on the carpet and let it sit for a while before vacuuming it. Also, you can add an essential oil or herb of your choice if you want to elevate the scents in your carpet and space.